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Open online store

May 30th, 2011

Opening your online store may seem a difficult task requiring lots of efforts. There are so many details to consider that anyone can feel lost among them. However, in reality, it is necessary just to make a plan and follow it step by step. Here are a few points that can help you when opening your own online store. 

Step 1

1. Find the name for your business. The name of your business will be the same as the name of your web address.

2. Check if this name is available.

3. Register the name as long as you found the right one.

Step 2

After you get the domain, it's time to think about your website.

There are three options here:

  • create a website by yourself – be ready that it'll take much more money and efforts, but your imagination isn't restricted;
  • buy software from a provider – there are quite a lot of affordable E-commerce solutions with lots of option, you have only to choose the one requiring all your needs, the good thing is that you get technical support as well;
  • get a free software and be ready to run the entire application by yourself;

When you have a domain you should have a provider of a web shop or you have to create one on your own. There are several providers of online shops that vary depending on the complexity of your requirements.

Step 3

Before you launch your webstore and start selling, you have to decide which payment and shipping methods you will use.

There are several types of payment methods. Study if they are suitable for both your business and your customers.

Step 4

Promote your business. As soon as you launch your activity, you will be receiving a huge amount of advertising offers promising a lot of sales. 90% of them are not true. Choose attentively your promotional partner.

Step 5

One of the best ways to promote your business over the net – SEO optimization. If your site is well-optimized you'll get more traffic which means more sales.

Step 6

How to raise up your site's position in the result list of search engine. Though unique and relevant content is appreciated most of all, websites with higher page rank usually have preferences of Search engines. So take care of your page rank.

 

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