Tips when considering an ecommerce site

Tips when considering an ecommerce site

Online spend in the UkK is on the rise with no sign of stopping meaning that any business that has yet to develop an online presence is missing out in a big way!

Estimates vary widely but spending figures in the region of £9 billion a year are often quoted. The following are some of the most important elements to consider in the set-up of an ecommerce site.

1: Set A Realistic Timeline – an ecommerce site can take a while to set up properly, ensuring all of your products are correct so don’t rush. Take your time and get it right
2: Research The Competition – think about what you like about online shopping and what makes the process easier for you, learn from your competition, may buy something from them to see how they manage their online process
3: Understand Online Law and Regulations – are there certain things you can’t sell to certain parts of the world? Does GDPR affect how you can interact with your customers?
4: Ensure Security
5: Choose the Right Payment Service Provider – taking payments online is crucial to the success of your online business. Be sure to choose a payment gateway that you trust and understand
6: Understand and Execute Effective Online Marketing
7: Build in Reliability
8: Plan for Change – the digital world is constantly evolving, so be prepared to roll with it.
9: Ask for Feedback – friends and family should be first to give you feedback, but for true (unbiased) opinions, seek the advice of those not connected to you
10: Keep Set-Up Costs To A Minimum