Hobbyists stop reading. Because VirtoCommerce probably isn't your cup of tea. With customers like HBO, Chevron, ProFlowers, Comcast Xfinity and Volvo, the VirtoCommerce is meant for making serious money with your business.
As an opensource solution (akin to Magento or WordPress,) businesses don't have to pay a dime to get started. When I say hobbyists stop reading, I don't mean that all small businesses should run away. In fact, quite the opposite. I'm simply stating that VirtoCommerce is a powerful system meant for the most serious of businesses. The opensource, Community Edition provides incredible tools for smaller to mid-sized businesses, while the Enterprise Edition has what behemoths require.
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A prudent ecommerce store owner knows the value of an email list. Building an email list doesn't take much work, but you are required to set the right tools into motion from the start. This includes the following:
- A system that captures customer information upon checkout
- An email subscription form that gives something out in exchange for an email
- An email receipt tool with options for upsells and coupons
- An email newsletter service like MailChimp or AWeber
You're not required to do all of these, but it's highly recommended. Why?
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Sometimes a niche falls into your lap. Other times you have to search long and hard for it.
Inventors don't have this problem as much since they're creating items that generally have no market to begin with, or the product is so unique that they don't have to think about discovering a profitable niche.
But if you're not creating a completely new item, how do you go about finding the products to sell in your store? That's a tall task considering the number of products you can find online. Heck, just look at Amazon and you'll find anything from cars to musical instruments.
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If you go to Cratejoy as a consumer, you'll find a multitude of subscription boxes to fit your own tastes. Would you like to get comic books delivered to your door every day? Chances are you'll be able to find a box. Would you rather a book every month with beautiful literature and poetry? There's a box for that as well. Cratekoy is an incredible marketplace for searching and finding some of the most interesting things in life, then having them sent directly to you.
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A drag and drop website builder generally gets a high recommendation from a guy like me. This is because I know that many ecommerce professionals and website designers in general are not all that experienced when it comes to making a site. Therefore, they don't want to touch any code.
But drag and drop builders also provide benefits for advanced users, seeing as how you can cut down on time spent developing and pump out more website designs for clients.
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Finding a place to hire an ecommerce designer or developer is a little trickier than it might initially seem. You have the option to go with job boards, expert communities or cheap labor sites.
I'm not about to directly recommend places like Upwork and Freelancer.com. Although I've had a few logos designed by people on Fiverr, we're talking about constructing and managing your ecommerce website. These are some of the more complex forms of websites out there, so it's not recommended considering you can find somewhat affordable designers and developers who are known to do a great job.
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With the ever changing market, it's difficult to understand exactly where and how to sell your products online, regardless of whether they're physical or digital. A band, for example, might want to sell merchandise and music tracks, but trying to figure out the best outlet to do so is troublesome.
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We've all heard it. Content is king.
Yes, that's true. But quality content, especially blog posts, are extremely hard to come by.
I often speak with small online business owners who cringe at the idea of setting up and managing a social media account. Why? Because it takes tons of time, and you're not exactly guaranteed to see any returns unless you have awesome posts that people get exited about. In short, many business owners don't want to put in the work or take the risk.
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