Launching an online shop can prove to be a very enjoyable and financially rewarding decision, but it is a big commitment, especially if it’s your first attempt at running a business. There are lots of factors to bear in mind, such as the time and effort it may take to get your business off the ground. You’ll also have to pay close attention to your company’s finances, ensuring you retain a steady cash flow. Additionally if you’re looking to grow your business, you’ll have to pay close considerations as to how many staff you will need to employ and other issues such as whether you need office space to begin with or to hot-desk. It is also important to be cautious of expanding too quickly early on as it could place a burden on your short term finances.
One of the most important parts of a website is without a doubt the photos that are being used on the website. Images are important if you want social sharing, visitors, ‘likes’ and center stage in the virtual world. A website with images of a poor quality is doomed to get fewer visitors and conversions than a website with stunning images. If you are worried that finding amazing images for your website might seem like a time consuming chore, then fear not, there are tons of tools to help you fix this aspect too and here are my favorite 40 such sites:
Have you heard of Stripe Atlas?
If not, you may be in for a treat, because it's one of the more ambitious endeavors taken on by the Stripe payment processor, enabling affordable worldwide business transactions no matter where your company is located.
The exciting world of ecommerce themes change on a year to year basis, so it's essential to keep up-to-date on the certain WordPress themes that companies produce to ensure that you are selecting the ideal solutions for selling online.
We talk quite a bit about choosing the right ecommerce platform on this site, and one of the most selected methods for selling online is through a WordPress website. This is a completely free content management system, and you maintain control of all your content. However, this also requires you to install the WooCommerce plugin, but that's not all that hard to do on your own. You can also go with the Bluehost WooCommerce plan if you'd rather they set it up for you.
Everyone will tell you that numbers can be really boring really fast unless you are an accounting who loves to crunch numbers, a great way of displaying this information is through information graphics or infographics. They can make very boring data much more interesting.
Even though 2016 is only a few months old, we have already seen some absolutely stunning Infographics, the subjects of these range from Matcha Tea to Ecommerce trends for 2016 and adwords made easy in 2016, but they all have one thing in common, they were designed by someone who knew exactly what they were doing.
Think about the type of customer support you dish out to your customers. Is it through live chat, email and over the phone? Do you have forums, knowledge bases and handy video blogs to guide customers on how to use products?
Ecommerce started to grow strongly in the last 5 years and it's in a continuous ascent, as now powers 45,4% percentage of the entire web. It is obvious that most of the customers use the internet to make a purchase. Since 2012, an increasing number of people buy things online and, today, there are around $1,92 trillion ecommerce sales worldwide.
So is ecommerce the business to focus on in the future? There's no doubt here.
Can you remember the last book you read? Was it Harry Potter? The Martian? Or Fifty Shades of Something? Can you think of any business books or ecommerce books you've read recently that have improved the way you do business online?
That's right, books are not only for cuddling up next to a fire or just dream big. They're around to make you think about the changes you can make with your online business, and they can also serve as relaxing ways to decompress at the end of the day!