What type of business should you run? I'm certain you have thousands of ideas floating around your mind, but the hard part is figuring out which of those ideas are winners. You could start blogging, selling a brilliant content idea online or even creating a digital product to charge recurring payments to subscribers.
With over 191.1 million digital shoppers in the United States alone, the world is a beautiful place to start making money online. With all of these digital shoppers comes transactions that go through your online store. How are these transactions processed? Does it all just happen magically, or is there a processing system setup when you go for an ecommerce store option like Shopify?
It's time to kill the myth that Shopify is only suitable for small or medium-sized businesses.
I’m sure you’ve heard that Shopify is for “mom and pop shops” and while that’s not wrong — it’s half of the story. It’s true that Shopify is known as the best platform on which to create and manage an ecommerce store, but it’s not just for small or medium-sized businesses (read our full Shopify review).
As a developer of apps, games etc., your primary skill set, but naturally, would be programming and software development. This is what you do the best and this is what you should be able to focus your energies on the most. While this would be the ideal scenario for you, the practicalities of life, however, could be substantially different, as you have probably experienced for yourself, to your disadvantage.
The unfortunate fact that most developers have to live with is having to spend large amounts of time and efforts on tasks and activities like setting up payment gateways, licensing systems, trial setups, analytics etc. – all sucking up your time, away from areas of your core competencies.
If this is where you are at, you might find a good friend in Paddle – a service that lets you easily setup checkout and provides several other useful tools for your web site where you sell apps and games.
Providing customer support via live chat has become nearly as essential as a payment gateway for an ecommerce operation today, for two main reasons. Firstly, scores of online buyers are coming to expect this sort of support mechanism when they are shopping online and secondly, this can lead to a significant boost to the sales volumes.
As an entrepreneur at some stage of starting or updating an online storefront, you already know that an online payment gateway is an indispensable component of any ecommerce operation. Authorize.Net is one of the oldest, leading and trusted payment gateways today. Here is my review of this gateway.
Shopify and You 2.0 is the second edition of a comprehensive eBook guide for Shopify – the leading and most popular online storefront platforms today. Written by Thomas Holmes – a seasoned Shopify user, this 315 page PDF eBook will probably tell and teach you more about this ecommerce platform than what you ever wanted to know.
LemonStand was once one of the best names in the ecommerce market, and the company also had a powerful platform to go with it. It was a place for many creatives and small businesses to sell products, but unfortunately, that has come to an end.
If you're curious about our thoughts on LemondStand, feel free to read our review on the platform below. If you're more interested in migrating from LemonStand to another platform, we have a tutorial for that as well.