Starting your own e-commerce site: how to get started?

Discussion in 'E-Commerce' started by psxgamer, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. kls88

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    Ok thanks for replying. Don't suppose you could suggest a good website builder for e-commerce?
  2. psxgamer

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    Opencart is my n° 1 favorite
  3. LSPAUL

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    I would recommend using WooCommerce. Its very powerful and customize-able for all budgets and will work for any store size, from a couple of products to thousands of products.
  4. Amelia2

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    PSX Gamer,

    Thank you for the useful info! Can you share some details about how our eStore functions? What is the business model your game store is based on? I'm thinking of starting eComm business related to digital games? Thank you in advance!
  5. psxgamer

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    I'm running a retro gaming shop. No experience with digital games. Can only say you can use Opencart for it. Digital downloads are a build in function.

    No longer have the same business model as I started with. Now have a physical shop next to my online shop. Organised a retro gaming convention a few weeks ago. Will have another one by the end of 2017. Looking for a suited time/location to organise one beginning 2017.
  6. Amelia2

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    I see. Is there anything that prevents you from going digital? I myself consider opening a digital games store. Have you got any idea on how to sell digital downloads? I mean a model in which you source games from a distrbutor for free and then you sell them to your audience, paying the percentage of sales to the distributor. Any idea?
  7. psxgamer

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    Nope, not familiar with digital games.
  8. Mike Cartwright

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    Blogging plays a major role in the success of your e-commerce site. You can source keywords and check out which ones are relevant and recommended for your niche site. You can start with How To's and tutorials as they're easier to create.
  9. mark aston

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    Hi
    Wondered if you could help. I'm looking for suppliers my an online shop I'm presently getting together. Any suggestions on suppliers, I'm finding it hard to locate correct guys for a men's dapper collection.
    Thank you
    Mark
  10. Jewellery Wholesaler

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    Hi Mark

    What sort of stock are you looking for?

    Kind regards

    Kelly

  11. mark aston

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    Hi
    Clothing and accessories for the dapper trend ie short blazer / tweet jackets /shirts / waist coats etc

    Thank you
    Mark
  12. Jewellery Wholesaler

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    Hi Mark

    We have a large range of men's rings in stock.

    Kind regards

    Kelly
  13. Mike Hills

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    I truly like this thread, the ts provided points that I want to try it as well. Thanks!
  14. lissajhone

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    This is a wonderful a Post i Also started my ecommerce site you can check this one: ***********************************
  15. prashantcoupons

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    I don't think its only site making . It need lot more research and hard work.
  16. Ms Monthana

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    I recommend Opencart too, it's lightweight but powerful. Anyone need help about build an eCommerce website with OC let's PM me.
  17. prashantcoupons

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    This is a nice way to start eCommerce site.
  18. netcart.eu

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    • Choosing the right name
    The name is not as important as you may think
    • Hosting
    Fast hosting is absolutely cruicial, SSD - is a MUST HAVE, if your budget allows generate a big traffic you should consider dedicated server where you havre 100% of the resources
    • Choosing the right shopsystem
    there are so many platforms, Woocommerce based on Wordpress is most popular
    • SEO
    if you are thinking about SEO you should be aware of this you MUST write all the products description yourself in your own words because if you take them from your supplier you will NEVER rank in Google, cos Google will takes it as duplicate content (kind of handbrake)
    • Generating traffic and convert this into sales
    Depending on the products you will sell there are many ways of doing that, you can buy traffic from suppliers like redirect.com or many other ones, some are beter/worse but for B2C each type of traffic works., the best is of course SEO and FB, especialy FB, you can do it yourself ,very cheap it will cost your time only, or you can build a campaign but it needs some investmepnts especially in Google AdWords, it is the best way but the most expensive you can precisely target your traffic, a lot more precise than in FB but it cost a lot, FB is lot cheaper and have an advantage over Google, you build group of fans around your Fanpage, after period of time they will generate your free traffic.
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