First of all, you need a domain name and hosting for your business. To start with a name- you can go for something easy to remember such as ‘amzn-popcorn’ or ‘amzn-tickets’. You can also consider using a word that describes your business such as ‘amazon-pantry’. As for hosting, you will need a reliable platform to host all your website files. Go for something inexpensive such as Bluehost or A2 Hosting for $3/month for a single account. You can always upgrade your hosting when your site grows in popularity.
Now that you have your domain name and hosting, you can add an ecommerce platform to your site. This is where all your products and shop’s functions will be managed. There are lots of free and premium platforms available on the web, so it’s up to you which one works best for you. Some popular ecommerce platforms include PrestaShop, osCommerce and Shopify. Once you pick an ecommerce platform, set up a secure server on which to host it.
Once your ecommerce platform is ready, it’s time to promote your site so people can find it easily. There are many ways to promote a website; some are free while others cost money. Paid methods include social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter, blogging and forums. Alternatively, you can use free methods such as search engine optimization (SEO) or direct email marketing. It’s important to promote your site in various ways so people will find it easily.
Setting up an ecommerce website is easy if you plan ahead for the Basic Body requirements outlined above. You only need a domain name and hosting for your site, an ecommerce platform, promotion channels and patience- everything else is done automatically once you activate your website! Get started with a fast paced training that can get your store profitable within weeks if not less.