How to Set Up An eCommerce Website.
There are many ways to go about setting up an eCommerce website – some of them *relatively* simple, others that honestly can be pretty complex. I have years of experience so can help you with your online shop.
Online shopping has become an easier and easier experience for the end user – which is the way it should be – and the easier it is for the end user, often the more engaging it needs to be for the owner and developer of the website. Here are some examples of some of the current features that many online stores have:-
- Product sorting / filtering
- Best seller lists
- Flexible coupons (pricing rules)
- Latest products
- Customer accounts
- Product categories & sub categories
- Grouped products
- Recently viewed and compared products
- Related products, up-sells and cross-sells
- Catalog promotional pricing
- One page checkouts
- Wish lists
- Complex shipping tables
- Downloadable / digital products
- Multi-tier pricing for quantity discounts
- Inventory management
This list of eCommerce functionality demonstrates that there are a great deal of options when it comes to building an eCommerce website so if you are looking to get an eCommerce website launched then please do get in touch and I will be very happy to run through what you may need, what is available to you, and how to go about setting up.
What Software Do I Use For eCommerce Web Design in Cornwall?
While it’s possible to set up an eCommerce website yourself it is often an unrealistic idea taking into account how steep the learning curve can be. If you hire an eCommerce web designer to do the work instead you will save a great deal of time, it will be done right the first time and your investment in headache pills will be greatly reduced!
Over the last 10 years I have continually assessed the best eCommerce software to use, and for most of my clients who are generally small and medium sized businesses in Cornwall I have whittled that down to three software options – Shopify, WooCommerce & SellerDeck.
All three of these eCommerce web design solutions have a high level of maturity in the eCommerce market place with a wide and growing number of users successfully generating incomes from online shoppers.
I create websites using either professionally pre-designed templates or by creating totally unique bespoke designs that are then integrated into any of these solutions allowing you for a fully branded eCommerce solution ready to start selling your products at an affordable cost.
Shopify eCommerce Web Design
Shopify is an excellent option when you want to get a website online quickly and are happy to use a service that is cloud based – that is your website is hosted on Shopify servers and you (essentially) rent your website from them. There are a number of advantages to this (as well, admittedly as disadvantages). The service is modern, great with mobile friendly themes and hasa full suit of functionality that makes it a fabulous option.
For a full list of features please visit the Shopify website.
WooCommerce eCommerce Web Design
WooCommerce is the most widely used eCommerce plugin for WordPress – so if you are familiar with using WordPress as a CMS and want eCommerce functionality, then Woo may be the right option for you. As with the other software I use to provide great eCommerce web design, Woo has a great offering when it comes to up-to-date eCommerce functionality and as with Shopify offers a range or pre developed or bespoke mobile ready theme options.
For a full list of features please visit the WooCommerce website.
SellerDeck / Actinic Desktop eCommerce Web Design
Fibonacci Designs has been working with SellerDeck eCommerce as a partner since 2005 and has an ever expanding knowledge of the SellerDeck eCommerce software.
We specialise in working closely with clients by creating completely bespoke designs and applying them to the software – so that you get a totally unique online shop that is developed on the back of market leading eCommerce software, giving you complete control over your eCommerce website.
For a full list of features please visit the SellerDeck website.
Why use Fibonacci Designs for your eCommerce Web Design?
Even with the simplest of eCommerce solutions it is vital to get everything spot on – from the initial concept of what you want to achieve, through choosing the right eCommerce software, getting your products displayed well on the website, optimising the ordering process and so on.
With years of day in day out experience helping my eCommerce clients with a wide range of queries and requirements I have a proven track record of delivering appropriate solutions that help make their eCommerce websites work for them. The best way to deciding whether or not to choose Fibonacci Designs is, of course, talking to me!