The aim of the article is to provide you with some material on How to Start an Online Store. Are you ready to move your traditional store to online store? I think it is a better idea. Today people love to buy online because they can browse easily, compare and save time. Making online store will increase your sales. There are many venue such eBay, Craigslist, Amazon and many more that can help you to sell online, but I think is better to have own online store. You can still put your list on that venue, but tell the buyer that you have online store and I think it will convince them.
Here are the ways how to start an online store:
1. Make business plan, on your plan make budget for your online store.
2. Choose niche for your online store base on your product.
3. Buy domain name and choose reliable hosting.
4. Choose eCommerce platform for your online store, famous platform such Yahoo Ecommerce, Vendio store, Zlio, Cafepress and many more. Some of them include hosting in their service, so you don’t need to rent hosting.
5. If you don’t want to use eCommerce platform, you can hire online store developer who can help you to set up and develop your online store.
6. Make a list of your product price and product weight for shipping price.
7. Make payment through credit card, you need to contact your bank account to make you have merchant account that will make you accept credit card payment.
8. Another best payment option is Paypal, make business account and ask them how to make it as payment for your online store.
9. Launch and promote your online store.
Hope after you know how to start an online store will make you sure to start it and increase your sales.