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Ecommerce - On Line Stores

Selling Online isn't hard. Set up an online store and reach new and existing customers.

Small businesses find themselves in uncertain times at present, selling goods in a physical shop has become problematic with ever-changing guidelines. In these circumstances, there has never been a better time to set up an online e-commerce shop than now. Some of the advantages of having an online store are that your shop can be open 24 hours a day 365 days of the year and potentially you could be selling to customers all over the globe.

A lot of businesses find the idea of setting up an online store daunting, but in reality, it is not. We have many years of experience setting up online stores. We can remove the stress and guide you through the process.

We can help you create your online store, set up your products and even assist with training so that you manage your store as though it was a physical shop. 

 

selling online with Shopify or WooCommerce for small businesses

There are a variety of e-commerce packages available to suit all budgets, but for smaller independent businesses, the choice is simple as there are two alternatives available. Thousands of traders trust their stores to run on either Shopify or Woocommerce both have pros and cons, though we can help you decide what is better for your business.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons of Shopify

PROS:

  • you know exactly how much you'll be paying every month and the pricing is fair.
  • There's access to thousands of apps to extend your store.
  • The themes are plentiful and beautiful.
  • Shopify handles everything for you from hosting to security.
  • It takes just a few minutes to launch your store.
  • Support 365 days of the year

CONS:

  • You don't have as much control over your site with Shopify.
  • Customisation is better with other platforms.
  • You're stuck with a monthly payment that's only going to get higher.

Here is a summary of the pros and cons of using Woocommerce and WordPress.

PROS:

  • WooCommerce offers complete customisation and control.
  • WordPress has a large helpful community online.
  • The themes and plugins are endless since just about anyone can make and sell them online.
  • WooCommerce is simple to configure on WordPress.
  • The WooCommerce plugin is free.

CONS:

  • WordPress does have a bit more of a learning curve in comparison to Shopify.
  • You may find that WooCommerce ends up being more expensive due to plugins, themes, and hosting.
  • You have to manage everything from hosting to security, and maintenance to backups.

Decide whether to use Woocommerce or Shopify for your business and get started and then, create an SEO campaign or Google Ad Advertisement to market the new store to attract new customers. 

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