10 Steps to eCommerce Success

10 Steps to eCommerce Success

10 Steps to eCommerce Success

So you want to sell online but not sure where to start?

In 10 quick steps we will help you start selling online successfully.

 

An online business is still a business. You need to manage your business and when selling online that means managing your online store, products and content. You have to connect to other systems and channels to promote your products, organise shipping and to take payments for your products. It is not that difficult but for a new starter it can be a challenge. eCorner's role is to help with the challenging technical issues and provide you with an online shop that sells your products and sevices successfully. By starting a free trial online store you will learn what it takes to sell online and how to use a hosted ecommerce solution.

 

eCorner Assist

 

Multi-channel, Social, Mobile - all part of selling online

Using a hosted online store you do not have to worry about the technology, hosting or security as it is all done for you, freeing up your time to focus on growing the business.

Having a viable and well thought through business plan is really important to help keep you on the right track. You can develop your own business plan easily and then share it with your advisers or partners. You can find more information about what is in a eCommerce Business Plan here.

If you use the right technology and hosting partner we will take care of all the technical stuff and also provide you with a service level agreement. That leaves you to get on with the business.

For more information contact eCorner Assist, or check out our FAQ page on Costs & Issues Starting an Online Business.

 



 

 

 

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Your 30-day trial can convert into your live store at anytime. It's like getting 30 days to setup and get trained for free.

 

Updated: May 2017

 



 


Step 1 - Establish the basics

Step 1 - Establish the basics

Before you start thinking about software and hosting, there are some basic requirements that need to be met.

Read more about this topic - Establish the basics.

Step 2 - Software and Hosting

Step 2 - Software and Hosting

eCorner and its partners offer hosted online shop packages including hosting, support, unlimited data and free update. Read more - Software and Hosting.

Step 3 - Design and Layout

Step 3 - Design and Layout

Your eCommerce package comes with a range of templates that you can use ‘out-of-the-box’. However, we recommend engaging our design unit to come up with something that’s just right for you. Read more - Design and Layout.

Step 4 - Prepare the site content

Step 4 - Prepare the site content

Content really is king - good content means a more successful business. Most people will find your online store using a search engine like Google and search engines love content. Read more - Prepare the site content.

Step 5 - Delivery and Payments

Step 5 - Delivery and Payments

A good eCommerce system will have a range of payment and delivery options available to you straight out of the box. You simply select the options that best suit your business! Read more  - Delivery and Payments.

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Step 6 - Search friendly

Step 6 - Search friendly

Don’t pay hundreds of dollars per month for so-called ‘SEO experts’. Our packages come with an extensive search engine optimisation toolkit! Read more - Search Engine Optimisation Built-in.

Step 7 - Legal stuff & customer trust

Step 7 - Legal stuff & customer trust

Your store must include specific terms of service as dictated by the ACCC. As a minimum, we recommend; Terms and conditions, Privacy policy, Returns policy, Payment options, Contact information, and About us. Our partners LawPath offer all the essential documents you’ll need in their Online Starter Bundle. Read more - legal stuff in detail.

Step 8 - Marketing and Multi-channel

Step 8 - Marketing and Multi-channel

A good eCommerce solution will offer a range of marketing and multi-channel sales tools ‘out-of-the-box’. We include; Newsletters, Cross-sell and upsell, Ratings and reviews, Social media, Promotional items, eBay and Facebook shop; and lots more. Read more - Marketing and Multi-channel.

Step 9 - Mobile friendly

Step 9 - Mobile friendly

Purchases from mobile devices are increasing by 42% annually! Your online store had better be ready! Smartphones, Tablets, PCs, laptops, and Smart TVs. We support all mobile devices. Read more - Support any device - mobile ready.

Step 10 - Track and improve

Step 10 - Track and improve

Improve your results by understanding customer behaviour and focus your attention where needed. Real-time reporting (Wagtail Analytics) and Google analytics helps you understand what your customer is doing on your store. Read more - Track and Improve.