You have no experience but want to sell online?

You have no experience but want to sell online?

 

How do you start an Online Store and start Selling Online?

 

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So you want to sell online? It is easier than you think.

There are a number of options available that enable your business to sell online but we recommend to most customers that they use a fully hosted eCommerce Solution. There are other options like open source software and shared hosting but you will need web technical skills to go that way or you will need to find a web developer / designer to do the job for you. 

By starting a free trial online store you will learn what it takes to sell online and how to use a hosted ecommerce solution.

Multi-channel, Social, Mobile - These are 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.

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.

You can get more information at our FAQ page on Costs & Issues Starting an Online Business.

 

If you are new to eCommerce, then some of the terminology and processes can be very confusing. We can explain what is needed to start an online store and manage it for yourself. You can download our Getting Started Guide or call us to discuss your requirements.

 


So what do you need to get started?

 

The first thing you need to do is choose an eCommerce provider and purchase a 'hosted' eCommerce package. We've recommended some at the bottom of this page that might suit your needs. You can do as much or as little of the design and setup of the online store as you feel comfortable or you can 'outsource' some of the work (design and setup) to us. If you would like to keep costs down initially, then you can select one of the existing templates, add your logo, upload your product/s and start trading.

There are a couple of other components that you will need to acquire to get your online store up and running and they include:

  1. Domain name. This is your web site address and is typically displayed as http://www.yourbusinessname.com.au. eCorner can acquire your chosen domain name for you. Domain names start at $99.00 and are valid for 2 years
  2. Email accounts. Your business will look a lot more professional if you have email accounts that are connected to your domain name. eCorner can supply email accounts starting from as little as $99.00 per year.
  3. SSL certificate. An important component in setting up your new online store is the implementation of an SSL certificate. The SSL certificate provides additional security measures to your customers, authenticates your website and provides warranty assurances for purchases made through your website.

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Start Up kit for eBusiness - 2 year kit including .com.au  domain name, business email and an SSL certificate for your store.

List price $416.00
$220.00 / 2 year(s) *
You save $196.00

Our most popular online store and a real eCommerce powerhouse! eCornerStore Medium comes with extensive 'built-in' marketing features and you can sell your products through eBay, Facebook, Amazon and more!

  • Up to 5,000 products
  • 225 variations per product (max. 1,125,000 products)
  • Choose from an extensive range of payment gateways (eWay, PayPal, ZipPay, Stripe, Securepay, Payment Express)
  • Make your store available in multiple languages
  • Sell in multiple currencies
  • Sell your products on eBay, Facebook and Amazon
  • Extensive online marketing features (omni-channel)
  • Highly customisable  
$129.00 / month(s) *

eCornerStore Small package gets your online business up and running with a secure storefront and access to extensive eCommerce features. Sell online and accept payments via PayPal, Stripe, eWay, ZipPay and more.

  • Up to 1,000 products
  • 50 variations per product (max. 50,000 products)
  • Accept Payments online via PayPal, eWAY, ZipPay, Stripe or SecurePay
  • Includes hosting, software, technical support and data
  • Supports a single currency and single language
  • Advanced eCommerce tools like automatic cross-selling, coupons and analytics
  • Free Newsletter tools
  • Perfect for a growing online business
$49.00 / month(s) *
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Price includes GST - all prices Australian Dollars