How long does setting up an online store usually take
Setting up an online or “Ecommerce” store can take anywhere from a couple of weeks to several months depending on the complexity of the site, numbers of pages & products, and auxiliary functionality such as API integrations.
What is SEO and do I need it?
SEO or “Search Engine Optimization” is essential to getting your website to show up on search engines such as Google or Bing. Proper SEO will lead to increased website traffic and sales. Ranking high on Google for select keywords is a high priority of any online business.
Can I accept online payments?
Yes! Absolutely! We can easily allow your website to accept online payments in numerous ways such as credit card, debit cards, PayPal, and more. Modern website users expect your site to allow online purchasing; therefore, we typically include that conversation in the discovery phase of setting up your website.
What is the best ecommerce platform?
There is no single ecommerce platform that is best at all things. We recommend speaking with an expert to identify your ecommerce needs and to determine which solution is best for you.
Do I need to hire a developer?
In short – yes. Many new platforms tout the ease-of-use and easy setup of their website while neglecting to inform you of the necessary learning curve. If you are not willing or ready to learn website best practices, simple coding, and more, then having help is essential with all platforms. Otherwise, your site’s capabilities will be limited.
Can I connect my store with my crm?
Typically the answer to this is yes; however, we can not comment on all the possible situations due to the large number of available platforms and CRMs. If you need help connecting your CRM or need help, please feel free to contact us with any of your questions!
How do I get traffic to my online store?
Traditionally, there are 4 main sources of website traffic:
- SEO – Traffic that comes from a search engine
- Paid Advertisement
- Social Media
- Direct Traffic (those who are trying to get to your website directly with a url from sources such as from an email)
Are there an extra services I will need?
Usually yes. However, depending on your budget and needs, additional services can vary greatly. We recommend speaking with a professional to get an idea of what you will need. Additional services can include:
- Paid Advertisement
- Email Marketing
- 3rd Part Integrations
- Tracking & Reporting
- Ongoing Maintenance
- Customized Features