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3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing an E-Commerce Website Builder

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3 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing an E-Commerce Website Builder

If you are serious about finding the best fit for your business, we recommend asking yourself these 3 important questions…

How many products do you plan on selling on your site?

It’s all about those transaction fees! Each builder has different price plans available, it’s worth taking the time to digest each one. If you plan on selling a lot of items, check out their advanced plans. If your e-commerce builder is charging a lot on transaction fees, even a small reduction in fees from one builder to another, and from one plan to another can have a huge effect on your profit margin. Check how long you’re locked into a particular price plan, how easy is it to increase your plan as you increase your product inventory?

Does the builder offer a free-trial?

A free trial can be an important step in gauging whether the builder is right for your particular business. Some builders suit a smaller catalogue of products, while others better suit a more complex and varied item portfolio. Use a free trial to establish some of the following:

How easy it is to move between categories, filter and search?

How many templates are available, is there something available that visually suits the aesthetic of your business and the items you’re selling?

Do you need a template that supports videos of your products, maps or image galleries?

Take the time to find out whether the builder has a template that suits your needs through a free trial. If you struggle to navigate, then you know your customers will! If you’re committed to making the best choice from the get-go, then don’t just try one and hope for the best, commit to trying a few free-trials, it could save you a lot of time and hassle in the long run.

How much do you want to pay?

Do you consider your business to be small, growing, or fully established? Keep in mind when looking for an e-commerce website builder that as prices increase, so do the list of services included. Some of these may be really beneficial for your business, or a complete waste of money at this particular stage in your online selling journey! You really need to understand what you’re getting for your buck, and whether it’s all really necessary. Don’t get caught up in the hype, think realistically about what you actually need, not what sounds like a bargain!

Just some of the additional services that could be included:

Additional storage – for example a basic package could offer 20GB of online storage for your site, while a more advanced package could offer 50GB.

VIP support if you have technical difficulties

Removal of ads (your e-commerce builder is likely to advertise their service on your site if you take only a basic package)

Free SSL Security

Credits in advertising vouchers for your business

Advanced analytics to understand the traffic that visits your site

Cart recovery

A Little Support On Your E-Commerce Journey

At CSnotepad we’re here to support your business every step of the way as you progress with your new online selling journey. Your customer service never needs to suffer with us on stand-by. Never be caught out by a sales boom! Consider us an extension of your own in-house team, but you don’t need to worry about the hiring, training or associated costs! We can answer your calls, deal with enquiries, process orders and even process payments. Consider us your virtual receptionist, freeing up members of your team, releasing them from the mundane tasks so they can focus on areas of your business that really warrant their time.

For more information, head over to our website here.

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