If you’re right at the start of your eCommerce journey and don’t have a website yet, there are quite a few options in terms of how to build your online store. If you plan on building it yourself, we would recommend Shopify for both short and long term benefits.
On the short term, you’re able to get selling straight away after utilising a pre-built store and uploading your products and connecting your domain. Shopify handles all of the payments and will pay you out your revenue every other day. They do, like most eCommerce providers, charge a small percentage for each order sold.
They also have a range of apps that are typically one click connections (think reviews software or a ‘people also viewed’ section). Minimal coding is required to get selling quickly!
Shopify also has incredible support and a community of other ecommerce retailers who have likely already asked the same questions you’re about to!
Other providers with various pros and cons include
Check out our short video on eCommerce providers.