Learning Ecommerce

Selling online has never been more popular or easier than it is right now. And can be a good idea to grow your business, especially outside of your immediate area. Plus, the stats for online shopping continue to grow with each passing year.

But at the same time, creating and managing can be a challenge. How are you going to create your new online store? How are you going to manage the online sales and make sure they are processed correctly and with the speed the custom wants? Who’s going to manage it?

This learning section will walk you through all of the parts of ecommerce and online selling. At the end of it, you should be more than ready to create a great online store for your business.

What is Ecommerce?

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What is Ecommerce?

Ecommerce websites are all of the rage these days. Given everything that’s happening in the world, creating an online store has never made better sense. So over the next few weeks, we’re going to dive into the ecommerce realm as we steam towards Black Friday.

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What you need for a successful ecommerce website

So you want to create an online store. And that’s great! But first there are a few things you need to know about beforehand so that you can create the perfect ecommerce website.

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Deciding if an online store is good for your business

An online store might look attractive for your business. But there are potential pitfalls that can sink your business. So think through whether or not selling online is right for your business.

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Are you ready to sell online?

It can be really tempting to want to start selling products online for your business. After all, more and more people are buying things online. It can seem like a great business move to increase profits. But there’s more to it than meets the eye. There are tax laws you’ll…

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Exploring Your Options for Creating an Ecommerce Website

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Exploring Your Options for Creating an Ecommerce Website

When it comes to creating an online store for your business, the good news is that you have a lot of options. And all of the options vary in price, so you will find something that works with your budget. The only trick is figuring out which one is going…

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Create Your Online Store in a Week

Creating a brand new online store for your business can take a long time. If you’re just trying to get your business online with your first website, you want to get the site up quickly. This service will help you do just that. You’ll have a design that fits your business with a back end to help you grow in as little as 10 days. Plus, you’ll get all the training you need so you can use your website to drive traffic to your business. So if you’re on the fence about whether you should create an online store for you business, let’s work together to get your new website launched this month.

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Making sure you have a strong backend for your ecommerce website

A good ecommerce website does more than just look good. It also has a strong back end to make sure it’s always running and protected from security risks. Here’s how to make sure your ecommerce website has a strong back end.

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Top 4 WordPress Ecommerce Plugins

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Top 4 WordPress Ecommerce Plugins

When it comes to creating an online store for relatively cheap, WordPress is going to be one of your best options. And that’s because of the extensive number of quality ecommerce plugins that can help you start selling right now. So let’s go through the list of top plugins you…

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How to Plan Out Your New Ecommerce Website

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How to Plan Out Your New Ecommerce Website

In order for our new online store to be successful we first need to plan it out. After all, as Benjamin Franklin once was misquoted for saying, “failing to plan is planning to fail.” And with ecommerce websites there is a lot to plan out, from the technical side of…

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A look at WooCommerce

If you’ve got a WordPress website and want to turn it into an online store, WooCommerce is probably the first plugin you’re going to come across. So let’s take a look at what it is and why or why not you might want to use it for your website.

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A look at Easy Digital Downloads

Are you trying to sell digital products for your online store? Then you might want to look at Easy Digital Downloads. Let’s take a look at what it is and how it might be able to help your business.

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Take a Deep Dive into Learning About Websites

Creating a website might seem like an easy task. But creating a successful website that helps you achieve your goals isn’t something you do in a day. This FREE eBook will walk you through not only how to create a website, but also answer the questions why you should create a website and what a website really is. It’s the best way to fully understand how to build a successful website for your business!

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Making Sure You Have Great Product Pages

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Making Sure You Have Great Product Pages

One of the most important pages on your online store is your product page. This is where the moment of decision happens. If the visitor likes what they see and is convinced, they will decide to end their buyer’s journey and become a customer. So let’s discuss how you can…

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Taking a Look at Payment Gateways

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Taking a Look at Payment Gateways

How are you going to take payments on your website? How are people going to pay you for your products from your website? You do this through a payment gateway. So let’s take a look at a few of the top ones you might want to use.

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My favorite ecommerce StudioPress themes for small businesses

If you’re looking to start an ecommerce website for your business, but aren’t ready for a completely custom theme, StudioPress offers great themes that you can customize. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Best ecommerce themes on ThemeForest

ThemeForest is one of the biggest places to buy a theme for your website. I’m not the biggest fan of the themes there just because of code quality, but there are some really good ecommerce themes there. Here’s a look at a few of them.

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Making sure your online store is SEO ready

SEO is an incredibly important thing for any website. And it’s doubly important for an online store. So let’s take a look at how you can make sure your ecommerce website is optimized for search results.

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Making sure your ecommerce website is accessible

If your online store isn’t accessible (or if you don’t know if it is), you’re doing a disservice to your customers. Your website should be usable by everyone know matter what technology they use.

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Give Your Online Store the Care it Needs

Online stores need a lot of technical care to make sure that they are always running up to the level your business needs. There’s making sure that it’s running, that updates are being made so that it says secure and so much more. So get the WordPress web hosting that will take care of all of that for you! You’ll get top tier web hosting, managed weekly updates, emergency fixes if something breaks and so much more. It’s like having your own chief technical officer working right along side of your business!

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Connecting your Online Store with Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce

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Connecting your Online Store with Google Analytics Enhanced Ecommerce

Google Analytics is great. But it’s even better if you enable the Enhanced Ecommerce feature for your online store. Here’s how to do that and what you can learn from it.

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Top 10 WooCommerce plugins for your online store

So you’ve got your WooCommerce store all set up and ready to go. But maybe you want to have a little bit more functionality for your website. Here are 10 WooCommerce extensions you’ll want to check out for your website.

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Creating a New Online Store for Your Business on a Budget

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Creating a New Online Store for Your Business on a Budget

For the past four weeks we’ve talked all about ecommerce. We’ve learned what it is, what it involves, what it takes to plan an ecommerce website, some of our options for ecommerce and how to track our efforts.Now it’s time to build an online store.

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