How to Plan Out Your New Ecommerce Website

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 things, like the service, web host and plugin/extensions to use, to the offline process, like sales tax, processing the orders and figuring out who’s in charge of the website.

Top 4 WordPress Ecommerce Plugins

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 might want to use for your online store.

Exploring Your Options for Creating an Ecommerce Website

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 to work the best for your business, both for your budget and needed functionality and control.

Website Accessibility: Color Contrast

Website Accessibility: Color Contrast

Another fix you can make to your website is using the correct color contrast. This is something that’s geared more to web designers and developers that control the colors on the website more. But if you run a website, there’s a lesson in here for you. You should always make sure your text is readable. So let’s learn about how you can make sure your color contrast is correct.

Post Launch Support

Post Launch Support

Congratulations! You’ve finished this website and it’s live for everyone to see. So now you’re forever done with that website, right? Wrong. Websites are living and breathing things. You need to take care of them so they can continue to help your business grow. So today let’s go over the ways you can support your website so that it continues to run smoothly and help you.

Taking the Website Live

Taking the Website Live

The website is basically done. The developer just sent you a link so you can see the final website in all of its glory. So now what do you do? Well, you should review it one last time to make sure it’s what you want and need. And then it’s time to take it live.

Making Sure the Content is Ready

Making Sure the Content is Ready

The website is almost done. It’s been planned, designed and built. But what about the content? What are visitors going to read and see when they come to your website? Where is that? The content is the most important part of any website. But it can get overlooked in the process. So let’s avoid that.

Developing the Website

Developing the Website

We are so very close to your website becoming a reality. But we still have the biggest mountain yet to come: developing and building the website. So today let’s go over some of the things you can do during this part to put your mind at ease while the site is built.

The Design Phase

The Design Phase

Once the discovery phase has ended, it’s time for the designer to, you know, design the website. This is typically a fairly hands off part of the process for you. So today, let’s talk about a few things you need to ask the designs and the designer so that you end up with the best website possible.

What is the Discovery Phase?

What is the Discovery Phase?

In the simplest of terms, the discovery phase is where the developer learns more about you and your business and what you want and need for this website. By the end of the process, the developer will be able to create a plan to design and build the website that’s going to help your business. So today, let’s take a deeper dive into the discovery phase so you can be ready when it rolls around.