Whether you are starting a side business or working for yourself full time, setting up your online store could be a very difficult hurdle to get over.
Here are the top 3 things we think new merchants should consider when choosing their online store builder and the company to work with.
The question to ask yourself are:
- What is your experience level in web design and development?
- How do you feel about setting up your own online store, is that something you desire to give a try?
- Do you want to set up your online store yourself or do you want to have it done for you?
Today most online store builders focus on providing you the tools and education so that you can set up your online store yourself. But wait, you may be saying, hey, I don’t want to set up my own online store but how can I get it done affordably? That’s where there is a big gap between online store builders and the expert service many merchants need to properly set up and grow their business online. That is where Earth Skater comes in to fill the gap, you guide the design and Earth Skater sets it up affordably.
2) Customization / Flexibility
Most online store builders are what you see is what you get when it comes to features. It’s extremely important to make sure your online store has the features you need. The number of features is not as important as the key features you need so don’t get distracted. Think of questions like:
- Will your website need customization that is beyond any of the features the store provides?
- Does the online store support customization like custom programming?
- Will the online store provider add new features to support your business
These are all questions to consider when it comes to customization and flexibility for your website. This is again where Earth Skater fills the gap with affordable custom programming and complete customization for your online store.
3) On-going Support
Once your website is online, it’s your time to shine, now you can take full advantage of the online store builder to add and update products, write blog posts, update your slideshow and more. On-going support is vital to the reputation of your business. When you need help to make a change to your website, these questions are the important ones to consider:
- Does your online store provider have staff on call to provide on demand, hands on, support for your business?
- Will your online store provider go the extra mile to provide after hours service to support you in a critical time of need?
- Does your online store provider care about your business enough to provide suggestions that you may have overlooked that could be hindering your business
Earth Skater is unique when it comes to eCommerce. Earth Skater is the online store builder with the expert service merchants need to succeed online with less stress and less wasted time and money.