We’re living through strange times. The high street may still be a place to shop, but many businesses are turning to
e-commerce more than ever to sell their products online.
There’s nothing new with e-commerce. It’s been with us for many years. However, the number of businesses turning to selling online in the wake of Coronavirus has shot up. Businesses have realised that with the uncertainty of Coronavirus, they need to not just be able to sell in a physical shop, but also online.
Websites by Dave Parker can help you get your e-commerce store up and running as part of your web design. From a few products to many products, I can help you start selling online in a matter of weeks. It’s a fantastic way to drive revenue with new customers, making it easy for them to shop for your products at a time that suits them.
Websites by Dave Parker recommends using Ecwid E-Commerce for your online store, which offers a wide range of features and integrates seamlessly with your website.
Ecwid is one of the most recognised e-commerce platforms on the market today. Their e-commerce platforms power many brands.
The Ecwid free plan allows you to have up to 10 products in your store. Their paid plans (starting at £15 excl VAT) allows for more products and the ability to integrate your store with Facebook. Ecwid offers an extra layer of protection and security when it comes to selling online. Unlike free e-commerce solutions such as WooCommerce, Ecwid is hosted on a proprietary system external from your WordPress website. However, to your end customer, it will look and feel just like it’s being hosted on your website. Ecwid provides many tools to embed the e-commerce solution into your website, including the use of a WordPress specific plugin.
One of the great benefits of using Ecwid is that it is not part of your website build. This means that the data such as products and orders is totally separate. In the event that your website needs to be restored following a problem (using the example again of you making changes to your website which has caused it to stop working), you won’t lose any data, including products and orders. Ecwid also provides an app which you can install on your phone to manage and track orders from customers. For some small businesses, this is seen as a huge selling point, especially if you’re not always at your computer when an order comes in.
Ecwid offers a range of plans depending on the number of products you wish to sell and the features you need for your online e-commerce shop.
Once you have set up your Ecwid account, I can help assist you with getting your store on your website so as you can start accepting online orders.
To find out more about Ecwid, including features, pricing and how to sign up head on over to their website *
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If you need any further advice on the design of your new e-commerce website or advice on why you should use Ecwid, please get in touch with me to discuss options.
* the link provided is associated with my Ecwid affiliate account. Should you continue to use the link to sign up to create your Ecwid store, I will receive a 20% commission on any paid plans that you purchase for the lifetime of that plan. If you prefer not to use my Affiliate link, please navigate to the Ecwid store independently.