An E-commerce site can generate sales without you being there. The cost to set up an e-commerce site may be less than you think.
An e-commerce website can remove the barriers of time and distance and expand your market reach, bringing additional customers to your business. A website is an extension of your business with the potential to reach a wider range of customers, 356 days a year.
While an e-commerce site may seem extremely involved, we take away the technical issues and construct the site so that you can add the products and images without the need to know any programing or coding. All the individual elements that make your online shop function correctly are installed and configured by us.
At the start of the construction process we will discuss with you the various options for getting paid when customers buy products or services from your website. The method of shipping to ensure the timely delivery of your products to your customers and any other issues that need to be resolved.
The end result is a fully functioning online store which is easy to operate and maintain.
In addition to this we give you access to our exclusive members area where you will find a wide range of both written and video tutorials on all aspects of operating your website. There are detailed tutorials on preparing and formatting product and other images to be added to your shop, how to modify text and add or delet pages from your site.
We speak your language, without the computer jargon, so you understand what we can do and how it can impact on your business.
Our pricing and ongoing support for your business ensures that your investment in a website adds value and becomes and extension to your business. For full pricing please see our e-commerce packages.
There are a few things you will need to give some thought to for e-commerce.
Is your computer up to it?
This is extremely important and should not be taken lightly. You will be dealing with customer’s payments and your business reputation. If your computer is unreliable then it will be like having a bricks and mortar store andglobe-sml customers enter your store and there is no one to serve them.
An e-commerce store is built on images (for the most part) and while you do not need to install any programs to operate it you will need an image editing program to format and compress images for your website. We cover all aspects of images in our members area including what programs are available and detailed instructions on how to perform the tasks. If your computer system is old, you will struggle. I would think that Windows XP as a minimum would be a safe bet.
To have the funds transferred from your customers account to your account will involve the use of a payment gateway. We have detailed information in our member’s area on this topic. The banks will tell you that you must have a Merchant Account (which they will charge you for, and on every transaction) but there are a number of other options, so don’t go rushing out and signing on the bottom line. Talk to us first and we will explain the different ways you can go about e-commerce payments.
Shipping the Goods:
Can your goods be shipped or are the downloadable? There are several very easy ways of getting your goods to your customers.
Operating an E-commerce Storefront:
This is easier than you think. If you can operate a word document you can do this. In our members area we have detailed instructions, including screenshots (images) and video tutorials to perform every task to keep your store up to date and how to expand it. If you prefer us to maintain your e-commerce website for you then we have maintenance plans to cover this.
This comes back to, “Is your Computer up to it”. When a customer purchases an item from your e-commerce store you receive an email with the purchase details. You then pack and ship the goods. If you system in unreliable, then you are heading for disaster.
Advantages of E-commerce:
The main advantage in having an e-commerce website is that your potential market expands. People in any area of Australia (or overseas for that matter) can find your products and services. They can purchase your goods or services at any time 24 hours a day 7 days a week without you being there.
If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to help.
If you are comfortable with your computer and can follow easy to understand instructions then you can save hundreds or even thousands on the cost of your website construction.
Need and E-commerce website and have the time to add your own products and information. This package can save you hundreds or even thousands on the cost of your website.
Don't have the free time to develop your website? Your website requires additional functionality! Need a website designed and constructed for you! We can build your website.
A fully constructed e-commerce website to your requirements. Containing your products and configured for your payment gateway and preferred shipping module.
Copyright Dystar Design 2004 - 2012. All rights reserved.