E-commerce Resources

From small boutique online stores to major shopping portals there's so much more to running a successful e-commerce website than just listing products on a website and waiting for your customers to find them. Taking payment, getting traffic, dealing with enquiries, refunds, analytics, SEO, paying taxes and so much more all play a part in the success of your online store.

Whether you're just getting started or you're already an established e-commerce player, and whatever your e-commerce venture, the resources in this section will help you get the most out of your online store or e-business.


E-commerce Platforms

E-commerce platforms...
Choosing the right platform is essential to the success of your business. As your business grows you want to make sure that your e-commerce platform has the features you need... ...
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Payment Gateways

Payment Gateways...
Making it as easy as possible for your customer to pay you is essential to the success of your online store. Don't give your customer any reason to abandon that shopping cart...
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Product Sourcing

Product Sourcing....
Maybe you have an idea for an online store but don't know where to go to get your products? Well, start with these resources and your online store will be up and running in no time...
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Whatever platform you're using for your e-business - be it an off-the-shelf solution like Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento et al or even if it's a roll-your-own solution - the mechanics of running an e-commerce business are essentially the same: offer great products (or services) at a great price and get as much targetted traffic to your online business as possible. Rinse and repeat and watch the money pour in. Right?

Of course, on paper it's easy. And while e-commerce platforms and other online shopping plugins make it ridiculously easy to get an online store up and running, they also make it difficult to stand out from the online crowd. With every e-commerce store looking like every other e-commerce store, think carefully about how you can make your online business stand out from the competition.

A great e-commerce store with no traffic will result in no sales, so customising your e-commerce store to help drive traffic is a must - and giving each and every visitor a reason to spend more, to come back again and to tell all their friends about you will be the key to long-term success for your e-commerce venture.

So whether you're B2B or B2C, whether you're selling your own products like crafts, ebooks, software, music etc. or you're in to dropshipping, Amazon FBA and the like, try to take a more holistic approach to your online store and create something that sets you apart. When all of your competition are 'zigging' in unison, consider 'zagging' for a while.