Business Owners Resource Network

March 2, 2009

eCommerce Sites are Not Your Typical Web Sites

Filed under: SEO,Small Business Growth,Web Site Development — smallbizexperts @ 2:19 am

online_shoppingSo you want to sell products online. There’s a huge difference between a shopping cart Web site and a static brochure style Web site. I could go on and on about the technical differences between the two types of sites, but I wanted to make this a relatively short post. :-)   If you plan to have a shopping cart Web site the most important suggestion I could provide is that you brush up on your project management skills. Selling one or two products online is not so bad. Selling a 100+ SKU’s is a challenging task. Challenging in that it tests your organizational ability. You have to describe, price, photograph, weigh, ship, tax, return policy and provide customer service on each and every product that you sell. Are you prepared to do that? Have you ever done that? If not, start small with just a few products and get all the bugs, processes and kinks worked out before going big time.

What type of skills do you feel it takes to run a successful shopping cart Web site? Do you have any great war stories or advice to provide our readers?

Chris Nastav, KC Web Specialists, LLC,
Experts in how business gets done on the Internet


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