What is eCommerce?
eCommerce, also known as electronic commerce or internet commerce, refers to the buying and selling of goods online. In the past ten years, eCommerce has evolved to make products easier to discover and purchase through online retailers and marketplaces such as Amazon and AliBaba.
Recently, eCommerce has exploded. With little cost and time commitment, you can find a product to sell online and deliver it to your customer in just a few days’ time. From independent freelancers, drop shippers to small businesses, all have all benefited from the ever increasing demand of its global online marketplace. Ultimately, eCommerce allows you to sell your goods at a scale that was not possible with traditional offline retail.
Option A: Shopify
And no one has made eCommerce more accessible than Shopify, the most trusted and used CMS eCommerce platform today. It’s designed to help business owners with no coding or web design knowledge create an e-store that is mobile friendly and full of features for ease of use. They’ve specifically created their platform to work with eCommerce to save time from designing and to start selling.
Our Shopify eCommerce Website Design Services
While Shopify does offer free templates to get started right away, it does not provide a custom experience that reflects your brand or optimized web design for conversions.
Option B: WooCommerce
WooCommerce is an open-source WordPress plugin. After building out your website design, we then install and configure WooCommerce to handle the e-commerce function of the site.
With Woocommerce, you can also sell products with multiple options and configurations. You can even use WooCommerce with an affiliate marketing model.
Free to Use, However You’ll Want Paid Add-Ons
The base WooCommerce plugin is free to use. For additional functionality and flexibility, developers and users can install plugins and other add-ons to the WooCommerce platform, many of which are not free. As your online store expands, plugins often become essential in order to enhance the eCommerce experience for your customers, so the additional costs are something to consider.
Regardless of which platform you decide for eCommerce, we can help you succeed with either one. Here’s how: