How to Start Your E-commerce Venture
There are now many options available to retailers looking to set up an e-commerce store.
The first option is to use an “off-the-shelf” e-commerce package such as WooCommerce, Shopify or Magento. These open-source packages offer a very reasonably priced way to set up an e-commerce store and include all the standard e-commerce features that the public has come to expect such as secure checkout with PayPal, search function, featured products, discount codes, customer login and many more besides.
If your needs are a little more bespoke, then it may be worth looking into having a bespoke system developed. Whilst this will almost certainly cost more, it does offer a higher level of control over the features and functionality of the website.
Either way, it is important to do your research. What features do you require? What are the initial setup costs? What are the on-going costs? How will you promote your e-commerce business.