By 2021 global eCommerce sales will reach $4.5 trillion. That is a lot of money flowing through the digital economy. There’s never a better time for Australian entrepreneurs and small businesses to get in on the act and carve out a slice of the pie for themselves online.
The advantages of having a great eCommerce site are clear: your operation shifts from a 9-5 physical store to a 24-hour business, your business shifts from trading locally to trading globally, and finally, building a customer base with seamless digital marketing becomes easy and affordable to do when you’ve built a strong digital presence with an eCommerce website.
But knowing where to start can be tough, right? There are so many options out there. And it’s only made harder when you have already got an existing biz you want to bring online.
Challenges like these are what I resolve for clients in my eCommerce website development work.
As a freelance web designer, I’m hard at work every day building websites to give my clients a competitive advantage. I bring a versatile skill set that can meet entrepreneurs’ and business owners’ needs, and if we work together, I can deliver a really fantastic eCommerce website.
With extensive experience in eCommerce website design, building websites that are contemporary, cutting-edge, and user friendly. My clients contact me when they want a website, and what I give to each one of my clients is a website that:
Each eCommerce website design is dynamic and flexible. Websites that work with a variety of eCommerce platforms.
Central to all my web creations is my eight years of experience in marketing. It ensures every site I create is made with a marketer’s flair and foundational understanding of how to drive traffic and build an audience.
This means all my sites are visually beautiful, easy to use, and very marketable. I can build you a fully functioning eCommerce website and help you drive traffic through multiple marketing channels and optimise for conversions. Among the many services I’m delighted to offer:
I understand the idea of creating a new website can be intimidating. It’s hard to know where to start, and harder still to journey on once you’ve begun. That’s why I take pride in making sure each eCommerce website design I start is with a really strong foundation. One that is built by taking into account the client’s needs, understands what they want to achieve, and leaves room for them to grow and expand in the future. Only then do I begin the website creation process.
My versatility here is always a key part of my success in delivering eCommerce sites that delight. As an eCommerce website design specialist, marketer, and copywriter, I have the skills to create you an online identity that will showcase your business in the best possible light.
I have the proven experience and skills to deliver you a great new eCommerce website today. And if you want me to update your existing eCommerce platform, I’m more than capable.
My eCommerce websites can be created for brand new businesses and businesses who have traded offline for a number of years.
I’ll deliver you a versatile eCommerce website. One that is easy to use, integrates with your email and social media and gives you a foundation and the tools to build and grow your business into the future.
Website building is what I do each and every day, and I’m ready to do it for you today.
At present, my services begin and end with the digital world. I can help you with just about everything that involves the online ecosystem, but sourcing goods is best done via other channels. I absolutely can help point you in the right direction, however.
I try to keep costs low for my clients. That’s why I’m always happy to build user-friendly websites that make it easy for anyone to use and maintain them. This is typically done with WordPress, a content management system my dad uses easily with no issues. Maintaining an eCommerce platform in WordPress is really easy. This said, there are some clients who do prefer I take an active and ongoing role in their site. This is something I’m always happy to discuss.
Costs of running an eCommerce store vary depending on your needs. It’s just like fueling up your car at the gas station. Some people need to buy a little amount of fuel only, but others need a lot. Some really prefer premium fuel and are ready to spend a bit more accordingly. Providing exact figures is always a little difficult for that reason. Nonetheless for anyone really concerned about costs, usually once an eCommerce site is live you can keep it running and maintained for just a couple of hundred dollars a year.
The great thing about eCommerce today is that you can use a variety of platforms. Each has its pros and cons, and I have a flexible skill set as a web designer, ready and happy to work with any platform you prefer. If you want to start a totally new site right now, I always recommend WordPress. WordPress has the technical sophistication to guarantee I can create for you a really dynamic and attractive website. But it’s also got a really user-friendly design, so it’ll be easy for you to use once it’s set up (again, if my dad who is a bit tech-weary can use WordPress I’m convinced anyone can!).
From my experience over the years building websites, I always recommend one of two options:
Everybody who shops online knows PayPal. It’s local and global, used by people to purchase goods that cost just a couple of dollars all the way to thousands of dollars. It’s also a very easy payment option to maintain and links to your local bank account, so transferring money from and to your Paypal account should be very straightforward.
In the event PayPal is not an option (or you’d just like to try something else), eWay is also great.
The all-in-one credit card solution may not have the name brand recognition of PayPal, but it’s fast, secure, and makes it easy for customers to pay via credit card on your eCommerce store.
Absolutely, every eCommerce website I build is made with real flexibility so it can meet every need. I can create for you a site that’ll integrate with your courier of choice, and ensure the integration is sleek, seamless, and quick for you and your customers to use.
I always look to provide as much info as I can on a question like this but it really can be like answering the question ‘how long is a piece of string?’
The answer to how much a new eCommerce site costs? It depends.
It depends on what you want to achieve with your eCommerce site, what design you have in mind and the size of your business (and how big you’d like it to grow).
These factors notwithstanding, I am always ready to provide a ballpark estimate as a guide: to build a strong and stylish eCommerce website it’s ideal to budget between $6,000-15,000.
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