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 for having a great eCommerce site are clear. Your operation shifts from a 9-5 to a 24 hour business. Your business shifts from trading locally to trading globally. Building a customer base with seamless digital marketing becomes easy and pleasurable to do.
But knowing where to start can be tough, right? There’s so many options out there. And it’s only made harder when you’ve already got an existing biz you want to bring online.
Challenges like these are what I resolve for clients in my eCommerce work. As a freelancer web designer I’m hard at
work everyday building websites to give my clients an eCommerce advantage. I bring to every project a versatile skill set
that can meet their needs, and deliver them a really fantastic eCommerce website at the end.
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 and every one is a website that:
I build websites that are dynamic and flexible. Websites that work with a variety of eCommerce platforms. Central to all my web creations is over 8 years experience I hold in digital 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 on the site.
This means all my sites are visually beautifully, 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 began. That’s why I take pride in ensuring all eCommerce websites I build begin with a really strong foundation. One that learns a client’s needs, understands what they want to achieve, and then begins the creation process.
My versatility here is always a key part of my success in delivering eCommerce sites that delight. As a web designer, marketer, and copywriter, I’ve the skills to create you an online identity that will showcase your business, and build it a unique identity online.
I’ve the proven experience and skills to deliver you a great new eCommerce website today. I can make you a brand new one from scratch, and also update your existing website.
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 will give you that confidence to build your business into the future.
Website building is what I do each and everyday, and I’m at the 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 economy, 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 site my dad uses easily with no issues. Maintaining an eCommerce 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 only a little fuel, but others need a lot. Some really prefer the 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 have their pros and cons, and I’ve a flexible skill set as a web designer, ready and happy to work with any platform you prefer. If you’re right now wanting to start a totally new site? 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 setup (again, if my good 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 for regular payment to your account.
In 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 a 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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