Things to consider when setting up your E-shop (E-Commerce Website)
A lot of factors come in to play when creating an e-commerce(e-shop) website. The type of shopping cart system depends on a lot of variations like how many products do you plan to sell, what sort of features do you need to sell your products, and how do you plan to maintain your e-shop? As well as other factors.
The choices can be very overwhelming and take a lot of time to research. You may feel like you have been going round in circles! Often people choose a cart or system that they think is right for them only to find after weeks of frustration that it’s completely wrong or just too hard to manage.
That’s where PinkInk step in. We like to match the right system to the right business and save you a lot of hair pulling. We offer you choices of shopping cart systems that you can test out and play with before making your decision.
Or if you prefer, we can make the decision for you based on your requirements.
To take payments from your customers you will need a business bank account or a merchant bank account with your bank and a 3rd party gateway service such as Paypal.
Most small businesses starting out tend to use a standard bank account and a 3rd party payment gateway initially but it’s a great idea to look around or talk to your bank about fees for a Merchant Bank Account.
Here some 3rd party payment gateway’s that you might consider using.
If you’ve shopped around you might have noticed that opening an e-shop can be a very expensive endeavor. As a small business ourselves, we know that your budget is tight and you need to make every cent count. We have made it a top priority to create the best value for money e-commerce packages for your business.
Depending on the e-commerce package you require, there are some expenses you will need to factor in to when setting up your e-shop.
- Hosting and/or maintenance fee’s
- Domain name
- PinkInk Design
- Merchant Bank and 3rd party, payment gatway fee’s.