Building a website is not easy. There are technical as well as creative aspects to be considered. However, it depends on our client’s need and affordability. If you are well-versed with coding, you can create a website on your own saving lots of money and if you are not, you can hire a web developer/designer individual or agency to do it for you, however it is going to be quite expensive. Overall, it can take from a day or two to almost 14 weeks to build an ecommerce website. It all depends on your preference.
What is involved in setting up an ecommerce website?
Well, there are few very important factors to be kept in mind before making the website public. The following factors are discussed in brief--
Choose a brand name: You must give your brand a particular name, which should reflect your vibe and personality
Obtain a domain name: A domain name must be bought from various hosting platforms available online, this would give your brand a unique identity to be able to rank on SERPs.
Secure an SSL Certificate: This is one of the most crucial factors since the websites with ‘https’ domain alongside an SSL certificate act as a strong encrypted connection, which protects any user-sensitive information to be leaked midway.
Get the right hosting package: A web host stores all the content and files of a website Since every domain needs to have a web host, it is important to choose a good hosting platform with right plans & reliable customer support service. For example, Bluehost, SiteGround etc.
Secure an IMA: For allowing customers to be able to make transactions on the website, a merchant account acts as a mediator to allow payments process smoothly. Merchant account becomes more important in case of an ecommerce website.
Choose Payment Service Provider (PSP): In basic terms, it can be understood as a payment gateway such as PayPal etc.