You’ve decided to take the plunge and create an e-commerce website. Congratulations! You’re about to embark on a journey that will (hopefully) result in increased sales and a whole lot of satisfied customers. But before you can start reaping the rewards of your hard work, there are a few things you need to know. Here’s what you should keep in mind before creating an e-commerce website.

Pick the Right Platform

The first step is to pick the right platform for your e-commerce website. There are a number of different options out there, and it can be tough to decide which one is right for you. Do some research and ask around for recommendations before settling on a platform. Once you’ve made your decision, it’s time to get started building your site.

Choose a Domain Name

Your domain name is important—it’s how your customers will find you online. Take some time to brainstorm and come up with a good, catchy domain name that accurately represents your brand. Once you have a domain name, it’s time to choose a hosting provider. 
There are a number of different hosting providers out there, so again, do some research and read reviews before making your decision. Once you’ve picked a provider, they’ll help you get set up with email accounts and anything else you need to get started.  now it’s time to start building your site!


Design Your Site          

Now that everything is set up, it’s time to start designing your site. This is where you’ll really get to show off your brand identity and make sure that everything looks professional and polished. Pay close attention to the overall design of your site—you want it to be visually appealing and easy to navigate. Make sure that all of your product photos are high-quality, and take the time to write compelling product descriptions that will make people want to buy from you.  And don’t forget about the checkout process—you want it to be as smooth and simple as possible so that people don’t abandon their shopping carts midway through.  The more user-friendly your site is, the better!

Test Everything Before You Launch  

Before you officially launch your e-commerce website, it’s important to test everything first. Create some fake products and go through the entire process from start to finish—add items to your cart, fill out shipping information, enter payment details, etc.—to make sure that everything works the way it’s supposed to. It would be pretty embarrassing (and costly) if someone tried to buy something from your site only to find out that the checkout process didn’t work properly! Once you’re confident that everything is working properly, then you can officially launch your site and start selling! 


Did you know? 

You can easily deliver all your sales channels with one software solution that unifies them. With LS Central for Retail, you get to simplify life as an omnichannel retailer while giving customers the freedom of choice when they browse and shop from any device or location – anytime! 
Coders is an LS Retail Diamond partner. Get in touch, our team is always ready to help you move forward! 
Creating an e-commerce website can be a daunting task, but if you follow these steps, you’ll be well on your way to success. Just remember to pick the right platform, choose a great domain name, design a user-friendly site, and test everything before going live. With a little bit of hard work (and maybe even some late nights), you’ll have an e-commerce website that looks great and functions even better…