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How to Start a Successful E-Commerce Business?
If you’ve got questions about starting an e-commerce business, consider the following tips and recommendations:
1. Decide what you want to do and define your niche
2. Have a plan
3. Market research on your product's merchantability, demand, supply and competitors.
4. Design a site with a personality
5. You need a user friendly and no hassle ecommerce shopping cart
6. You need a payment gateway and merchant account.
7. Start marketing and advertising your ecommerce site
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Use secure payment gateways
Allow social media site integration
Offer some deals or discounts
Thank you JoMatt for adding these points.
I have written answer at quora on how to start eCommerce business step by step guide. I think this answer will give you better idea to start online store successfully.
5. I just have a suggestion on the shopping cart. Choosing a shopping cart which have user friendly and no hassle requires you to be really careful. Magento, Prestashop, Wordpress WooCommerce and Shopify are the biggest one in this field. However, in this five big shopping carts, Magento is concerned to be the most common one with many attractive features which promise to enhance your sales and manage your store perfectly. If you concern to use Magento but has chosen another shopping cart, do not worry about that. Magento migration service can help you to solve all. More details, see here: http://litextension.com/shopping-cart-migration.html
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