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Ecommerce Platform

The Simplest eCommerce Platforms for Beginners

As the internet continues to expand and grow its capabilities, more and more people are starting remote or online businesses. Starting an online store is now easier than ever with a range of eCommerce platforms and dropship providers, and all you need is a few dollars and some marketing smarts.

One of the most important things when opening a new online store is getting the right eCommerce platform. Some platforms are made for large businesses or experienced designers, while others are much simpler, designed to be used by normal people who have a bit of an entrepreneurial streak.

With this in mind, here are the best eCommerce platforms for people starting their first online store:

Shopify:

I think that Shopify would top anyone’s list of the simplest eCommerce platforms out there. It is designed to help you create your online store with the least amount of fuss possible, even if you aren’t really very technologically minded. Shopify is adaptable to any business of any size. It boasts over 1000 apps which you can use to increase the success of your store. Best of all, it’s simple!

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Web Design

Single Page vs Multi Page Web Design – The Pros and Cons

In the past, multi-page web designs dominated the internet. Some websites even opted to split single articles or topics into multiple pages to keep the amount of content presented at any one time to a minimum. However, one-page website designs have begun to grow in popularity in recent times, with most quality designers offering both options.

Both single and multi-page website designs have their pros and cons, and both styles have particular function which make them attractive to certain people. When designing your website, it is important to consider both styles to decide which will have the greatest impact on your target audience. We have outlined the major pros and cons of both styles below. Hopefully they will help you get started on your web design journey:

Multi-page design:

Almost everyone is familiar with multi-page website designs. The standard layout involves a number of pages, each covering a particular topic or part of a topic, and each accessible via a home page and/or menu bar. Multi-page web design is generally used when people have a lot of content to present, but can detract from the main focus of a website (if there is one).

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Ecommerce Myth

Debunking The Biggest ECommerce Myth

Having an eCommerce business can be highly rewarding and we are not just talking about the financial rewards. It certainly has fewer barriers to entry compared to an offline business which needs premises and staff to name just two. An eCommerce business also enables you to run it from anywhere in the world as long as there is a reliable internet connection.

However, there is one aspect of starting an eCommerce that lots of beginners seem to have missed or possibly have been misinformed about. As a result, they start their business on the wrong footing, and sadly it fails before it even got started.

The problem is the misconception that you do not need any money to start an eCommerce business. This is simply not true. What is true is you can start an eCommerce business for a fraction of what it would cost to start the same sort of business offline. Offline you have a multitude of start-up costs, which include renting premises, buying stock, shipping and warehouse costs, paying staff, utilities, legal and insurance fees, and all of this is before you even open the doors!

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