5 Common Myths of Building an Online Business

5 Common Myths of Building an Online Business

With so many new online shops being set up with each year, there are a few common ideas amongst new shop owners which may slow or even prevent their business from taking off. With this in mind, here are our top 5 myths of building an online business.  - "Build it and they will come!" Whilst this may to some degree be true of physical retail, sadly this isn't the case online. With many types of products being so saturated nowadays, there's virtually no way for potential customers to know you exist unless you tell them. This leads us onto mentioning Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO for short. Although a strategy to help your store climb the ranks of Google + Bing is highly recommended, it's an ongoing effort and more effective only in the long term. SEO alone is unlikely to create sales for your online shop in the short term. When starting up then, it's important to know that some investment of...
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When to Hire an OpenCart Developer

When to Hire an OpenCart Developer

Looking for an OpenCart Developer? OpenCart is an excellent open-source shopping cart solution. The software, which is powerful and simple to use, is available to download free of charge. It’s an ideal and cost-effective platform to build your online store with. And a solid rival to the titan of the industry, Magento. When building a new business, it’s tempting to minimise your budget for setting up online. OpenCart is free but realistically, developing your web shop is an investment (a good one!) and always will be. Here are a few good reasons why we always advise store owners to allocate a budget for ongoing development. What happens when your website just doesn’t work? You need commercial support when running an online business. It’d be nice to think OpenCart will work perfectly (for the most part it does). If your site frequently goes down within peak selling hours though and you’ve no idea why, you might as well stop. Being able to satisfy online customers, and with an excellent uptime, is vital to maintaining a...
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