Business Store Portal: Selling Your Products Online

by Angela Melfi
Business Store Portal: Selling Your Products Online
  • May 19, 2011
  • Website Development, Website Applications, E-Commerce & Shopping Cart

Design: Your online store should provide shoppers with a satisfying experience and that starts at the door, or in the case of a store portal, at your home page. Your design should provide shoppers with instant access to your product both visually and functionally.

  • Interactive ajax slide shows,
  • visible shopping carts and login panels,
  • quick links to popular products or sales products

All the above provide your customers with the tools to find what they want and purchase without hassle. These E-Commerce strategies need to be built into your design from Nobis the beginning.

Development: With a variety of programming languages, off the rack software and template sites flooding the market, you have to make a choice based on your store requirements.

  • How many products will you display?
  • How many views or styles will you have of each product?
  • How often will you change, update or add products?
  • Will you have an online inventory system, customer database, email blasting?
  • Do you want users to be able to order from their mobile phone?

If you think your business will grow quickly or if you have an established business you are adding the store portal to, custom website applications give you the most amount of flexibility and growth potential.

Merchant Account: Choosing a merchant account has never been easier and cheaper. With more businesses creating online storefronts, banks now compete with a bevy of online services. Unless you already use a bank as a merchant for your brick and mortar store, online merchants can provide highly competitive rates which can be integrated easily into your store portal and E-Commerce check out. Please see our article on Merchant Accounts for more detailed information on choosing a provider.

These are the main considerations for developing your online store. With Internet shopping growing exponentially, a custom-built store portal can provide shoppers with their own dashboard and allows companies to have all their functions automated (inventory, communications, billing, alerts), making sure money Nobis outlet online flows in 24/7 from any location.