We will guide you through the process of building ecommerce websites in Singapore! Read and discover what you need to consider before starting the process!
Today, anyone can set up and design an online storefront. In the last couple of years, we have all seen the rise of online stores, from clothing stores to ecommerce sites for toys, electronics, and etc. Capitalizing on the ecommerce market and setting up an online store in Singapore seems easy, however, you must be wondering – where does one even start in such a competitive business world?
Whatever the ecommerce solution you choose, you must know how the process of building ecommerce websites goes.
Here are, the most important things you need to consider before building your first ecommerce site in Singapore:
- Attractive design, colors, and layout: The appearance of your site will be an essential factor behind the success of your online store. Good website design results in more trust, it encourages visitors to stick around longer, and convert them into paying and loyal customers. When building ecommerce websites, you must be aware of the good practices in creating your website layout. You need to be familiar with the ins and outs of the online store, you need to make it hyper user-friendly, and you need to adopt a mobile-first mindset.
- Security & backup: As an online store, you will be dealing with your customers’ payment and personal information. Such information is attractive to cybercriminals and hackers who can steal personal information such as credit card numbers, PayPal account details, and more. In order for you to prevent this from happening, there are certain web protocols that should be in your ecommerce website such as Secure Sockets Layer or SSL, security plugins, and etc. This way, you will ensure the safety of your customers’ data.
- Third-party integrations: The most popular ecommerce web hosting providers can extend their functionality through the use of apps and plugins. Shopify, for example, is populated with over 1500 applications and all of them work to improve your ecommerce functionality. The applications can help you manage your store inventory, track shipments, process payments, setup subscriptions, and much more. The most important and widely-used plugins can be useful to your ecommerce website. Some of them are Google Analytics, Akismet, MailChimp, and Yoast SEO.
Now you know how to start the right way and what kind of features any ecommerce website should have!
— Carlos Rachedi (@el_gordo_) 14 de julio de 2017