Ecommerce sites are the new trend these days. Before you talk to a Web Development agency or start investing a huge amount onto this new online business idea, there are things you must consider.
First Thing You Should consider is the Budget.
Based on the budget, we can opt for custom made ecommerce solutions or ready made ecommerce platforms.There are a number of ecommerce platforms/engines available like Woocommerce, Opencart etc which can be used if you have a limited budget. But these Platforms are not a scalable if you have a longterm plan. But they would be the best way to give life to your idea in an affordable rate. Maybe you can give it a try and then if things go well then you can switch to a custom solution.
Second important thing to consider is the volume of Products
If you plan to open a online shop with 50 products, then the best way to get it done would be Woocommerce or Opencart. But if you plan to start with 1000s of products then you should go for a custom made ecommerce application itself. I dont have anything against readymade ecommerce solutions, but most of these free open source applications carry a lot of weight and are not optimized, it can affect the performance of the site especially when you have a lot of products. But this is not the case if its 50-100 product website.
Custom ecommerce solutions will obviously cost more than readymade platforms like Woocommerce, Opencart or Magento.
So the conclusion is that you should choose a solution based on your budget and the volume of the products you intend to sell. so the next questions is, what will I do if I have 1000s of products to sell and my budget is low? I would say please try to increase your budget :).
Hi, Well everyone seems to worry about this one problem, about website hacking. And its true it is something we all should be worried about. We can see that hacking has become a popular method of breaking someone even if its just a difference or opinion between two groups. But its for real it happens and below are some points which will help you to make sure your website doesnt get hacked.
1. Use Strong Passwords
Make sure you use strong passwords for your websites. Strong passwords will always have special characters, Lowercase and Uppercase letters in them, so that it will be hard for hackers to find the right combination and break our credentials. Most people use simple passwords like their birthday info or just typing in 12345, all these are done just for ease of remembering them, but they do not understand the vulnerability of such passwords.
2. Make Sure you dont Share your credentials with anyone
Be it the cpanel detail of your server, or the credentials to your domain cpanel or the backend of the website, please make sure they are not shared with anyone.You may have to share it with your web developers, but you can always change them as soon as their tasks is completed.
3. Change Password Regularly
Make it a practise to change your credentials every month or every 3 months which is a very fine practise to safeguard the credentials. You must have noticed that Sites which involve financial transactions usually prompt us to change credentials of our account on regular intervals and their intension is also the same. To safeguard us from Hackers.
Lately we see ads about a lot of free website building sites or companies, To name a few they are Wix, Weeble and Squarespace. I must say they have got quiet popular. Well how wouldnt want a free website especially when you can get it done in a few steps using the premade templates these Services offer.
But the sour truth we need to understand is that, nothing comes free. How do you imagine these websites make money. How can they exist without charging you? So lets understand the hard facts, What you receive for free will be a very simple version of what they offer. They just use the word free to navigate you to their website and make you understand their service.
The next bitter truth is the using such sites will not build any organic backlinks for your website or bring organic traffic. Well we all build websites so that they show up in Search engines when a target customer searches for a business.
The Next big issue is that when we subscribe for such services, we are just using templates that they have in their store not a custom design, nor do they offer custom designs. And the other thing is that once you spend money or their service , I mean for the advanced options, and then you go on and one day you want out. Let me tell you its not possible. You will not be able to migrate your site to a different provider. You’re stuck with them for the rest of your websites life.
Conclusion: Don’t waste your time and money subcribing for such services where you’ll have your business placed on, online presence in today’s business world is a requirement but you need the right one in order to be able to compete and grow on it’s basis, don’t make the mistake so many has already made believing on ad campaigns directed to all of us and representing the wrong message. Finding the right web design company is not always an easy path but still it is the right choice and the only one that can bring you what you really need without complications.
Best of the lucks in you online endeavor and avoid free website builders companies always!
Here are some of the popular Design Trends we see in 2017.
Parallax has become very popular, and that too for a good reason. It brings in a lot of visitor attention with every scroll. Well parallax has its own negative sides its true but its does grab a lot of attraction making it very popular these days.
Its the age were we websites are 50% or more with Graphic. Big Pictures, Large Sliders etc are the new trend. Great Photos with Some custom cool effects will always help your website and will certainly be an addition to the overall user experience.
2. Flat Designs
Not Sure how this became a trend but in the old days designers used to come up with complicated designs and to show off. But those are all changed now. Flat Design is has stolen the show now. Flat designs are simple but elegant, It brings in a minimalist feeling and user experience. Even Industry giants promote flat design concepts. This trend that came in 2017 is revolutionary.
Man Animations are back in business. Who wouldnt like some cool animations in their site. Animations saw a decrease in popularity after Adobe Flash went down and other compatability issues of flash player. But thanks to HTML5 , they are back and are once more stealing the show. HTML 5 animation can load without any other software installed into the browser. Designs have become more interesting with them coming back.
4. Video Background
This was something which was unthinkable in the past, but yes now its the new trend. Video background and Video loops will be used more in the days to come, The Days of static images might end as the Internet is getting faster and videos will replace images.