Services: eCommerce Site

March 15th, 2012ServicesComments Off on Services: eCommerce Site
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4 Pages and Up to 5 Products

I can set up a web site using any number of eCommerce platforms. I currently use BigCommerce, and can build you a 4-page site with up to 5 products using one of their templates for $250.  Does not include price of domain name. Home page counts as one page. Price per hour for customizations and/or additional work: $25 (through March, 2012).

What is included in Your eCommerce Site?

I will gather information from you and create your store. Click here for start-up list.

  • Set up store and point your domain to it.
  • Create e-mail accounts and provide configuration details for you to receive them.
  • Apply the theme of your choice.
  • Edit shipping, tax, and order notification settings.
  • Integrate your payment gateway / merchant account.*
  • Set up online chat.
  • Populate information you supply for each product and set product options. Can also embed your videos from YouTube, if you have any (product videos are highly recommended, as they have been shown to increase conversion rates significantly).
  • Prepare your product and other store images for upload, and get them onto your store.
  • Optimize SEO for each product using a “focus keyword”. BigCommerce was my choice for our eCommerce platform because of it’s outstanding built-in SEO features.
  • Verify site with Google and submit a sitemap.
  • Export products for Google Product Search, if applicable
  • Create a favicon.
  • Provide step-by-step “how to” instructions to add products. BigCommerce has excellent tutorials for just about anything you may want to do.
  • Create up to 5 discount codes of your choosing.
  • Create one page banner using your artwork (or I can create it charging by the hour). You may also trade a “free page” for a “free banner.” For example, if you’d like a banner for the main page AND a banner for the top of each product page, but you don’t need 4 store pages, I’ll create 3 pages and two banners (does that make sense?).
  • Tweek basic system settings to your preferences.
  • Modify logo, if necessary, to fit store’s mobile mode.
  • Integrate your MailChimp or iContact account into store.
  • If products qualify, they will be added to comparison sites Bizrate/Shopzilla/Beso, Nextag, PriceGrabber, Shopping.com/MySimon.
  • Place a test order.
  • If you have a Facebook Page, I can add SocialShop to it. See the Transfer of Health page for an example of what it looks like.

*Please set up a merchant account with one of BigCommerces’ MANY partner companies. A free or premium PayPal account also works well with BigCommerce. You set up the merchant account, I’ll integrate it into the store.

Some Additional Costs and Options:

BigCommerce Monthly Fee: Up to 25 products: $24.95 per month from BigCommerce

Gateway Account and associated costs

Your own SSL would be extra (optional)

Other Website add ons and tools (optional, click here for resources): such as stock photos.

Additional Design Work (optional):

  • For a creative overhaul, I have a designer I can work with to get you an estimate.
  • To create something very specific for which you have the design concept, you just need it plugged into the site, I can provide you a bid. Example of my own BigCommerce design and customization: I turned the “Housewares” Template into LifeFoodStore.com. It has taken many hours, and several times back at the drawing board (and I still work on different aspects of it from time to time). So, I can do design work, but would need to do so on an hourly basis, collaborating and getting ongoing feedback from you.

Resources for Immediate Needs:

See Big Commerce Free Templates

BigCommerce Free Trial
Try Big Commerce FREE for 15 days. See why it’s the best way to sell online.

BigCommerce $100 Free AdWords Credit when you sign up
(if new to AdWords)
Receive up to $100 in Google AdWords Credit When You Purchase a BigCommerce Plan

GoDaddy $7.99 .COM through March, 2012
Get Noticed with a $7.99 .CO/.COM at GoDaddy.com.

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oLark Chat Services

Suggested Reading:

BigCommerce Support Page with tutorials and videos.

Tiffany Will Help

There are many ways that I can help, from setting up Alexa ranking, creating Twitter and Facebook pages, to back linking and submitting to search engines. Tell me how I can help!

 

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About Tiffany

The wife of an amazing, supportive man, Duane, and mother of 3 fantastic young adults, Tiffany lives an active life in Columbus, Montana, just west of Billings. She and Duane lived most of their lives in the magnificent Skagit Valley of Northwest Washington State, where they and their kids were born and raised. Twitter @TiffanyYoungren

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