Thanks to the worldwide web you can sell any products anywhere in the world. It also means that you can avoid the expense of a brick and mortar storefront and focus your energy on an online store. But how exactly do you go about setting up such an outlet? At Prototype Monster we can guide you through the entire process.
The internet changed the way we do a lot of things. It has made the planet a much smaller place to where you can buy things any time of the day or night. eCommerce is essentially the act of creating an online location where customers can purchase your products through the internet. They can be anywhere in the world and that means your online store never closes. It also means that your product will have a much larger reach than just in your local market.
However, you can’t just whip up a website and expect business to suddenly take off. An eCommerce web design is specific for the selling of products. It involves webpages that show and describe your inventory, information related to the development of your product and a secure payment portal where customers can order your product to be shipped to them.
All of these elements require careful planning and execution. There are search engine optimization (SEO) considerations, compliance issues and security matters that all have to play significant roles in the development of your eCommerce platform. It is also a vital piece of the puzzle along the route your idea has taken towards becoming reality.
An eCommerce website also gives you the opportunity to get your product out to the marketplace faster and more efficiently. With the right design for your web presence, you will have control over how your product is promoted and sold through the online eCommerce platform.
At Prototype Monster, we would work with you to develop the perfect eCommerce solution for your product. That would include the following:
1 – Responsive Design
What this means is that your eCommerce website would work on all internet devices. With the high number of handheld devices being used in today’s world, your online store has to be designed in such a manner that users can access and shop through your eCommerce site regardless of the device they use – laptop, desktop, tablet or phone.
2 – Allow Guest Checkouts
Typically an eCommerce site requires a user to create an online profile or account in order to shop at that specific online location. Many mobile users are shying away from this extra step and are opting to support online businesses that permit guest checkouts. In other words, online shopping without having to create an account. This may expand your customer base.
3 – Search Functions
It may sound obvious, but many eCommerce sites do not include search options for visitors to ‘look around’ the rest of your eCommerce site to see what other products you are offering. Imagine it being like having an actual shop in a community and shoppers walking in and looking around. A search function built into your eCommerce website does this very same thing for your website. If a shopper can’t look around or can’t find what they are looking for, they will leave.
4 – Security
One of the most important elements to consider with your eCommerce site is security. This is particularly crucial when payments are being made with credit cards or any other banking format. Your eCommerce web design requires encryption that is compliant with current standards and protects all parties involved. Without proper payment security, you risk losing business from your customers. With high level security you build trust with your customers which often translate into repeat business and new business from referrals.
5 – Site Optimization
This is the technical stuff we can really work on to make your eCommerce website hum. Optimization includes creating a website that loads fast, does not have any performance or display issues that may cause customers to move on to somewhere else. Optimization also includes several ‘internet tricks’ that will attract search engines to your site. Without the indexing of search engines, your website is as good as an unlisted phone number. When pages get indexed (listed and filed by a search engine) it becomes part of the reference material a search engine will offer to internet users who enter queries in search boxes.
Our internet web design team can take your product and create an eCommerce solution for you that will attract business and build your business in ways you could not manage without the expert advice, knowledge and skills of professional eCommerce designers. There are several online solutions that offer the five points listed above, but at Prototype Monster we believe that if we have been working with you to this point in the development of your product, why wouldn’t we offer an affordable eCommerce option under the same roof? You already know us and we already know your product from the inside out. This makes our eCommerce web design team the most knowledgeable partners you’ll find to work on your online store.
Have some questions?
All you have to do is contact us for details. Our eCommerce web design solutions are available to anyone. Even if we have not worked on the development of your product, we can still enhance your online business with our responsive, secure, fast and easy to use eCommerce platform and design. We want to see you succeed and have the tools available to make that happen. Contact us at Prototype Monster today to get the ball rolling on building your internet empire!
At Prototype Monster we can take your idea along that journey to reality. eCommerce website design is an important step along that route. Prototype Monster is based in South Florida. We are a design and engineering firm that provides service to clients across the United States and Caribbean.