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Starting first ecommerce website

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by ManiacDrummer, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. ManiacDrummer

    ManiacDrummer Registered Member

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    I am going to start my first ecommerce site selling musical instruments & accessories. I have my domain and have an ipage hosting account. Here is where is would appreciate some advice...What is the best free eCommerce software that I could use to launch my store with? I am going to be selling amazon products and possibly other products from different sources. I was thinking about trying Magento or Woocommerce. Not sure what is better. I have wordpress installed just now.
     
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    evanwyatt Newbie

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    Hello,

    You may also add eAssistance Pro live chat module on your website for providing customer support service to web visitors.
     
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    Woocommerce all the way.
     
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  5. ManiacDrummer

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    Alright I am using WooCommerce. Still trying to find a good tutorial on how to setup the pages. In the settings the pages tab is gone.
     
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    I been using Zen Cart for 4yrs and love it
     
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    Schema.org's product markup can help you with rankings as well ;)
     
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    +1 for woocommerce. Nice and easy with plugins. Magento can be more complicated.
     
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    Opencart is a good alternative if you wish to have a look around but I can vouch for WooCommerce too, it's a great platform.

    Once you're established, adding more SKU's and gaining traffic, Magento is the daddy of e-commerce platforms, it's very powerful and feature packed but needs lots of resources.
     
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    Another +1 for Woocommerce. Your hosting, ipage, may not suffice though. I had to change to a VPS because shared hosting with woocommerce was way too slow, but test it out and see for yourself.
     
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    Alright I just switched my hosting to Hostwinds and purchased the WooCommerce Amazon Affiliate plugin. Now I just need to figure out how everything works haha. I am also looking for a cool theme though I am going to attempt to create my own.
     
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    andrewj2 Newbie

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    Opencart is quiet simple, If you want excellent eCommerce to meet all your feature requirements also then you could choose magento but resources are low.
     
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    I would suggest you to start with WooCommerce. It is very easy.

    Also, recently I have seen Shopify advertising on Facebook that you can sell directly in Facebook (Facebook Store) with their plugin installed. So you can consider Shopify as well.

    I have tried to use Magento.. it is too complicated for me. I have WooCommerce Shop now. Much easy to manage.
     
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    Have you considered using JigoShop or Shopp plugins ? Both seem to be well received.
     
  17. ManiacDrummer

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    I will have to look into those but i did just get the Kingdom amazon affiliate theme.