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How to set up an online store in a short time and with little money

27 de January de 2023

escrito por Paylands Cargo Dep. Comunicación

By now almost everyone knows that the post-COVID-19 world will not be the same as it was before and that online commerce has gained even more ground over physical stores. Few businesses today can afford not to make the digital leap, without a doubt the most advisable thing to do is to have a website and, ideally, also sell online, even if physical sales continue to work. And is that setting up an online store can be something much easier than some might imagine, besides not necessarily being expensive.

Today we are going to see the main keys to set up an online store in a short time and with little money, so that no one misses the opportunity to get on the digital train and adapt to the times:

Setting up an online store with little money

  • Domain and hosting: in this it will be necessary to invest a little money annually, but the truth is that there are really cheap providers that for very little per month allow you to have an exclusive web address for your company and host your store in the cloud. With a quick search you can find plenty of options, but it is worth spending a few days to make a comparison and read the fine print.
  • Website + eCommerce: Is it possible to set up a website with eCommerce for free? Yes. Do the free options allow as many options as the paid ones? No. But it is certainly a great idea to start with a content management system (CMS) that offers free plans such as WordPress, along with its online store plugin, WooCommerce. From there, it is possible to find options in any price range: the higher it is, the more sophisticated options it will offer.
  • Payment gateway: the only thing left to do is to implement the technology to start processing customer payments. And at this point we can save you the search by telling you that Paylands has the best conditions in the market, with very low commissions and the latest technologies to make selling online totally safe and easy to manage. [Find out more without obligation].

How to set up an online store in a short time?

The truth is that, unless you are a programmer or have a lot of web knowledge or someone you trust, it is difficult to set up a store in a short time and also for little money. Why? Because to avoid costs you need to search and compare suppliers and have the ability or patience to configure everything by yourself. Is it possible to do it without knowledge? Definitely yes, but in that case it will require a bit more time.

Luckily, there are free online tutorials to learn how to do almost anything, so if you do not have much time or money to set up an online store, it will be a matter of getting down to work as soon as possible to learn how to do it and have it up and running in a few days or weeks.

And as long as you don’t have an eCommerce website, a very popular alternative is to sell remotely by showing the products, for example, through social networks. During the quarantine it became very popular to connect with the public through these channels, show the products and send them wherever the customer wanted.

But how do you pay them in a safe and convenient way? Through the Paylands payment by link system, through which it is possible to send a payment link to customers via SMS, Whatsapp, e-mail, social networks… and they can complete the payment by entering their debit or credit card. Without having an online store, with maximum security and minimum investment, and with the support of a leading company in online payments. And, once you have your online store up and running, you will be able to continue managing payments easily from the same Paylands control panel.




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