Selling is not always require a store but nowadays the virtual world is one of the alternative and effective way to selling (known as online shop). Even online shop has many advantages because the cost is relatively cheaper and can also reach buyers from all over the world, can open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, you do not need to rent a store and it also does not require employee at all.
The step you need to make an online store :
Choose the place
Free, There are several places that provide free facilities such as blogger.com blogspot, multiply.com, wordpress.com. Use this facilities is easy even you do not need to be an expert to design your blog appearance because they provide many interesting and good template you can choose.
Paid, Now there are many online store service providers you can rent. The cost is about $100 per year and can be extended again as you wish. This price includes the purchase of the domain name and hosting and also one year of training and maintenance. With use this facilities you can have the appropriate address and website design that you want.
Choose the domain name
Choose the domain name with an easy keyword to remember. By using the familiar and easy keyword, your online store will easy found by our visitors trough search engines.
Put your address
Put your address, email or phone number clearly to make people easy to contact you. For more convincing, you can also attach your photos and the picture of the items that will be on sale.
Have a clearly rules
Make an easy rules and etiquette about the payment, how to order and the delivery.
Boxed the material or items ordered in a safety way and make sure the material not damaged till the destination place. Choose a reliable delivery service and cheap. Save memo / receipt for the delivery of control.
How to increasing the visitor and buyers?
- Make an online campaign trough a free or paid media.
- Join the online communities.
- Banner exchange link with each other online store.
- Do also the online campaign such as : make a brochure and put it on your car or tell to all your friend about your online store.
- Provide product knowledge and product description with detail, clear and convincing visitor to buy.
- Display the product picture in an interesting way.
- Give a special price or discount or souvenirs with your online store website name on it.
Have an internet banking or online payment media
Choose a bank account who have an International network and internet banking facilities to easier you to control the payment from your buyer or you can also choose the online payment media like paypal to facilitate your International transaction. Apply and see the detail about paypal here