Just like building web applications, there are a lot of different ways to build an e-commerce website. It all starts with proper planning and discovery. At Artonic, we can build your e-commerce website on a variety of platforms including SolidShops, Magento, Open Cart, and more. We are not a one-size-fits-all service. To be successful, you need the choice that will bring you the best results.
We will assist with setting up merchant and gateway accounts. We will also completely handle the dedicated IP, SSL certificate, hosting, and domain name for you. As mentioned above, we usually work with First Data and Authorize.net, however, we can work with any merchant and gateway provider. For all pieces required for an e-commerce site, on-going costs are in the vicinity of $60 - $100 per month plus credit card transaction fees of roughly 3%.
This is where it gets fun. Once you have an online store, you need to market it just like you would any other retail business. Unless you have studied search engine optimization and paid marketing management for several years, you may need our assistance to pull off a successful marketing campaign. E-commerce websites benefit greatly from paid advertising campaigns. We can also involve social networking to create viral success for your e-commerce site. Working with you, we will establish a budget and plan for making your e-commerce site a success!
With smartphone and tablet use at an all time high and growing rapidly, making sure your e-commerce site is accessible from mobile devices is crucial. The mobile retail market is limited right now and entering into this medium can increase sales dramatically. We can build your e-commerce site in a way that only requires you to manage one store to update products and content across both your primary online retail store and your mobile store. This is just another example of how we do things the right way, the first time around at Artonic.