How do I setup an ecommerce website?

For online storefront, you need something better than a cheap web hosting or budget web hosting. You'll need a plan that offers 24x7 support, and dedicated IP address for SSL installation. The plan should also provide you with high-quality, shopping cart enabled, and secured server environment for conducting secure business tractions online.

Ecommerce web hosting substantially improves your ability to reach customers with online catalogues, personalized profile, and decreased overall cost of doing business. It is an ultimate vehicle for reaching a broader group of customers, and increase your revenue without spending huge amount of investment. Ecommerce web hosting not only reach distant customers, but also improve communications with customers and increased exposure of your products and services. Even if occasional customer dispute occurs, as an ecommerce host you'll be able to access records of transactions and payments, avoiding the problem of misplaced paper records.

To establish an ecommerce website, you'll need to do some research and setup following accounts and services.

Starting an online business is no different than starting a bricks-and-mortar business. Before you begin setting up your business, you'll need to put together a solid business plan that includes all the bells and whistles of your business objects including competitor analysis and marketing plans. No one will visit your site if your online store is not advertised or promoted on media. To get it exposed to search engines, it's a good idea to build your website search engine friendly from the ground up, and also place pay-per-click marketing campaign during initial debut and until your site is ranked well on some of the major search engines. To learn more about search engine optimization, please visit SEO page of our website.

This article is written by Scott Seong, President and CEO of Edula, Inc. If you have questions or comments about this article, please forward them to