How to Build a Professional e-Commerce Online Shop Website with Weebly
Building an e-commerce online shop with Weebly isn’t as difficult as you think.
Sure, there are a lot of other website builders out there that can also create e-commerce sites, but the majority of them are not as easy to use as Weebly.
Weebly is literally one of the easiest websites to use in the market – if you’ve tried them before, I don’t have to convince you of how flexible, intuitive and user friendly their user interface is.
But being an entrepreneur, you are probably interested in understanding if it’s the best option available for you. And being entrepreneurs ourselves, that’s a very reasonable question to ask.
[Later in this post below, we’ll show you a quick video demonstration of how to set up your e-commerce site with Weebly]
Does Weebly Have the Best E-Commerce Tools?
Straight forward answer – no.
There are other resources out there that have far more e-commerce tools than Weebly. But they are not as easy and user friendly as Weebly.
Weebly’s drag and drop tools are just that, drag, drop, create your website.
Don’t let all the bells and whistles that other web builders distract you. At the end of the day, your website is a tool for you to grow your website. It’s important, but not necessarily everything.
Getting distracted from difficult to use builders will hinder you from really growing your business. So selecting a user friendly builder such as Weebly is really something to consider.
Other Tools for your E-Commerce Business
So what other tools can you use to add to your online shop? In our (biased) view, we think that you can consider 2 things to take your business to the next level.
1) External Independent Shopping Carts
Ok, so some of you may need more sophisticated shopping carts for your Weebly website. Admittedly, Weebly’s e-commerce tools are a bit lacking at the time of this article. So there are two other shopping cart providers that works and is compatible with Weebly websites:
Both are very focused shopping carts that can be plugged into your Weebly website, giving you much more powerful tools to grow your business.
We also wrote another article about Weebly e-commerce sites here.
2) Premium Templates
So we’re not going to spend too much time on this bit of self-promotion :) But the general idea is that, if your online shop looks good, people will stick around and see what you have to offer.
How many times have you gone on a website, didn’t like how it looks, thought it was “scammy”, and left? We’ve done that many times.
Having a good looking website design gives you credibility. Check out some of our premium templates here.
Putting It All Together – Watch Us Build a Website
In this video below, we’ll show you from the start-to-finish, how we built an e-commerce store.
No tricks, no fast forwarding, just a bit of pre-filming preparation such as getting your images ready for uploading.
It’s 18 minutes, and you can see just how powerful combining Weebly our templates could be for your e-commerce website – it’s faster than making a meal at home.
Yes – you can do this too! Get started by selecting your favorite template!
Let me know what you think in the comments section below!