starting an online store

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Joined: 14 Mar 09
14 May 09 05:54:24 pm
I am new to salehoo and love the site and all of the information. I have sold on ebay for about one year and I am ready to start up an online store and I need alittle advice. I have read the post and information on the Forum related to on line store but i think i am getting it all jumbled up so here goes my questions. In order to start up my store do i use godaddy or someone like them and develope my web page and have it connected to the shopping cart. Do I need an SEO or do they do that for me? Do I need to purchase traffic blazer and buy a domain name?

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17 May 09 01:58:03 pm

I don't know about this traffic blazer, but what you have to do to start your own online store is as follow:

1. Decide on a name for your store and check if the domain is available for registration. if it does you can register it at godaddy or any other registrar

2. Decide if you want to pay for an online store package or build one yourself, in case you have decided go for an online store package order one - check that it includes hosting. if you want to build one yourself there are some free scripts like oscommerce etc.. Or you can pay for an store script that you can install by yourself. i like Interspire cart - its great don't forget that for the second choice you need to order hosting - you can do it at hostgator or godaddy - I prefer hostgator - their GUI is faster.

3. After you finished building your store you need to choose how you are going to get buyers - traffic
a. PPC traffic - paid traffic by adwords etc...
b. SEO traffic - free traffic by optimizing your store for search engines
c. pay someone reliable to do it for you - find a professional to help you get traffic to your site
I hope it helps.


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