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You know you want to sell online, but you do not know where to start. In this video, we'll help you plan your online store so you can quickly make your vision a reality. Visit GoDaddy to learn more

Thinking about jumping into the e-commerce pool, but not on where to start? This video provides information and ideas to help you create an online store that generates traffic and generates sales.

Today's technology makes it incredibly easy to launch an ecommerce website. All-in-one, user-friendly and affordable web publishers, such as GoDaddy's Online Store, offer customizable themes, drag-and-drop tools and all the features you need to exploit the massive global marketplace.

But if you do not want to build it yourself or if you want a highly customized or complex website, there are professionals who can build it for you, such as the GoDaddy Web Store design service experts.

Whether you build it yourself or hire a professional, thorough and thorough planning will take you a long way towards a successful opening up and future profitability.

Start by checking out what your competitors are doing. Visit their online stores and look good. Take notes on what you like and do not like. Then make a plan. To help you get started, consider these questions:

How can I find my store looking and feeling? Professional, capricious, sophisticated, eclectic? If you use a DIY tool like GoDaddy's online store, you can choose from a host of themes that allow you to refine the overall look of your store. If you use a professional design service, well, the sky is the limit.

What types of payments can I accept? Credit card, debit card, PayPal, cash delivery? Most e-commerce sites include an online payment method so that customers can complete their purchase on the site. The security of transactions is essential, so make sure your store has it. GoDaddy's Online Store comes with a secure payment to protect your customers.

What shipping method should I use? Based on weight, lump or free? Do I want to ship to overseas? By offering your customers, appropriate shipping methods can reduce the dropout of the basket and increase sales.

Do I charge sales tax? This is a question for your accountant. Make sure you ask.
What quality should my product photos be of high quality? What information and product specifications should I include? When selling online, there are no photos too clear or detailed information too detailed.

Do I have to offer promotions or coupons? The correct answer is "Yes"! Discounts on products and shipping are a great way to motivate, reward and retain customers.

How will I provide customer service? Email, phone, online form? When customers get outside, make sure you or an employee gets you closer as quickly as possible. By clearly displaying your refund policy and terms of service, you can reduce your customer service burden.

Do I need a review function on my store? This is a good idea. Research shows that people consider online customer reviews as strongly as word of mouth recommendations. And a review feature directly on your site allows you to quickly process negative reviews.

Finally, your online store can increase your sales quickly and dramatically, so make sure you have a solid process in place to fill orders and manage stocks.

With a little planning and the right resources, launching and running your online store can be a fun and highly profitable business.

Video credits to GoDaddy YouTube channel