Steps to set up an e-commerce site

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Steps to set up an e-commerce site

If you’re new to the world of online retail and are looking to step into ecommerce for the first time, there can be a lot of learning required. It’s not immediately obvious what’s required to get a new online business off the drawing board and into production. 


The nine basic steps you need to consider when setting up a brand new ecommerce website are as follows.

  1. Decide on a brand
  2. Secure your domain name
  3. Choose the right ecommerce platform
  4. A secure (SSL) certificate is a must 
  5. Choose the right hosting package
  6. Secure an internet merchant account (IMA)
  7. Choose a payment service provider (PSP)
  8. GDPR, terms and conditions
  9. Ongoing digital marketing


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