Implementing Ecommerce: What You Need To Know

Shopping online has evolved greatly over the past 10 years. Think back to the early to mid 90’s and many people were still too scared to make the leap to online shopping – mostly due to security issues. Now millions of people shop online every day, buying anything from a book to a car. It seems if you need it, you can find it online.

Implementing Ecommerce: What You Need To Know

As a web designer it is a great idea to know the ins and outs of ecommerce and how to set up a great site that is easy to navigate and easy to make a purchase. From shopping cart options, to the best navigational set up, it takes a lot to build these types of sites.


Shopping online has evolved greatly over the past 10 years. Think back to the early to mid 90’s and many people were still too scared to make the leap to online shopping – mostly due to security issues. Now millions of people shop online every day, buying anything from a book to a car. It seems if you need it, you can find it online.

Implementing Ecommerce: What You Need To Know

As a web designer it is a great idea to know the ins and outs of ecommerce and how to set up a great site that is easy to navigate and easy to make a purchase. From shopping cart options, to the best navigational set up, it takes a lot to build these types of sites. Leer más “Implementing Ecommerce: What You Need To Know”

Planning your E-Commerce Website

by Kyle Prior

Planning your E-Commerce Website

Whether theming an e-commerce website or doing a full-scale build, one of the most important parts in the whole process is the planning. Planning a build before you start can sometimes seem like a bit of a tedious and time-consuming task, but not only will it make everything run a lot smoother, it will also save a lot of time.

You may be wondering where you even begin, and that’s what this article will help you answer.

What Do You Want Your Site To Do?

Let’s start at the beginning. Since we are talking about an e-commerce site, I’m guessing that the aim is to sell something. We need to figure out ways to make it more compelling to buy that something.

Try to make it as easy as possible for the customer to buy your products. The well-known three-click rule applies here: You want your customer to get to what they are looking for in three or less clicks. Any more, and they may just give up. The user interface should be a primary subject to plan for.


by Kyle Prior

Planning your E-Commerce Website

Whether theming an e-commerce website or doing a full-scale build, one of the most important parts in the whole process is the planning. Planning a build before you start can sometimes seem like a bit of a tedious and time-consuming task, but not only will it make everything run a lot smoother, it will also save a lot of time.

You may be wondering where you even begin, and that’s what this article will help you answer.

What Do You Want Your Site To Do?

Let’s start at the beginning. Since we are talking about an e-commerce site, I’m guessing that the aim is to sell something. We need to figure out ways to make it more compelling to buy that something.

Try to make it as easy as possible for the customer to buy your products. The well-known three-click rule applies here: You want your customer to get to what they are looking for in three or less clicks. Any more, and they may just give up. The user interface should be a primary subject to plan for.

Who’s Going to Buy From You?

Another important factor to take into account is your audience. This is something that you should consider researching properly; knowing who will want to buy your products is something that influences your design. Leer más “Planning your E-Commerce Website”