eCommerce is a fast-growing industry that allows many entrepreneurs to get started with an online store. OpenCart is one of the leaders in the eCommerce industry and today we introduce 5 tips to launching an eCommerce website in Asia using OpenCart for free.
1. Getting a Domain Name
You can get a domain name from many different suppliers. Make sure your chosen hosting company provides a one- click cart installation through an easy-to-use interface such as C-Panel. Here are a few web hosting companies that provide this service:
Once your hosting provider has been selected, it’s time to choose a domain name. Make sure you choose a domain name that’s both easy to spell and remember. Remember: The domain name will represent your entire business.
2. Theme Setup
Within the OpenCart marketplace, there’s over a thousand themes to choose from. It’s an easy process to select and activate your chosen theme. Most of the themes available in the marketplace are equipped with galleries, sliders, and sample text built in, too.
3. Adding Products
Before uploading products to your store, you should add categories to the site menu – which makes it easy to sort and organise your products. To do that, just log into the backend of your store and scroll down to Catalog > Categories and add your desired categories.
Next, it’s time to add your products. An online shop without products will not attract users to visit your site and there’s nothing for them to buy!
4. Accepting Online Payments
The OpenCart integration was developed by OpenCart in Partnership with eWAY and allows merchants to accept online credit card payments easily and securely.
5. Shipping Services
OpenCart comes fully equipped with support for multiple shipping methods. Some of these are:
- Australia Post
- Flat Rate
- United States Postal Service
You are now all set to start selling to the world and make your eCommerce dream come true!