Online Shopping Services
I recently ventured into the world of creating digital information products and selling them via my website. One of the biggest dilemmas I faced was deciding which shopping cart provider to go with.
Having worked with various systems for clients, I knew my way around setting these up, but when it came to my own online shopping cart system I couldn't decide the best way forward. Ultimately I ended up making a poor choice by going a cheaper alternative route, than the service I really wanted. The reason I made this poor decision was lack of confidence on my part - I wasn't sure how well my product would sell and didn't want to invest heavily in a service that I may not need or use!
The reality of going the cheaper route? I had customers who weren't able to download their product or make a payment and I lost revenue because of this!
To save you the same trouble I went through, here are my top 6 tips for ensuring that you get the right shopping cart system for YOUR business.
Think about your long-term goals. Having a system that grows with your business is crucial to your long-term goals, particularly if you're planning on launching more products and services in the future.
You'll want to ensure that the shopping cart system you choose can easily handle additional products and services.