Posted on September 24, 2013 | Category: Internet Marketing, Web Design
So you’re ready to take the leap into online sales and integrate eCommerce tools
into your website. There are a host of eCommerce solutions available, but selecting
the right one can feel overwhelming. Ecwid (the name stands for “eCommerce widgets,”)
is a great choice for people who want their shopping cart integration to be quick
and easy. This eCommerce solution is likely to be a good choice for businesses
that want to sell a small number of products, or for medium and large size businesses
whose requirements are fairly straightforward.
eCommerce solution a good fit for you?
Simple and intuitive user interface. It’s quick to set up. Adding products
is easy to do, and categorizing products keeps everything organized with little
effort. The dashboard at login provides an overview of recent orders and quick links
for setting up your store.
You get a lot of bang for your buck, even with the free version. Accounts
are free to set up and include nearly a full feature set. If you want to sell ten
products or less, the free option is a perfect fit. Ecwid does not charge transaction
fees and integrates easily with major payment gateways like PayPal, Authorize.net
and Google Wallet. With your free Ecwid account, you can have up to ten products
in your store, free hosting on the Ecwid subdomain, and Ecwid will seamlessly integrate
into your site. To gain access to more advanced features, they offer paid accounts
but they’re still inexpensive compared to other eCommerce solutions on the market.
For about $13 per month you can add up to one hundred products
Social media integration - For businesses who want to sell on social media
sites, Ecwid provides the code to make integration with
Facebook, Blogs and more a breeze.
Easy go-live process - To take your ecommerce store live, just take the Ecwid
script and paste it into your website. The shop will appear automatically.
Product Catalog - Sometimes you just want to display a product catalog on
your website but don’t want to allow visitors to purchase. With just a few minor
modifications, you can hide all of the buying options.
To integrate Ecwid with your website, just create a new page, from the Ecwid dashboard,
copy the Product Browser Widget Code and paste it into your html. Save your new
page, and the items that you added to your store on the Ecwid site will now appear
on your website.
There are many sites already using the Ecwid software:
and many more Ecwid supported websites.
To learn more about this ecommerce solution, see
Ecwid’s Product Features.
The company is based out of Russia, and it sometimes takes up to a full day to get
support questions answered. Their knowledge base and user forums are very thorough;
however, so many questions can be resolved by utilizing these resources. And with
the paid plans you get email and live chat support, too.
Compared to other eCommerce solutions, EcWid is extremely robust and easy to setup,
but it can require some additional technical skills in order to properly style your
store to match your website. This is where the services of a
professional web design company
might come in handy.