Just the thought of starting your very own online business can be a bit overwhelming. Perhaps the single most overwhelming part of it all is the technical aspect of it. After all, how are you supposed to integrate everything if you don’t have the technical know-how? How do you add products, a shopping cart and accept credit card payments? You can see how opening a store of your own online can overwhelm even the best.
Now imagine how overwhelming this whole thing is to those who are new to e-commerce. After all, your focus should be on your customers and providing the best possible products for them and not on technical things like creating a website or a store.
But luckily now in 2017 and beyond we are now able to start our own store with little to no technical knowledge – thanks to Wix Stores.
Who is Wix?
You may already be familiar with Wix. This service allows you to build a website with no technical skills whatsoever. You just pick a template that you like, then edit it to your liking, add some pictures and there you have it, your very own website in minutes.
Create Your Own Store
Well you can do much more than just create a website with Wix, you can now create your very own shop online.
When you create a store on Wix, you can manage everything from one convenient location, which saves you time and makes you run your business more efficiently. No need to log in at different places to create a website and another to see your sales and payment information.
Another benefit of using Wix Stores is that you don’t have to hire a web developer to create and maintain your website. You don’t even have to hire a graphic designer to design your blog either, as you can simply choose one of the pre-made templates. They make it so easy.
You can do it all on your own. Don’t be intimidated by the thought of operating your own store all by yourself. Wix makes it simple to create and edit the look and feel of your store. They also make it simple to manage things like your product pricing, product images, product descriptions and of course the best part: keeping track of your orders.
Managing Your Wix Store
With a Wix Store, you have endless abilities to manage your store. Here are just a few of the things you can do to manage your store:
- you can add, edit and organize your products and categories
- you can add pictures and even videos of your products
- you can create and use coupons you can share with your fans on your facebook, twitter and instagram pages
- you can have flexible pricing options, no problems with doing flash sales
- you can configure shipping rates and taxes depending on the location of the buyer
- Wix can help you automatically keep track of inventory information
- you can track orders from the moment they are placed to the time they are delivered
- you can add your paypal account so that you can receive payments when customers pay via paypal
- you can receive credit card payments which includes visa, mastercard, american express and discover.
- the best part is that Wix Stores charges no commission fees on sales.
With your Wix e-commerce store, you don’t have to worry about your store being optimized for mobile browsers. Your store can be optimized for tablets and for optimized for smartphones as well so it looks amazing no matter what device your visitors are browsing on.
Wix makes it easy to stay in touch with the people who matter most to your business: your loyal customers. Communicating directly with your customers is also very important for your business. With Wix e-commerce, you can text updates, directions or coupons to your customers from your website.
If your customers happen to have questions or concerns, they can communicate with you directly via live chat, text message or by sending you an email. You can also create forms right on your store such as order forms and surveys from the easy to use built in form builder.
Perhaps the most important part of running a business is being able to accept money from your customers. Wix makes this process extremely simple. There are so many ways customers can pay and Wix is prepared to handle them all.
With your store, you can accept payments via Paypal and via credit cards. But there’s more, you can also accept payments via bitcoin and other digital currencies as well. From within their admin you can track it all and easily see your income and expenses all from one convenient location. And the great thing about Wix is that they don’t even charge any commission fees which is a nice touch.