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Website Building Guides & Tutorials

Everything you wanted to know about building an eCommerce website and a lot you didn't! Here you'll find an expert analysis for why you should choose Shopify over Magento or why Lemonstand makes a better platform for new startups that are going places.

Bandwidth overage charges are a bad thing, and I advise you to steer clear of any platform that imposes limits on the amount of traffic you can receive to your website or the number of images you can store. Hosting is such a cheap commodity these days that there is absolutely no reason for it apart from nickel and diming you.

Also, you'll find some great tools and resources like my guide to finding royalty free images for your eCommerce store and a comprehensive guide to merchant accounts, payment gateways and eCommerce transaction charges.

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EKM Expert Hints & Tips
TC Tony Cooper   August 09, 2018  

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09 August, 2018
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1. Reduced Cost Of Website Development Perhaps the best advantage of using an eCommerce website builder to build your eCommerce store lies in the amount of cash you free up to spend on SEO & internet marketing. If you use Magento (as an example) as the platform to build your site, you are going to pay around 4k-5k in website development costs. That's a massive investment right up front and a significant risk if you are going into a new market with no track record behind you. Paying £29.99 per...
Guide To Website Building For Beginners
TC Tony Cooper   August 01, 2018  

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31 August, 2018
In this guide, I'm going to give you all the information you need to start building an eCommerce website from scratch, with no advanced knowledge required. In fact, it will probably help if you don't know anything at all because once you start learning and assimilating information from many different sources it is easy to become confused and drown in an ocean of conflicting advice. This guide will act as a roadmap for building your very first website and I'll point to articles on some of the more advanced topics so you can delve deeper into...
Build an abandoned cart saver routine
TC Tony Cooper   July 16, 2018  

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16 July, 2018
Reduce Abandoned Carts And Increase Your Sales Revenue In today's blog post I'm going to show you how to reduce the frustratingly high number of abandoned shopping carts on your website using a simple two-step approach. The first step is to apply basic user design principles and human psychology to your shopping cart checkout process whilst the second step focuses on trying to win back any business that slips through your well thought out sales net via a series of recovery emails. Studies have shown that up to 70% per cent of shopping carts get abandoned. The...
How To Build A Weebly Website Step By Step
TC Tony Cooper   January 02, 2018  

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06 January, 2018
Don't let anyone fool you into believing you can build a website in ten minutes. Even drag and drop website builders like Weebly need time to set up correctly and be made to look good. In this guide I'm going to show you how to set up a Weebly website and get the job done right first time, avoiding all those annoying rookie mistakes that usually have to be redone later on. If you have the funds it is always preferable to get a website designer to build a website for you. It's what they...
How To Build An eCommerce Website – Project Management Guide
TC Tony Cooper   October 09, 2017  

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08 March, 2018
Building an eCommerce website gets more difficult as more people become involved in the project. Once you begin managing multiple stakeholders and their expectations, managing the project becomes essential. (Stakeholders vary from those with a management interest in adding to the bottom line or data entry clerks in human resources with interest in how job application forms will display on their section of the website) Everyone wants their say and managing stakeholder expectations is a critical part of the process. Whether building an eCommerce website in the hope of generating a second income,...
Choosing Your Images, Image Aspect Ratio And Image Scaling
TC Tony Cooper   September 07, 2017  

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16 July, 2018
What's the difference between a cook and a chef? The cook does it for the love of cooking or out of necessity, whereas a chef does it for the money. I can always tell when an eCommerce website has been homespun by an amateur or made professionally by a digital agency. The difference is night and day to the trained eye. Using an eCommerce website builder is a great start, but it's when you have to start replacing the original images that most people come unstuck. Here's my guide to choosing images for your eCommerce site...
Find Your First Product To Sell Online
TC Tony Cooper   August 25, 2017  

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25 August, 2017
At some point in time, whether idly sitting down the pub or watching the world go by while you suffer a daily commute on the train, you'll come up with an idea or product for an eCommerce store. You may come up with lots of them; I do - all the time. Ideas light the touchpaper and fire the rocket into the sky. They are the waves on which you surf if you choose to ride them. If unused, ideas slowly wither and die like cheap sparklers on Guy Fawkes night. Most of the time, that's...
The cost of building a new website
TC Tony Cooper   July 05, 2017  

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05 July, 2017
Before you start commissioning a new website design you want to know how much it is going to cost. But before I give you the in depth answer let me ask you a different rhetorical question – how much is a new car? Your answer is going to be “well it depends". I haven't given you enough information with which to work. You need to know if the car is going to carry a single occupant or an entire family with a boot full of luggage. If the latter then you'd probably point me in the...
Wix v Weebly, Drag and drop website builders compared
TC Tony Cooper   January 03, 2017  

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10 February, 2018
Life is too short for endless comparisons. You want to build a website, and you want it made today. Forget about using one of the free website building tools that came bundled with your hosting plan. They are exactly what they suggest they are; cheap, tacky and classless. Rather, use one of these two expert website builders and reap the time saved and cost benefits. In my website builder quick start guide, I go over the basics of each popular website builder. Read that first if you don't have a clue. You might...
Small Business Website Design Budget Tips
TC Tony Cooper   November 19, 2016  

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19 February, 2018
Getting your small business website launched and ready to start taking orders has come to the top of your priority list. But what's the cost? How much time do you need to invest each month to keep it working? How do you know what needs doing anyway? What's this all about! Choosing an eCommerce website builder is just the start of your journey. Continual development and evolution are what's needed to make it a success. Approaching a website design company with a “fixed cost” mentality is the wrong way to go about everything. ...
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