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How I’m working to revamp my online webstore

Last year I started Dorinda’s Diva Shoppe – an online web store that specialized in affordable and divalicious products. As of now, it’s temporarily closed while I revamp the set-up and Facebook page.  One of my biggest struggles was finding a page design and shopping experience that I liked. I wanted something that was user-friendly, professional and affordable.

I may have found a solution! Using an online shopping cart software had never entered my mind, but after reviewing 1ShoppingCart.com – I’m seriously considering it. I’m not the most tech savvy diva so a user-friendly product is essential.  Not having set-up fees, free store templates and post-sale upsells are what really stand out for me when reviewing this website and thinking of my specific needs.

Is this something my business can afford to have?

The key decision will be affordability, of course. I need to balance my projected monthly sales and profits with the recurring monthly fee for the service. The services that 1ShoppingCart.com could possibly save me time and energy (marketing, secure payment processing with options that fit almost every online shopper, and easy inventory management).

It’s not a decision that I will make overnight but another plus, in my opinion, is that they offer a 30 day free trial so I can try out their services before fully committing.

I will definitely keep you all posted once I make my final decision. In the meantime, I’d love your input if you’ve used this site or one similar to it.

As an entrepreneur, how do you decide what services to use
to enhance your business?

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2wired2tired

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

This sounds like a great idea and it's great that they offer the 30 day trial so you can see if it might be profitable for you. Good luck!

Michelle

Thursday 21st of March 2013

Thanks!

Amiyrah Martin (@4hatsandfrugal)

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

I'm frugal, even when it comes to business, but sometimes you just have to fully invest in yourself. Glad you can try it out without any risk!

Michelle

Thursday 21st of March 2013

So true. Balancing those types of investment is something that I've learned a lot about this past year.

randaderkson

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

User friendly for the customer and business owner are incredibly important.

JadeLouise Designs (@JadeLDesigns)

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

I love that it offers you a 30 day period to try it out without any risk. That way you can see if it would really be beneficial to your business and boutique or not.

Michelle

Thursday 21st of March 2013

Exactly. There are quite a few sites out there, but this is by far the one the better ones I've come across. Thanks for chiming in!

cafemochareflectionsWhitney

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

That sounds like a plan. I wanted to do an online boutique, but I have enough going on now. I leatprned some tips about social media and blogging lst night that was very helpful. So much to do. Can't wait to see the revamped store.

Michelle

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

I'm learning to take things one step at a time and pace myself. Glad to hear you got some great tips - did I miss a Twitter party?

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