Top Shopping Cart Options for Embroidery Businesses
Setting up an on-line shop for your new Commercial Embroidery Machine
When starting any business that sells products, particularly for apparel business based on a commercial embroidery machine, it can be very useful to have an online presence. An online store opens up your product to more markets and gives more people access to your product. Your sales can increase exponentially as your name gets more brand-recognition and fame. However, establishing an online store can be tricky, as it requires special tools and software. One of the primary tools you will need is a shopping cart software, which will grant your site visitors the ability to select products that they like and purchase them.
It is vital that your shopping cart software is safe and reliable. It should provide a secure solution for your ecommerce website and allow you to accept credit cards and PayPal payments. For safety, all credit card and order data must be encrypted. A well-known and trusted shopping cart system will give clients confidence in your website, and encourage them to actually purchase from there. After all, not every site is safe—many websites nowadays are scams, and people naturally want to keep their bank accounts safe. So what are the best brands to trust with your online store?
Shopify is safe, secure, and reliable. It is a very easy system to use, with easy-to-follow instructions. This is a great option for companies opening an online store for the first time. If you want to get things running as quickly, and as smoothly, as possible, this is a good starting option. The basic version runs at $29.00 a month, but there is a 14-day free trial.
Bigcommerce is a huge component tool used by many websites. It’s advantages include a power SEO-word system, coupon codes, social media marketing, and integration with eBay. The basic version is $29.00 a month, with a 14-day free trial. It is probably the top-rated software on the market.
Volusion is considerably cheaper than the previous two options, at only $15.00 a month (also has a free 14-day trial). Volusion also offers social media tools, such as a Facebook store, and a mobile commerce option. Volusion is integrated with Amazon, and offers 24/7 support.
Pinnacle Cart is another top-notch shopping cart system. It is one of the most expensive ones, at $30.00 a month, but includes really cool features, such as analytic reports, QR codes (QR codes are a great physical and mobile marketing tool—you can craft really unique and fun campaigns to promote your product with them), and marketing emails.
Yahoo! Small Business
Yahoo!, being a huge, well-known brand, gives this software an instantly-recognizable sense of trust. It is one of the top-rated software, and offers reporting analytics, coupon codes, marketing emails, and is PayPal compatible. At only $10.19 a month, it’s a snag.
Whichever software program you decide to go for, even know they’re not specifically designed for the commercial embroidery machine business, the important thing is to make sure it is well-rated and well-received. You can Google each brand name to read reviews by business owners such as yourself and read stories about their experiences. Based on the comments, and the features offered by each program as well as your price range, you can find a system that will be the perfect fit for you.
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