Designing a Compelling E-commerce Website — in the age of Amazon and Dropshipping!

8 steps to designing your own e-commerce business from scratch

1. Choose a Niche

Image: Magnifying glass on a globe.
Image: Magnifying glass on a globe. Source: Unsplash, Jay Wennington

2. Map out your products

Image: Products physically sorted in plastic boxes.
Image: Products physically sorted in plastic boxes.
Image: Products physically sorted in plastic boxes. Source: Unsplash, Raymond Ramusson

3. Pick a Web Platform

Image: Shopify, the most popular ecommerce builder.
Image: Shopify, the most popular ecommerce builder.
Image: Shopify, the most popular ecommerce builder. Source: Shopify.com

4. Create the Information Architecture

Image: A blank flowchart.
Image: A blank flowchart.
Image: A blank flowchart. Source: lucidchart.com

5. Design is King

Image: Definition of design on a mobile phone.
Image: Definition of design on a mobile phone.
Image: Definition of design on a mobile phone. Source: Unsplash, Edho Pratama

6. Provide safe transaction tools

7. Improve Your visibility

8. Optimize Your Store for Conversion

Image: Dialogue’s dashboard showing conversion, sessions and average time on time.
Image: Dialogue’s dashboard showing conversion, sessions and average time on time.
Image: Dialogue’s dashboard showing conversion, sessions and average time on time. Source: nowdialogue.com

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