Designing A Good E Commerce Site

Salterra Web ServicesThere has been great growth in the e-commerce industry, The market is expected to surpass $2 trillion in sales within 3-4 years, making e-commerce the fastest growing and one of the most valuable industries in today’s society. When you buy something online you can pay quickly and easily, and even have personalized products directly shipped to your home. From a consumer’s perspective, the process might seem easy and straightforward, but there is a lot that goes on behind the scenes to keep these systems highly responsive and functioning.

Having an e-commerce website can be a profitable venture, provided you do it correctly. With both great success stories and those who have failed in the online world, it is essential to have a plan. You can easily launch an online store from scratch and be able to see great results within a matter of months, provided you understand the process. The following are some tips that will go a long way in helping you build a good e-commerce site.

Buy a Domain Name

Purchasing the domain name is a simple and straightforward process. You will need to choose a good domain name that identifies your brand. Many people fall into the trap of overthinking this process. You should ensure you have the right domain name, but that doesn’t mean having to spend a lot of time on it. You can easily purchase a domain name for a couple of dollars.

Find the right Web Developer

This is one of the most important components in launching your e-commerce site. You should invest time and effort in choosing the right web developer for your needs. Carefully review their past work and references before you choose to work with them. The right web developer will be able to help you throughout the process and advise you accordingly. The web developer you hire should have experience in building e-commerce sites.

Find the right theme that will match your e-commerce vision

Choose a layout that resembles the look and feel you desire from an e-commerce perspective. Is your vision bold and impactful?  Soothing and reassuring?  Carefully choosing a theme you like will ensure your presence on the world wide web is one of confidence, approachability, and authority in your field.


The “build it and they will come” approach does not apply to e-commerce. Going live will only be the beginning. You should have a good plan on how you will get visitors to your e-commerce site and generate ongoing traffic. Online marketing strategies should be enough, provided you do it right. You will have access to many resources online to learn more. There are some areas of online marketing that you may wish to consider outsourcing to professionals, especially SEO and PPC.

Showcase your products properly

Put yourself in the shoes of your visitors to see how your products or services are presented to them. Many people neglect this. You always need to remember that your website is both your storefront and salesperson. Put your best foot forward – use only high-quality photos and excellent product descriptions. You have one chance to make an impression.  Use it wisely.

More About Salterra LLC

Salterra Web Design Specializes in Web Design, Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Hosting, Software Development, and Graphics. We also have a division that removes website malware, and maintains virus protection and the removal of malicious software. We founded the company in 2010. We are centrally located in Tempe, Arizona, but we have clients all over the world.