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what is the first step to create online store after domain registered?


December 13th, 2015

I have booked a domain / now I want to know where to start from? My prototype is ready but I don't have any marketing team. What should i do?

Kefei YU Founder at Moorebuzz Technology Ltd

December 13th, 2015

Here are some free pieces of advice: 
1. Check online and find a team to build up your own website. It should be easy because the second I bought my first domain, loads of emails came in to ask for the web building gig. For the most simple version it won't be more than 2,000GBP(like a company intro page), but if you are looking for a e-commerce website like Amazon ( I figured from your domain "deal"), it would cost a lot more.

2. If finance is your main concern, try some free/cheap promotion page first: Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest etc. At least you can easily spread your business via your friends and your personal network. The more the better. 

Bill Vanke VP Global Sales & BD | Sales Pipeline Forensics | Business & Society Observer and Commenter | Wireless | M2M

December 13th, 2015

You should start over.  

Kanak Pal Founder at Ankush Inbound Travel Academy & My Trip to India, Co Founder at Ankush Group of Hotels

December 13th, 2015

Now you have to design your website on the theme of your product.

Mike Robinson

December 13th, 2015

Gurpreet, I'm afraid people have missed the very first question:

What do you plan to sell on Dealsbury??

An eCommerce site is no different than every other business in terms of business plan basics:
1) What are you going to sell?
2) Who are you going to sell it to?
3) How will you reach them, and what will it cost you to reach them?
4) What will they pay for it?
5) Can you make money at that price?
6) Why are they going to buy it from you instead of your competition?

If you really have answers to the questions above, then the technology part is easy, and many people can help you with that.  If you DON'T have answers to the above, then keep your domain and do your homework to figure out the real answers to the 6 questions above. AFTER that, you can find many people to help you with the design and implementation.  

Andy Halliday COO LifeAID Beverage Co.

December 13th, 2015

Which ecommerce platform have you built your prototype on? If your prototype is inoperative mockups, you need to build a system around an ecommerce platform like Magento, including an automated email marketing system like Marketo or InfusionSoft to drive your customer funnel from lead capture, setup Google Adwords to drive new customer acquisition, and configure Google Analytics to track goals and conversions from your prospecting and customer activation programs. Your landing pages and ecommerce site should be programmed to present aggressive lead capture offers to add people to your automated email marketing programs. Sent from my iPhone

Abdul Wakeel Principle Software Engineer at TEO International

December 14th, 2015

The next step is to define the project scope and activities timesheet and go for some sort of built in open source cms system eg. Magento, OpenCommerce or even wordpress.

This purely depend on your requirements, if your requirements is clear and planned, then the next is go for development of the website.

Mark Bradlee Former CEO BioSmart Sciences, Inc., Inc..

December 13th, 2015

Success is one half product and one half good people. Find a partner with expertise that compliments your expertise.... Especially in this area.

Peter Johnston Businesses are composed of pixels, bytes & atoms. All 3 change constantly. I make that change +ve.

December 13th, 2015

What does a store need? Customers. 

Start with building a group of people. Find out what they want - really want, not just say they want. Find out why they're not getting it currently - are their expectations unrealistic, is it too expensive to provide etc.

Then use technology to make it possible.

neven sakotic

December 13th, 2015

Well, make strategy, make Seo on site, make mobile app so online store will be on ,mobile platforms too, make twitter strategy too

Mathavan Arugalaimuthu Co-Founder at AOUT Innovations -

December 13th, 2015

Now that you have built the prototype I would assume that you already validated the problem and solution hypothesis with customers and industry experts. If not, I would strongly recommend to validate those hypothesis.

Identify the execution gaps. Either find a co-founder or look for a go-to market consultant or marketing expert who can help you with marketing and validate your prototype.