It is very important to have a Online Store Website if you want to sell products online. There will have all the details,price and photos of your products. Visitors would easily find their choice and they will order them with payment of card/paypal.It is difficult to sell products by using only social media websites.You must build an online store website to sell more.You may need at least $500-$700 dollars to build an online store from any web development company but If you follow my steps you can start online store by buying Domain and Webhost.
Online Store Website Builder
Many people use WordPress / Joomla or other CMS to create online store but If you want to make a great online store website then you should use great online store builder. I will suggest you to use Prestashop to make your online store. It is a free web store software.
First you need to download this web store builder. click here to download.
Start your web store
1. Domain and Hosting
Domain and Hosting is very important. You can’t start any website without Domain and Hosting. There are many domain and webhost provider on internet. But all are not good in this business.
If you want to make a successful website then buy a domain from Namecheap and Webhost from Hostgator.
Use this promo code in Hostgator to get 25% on starting online store ” 25OnlineStore “
After buying domain and hosting connect with them.
After download Prestashop.zip extract it in your computer. You will see Prestashop folder in there. You need to upload all files from this folder to your webhost.
Upload files to your server with FileZilla ftp client software.
If you want to make your web store at home then upload files in public_html folder or if you want to make www.yoursite.com/store/ then make a new folder named store in public_html folder.
3. Install Web Store
Now this is the time to install prestashop in your web host. After transferring all files in your public_html folder visit your website’s url with your web browser.
example – http://www.yourwebstore.com/
You will see a install page there like this image.
Select your webstore’s language from there and click on “NEXT” button.
4. System Checking
On the next page,prestashop will check your system. If your system passed you will see green icon. After checking all system click on “next” button for next page.
Login to your webhost cPanel on new tab and create a MySQL database there for your online store website.
This post will help you to create database in your hostgator cPanel step by step.
Now import your Database servername/host,name,username and password in this page.
Verify your database ang go to next page.
6. Shop Configuration
In this page enter your online store’s name,your name,email,country,logo,your admin panel’s username,password etc. After entering all data click on next button.
Now your webstore is ready to upload your products and their prices.If you want to go your admin panel then click on ” manage your store” button or if you want to view then click on “Discover your store” button.
Thank you now start building your online store. Comment below if you have any questions.