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It's your own site, but you don't know what's working and what isn't, so we need to tell you "what's wrong" with it...?
You need to clarify your question. Are you having trouble installing your shopping cart? Are you concerns about "accessibility" issues? What, exactly, are you needing fixed?
You really need to say what it is that you're asking for. "Tell what's wrong" is too broad. (And site reviews are specifically forbidden by the WebmasterWorld usage terms, so I sure hope you're asking for something else.)
There are however many factors that are common with any website project. design and promotion are only a couple that spring directly to mind. you need to have a site that is worthy in order to be successful. Running a successful website is not something that just happens. It takes a lot of hard work.
With any site promotion will be your most important aspect. This can involve conventional SEO, pay per click or even affiliate marketing.
The basic components you will need for a simple commerce site are as follows.
A website: The site should be somewhere a user feels comfortable. The way you build and manage your site will instil trust in you as a business.
A shopping cart: The cart is the backbone of an commerce site. It is the cart that manages your inventory and stock. It is also the system that users will experience as they purchase products.
A merchant account: This can be as simple as Paypal, or in many cases more advanced and provided by a financial institution. The merchant account should be tied into your shopping cart so that users purchase goods on the cart, the transaction is handled through your merchant account. Ideally the user should not leave your website during this process.
Secure server connection: This is the heart of modern commerce. It allows the user to securely send payment information or other secure data. This will be used to send data from your cart to the merchant account.
Stock: You will have to have products to sell. you can either handle your own stock or enter into a drop shipping arrangement with a supplier.
There is so much more to be taken into account and this is really only scratching the surface. Running a successful commerce site is a challenge and not something to be considered easy or simple. Goog luck with your venture.
joined:Dec 10, 2005
Do you want to increase traffic? Go to the Link Development and Search Engine Promotion forums. Want to start/run your own forum? Check out the Forum Community Building forum. Ready for some in-depth help with the e-commerce side? The Ecommerce forum's your best bet.
There is a wealth of knowledge here at WW. To get the best help, figure out your questions first. Make them specific and to the point. When people understand that you have already done a lot of research, they will be a lot more willing to help than if you sound like someone looking for a quick answer and avoid the research. Most people here are more than willing to help you, but they are not usually willing to do your work for you.
For example you can ask for suggestions on generating more traffic, perhaps starting an affiliate program or ask advice on converting more users to customers.
Have a really good look through your log files and try and work out patterns. Where do users go, what makes them leave, how do they leave. In many cases the answer to turning things around lies within your log files.
How can I remove it I did not mean for any kind of Ads, just to have a look at
Please clarify. Thank you.
I see that your Anger in your response.
Unfortunately, we cannot do the same on your behalf, so, as many (besides just silly mean old me) have suggested, you really do need to narrow your question and -- sorry to offend again -- please kindly make a specific and clear request.
Thank you for your consideration.
Hi. Thanks for your input on thread in "new site".
RE your post:"I had some comments from one web developer and said the different fonts that we had, also everything looks like a personal page, rather than a business site. In addition it looks untrustful."
This is good information. When I was working for a non profit; creating brochures, letters, etc. I was taught that having more than 2 fonts on any document can be very distracting and confusing for the reader. It's hard on the eye. One font can be "eyecatching" for the title, your business name, and then the other font can be used for all the information, description. Try using San Serif, Times New Roman, Verdana, etc. Theses are easy to read lots of. Does that make sense? and try...italics and bold
Also, maybe think of "shades" of color for fonts. There are many shades of blues. Why only use one? --CA