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Online shop – How to set up? [LIST]

Online shop – the perfect idea for a business plan?

Easy money? Maybe yes, maybe no.
There are certainly a lot more things to pay attention to than you might think at first glance.
I will try to be brief, concise and on the subject.

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Online shop – Law stages

  1. Depending on the country of operation. This theme is very individual.

Online shop – IT Stages

  1. Website domain selection
    – Attention should be paid to the cost of renewal after one year. Companies often soap their eyes about the domain almost free. Where the amount after a year is much higher than normal
  2. Choice of hosting or server in case of shops with higher traffic
  3. Choice of SSL certificate (free or commercial)
  4. Choice of CMS to create an online shop
    – Magento (for large shops)
    – PrestaShop, Woocommerce (for small and medium-sized shops)
    – SaaS shop – Cloud shop – subscription option
  5. Upgrading your webshop software
    – Ready to shop? Is that all? It is worth considering upgrades. So that everything is up-to-date after a year, two or three. Every “out of date” results in vulnerability to attacks. On your own / webmaster services / automatic updates?
  6. Choice of system to send mail
    – Company e-mail? Something more?
  7. Choice of online payment system
    – Choice of payment gateway (PayPal, Stribe, Google Pay, Apple pay)
    – The choice of payment gateway should also depend on: the amount of activation fee, number of free withdrawals from your account per month, amount of commission, type of cards supported, availability of mobile payments (Blik), possibility of installment payments, availability of plug-in and integrations offered by the gateway provider, commission charged on transactions, rate of transfer of funds to your account
  8. Integration with shipping systems and couriers
    – When verifying the offers of couriers, pay attention to the returns and complaints policy. If you are looking for integration with the courier company to your shop, consider the offers: DHL, DPD, UPS, FedEX
  9. Design and UX
    – Sometimes it is the design and user experience that is the key factor in the purchasing process
  10. Content and SEO
    – appropriate structure of website content
    – build brand, loyalty and trust
  11. External integration
    – Google Merchant Center (your products directly on google)
    – Product price comparators
    – Opinion systems
    – Social networks (facebook marketplace)
  12. Good luck!

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It will be pleasure to help you create your own brand, website, shop online or product design

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Branding it is not logo

I would like to describe the problem, not more precisely. Add a small dictionary of concepts.

Branding it is not logo? Why?

Branding is building brand awareness – as the name suggests building brand awareness is a bigger process than the logo itself. It is the creation and consolidation in the minds of consumers of the existence and positive image of a given brand. A brand is a concept that clients associate with specific products of a given company. For a brand to be associated with good quality it must have a good reputation.

Brand trademark – a sign indicating the manufacturer, name, graphic symbol. The brand consists not only of the logo, but also communication, behavioral and visual elements that define the company.

  • Communication elements: elements that the company communicates, such as a slog, fanpage on fb or other content.
  • Behavioral elements: company behavior towards the consumer, employee behavior, return policy, customer service, etc.
  • Visual elements: logo, colors, visual identification, product appearance, appearance of advertising elements.

Brand awareness – one of the parameters of brand management. It shows the state of customers’ awareness of readiness and willingness to purchase products of a particular brand.

Brand strategy – the brand is aware of its communication, behavioral and visual elements. He has clearly defined goals he wants to achieve. There are many methods to choose the right “way”, but there are a lot of questions that managers need to answer when designing a brand strategy, e.g.

  • What qualities and values ​​the brand represents
  • To which clients the offer is directed
  • To what archetypes of the brand is closest to us, with which we identify. Here I am sending back to an interesting reading on the subject: “The Hero and The Outlaw.” Extraordinary Brands Through The Power of Archetypes “- M. Mark, C. S. Pearson
  • And many others

As we can see the elements behind the visual are many that are part of the branding and have a colossal meaning. Let me, however, discuss further concepts related to the visual part of the branding.

It all depends on the client’s needs and awareness. The more conscious the customer, the need for identification is greater, from the logo to the whole image.

Book of the sign – it is the standardization of the logo, description of the logo’s construction, colors, half-protective, logo variants, typeface, examples of its correct use, how to use them and how not to use the logo.

Visual identification – This term defines the totality of symbols and behaviors used in the company in order to obtain a clear and consistent market identification, distinguish it from among competing brands. It is an extensive book of signs about company prints, designs of advertising and promotional materials, visual information and other elements of identification.

Branding is not a logo.

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Łukasz Matysiewicz –
Senior Graphic & Web Designer (WordPress Developer, DTP Specialist, Digital Artist, Photo Retoucher)

It will be pleasure to help you create your own brand, website, shop online or product design

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Mockup? in a few words: What is this? For who? How to use?

Mockup definition from wikipedia:

In manufacturing and design, a mockup, or mock-up, is a scale or full-size model of a design or device, used for teaching, demonstration, design evaluation, promotion, and other purposes. A mockup is a prototype if it provides at least part of the functionality of a system and enables testing of a design.

And it couldn’t be easier?

It is a prepared graphic file which we can easily paste our project without much graphic knowledge to show it in a “real” environment. It does not require that the person for whom we present a certain look must have imagined how it will look, e.g. after printing, after publishing on the Internet, etc. Often, avoiding further corrections.

Example of Mockup

The advantage of mockups is simplicity of use.

  1. Just double-click on Smart Object that is the image on the left of “Replace it”

2. Add your project in a newly opened window.

3. Save the changes and close the window.

4. The design is perfectly placed on the mockup and ready for presentation to the world.

As I mentioned at the very beginning, in a few mouse clicks,
you can present your project in an interesting way.

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Łukasz Matysiewicz –
Senior Graphic & Web Designer (WordPress Developer, DTP Specialist, Digital Artist, Photo Retoucher)

It will be pleasure to help you create your own brand, website, shop online or product design

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