As more and more people do their shopping online, creating your own web store is a great way to get your business off the ground. Because then the world will be at your feet (and at your cash register ;-)!)
The only thing is, how do you start a web store? Is it not a complicated or expensive undertaking? We would like to reassure you that you will be up and running in no time!
Starting your own web store may make you break out in a cold sweat, but there is no need to worry: thanks to handy tools such as our SiteBuilder or WooCommerce (for WordPress users), building your own web store is easier than ever, even without any technical knowledge!
At Combell, you will find everything you need to launch your own web store. From the smallest local store to the largest multinational in the e-commerce business.
Do you just want to create a website?
We will gladly help you with that too.
Finding the right tools is one thing, but you also have to find out how best to use them. That is why we are happy to help you with our e-books.
This e-book will guide you through the world of web stores. You will learn how to start your web store and what you can do to improve it.
We focus on various aspects, such as your strategy, handy tools to promote your products, as well as your general approach to building a successful web store.
Creating a web store is made a little easier with our checklist. So keep this checklist to hand so you do not forget anything when launching your web store.
The checklist provides an overview of the different components of a successful web store.
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Are you already engaged in e-commerce to sell your products online? Excellent choice! With our extra services, we can take your web store to an even higher level.
How can you best optimise your web store?
That depends on your situation!
Secure your web store using HTTPS
In order to establish a secure HTTPS connection with your web store, you need an SSL certificate.
This will allow you to encrypt the information provided by your customers and build trust through the small padlock displayed in the address bar.
Google will also reward your secure web store with a higher ranking in search results.
Choose a suitable domain name
Your domain name is the address of your web store.
Choose a local extension with a domain name like .be, .nl, .gent, etc. Or go for a more generic option, like .com, .shop, .store, .boutique, etc.
Make your web store faster
Our experts look for the underlying causes behind your slow web store. You will get specific advice on how to improve the performance of your web store without having to purchase a larger hosting package or use additional servers.
Because we at Combell know that 80% of performance issues have nothing to do with your servers.
Prepare for traffic peaks
When you run special deals on your web store (like on Black Friday, for example), it is possible that you will see a sharp increase in the number of customers. So you should be prepared for this!
With stress testing, we check whether your web store is ready for it. We simulate extreme user scenarios to test the responsiveness, stability and speed of your web store under harsh conditions.
This also enables us to detect any problematic elements in your code or settings.
Caching allows you to add extra storage space to your web store, so that your customers can access your pages at lightning speed.
Caching is included for free with our WordPress and hosting packages, but you can further expand your storage space if needed.
You will always enjoy tailored support. Day and night!
We believe that adequate support is important, 24/7. At Combell, experts are ready to answer all your questions and provide you with effective solutions, day and night.
Your web store will always be online
We aim to keep your web store online at all times. That is why we take a lot of precautions.
Our expertise gives your web store wings
Nobody likes to shop on slow websites. That is why we continuously invest in making your web store as fast as possible. What is more, Combell is 4 times faster than most of its competitors thanks to:
Rest easy thanks to our security
Besides speed and reliability, your web store also has to offer proper security. This allows you to keep hackers and other intruders away. Combell blocks all attacks with Combell Shield:.
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Our specialists are available 24/7 to provide you with free support. Feel free to contact Simon and his colleagues via e-mail or by phone.