Create your own web store without any hassle.

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 a web store has never been easier

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 ShopBuilder 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.

Contact us without obligation and, together, we will see how we can best help you.

Choose the right technology and your web store will be up and running in no time


  • Our ShopBuilder builds on the success of our SiteBuilder. You can start your web store with a user-friendly, all-in-one package.
  • Recommended for those with little technical knowledge. Ideal if you cannot write code yourself.
  • Everything is provided: product and stock management, payment options, confirmation and dispatch e-mails, discount codes, and even an app to manage your store.

From 9.99 /month
Go for ShopBuilder
If you are already using SiteBuilder, upgrading to ShopBuilder is easy as pie.

  • WooCommerce is a plug-in for your WordPress website.
  • Recommended for those who already have a WordPress website, or who know how to use WordPress.
  • WooCommerce is a comprehensive web store solution featuring product and stock management, payment options, automatic confirmation and dispatch e-mails, etc.

From 5.99 /month
Go for WordPress hosting
A turnkey WordPress website on which you can install WooCommerce.

  • Magento is a popular and robust system for building web stores.
  • Recommended for large web stores. Beginners should choose ShopBuilder or WooCommerce.
  • Magento is a comprehensive web store solution featuring product and stock management, payment options, automatic confirmation and dispatch e-mails, etc.
  • webshops_magento_li4

From 5.99 /month
Go for Magento hosting

Do you just want to create a website?

We will gladly help you with that too.

Enjoy a successful web store thanks to our tips

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.

E-book: "Start your own web store"

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.

Download the e-book
"Start your own web store" checklist

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.

Download the checklist

Fine-tune your web store

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!

Contact us and, together with our experts, we will see how we can best help you.

Our favourite methods for optimising your web store

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.

Go to SSL certificates

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.

Go to domain names

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.

Learn more about our performance team

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.

Go to stress testing

Caching

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.

Learn more about caching

Combell is the right partner for your web store.

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Frequently asked questions about building your own web store

ShopBuilder does not require any technical knowledge. ShopBuilder is an all-in-one tool for building a web store: all you need is a domain name as the address of your website. And that's it!
WordPress, on the other hand, requires a little more technical knowledge. WordPress is a system that allows you to build a website. And with plugins like WooCommerce, you can also use it to build a web store. In addition to a domain name, you also need hosting to host your WordPress website.
So, if you are not very knowledgeable about building your own website or web store, ShopBuilder will definitely be the best solution for you.
ShopBuilder is the best choice for those who have never created a website or web store before. It is so user-friendly that you can get started right away with it and build your own web store you will be proud of.
As for WordPress, it is ideal for those who already know the system: despite its user-friendliness, it is not as accessible as ShopBuilder. WordPress will require you to install more components (such as WooCommerce, for example), whereas ShopBuilder is ready to use.
Everyone can start their own web store. There is no need for a VAT number.
But if you start running your web store professionally, you will need a VAT number, as is the case with your brick-and-mortar shop.
With ShopBuilder and WordPress (with WooCommerce), you can already achieve a great deal. However, you may have very specific requirements. Such as, for example, the domain finder that you find on Combell's website: this tool is far too difficult to create using WordPress or ShopBuilder. You should therefore discuss such projects with a developer. Do you not know any good developers? Just contact us and we will provide you with some reliable contacts.
For the sake of clarity: software for creating a web store is often available free of charge. You can e.g. download WordPress and WooCommerce for free. However, if you want a decent web store, you will usually have to pay for hosting (your webspace), a domain name (your address), security, support, etc.
This is also the case with our ShopBuilder and WordPress packages. The software is free, we ensure that the hosting is reliable and secure, and we provide 24/7 support if you need it.

This, however, does not alter the fact that there are undoubtedly providers that offer free web stores. But we strongly advise you not to use their services. Because your website will often be filled with ads, you will not have your own domain name, and/or the security of your web store will not be up to standard.
This is why, for your own good - and that of your web store - we recommend you to use ShopBuilder or WordPress.
With ShopBuilder, all you need is a domain name. And with Combell, you get this domain name for free for the first year. The hosting to host your website is included in the package.
With WordPress, on the other hand, you still need hosting. But if you choose Combell's WordPress hosting, you get a hosting package that includes WordPress. With WordPress hosting, all you need is a domain name. And here too, Combell will give you a domain name for free for the first year.

Do you want free advice on how to start your own web store?

Web store specialist

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.

Web store specialist
Simon Verdonck Web store specialist