Do you want to create a web store by yourself without any hassle?

As more and more people do their shopping online, having your own web store has now almost become a prerequisite if you want to boost your sales. But how can you start your own web store? And is it not incredibly expensive? We will guide you through the process by providing you with a few handy tools that will help you create your own web store.

Starting a web store has never been easier

Starting your own web store may seem like a daunting task, but it really is not. Thanks to handy tools such as our Webshop Builder or WooCommerce (from WordPress), creating a web store has become more accessible than ever. Even if you have almost no technical knowledge.

At Combell, we have everything you need to be able to launch any kind of web store. From a very modest web store to a major e-commerce behemoth.

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

Do you want to build a web store? With the right technology, it is child's play!

  • Our Webshop Builder builds on the success of our SiteBuilder. It is a user-friendly, all-in-one package that allows you to start your own web store.
  • Webshop Builder is perfect for IT novices or beginners. This is the ideal solution if you cannot write your own code.
  • 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 can use WordPress, WooCommerce is the obvious choice! You just need to install the WooCommerce plugin to turn your website into a web store.
  • WooCommerce is a fully-featured web store solution with product and stock management, payment options, automatic confirmation and dispatch e-mails, etc.
  • With our WordPress hosting, you get a turnkey WordPress website on which you can install the WooCommerce plugin yourself.

From 5.99 /month
Go for WordPress hosting

  • Magento is a popular and robust system for building web stores.
  • Just like WooCommerce, Magento offers an all-in-one solution for creating a web store.
  • But Magento was primarily designed for large web stores. If you are a beginner, this is not the best option for you.
  • With our Magento hosting, you get a turnkey Magento web store.

From 5.99 /month
Go for Magento hosting

Do you just want to create a website?

We also have useful tools for this.

Our e-books with tips to start a web store

Tools alone are of course not enough. You also need to know how to go about things. That is why we have written everything down in a very useful e-book.

Contact us and, together with our experts, we will see how we can best help you.
E-book: "Start your own web store"

This e-book will help you find your way in the world of web stores. After reading this e-book, you will have a good idea of how you can start your own web store.

We covered many topics, including tools, marketing, choosing a domain name, security, etc.

Download "Start your own web store"
"Start a web store" checklist

This checklist completes our e-book. In this document, we go through the different elements you need to consider to make your online store run smoothly.

Keep this checklist to hand if you want to make sure you do not overlook anything when creating your online store.

Download the "Start a web store" checklist

Extra services to make your web store a success

Do you have your own web store? Then you are already on the right track. But with these extra services, we can take your store to the next level.

But which optimisation method should you use for your website?
That depends on your situation!

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

Some of our favourite methods for optimising websites

Secure your web store using HTTPS

In order to be able to establish a secure HTTPS connection with your web store, you need to install an SSL certificate.

In the address bar, your web store will then display a small padlock (as well as some information about your company), which will help you build trust with your visitors.

And Google will reward your web store with a higher ranking in search results.

Go to SSL certificates

Choose a suitable domain name

The many available domain extensions give you a wealth of possibilities for a domain name that suits your web store.
You can either go for a local extension (.be, .nl, .gent, etc.) or pick a more generic extension (.com, .shop, .store, .boutique, etc.).

Go to domain names

Make your web store faster

Our performance team is able to identify the underlying causes of delays on your 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.

As a matter of fact, we at Combell know that 80% of all performance issues have nothing to do with your server.

Learn more about our performance team

Prepare for traffic peaks on Black Friday, for example

Do you expect to attract a lot of visitors to your web store? Stress testing allows us to check whether your web store will be able to handle them.
We simulate extreme user scenarios to test the responsiveness, stability and speed of your web store under extreme conditions.
This is also the best way for us to identify bottlenecks in your code or hosting setup.

Go to stress testing


Caching allows you to add extra storage space to your web store. Storage space that is extremely fast. Ideal for frequently requested information.

Caching is included for free with our WordPress and hosting packages, but you can further expand this space if needed.

Learn more about caching

Why is Combell 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.

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Simon Verdonck Web store specialist