You can set up a website in 5 (or less) easy steps!

You can set up a website in 5 (or less) easy steps!

Friday 1st May 2020 at 10:20

By Sharlotte


never a better time to setup a website

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It's a beautiful website isn't it?

In these strange times we have to look for the opportunity and the silver lining, and in this case it is having more time to do the things we've been putting off for so long. And with everyone trapped inside and doing all of their shopping online (home & garden improvements in particular), there is NO better time to setup a website than now, for the following reasons;

  • eCommerce orders in the homeware and garden sector rose by 70% in the first week of April alone
     
  • People have no choice but to shop online as they cannot go to any shops
     
  • People have now got more time than ever to sit browsing the internet
     
  • People are spending more time in their houses and gardens and there has been a surge in people carrying out home improvements
     
  • You've got more time than ever to setup that fantastic website you've been putting off for ages!

Our off the shelf websites are super simple to use, they look great and set up and it can take 5 steps or less to get it set up and ready to go, depending on whether you decide to use the ecommerce feature or not. So once you sign on the dotted line and join us, the setup process consists of the following 5 (or less) steps.

never a better time to setup a website

 

Step 1: Setup and first training session 

  • We'll start with training and during this session we will create your category structure, whether you want a small amount of categories to keep it simple or a more intricate category structure to reflect your large stock inventory.
     
  • We will also have a chat about how you want the website to look in terms of colour schemes, fonts and your branding and you'll choose a theme. Then while you're busy adding on your stock I will be tinkering away in the background customising your website, so that's one less thing you need to think about.

never been a better time to set up a website


Step 2: Adding on your stock and populating the information on your website

  • Once we have completed the first session of training you will then crack on with adding your stock onto the website. We usually leave around 1-3 weeks between sessions to allow you enough time to get a good amount of stock on your website.
     
  • Fill in your about us, contact and any other informational pages you may need on the website such as delivery info, payment info, details about your shop etc.

never a abetter time to setup a website


Step 3: Adding your delivery rates, payment provider and checkout settings

never a better time to set up a webiste

If you decide that you are using the ecommerce feature and taking payment through the website we will be going through these steps. If you decide you don't want a transactional website then we will be skipping this step altogether!

  • At this point we would be having the second training session and we'll be going through adding on the delivery rates you want to charge on your website. We do spend a considerable amount of time on this to help ensure that you get it right, as delivery charges for Antiques can be tricky!
     
  • We integrate with WorldPay, Paypal and SagePay and we will be integrating your payment provider into the website, to enable you to receive payment directly from your website.
     
  • We will also be fine tuning details with how your customers can check out on the website e.g what payment, delivery and checkout options they have.
     

Step 4: Email Marketing

We believe in easy so we have created a template system so make it super simple for you to send out an email mailshot containing your latest items, featured items or even sale items. In this step I'll be showing you how it works and how to use it.

never a better time to setup a website


Step 5: Sending your websites 'Go Live' request

This is the final step to in your short journey to an online presence! I will help you to populate the form with all of the information you have that is needed to get the website live and then you're done!

never a better time to set up a website


We've had tonnes of success helping hundreds of clients sell online since 2004, so why don't you come on board and let us help you too? We're second to none with the one to one support you will receive from us, as we provide support even after your website has gone live! But don't take our word for it, Just have a look at our 5* Google and Facebook reviews and you'll see lot's of happy clients.

Take a look at our portfolio page and you can look through just some of the fantastic Art, Antique & Vintage dealers we have on our platform.

Contact us today to see how we can help you grow your business with a sleek looking, easy to use website.


We can help you sell online easily too!


We have been helping antiques, vintage and art dealers sell online easily since 2004, and we can help you too.

If you need a new website for your business, contact us on...

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+44 (0)1332 898 429

As well as a hand held service, all our customers receive a copy of our marketing tips book which gives you lots of tips and advice on this on how to succeed online.



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By Sharlotte
Friday 1st May 2020 at 10:20



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