There are many steps in building an online shopping store but we’ve condensed them here into six steps. These are the main steps that we followed to build Cirber store. Cirber now has an excellent 5.0 star rating in Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Cirber pays other online vendors when they use the app so check it out here.
Step 1 Think about your personal strengths and market niche.
A. Focus on your passion in marketable activities. Remember, not all activities are marketable!
B. Think of those marketable activities in which you receive positive feedback from people around you.
C. Think also of marketable activities in which you receive compliments on your abilities and performance.
Step 2 Decide on the products to sell in your online shopping store.
A. Nature of the products (fresh, pre-processed, frozen).
B. Distribution and delivery (distance).
C. Preservation and freshness.
Step 3 Choose a business name.
A. DBA (Doing business as) vs. Incorporation.
B. Registration, licenses, permits.
Step 4 Gather your product assets.
A. Images and videos.
B. Ingredients and nutritional benefits.
Step 5 Go live.
A. Register and host domain ($). This is inexpensive.
B. Build website and mobile app ($$). This could be expensive depending on the complexity of the site and/or mobile app.
C. Do online marketing ($$$). This is ongoing expense item.
Step 6 Better yet, use established vendor website and mobile app like Cirber.
A. Get your own domain, for example, cirber.com/my-store.
B. No need to register, host domain or build website and mobile app.
C. No need for costly online marketing.
D. Your store is available online, up and running, immediately.
Now, go to Vendor sign up page