How often you have given up your desire to create an eCommerce website, may be as an online version of your store or an exclusive store itself, thinking that setting up an online store is a tiresome task? If you are one of those who do not have enough geeky knowledge about creating and publishing websites, you would have encountered it so many times! Well, you have been wrong all the time — Creation of eCommerce site does not require coding knowledge or what we call geeky. On the other hand, you have a far simpler solution to depend upon — WixStores. WixStores, an awesome solution from Wix.com, will help you build, customize and publish eCommerce websites in a few clicks and taps.In this post, we shall have a brief review of WixStores, with an introduction to the service in first part of review.
WixStores — Your eCommerce Website in 3 Steps
If you need to know the real WixStores, you can call it a solution that helps you have your ecommerce website in just three steps! WixStores is a sub-section of www.wix.com — a site that helps you build websites using drag-and-drop-based interface —, and does its job pretty well. This eCommerce website builder from Wix has a lot of features that are worth mentioning, some of which will go through in upcoming sections. Now, we will tell you our opinion about common tasks that you will have to accomplish using WixStores.
Setting Up Your eCommerce Website
With a three-step process, creating an eCommerce site is simple enough when you have WixStores as your platform, because all these steps do not require technical knowledge at all. Here, we shall have a brief overview of those steps involved in the process of building an online store.
Once you have signed up for WixStores, you will be directed to a page, where you can select eCommerce templates! Using filter parameters and category, you can select an online store template that impresses you and requirement of yours. WixStores has a huge number of templates, including those design-oriented ones and minimalistic ones. Once you have made your selection, you can click on ‘Edit’ button.
Soon, you will be lead to the HTML5-powered site builder of Wix. As we said, you can edit the template according to your convenience and requirement, given the wide collection of editing features. Apart from text and rich media edit options, you have the ability to add additional apps from Wix App Market, integrations with SEO-related stuff, ability to get up-to-date statistics etc. After making sufficient edits and changes, you can click on the ‘Publish’ button to get going with your eCommerce site. There is an option to edit mobile view of your store as well.
When it comes to management of your online store, WixStores has a number of superb features, which will help you to serve your customers well when ensuring profit. For instance, you can set up various, popular payment methods to allow your users pay for purchases and there are options to get coupons, promotional codes etc. If your site has a number of users who are not that active, the smart action section enables you to do that. For instance, we can take the case of WixShoutOut, which helps you enhance your way of reaching your customers. Also, when it comes to store management section of WixStores, you have a number of options such as setting up shipping charges and tax details so that you will not have to mess up with such stuff in the end. Altogether, we were really impressed by store management aspect of Wix.
The User Interface
Throughout the whole service, WixStores has a truly impressive set of User Interface that can allow almost all users to use the eCommerce building solution without any trouble. Apart from this, in-detail tutorials are available through official site of WixStores and we are sure that you will love these tutorials when it comes to managing or creating an effective online shop for your products or services.
In light of our experience, while trying to create an online shop using WixStores, we were impressed by richness of it, in terms of features. Also, it seems that what makes WixStores a bit more intuitive and usable is the minimalistically-designed user interface that is present in the HTML5 Editor as well as dashboard and other sectors of WixStores. In addition, as we are concerned about making websites a bit more productive than they actually are, we loved concept of Wix App Store, which can be used to integrate additional capabilities to your eCommerce site. Altogether, we love WixStores as much as we loved Wix.com’s website builder.