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Opening a webshop is a great way to learn the basics of trading and negotiating and is an accessible first step to successful entrepreneurship. Starting a webshop does not require a large investment, but it does hold potential to generate great profits. Whether a webshop will be successful primarily depends on the marketing approach, followed by the business idea and concept, and the various products for sale.

In this, one of the most affordable options for doing business on the internet is to simply register as an individual entrepreneur. All you need is a good website – an online store – and probably an office and/or a warehouse. You can even leave out the latter and start without a warehouse or any stock at all and simply work according to the drop shipping model.

In the development of a webshop, it is important to spend the utmost attention to the user interface (UI). This will determine the ease of navigation for your clients and, hence, whether they can easily find and order their desired products. A pleasant experience on your webshop will be connected to your brand, and aids in getting your customers to buy your products, come back for more, and tell others about it.

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All the important information on your webshop should be displayed clearly: contact information should be prominently featured, the “search” function should be found easily, and all webpages should open quickly. Make sure to prevent overloading the website with unclear or unnecessary content. Limit yourself to displaying good quality photos, accurate product descriptions, and don't forget to leave space for user feedback or comments and product reviews.

Furthermore, the categorization of your products and search system plays an important role in the user experience (UX). In order to prevent potential confusion, your products should be organized and divided into specific (sub-)categories. Another feature to keep in mind is your customer care and support service. The easiest way to start is to provide your customers with contact information such as a telephone number or email address. However, in due time – as your business grows – consider implementing a ticket support system or even an online chat. This will foster customer trust, for your webshop will already have a safety mechanism in place in case anything goes wrong.

The development and the promotion of a webshop mutually depend on one other. Therefore, it is often better to get both services from the same company. This way you only have to work with one team, which already knows your website thoroughly and understands the promotional requirements that it needs.

Do you want to learn more about webshops? Read our article on: The Webshop from a Customer Perspective

Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket Minds
Ready-made or Custom Solution?
In order to build your webshop there are several ready-made solutions on the market. The most common ones are WooCommerce and Shopify, but we can also build a custom solution tailored to your needs.
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Integration of payment methods
In the realisation of a webshop the main purpose is to actually sell of course. In order to do this effectively, you will need a configuration of your own payment gateway. We advise Mollie or Stripe for this, because they are user friendly gateways to facilitate payments via iDeal, PayPal or CreditCard.
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Stock and delivery options
If you opt for a custom solution, we can build your webshop in such a way that you can easily handle your stock management, manage the delivery process, and get a clear overview of all your costs.
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Google AdWords
To make your sales, you will first need to attract customers. An efficient way to promote your webshop is by using Google AdWords to build a qualitative ad campaign.

Ontwikkelingsfases van een webshop

  • 1

    Pre-project work

    • Before we start our cooperation, we always take some time to get to know each other. During this process, we will identify the goals of the project and outline the implementation phases together.
    • Client meeting: Your project will be assigned a personal manager with whom you will meet at a location of your preference. At the meeting, you can ask any question you want and tell us how you would like to see the project executed. In addition, you can see our portfolio so you can get a better idea of the possibilities.
    • Commercial offer: After our initial communication, we will draft a personalized commercial offer. This offer will specify the various stages of work, the respective terms, and the total project budget.
    • Signing of the contract: After you have read our offer, we will sign a contract together. Subsequently, all the work will be carried out according to this contract.
  • 2

    Technical proposition, prototyping, and designing

    • The creation of a webshop begins with a technical proposition, followed by the structure development and several prototypes.
    • Technical proposition: for the project to meet your requirements, we first need to complete a technical proposition. You will compose this proposition together with your project manager. In this, you will determine the various sections and product categories of your online store and the various functions you want the website to have.
    • Development of the prototype: After we receive the technical proposition from you, we will develop a prototype of the upcoming webshop. At this stage, we will draft a general picture so we can already have an idea of what the finalized project will look like.
    • Design: This is one of the most important and interesting stages where the designer will draw all the elements of the user interface (UI).
  • 3

    Full-stack development and integration

    • Simply put, this stage turns the layout pictures into "live" elements that can be displayed and used in a web browser.
    • Layout: The layout designer divides the layouts into separate elements and divides them over static html pages. In order to do this, we use modern layout tools such as: CSS3, HTML5, Less/Sass, Gulp, Javascript, and AngularJS.
    • CMS configuration: The Content Management System (CMS) will be installed and configured on the hosting site. You can choose to use a custom developed CMS, or one of the open-source ones, such as Magento, Shopify or Woocommerce.
    • Extra function programming: At this stage, all the additional functions that the CMS does not cover will be developed and integrated. This includes functions such as reserving and ordering products, calculating total costs, variations or suggestions of products, ticket support, and a chat service.
  • 4

    Content, testing and launching

    • Preparing content and completing the website: We fill the website with the texts, photos, product samples, and descriptions that you've prepared. At this stage, unique content is a prerequisite in order to promote the webshop effectively.
    • Importing products (if required).
    • Testing: Before your website is put into operation, we have to test its functionality together. At this stage, any errors that slipped in the website can be identified and corrected.
    • Launching the website: This is practically the "birth certificate" of your webshop; it will get its official name and will be accessible to your first customers and/or clients.
  • 5

    Support and maintenance

    • Managing a growing webshop requires regular maintenance work, never underestimate the importance of this. You can read more about website maintenance here.
  • 6

    Marketing and promotion

    • When your webshop is online, you need to help people find it. In order to do this, you should consider including both online and offline advertising strategies. We can help you with managing an effective marketing campaign. Click here  to get in touch with us.
Webshop Development Prices

Start selling online with a new webshop that can be online in less than 1 month. The online community is a huge potential audience for any store.

Basic webshop
The Basic webshop package is to start selling online as fast as possible. Your webshop will be built on WordPress' webshop CMS, WooCommerce, and the design will be based on a template of your choice. You only have to deliver the content and the website will be live in around 3 weeks.
€1.20000
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsDelivery time around 3 weeks
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsTemplate design with your branding
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket Minds1 design revision round
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsResponsive design
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsWooCommerce CMS
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsBasic webshop modules
Advanced webshop
The Advanced webshop package is built on a WooCommerce or Shopify CMS. You will get a custom design in your brand identity and advanced modules.
from €1.90000
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsDelivery time around 2 months
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsCustom design with 3 revision rounds
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsResponsive design
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsWooCommerce or Shopify CMS
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsAll webshop modules
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsAdvanced categorization
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsPayment systems integration
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsStock management
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsTechnically optimized + SEO Starter Pack
100% Customized webshop
Our 100% Customized webshop package is a great solution when you know exactly what you want and ready-made solutions do not offer this by default. We can build an entirely custom solution or build or integrate custom modules on WooCommerce or Shopify.
Price on request
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsDelivery time starting from 2 months
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsCustom design with indefinite revisions
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsResponsive design
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsWooCommerce, Shopify or custom CMS
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsAdvanced categorization
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsPayment systems integrations
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsStock management
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsUnlimited webshop modules
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsCustom functionalities
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsCustom modules and widgets
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsAPI connections with other systems
Webshop: cheap start for your business | Rocket MindsTechnically optimized + SEO Starter Pack

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