If you are looking to open up your own online store, then there is a good chance that you are wondering how to go about making this happen. Likely, you are looking for an easy and quick way to get your items for sale listed so that you can begin making profits off of the website in no time. Of course, setting up an ecommerce website from scratch is not an easy task and can be very time consuming. For this reason, more and more website owners these days have begun to use ecommerce templates, which are essentially pre-made web pages that can be customized by the website owner.

Before finding and using ecommerce templates, however, there are several steps that should be followed in order to begin any successful online store. For starters, it is necessary for the store to have its own registered domain name and server space. If a website is already established, then the ecommerce store can simply be added as an additional page to the website. Otherwise, there are many services or ecommerce plugins online where domain names can be purchased. Some of these even come with hosting packages. These can be purchased and paid for monthly or on an annual basis, depending on the website owner’s needs.

Once the website domain is purchased, it is time to find the right ecommerce template to suit the online store. There are a wide variety of these available online. Some are available for free, while others may be more intricate and require the user to pay a one-time fee to download the coding for the template. From there, the template can be imported to the website, setting up the necessary framework for the ecommerce page. This typically imports spaces for product pages and also gives the page an electronic shopping cart for customers to use.

From there, the website owner may wish to customize the template by adding a company logo or banner to the page and changing colors and fonts to make it consistent with the rest of the website. After this is done, the products can be listed on the ecommerce store. The website owner may choose to include pictures, a description of the item for sale, and the price that it is selling for. This will need to be done for each item that is for sale until listings for every item are created.

Some ecommerce templates will come with the ability to create different categories of items to make finding products easier for online shoppers. In addition, a search function may be included so that customers can find what they are looking for without having to click through different pages and categories.

This is a great way to streamline any ecommerce store and to make the online shopping experience more enjoyable for customers. In turn, this may encourage them to come back as return shoppers or recommend the online store to friends and family members.

Ecommerce templates are a great choice for any website owner who is looking to start making money by selling products online. Not only are they easy to download and begin using on a website, but they are easily customizable, even for people who do not consider themselves to be very tech-savvy. Since no two templates are the same, however, it is important for website owners to consider specific features that they are looking for in an online store in order to find a template that will work best for them. From there, anybody can have their own online store up and running in no time and can begin making money immediately.





About the Author: Alex Roman

I’m a 23-year old independent graphic artist based in Romania, Bucharest. I design beautiful, engaging user experiences and intuitive user interfaces for the web. I really love what I do. Want to hire me? Follow me on Facebook or Twitter.


  • Eddy:

    great tips, thanks!!