In this series I take you along the journey of starting a webshop. The do’s and don’ts. And if it will eventually end in a total disaster…
The idea for our webshop
The other day I read an article about someone who started a webshop in his spare time. And this got me to think, I would like to start a webshop, but how? I still am a student, so don’t really have that much of financial assets to support this. So there I found out about something called dropshipping.
Dropshipping means that someone orders something from you. And you order it by your supplier. But instead that the supplier sends it to you, and you send it to the customer. The supplier sends it directly to the customer. Essentially taking out one step. This will make it pretty cheap to start a webshop because you don’t have to have any funds.
So whats the plan?
We started looking into what products we would sell. I thought it must be something we are into. Because then your the most enthusiastic about your products.
Then you must find a platform where you are going to sell your products on. You can choose a platform that’s hosted for you like Shopify. But this is pretty expensive with prices starting at $ 29 per month. So we chose to host it our self. Because I already had a hosting plan with a company called 0100Dev. That’s why we chose WooCommerce as our shop platform. It’s versatile and very adaptable but it is easier to use than Prestashop and Magento.
That’s it for this time. The next time we are going to customise and fill the site up with goods.