How to set up a online shop

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Re: Online Store

Post by Strong Eagle » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 10:54 pm

sammone40 wrote:Anyone want to meet up to discuss?
Why are you dredging up six year old posts?

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Post by ksl » Sat, 21 Jan 2012 3:26 pm

deanloh wrote:Hello Vynn

I have helped couple of people set up online shops for less than a thousand dollars (SGD). Contact me if you would like to know more (send me a private message), I will send you links to some example sites, and solution.

The reason I didn't post the links here is to respect the forums.
old posts oh heck!

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Post by Mr Tan » Fri, 27 Jan 2012 2:40 pm

depending on your volume, small volume paypal , big volume u need a terminal , u might as well open a shop.

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Re: How to set up a online shop

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:26 am

@deanloh: you seem to be soliciting business.

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Post by deanloh » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 11:34 am

Hello nakatago, my apologies I didn't know I have done something I shouldn't have. Instead of removing the text in my posts, can I request you to remove my posts entirely? Much appreciated.

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Post by KCgame » Wed, 04 Apr 2012 7:34 am

For someone who is interested to setup an online store, you can check out the website - Big Commerce. This is a big company in U.S..

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Post by adaleow » Sat, 30 Jun 2012 1:18 pm

Setting up an online selling business will require:

1) An online platform - in the Singapore context, there are many people selling via facebook and blogshops both of which are free. If you wish to have a more professional front, especially if you are selling higher quality and more expensive products, you may opt for instant webstore providers. Try doing a google search on that and you can find many good ones around.

2) Marketing - as the consumer market in Singapore is pretty small compared to overseas, and shipping overseas is costly, the way to earn from online selling would be to increase your engagement with your customers - get repeat buys instead of trying to get everyone to buy from you just once. Word of mouth marketing works best here. Learn to identify who your customers are and get them to spread the word for you. Overspending on other methods of marketing might be near futile at times.

3) Sustainability - Online selling is all about building trust. Sell the right products and persevere - stay the course. You will then succeed.
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