Newb loooking into ecommerce

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For a site that sells up to 5 items ( furniture niche), what is the best way to go about?
Would you do Wordpress?

Who is the top developer on this forum?

Thanks in advance
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  • Profile picture of the author alksense
    Why only 5 items? Are you going to use a drop shipper or do you stock the merchandise yourself? How do you plan on getting traffic to your store?

    I'm asking these questions because they will help me determine which solution is best for you.
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    • Originally Posted by alksense View Post

      Why only 5 items? Are you going to use a drop shipper or do you stock the merchandise yourself? How do you plan on getting traffic to your store?

      I'm asking these questions because they will help me determine which solution is best for you.
      these are 5 pieces of furniture I manufacture

      Hopefully will develop into more, but am confident that the 5 would be a great start

      as far as traffic: ppc and seo, email social
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      • Profile picture of the author alksense
        Originally Posted by make-money-online View Post

        these are 5 pieces of furniture I manufacture

        Hopefully will develop into more, but am confident that the 5 would be a great start

        as far as traffic: ppc and seo, email social
        OK, I mainly focus on creating websites with hundreds or thousands of products that my company retails for manufacturers. However many of the manufacturers I sell for only produce and sell a few products themselves. They do it through their own websites and by using retailers like myself.

        The ones that are most successful have unique websites that fit their businesses style. Are you selling modern furniture? traditional? rustic?

        Are you open to having retail websites list your products for sale as an additional income stream?
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  • Profile picture of the author lastreporter
    Originally Posted by make-money-online View Post

    For a site that sells up to 5 items ( furniture niche), what is the best way to go about?
    Would you do Wordpress?

    Who is the top developer on this forum?

    Thanks in advance
    I would go with Shopify.com.

    It is an ecommerce solution with a secure shopping cart that is easy to operate and highly flexible and affordable. I think you would have to pay about $29 a month.

    If you go the Word Press route you will be forced to use plugins that are not as effective nor secure. I have used both.

    Shopify also has a free add on that would enable you to upload your inventory for PPC through Google, Shopzilla, Amazon Product ads etc.

    That's my take.

    Good Luck and much success!
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  • Profile picture of the author getdong
    not the most professional way of doing things but if your just looking to get a start i actually started my first ecommerce site with blogger and paypal buttons. the nice thing about doing it this way is its extremely user friendly so you can easily upload pics, videos, etc. you can show videos of you making or using the furniture, tons of pics, etc. also some people may actually not mind that your website isn't hte most professional thing because your a home craftsmen and some people like buying items from smaller vendors, handmade items, etc vs a big company or some mass produced piece of furniture.
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  • Profile picture of the author bmetzger
    If you are only going to carry your own 5 items than I would just optimize a blog. If you want to go full out ecommerce, then you need a robust platform. Since I am a major drop shipper and super affiliate, I built my own platform to manage all the datafeeds, inventory, purchase orders, emails, tracking, map pricing, and feed uploads to other channels. It would cost a fortune if I would order this from Magento or Volusion
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanY
    Thumbs up to Opencart. But for a small scale such as yours - a 5 furniture based - i did stay it's best to start out with a simple wordpress website. More complex website & little products is not really a good combination.

    Furthermore, when you sold the furniture - how is the sales funnel?
    User goes to website -> Place order -> Tell you where to send or collect at your retail shop/house?

    If you need further help, do not hesitate to PM me. because i lack PM, i might need your email. Hehe

    Take care-
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  • Profile picture of the author BadMab
    I like woo commerce. Pm me if you need some help. I love working with smaller ecommerce sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Killian
    Magento is a great robust cart, but does have a big learning curve to install. Least in my experience. Unless you have a host that offers something like one-click install.

    Though as others have said, might be over kill for you right now.

    I am with others, wordpress might be good for you at this point.
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  • Profile picture of the author b4boy
    If you're only selling 5 furniture items, I'll definitely suggest WordPress with WooCommerce.

    Go to ThemeForest to search out some themes that support WooCommerce, and you'll be ready for business.

    If you go for shopping cart script, you'll have a hard time tweaking the homepage design to fit your business model.
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