ENTREPRENEURSHIP / JUL. 16, 2014
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How to Start an Online Fashion Store

Today’s generation are obsessed with buying modern outfits and fashion accessories, with many of us giving high preference to online shopping. Stores like Amazon, eBay and Alibaba are actually considered to be some of the best online fashion outlets, selling a lot of products and wholesale items to clients. Online fashion outlets have become increasingly popular with the budding entrepreneur, and as such, many individuals are taking to setting up their own online store to turn an attractive profit!

Start Your Online Fashion Store

The idea of starting an online fashion store at home is very appealing. You can go for it by following these simple steps.

Step 1: Develop a Website

First of all you need to know what kind of store you are willing to start. The internet is flooded with wholesale fashion stores, jewelry shops and designer outlet websites. So you have to decide what is best for you. For example, you can initiate selling top quality prom dresses and stylish shoes.

Once you have made up your mind, the next step is to develop a website. The best online stores always rely on professional web designers for getting their sites designed awesomely. You can buy the domain and hosting from http://pk.godaddy.com/ or any other famous service provider.

Step 2: Insert Content and Descriptions:

Once your website has been designed, the next step is to insert the content and descriptions in an appropriate way. Showcase your dresses, fashion accessories and shoes in different categories of the site. Make sure the homepage has all the necessary information such as contact details, payment plans etc. The details of the products with prices as well as discounts can be written in the categories’ section of your website.

Step 3: SEO is Must

You cannot achieve a high ranking in the world of the internet until you use SEO (search engine optimization) effectively on your site. To enjoy huge success and earn more and more income from your store’s sales, SEO has to be done at any cost. A professional SEO expert can help you achieve the goal. An expert will be responsible for on-page SEO and off-page SEO and will guide you on how to add proper keywords into the content so that the site is ranked high.

Step 4: Add Testimonials

In order to increase your chances to make extra income from your sales, you shouldn’t forget to add testimonials. Try your best to satisfy the clients and allow them to comment positively about your store on different forums. This section is particularly important to a website and online store as it acts as a review for prospective customers, and provided the reviews are positive, it will entice new customers to your store.

Step 5: Multiple Payment Methods

We all know that PayPal is a highly trusted method of payment. But there are a lot of countries which aren’t supported by PayPal. That means the buyers from those countries have to choose alternative payment options, such as Payoneer, Moneybookers and MasterCard. By allowing your clients to enjoy multiple methods of making payments, it will help you expand your routes of sales globally and your chances of becoming a successful store owner will increase.

Step 6: Add Google Map

Once you become a successful fashion seller, your clients will be interested in knowing where you are located. Allow them to know your physical location by adding your store to Google map. This section can help your clients locate you. Don’t forget to add complete and correct contact details with a contact number and address so that clients can contact you with any issues or problems they encounter. This will help boost your customer service ranking too.

Another thing you should remember while running your online store is that you should respond the queries of the clients as early as possible. For this you can ask them to allow you 24 hours for responding to client queries.  

Get Inspiration

Before you go through the above mentioned steps for setting up your online fashion store from home, feel free to get inspiration from some of the famous stores, such as:

·         Marketplace.asos.com

·         Linzishoes.com 

·         Shelikes.com 

·         Lavishalice.com

·         Boohoo.com

·         Missguided.co.uk

·         Stylistpick.com

·         Stylesequel.com 

Once you start making enough money from your online store, there is always the option to set up a physical store based on the same principles. A great example of this is the success story of celebboutique.com which now has several physical stores in the UK.

Setting up an online store is considered a favourable business option as it can be achieved on a low starting budget, however, bear in mind that the secret to high sales is hard work and dedication. So keep on working until you achieve lots of success.

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