E-commerce Website Features
E-commerce websites are open 24 hours a day. They can sell to worldwide audiences, and collect payments automatically. They make orders and reports readily available to business owners. Below are some of the benefits of building an e-commerce website:
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No Profit Sharing
E-commerce store owners avoid high sales commissions and unreasonable returns that multi-seller platforms require.
Easy Order Processing
Generate shipping labels and send automatic emails to customers about their order. Eliminate manual steps in your order processing system.
Physical Store Extensions
Sell more than what your physical store inventory can handle. E-commerce shows people all your options, even if products are currently out-of-stock, or hidden in storage.
Business-to-Business (B2B) Solutions
Sell to wholesale accounts with tax exemptions and bulk quantities. Limit these abilities to qualified business owners. Enjoy the automated process of e-commerce for wholesaling!
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Powerful Product Management
SKUs can be set up as variations of a parent product. E.g. One item is available in 6 colors and 20 sizes, creating 120 SKUs that you can track individually. Then, save time with batch edits among common attributes.
E-commerce websites can automatically keep track of inventory. They can send automatic reminders when it’s time to replenish your stock.
Low Operating Costs
An online store can serve multiple customers at any time, without staff or other expenses.
Online orders can be shipped to customers at their location. This way, distance doesn’t hinder sales. A physical store can only attract those who are nearby.
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E-commerce Website FAQs
As many as you want! There are no restrictions on the number of products you can display, nor the attributes you want to organize them by. When we make an e-commerce website for you, we’ll show you how to set these up, so you can manage your catalog on your own.
Yes they can, and safely too. You will need a merchant account with a payment service provider first. This is so that funds from e-commerce purchases go to your bank account. These services are called “gateways.” They can be set up with PayPal, Stripe, WeChat Pay, AliPay, Apple Pay and more. We help our customers connect their e-commerce stores to their chosen gateway.
Yes. After we work on the design, development and initial configuration of your online store, we provide one-on-one training on how to manage it. We make it possible for you to handle the daily e-commerce tasks your business needs to perform. This includes product management, order fulfilment, and customer follow-up. In addition to live training, we also provide our customers with written instructions on how to use their custom-made, e-commerce websites.
In addition to comprehensive sales records, an e-commerce website also tracks product inventory, customer data, shipping rates, tax charges and more. These reports help you understand the status of your operation, so you can make informed business decisions.
An e-commerce website created by 5U® belongs only to the customer who bought it.
At any time, you can request the source code of your website, and host it with a provider of your choice. After we hand it to you, you’ll be free to make changes to your website design and development features. You’ll also have full control over product details, customer information, transaction history, and more.
Absolutely. 5U® Website provides a free, 366-day quality assurance warranty on websites we create.
If you find an issue within 366 days from the time we launch your website, we’ll take responsibility for resolving it. If you opt for a maintenance plan with us, we will not only continue to provide fixes after the 366-day mark; we will also regularly back up your website to a secure, encrypted server, so you never have to worry about losses. This is part of our commitment to provide a hassle-free website service to all our customers.
5U® Website can make an e-commerce website, with design and development, in as little as 3 weeks. However, you’ll need to provide us with content, such as text, pictures, and videos. You’ll also need to gather your product prices, skus, attributes, shipping rates and other details, so we can configure your store. This can extend a project’s timeframe to around 4 to 6 weeks. We are happy to refer you to content creators, if you need the extra help.
The one-time design and production cost of most e-commerce websites ranges from $5,000 to $8,000 and above. The final price will depend on your design requirements, your catalog’s complexity, the number of products and categories you want, the page layouts required and any custom functions or integrations needed.
If you’re trying to keep your costs low, we encourage you to be ‘buyer aware’ of hidden costs that can come with e-commerce website providers out there. 5U® will never charge hidden fees, and we always deliver on our promises. However, in the industry as a whole, you may encounter one or more of the following additional expenses:
- Losses when promoting products or hosting sales that don't work properly on the website. Users will leave a poorly-functioning website, resulting in wasted advertising dollars.
- Added, and unnecessary human resource costs when a badly-built website occupies significant staff time. A good e-commerce website should not be hard for merchants to use or update.
- Legal claims caused by unauthorized use of proprietary code, unlicensed pictures, or copyright-infringed copy.
- Loss of opportunity for sales when a provider does not complete a website on schedule, or in an organized manner.
The cost to rebuild an e-commerce website when the one you have has become dysfunctional or hacked, due to poor planning and execution methods.
We encourage you to make an appointment with us for a free consultation.We’d love to have you visit our office and meet our staff. We’ll discuss your e-commerce needs, and from there, we can get you an accurate quote for a website we think you’ll love.