One of the lowest barriers to entry in starting a business? An online store! There’s no overhead, you have the flexibility to work from anywhere you choose (on your schedule) and unlimited opportunity for financial growth. There are over 1.8 billion online shoppers and that number is growing fast in the digital age. Go from business idea to reality even faster by hosting your online store on WIX.
What is WIX?
WIX is a feature-rich ecommerce builder that gives you full creative control over your brand and storefront design. Intuitive editing tools combine with ecommerce functionality that result in a well-rounded online store. The best part? You can build your website quickly and easily without ever touching a line of code. We’ll say that again: no coding necessary! *Cue crowds cheering the distance* Simply pick your website template, customize it with WIX’s drag-and-drop editor and then hit publish.
Looking for something mobile responsive? Around 95% of consumers conduct research on their mobile device before completing an online checkout. WIX’s templates are all mobile responsive so no matter what device your online shopper is browsing on, it’s guaranteed that they will have an easy-to-navigate, pleasant experience. WIX also has a built-in ability to sell on Instagram, this allows your online store to be exposed to hundreds of millions of new potential shoppers.
WIX App Market
The WIX App Market has over 300 popular web apps, powerful services and amazing features to enhance your online store. Most of the apps are free to use and can be added in just a few clicks. WIX’s top apps include: Shippo, easily manage and fulfill all your shipping orders in one place with pre-negotiated, deep discounts for USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL and more; Visitor Analytics, get valuable insights about how visitors interact with your site from real recordings of visitor sessions, heatmaps and conversion funnels; Smile: Points & Rewards, an engaging rewards program that gives your customers access to exclusive perks, attractive discounts and more; Mailchimp, grow your email subscribers with pop-up and embedded forms, landing pages plus automated welcome emails and email blasts; Modalyst - Dropshipping, a dropshipping automation platform that helps you find products to sell and automates the operations of running an online store.
All of WIX’s ecommerce plans come with a range of great sales tools that are built-in. The simple and flexible design makes adding products and their sizing variants easy with up to 15 product images for each product uploaded plus product zoom, which gives the online shopper a better view of your items available for purchase. Advanced ecommerce sales tools are available such as abandoned cart recovery to catch consumers who have left their items in checkout. This is a great resource to pick money up off the table!
Speaking of checkout, WIX has over 15 different payment options such as PayPal, Stripe and Square to name just a few. All WIX ecommerce websites come with a SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) which encrypts your visitors’ information, making it a necessity for your online store to safely process payments. Shoppers can also store their credit card info in the “My Wallet” section of checkout, making it convenient for shoppers to buy more of your products in the future.
WIX ecommerce pricing…
-WIX Business Basic. Accepts online and offline payments, no sales fee, works for physical and digital products and unlimited items. This plan is $23/mo.
-WIX Business Unlimited. For bigger online stores that receive a lot of traffic, includes email campaigns and unlimited items. This plan is $27/mo.
-WIX Business VIP. All the perks from unlimited, additionally you get fast VIP support and more storage and unlimited items. This plan is $49/mo.
WIX is for you if…
-You are a small to medium-sized business
-You want to set up your online store fast
-You have physical or digital goods to sell
WIX is a leading cloud-based web development platform with millions of users worldwide. Their mission is to make it easy for everyone to create a beautiful, professional web presence that promotes their business or sets up their online shop. The WIX website builder has everything you need to create a fully personalized, high quality website. So what’s stopping you from starting an online store today?