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Setting up a Forever Free e-Comm Site

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Building a website or improving your Facebook store has never been easier and more necessary in the Philippines. If we’ve been taught anything, the pandemic brought more people to buy online. (52% of Filipinos shopped online for the first time during the pandemic)  Standing out and letting people know about how great you are with a website has become a staple and you shouldn’t get left behind.

Not everyone wants to make a purpose built crypto currency exchange website.  If this sounds like you and you don’t have web development experience, you might want to choose from the many Filipino developers that are making sites not just for the Philippines but for other countries too!

For many of us though, selling online from baked goods, retail items and even our professional services sounds tough and expensive.  Thankfully, there are so many new options for online web builders and e-commerce platforms like Shopify and Wix that have been growing steadily in the Philippines.

There is another well known e-commerce platform worldwide that is trying to make a mark now in the country, ECWID.  If you have a Facebook store or online website, integrate ECWID to make use of their expanded services.  If you want a website, ECWID is there to help you build one too.

FREE PLAN FOREVER (Setup AND Transaction fees)

Yes, you read that right.  Unlike competitors that let you try their services for a few days, ECWID actually does have a FREE FOREVER plan to make your website (not to be confused with a Facebook site).  No upfront fees AND no transaction fees.

New businesses can be a little allergic to upfront costs.  The funny thing about starting an online business sometimes is that you have to spend money to make money.  That’s because for people to buy from you, they need to know you’re present online and that means setting up a store.

If you’re one of the many Filipinos that get online as a side-hustle, then you know how little time you can sometimes put into learning how to do that AND actually building the site in the few trial days you were given.  ECWID understands this and wants you to build the quality site that you need at your own pace.

What’s the catch?  How do they make money?

GREAT EXTRA FEATURES

ECWID is betting that your business will grow.  As it does, your business needs will change as well.  That means that with more products being sold, capital is no longer going to be an issue and you will have your own set of “suki” customers.

If you want to gain more kinds of customers or even make operations more efficient so that you can put less time into order processing and more into getting more customers, ECWID has those services for you and this is where they charge competitively to competitors.  Services can include: Mobile Point of Sale, shop mobile app and much much more!

FIRST PHILIPPINE PG PARTNERSHIP

If ECWID will help you get online and let customers know you’re present, Xendit will help them with the purchase of your products.  Different people prefer different ways to pay and have different habits.  Though there are more e-wallet users, credit card users actually spend more per purchase than e-wallet users on average. That means that if you’re selling premium goods, this is the group of people you want payments easy for.

With Xendit though, you don’t need to choose.  Customers can choose from e-wallets, credit cards, direct bank transfers, over the counter (OTC) and more!

Check it out here.

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