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Making a Free Online Store has never been Easier – Try SimpleSite!

Are you thinking about starting your own online store? Then you have come to the right place. SimpleSite has made it extremely easy for you to create your own online store. In fact, it is so easy that anyone can do it. Best of all is that it’s completely FREE for as long as you want! Now you can concentrate on building your online store without having to worry about how to finance it.
SimpleSite is the easiest website builder in the world, and it only takes 5 minutes to set up a website with a free online store. You can get started right away! So what are you waiting for?



Start Selling Today

SimpleSite is super easy and it is completely FREE! This enables you to test out your business idea without having to invest a lot of money beforehand. You can add up to 5 items to your online store FOR FREE. No commitments and no payment details needed. But there’s more: You can keep your free online store for as long as you want.

How to Start a Free Online Store

Starting up an online store can take a lot of time, and a lot of planning goes into the process. It may seem quite difficult and fairly chaotic at first. But don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be!

Here are the three steps to follow when starting a new free online store:
  1. Develop your business plan
  2. Build the online store
  3. Attract and retain customers
SimpleSite has made building a free online store extremely easy, so that you can take care of the essential: Developing Your Business! With a Free Online Store at SimpleSite you can receive payments online from all over the world and you can pick between several unique and professional designs.

Get started now – It’s FREE!

Examples of Free Online Stores created with SimpleSite:

  

SimpleSite makes it Easy for Anyone to Create and Manage Their Own Free Online Store
  • Quick and Easy Set-Up
    Launch your free online store in 5 minutes
  • It’s Free
Setting up an online store with SimpleSite is completely free
  • Online Payments 
    Receive money from customers online
  • Simple to Customize
    Choose a design that matches your brand
  • Save Time
    SimpleSite Online Store is easy and quick to manage

How to Develop Your Business Plan

You already have a genius idea for your free online store. Now let’s start developing that idea. Behind every successful online store there is a well-considered business plan. Success is not only the result of great ideas combined with good connections. It requires clever planning and thought if you want to reach the full potential of your business idea. So let’s look into how you can get the most out of your free online store:

First of all it’s good to make an overview of your idea. The Business Model Canvas is a great tool for this. It was developed by Alexander Osterwalder in 2008, and has since then been taught as part of the mandatory curricula of the best international business schools and universities.
So why is it relevant to you?

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your free online store’s business model. It will provide you with a full overview of your new online store’s activities and values, and enable you to start improving on your online store from the very beginning.

The quicker you identify your weaknesses or problems, the quicker you can solve them. It might be necessary to change directions or adapt your idea to what your customers want; the faster you do that, the faster you’ll have a successful online store. This approach is also known as the lean start-up and is praised around the world as a constructive approach to entrepreneurship.

SimpleSite enables you to take on this approach by testing out your ideas instantly with no financial risks involved: You can set up an FREE online store. No payments needed. Start selling right away and begin learning now.

SimpleSite is so simple that you can make the online store yourself. No technical skills needed. No need to hire a professional website developer. You are in charge. It saves you both time and money, and makes starting up an online store a lot less risky.

How to Build a Free Online Store

Back in the days, building an online store required either very technical skills or paying a lot of money to get a web developer to build it for you. Those days are over now. With SimpleSite you can build your own professional website with a free online store. It’s as easy as 1-2-3 and only takes a few minutes.

Here we’ll take you through 3 simple steps of how to set up your Free Online Store:
  1. Click here to sign up for a free website with SimpleSite.
    After filling in your information and signing up you will be sent to the site editor of your newly created website. In the site editor you can edit the website of your free online store. Start adding information and photos. And if relevant: a contact page and a news section.
  2. When you are ready to set up your free online store, go to your site overview (this can be accessed from the configuration link). Click on the blue button “Start Online Store” and follow the instructions that will help you adding the first product to your free online store. We strongly recommend uploading a photo for each product.
  3. Once you’ve added your first item to your free online store, you can keep adding items and sorting them into product groups and subgroups. Remember to fill out information about your online store in the tab “Settings?”. You can also set-up online payments through PayPal in the tab “Online Payments”. This will enable you to receive money from customers online.
Congratulations! Your Online Store is now ready!

Remember that you can always go back and add more items, or change the design and text of your website later. Let’s start attracting customers to your new free online store…

How to Attract and Retain Customers

Once your free online store is ready it’s time to attract customers. Basically there are two sides to building up a promising and successful online store:

  1. Get new customers
  2. Make your current customers return and buy more
So how do you do that? We'll tell you:

To attract new customers to your free online store, you’ll have to identify your target group first. Once that’s done, you can research 1) which communication channels the people you target normally use (both online and online), 2) what things they are interested in, and 3) how they prefer to be addressed, casually or formally?

Your customers are probably already searching for you and your products online. Therefore you should make yourself visible in the search engine results. Setting up advertisements on Google AdWords and Bing Ads can prove to be very profitable because you will be targeting customers, who are already searching for the products you offer on your free online store. That means that you will be getting customers who already want to buy from you!

Get the word out. Social media is an excellent tool for spreading the word about your new web shop. Establishing an online presence on social media like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ can be worth a lot when it comes to driving more traffic to your free online store. Create a social media account for your online store on the social sites where it makes sense. Then make sure to keep your audience updated on any new products in your web shop.

But don’t restrict yourself to only marketing your online store on the internet. What about offline marketing? Think about which offline channels you can use to target future customers. Where are your customers when they are not online? Find out, and get out there!

Once you have gained new customers, it is important to start focusing on how you can make these customers purchase from you again. Sales from returning customers are the cheapest and easiest sales you can get. But how do you make a customer return to your free online store?

This is how: Give them excellent service! Make them want to buy from you because you make them feel special. Send them personal messages, check up on their purchase experience and offer them great personal support. If you succeed in giving excellent customer service, chances are you will succeed with your online store.

Testimonials

“My hobby has become my business with SimpleSite. I am hopeless with computers but before I knew it my website was ready.”
– Art work online store

SimpleSite wants to give people an easy to use website service with an online store integration. We have a lot of great reviews from satisfied users.

But don’t take our word for it. You can read all our customer reviews right here: https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.simplesite.com.

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