So, if building your own e-commerce site from scratch isn't exactly for you, there are easier, less time consuming and some less expensive routes to go instead!
Hosted shop options:
Rather than having to choose a webhost, integrate a shopping cart and design a site yourself, etc, you can set up an easy "hosted" shop site. That means they're hosted by the company themselves so you don't deal with any backend mumbo jumbo. They're perfect for those of you who are used to selling on etsy/dawanda and other marketplace sites as they have the same sort of features and administration, where you can easily plug in information and photos, but with the added benefit of being able to point the shop to your own domain (and not have any direct competitors lurking about either!) and have more customization in your design.
Here are some hosted shop options that you can look into. Most of them have monthly charges, which are pretty minimal. I point-> you research options, pricing and see which one may be the best for you!
Out of these, I know that Big Cartel and Shopify are the most popular in our little indie/handmade sect- I'm not as familiar with the others but know they're are viable options, so mentioned them here.
*Would you recommend one of these over another? Are there any other hosted shop sites available? Or shop template sites? Share with us in the comments below!
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