Want to start an e-commerce site with only 2 products.
DIY: How to start your business online with minimum expenditure and best output. Know how to sell products online and what all is required technically to launch an eCommerce website with a payment gateway.
1. I want to build my own e-commerce site, but mind you, I am am no technical guy but just have a good interest in technology. I have heard of Shopify/Wix and other which are drag and drop shop builder, but want to skip them considering the cost involved. I am running really low on budget.
2. I want to have may own hosting space and while shared hosting is cheap but have been advised by few that I shouldn't go for shared hosting but prefer VPS. One of the technical person said I can anyway go with shared hosting and that too will suffice if I have security plan and backup, as the my site will be small one with limited products. Hostinger/GoDaddy/Bluehost/Hostgator are few hosting provide I found. Suggest a good hosting plan with good up time and customer support and last but not the least, it should be cheap one.
3. If I prefer building site on my own then, buying a template and modifying it according to my need can be done by me or not. There are many templates available and also e-commerce site builder like WooCommerce and so forth.
4. Please suggest a good payment gateway, with minimum charges for each transaction.
Razorpay, Paytm, CCAvenue were few reviewed by me but couldn't finalize on one. Also will integration of the same difficult or can be done individually.
There are many more questions but they can be skipped for now. I would like to know that can I manage the site on my own or not? Although I have been managing a few blog with little bit modification here and there but to be honest I do not have any technical know how of any language or code. If needed I am willing to learn the same but want to save time by focusing more on other factors related to marketing and sales than development and implementation.
Be honest and don't suggest anything which may give be false hopes. Want to approach it practically and make it work.
Wish me luck with your kind suggestions.