The Best Ecommerce Platforms to Use After a Crowdfunding Campaign Project
Thanks to the hard work, effort, and resources spend, you have raised the biggest share of your crowdfunding campaign goal. Now, what’s the next move?
You cannot just sit back and relax as you are obligated to fulfill your promises made to your funders, continue raising money, distribute your rewards, communicate with your community, and etc. There are a lot of things that have to be done.
If you are wondering what are the best ecommerce platforms solutions to use after a crowdfunding campaign, here are the most suitable ones you should take into consideration:
If you have never used Shopify before, the first thing you need to do is create your own account. Once you are signed up, it is time to create your store. Setting up an ecommerce store takes time, however, with Shopify you wouldn’t have that problem. You can start by choosing a template, then you can add more features through free or paid apps (you can find the apps in the Shopify App Store), and you are ready to start. Shopify offers a 14-day trial to get started. It also offers 24/7 customer support together with guides, tips and tricks on the Shopify blog. There are three paid plans to choose from - Basic which is recommended for starting a new business and costs $29 per month, Shopify which is recommended for growing your business and costs $79 per month, and Advanced Shopify is recommended for scaling your business and costs $299 per month. You can upgrade the plans at any time, it is up to you. The downside of Shopify is the platform transaction fees. The fees vary depending on your Shopify plan (the more advanced the plan is, the smaller the fees). The overall conclusion is that if you want to focus on running your store and prefer an all-in-one solution, Shopify is a great way to do so.
● Amazon & Amazon Launchpad:
Ecommerce giant Amazon has released Amazon Launchpad in 2015 and today it is one of the largest retail platforms on the web. In order for you to get started, you need to open a vendor account. Once you are done. Your order will be sent to Amazon’s fulfillment center which is set up to facilitate the distribution with the FBA service or Fulfilled by Amazon service. The photos or videos are uploaded to your site and you are ready to start. The effective marketing and distribution strategy offered through Amazon is what makes this platform so appealing. You will also have access to Amazon Vine which is Amazon’s customer review program and faster shipping of your items through Amazon Prime. There are two plans to choose from – the Professional Plan which will cost you $39.99 a month and the Individual Plan which will cost you $0.99 a month.
Each of these ecommerce platforms has pros and cons. Compare them and decide which solution is best for you.
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