It’s no secret that e-commerce is becoming more and more widespread, and the success of this no end will take. In this connection, it may be that you yourself are starting your own webshop. However, there are several things that are good and not least important to keep in mind when you throw yourself into this.
VAT registration, name and domain
If you have a turnover of less than 50,000 kroner per year, it is not necessary, but otherwise it is important to have a VAT number. So it is your company’s registration number – some compare this with our Social Security number, just for companies.
It’s something you might as well do as one of the first, so you can start deducting VAT from the things you buy.
In addition, you also need to find a free domain for your webshop – and if you are completely newly started, then you also need to come up with a good name for the company.
Among other things, it is a good idea to avoid EØY due to technical problems. The fact that it is easy to pronounce and spell while the name does not exclude anything you may later want to expand your range to is also important to keep in mind.
If you sell sales and support of financial systems, but do not know if in the future you will expand to e.g. IT security, it may be sensible to do as Visma Business and run with a more neutral name, instead of, for example, having the word ’financial systems’ in the company or domain name itself.
In addition, it may also be a good idea to check if the domain is available before you get stuck on a name.
Keep track of the freight
Another thing you need to control is the freight. You have the option between bl.a. PostDanmark, GLS and many others. You can even try to negotiate to get a good deal in house.
For example you can also make use of the company pakkelabels.dk. hereby you buy yourself for a cheap shipping through a third-party service. Since they make use of economies of scale, you can get cheap prices.
Employees with the right skills
To begin with, you may be able to handle the overall and basic things yourself. But as time goes by and the webshop hopefully becomes a success and expands, there may be a need for more hands and other skills that you may not possess yourself.
When there is a need for new employees, it is important to be aware of what competencies you specifically need for the new employee to possess.
It can be a huge help to success if you have the right employees behind you and vice versa also be incredibly negative if you do not.
It may also be that you can initially expand your own competencies within, for example, negotiation techniques or communication. The possibilities are many!
Prioritize feasibility studies
Last, it is also important to take the time for preliminary research before you start your webshop up.
Find out which keywords your target audience uses, as the content of your online store needs to be structured based on what people search on Google to find your product. Also check alternative names for the same product – for example, small changes in a keyword can cause big fluctuations without you knowing it. Even something as simple as a space can make a big difference.
There are so many things you need to be aware of when you start your own webshop. It may be smart to make a to-do list before, so you get done all the essential things and do not forget important elements that can damage your startup on your webshop.
4 important things to remember when starting your own online store
It’s no secret that e-commerce is becoming more and more widespread, and the success of this no end will take. In this connection, it may be that you yourself are in…
Written d. 6 mar 2017-No comments