Starting a website for subscription box business

Discussion in 'Ecommerce Forum' started by Kate_E, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Kate_E

    Kate_E UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi all!

    I am in the very early stages of looking into setting up a subscription box service - I will fill the details in on the product as I get closer.
    At the moment, I am hoping to save some money on website building. Can anyone advise on the best platform to build your own site on? Or is it really not worth trying to do this on my own?

    Years a go I used create.net with some success, I currently run a wordpress blog and I have some skills on adobe AI so I have some experience but very limited. I don't mind the site being simple as long as it looks professional and user friendly.

    Any advice from those running e-commerce sites greatly received.
    Thanks,
    Kate
     
    Posted: Sep 16, 2020 By: Kate_E Member since: Sep 16, 2020
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  2. Financial-Modeller

    Financial-Modeller UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    Cost of marketing / customer acquisition for a business like this is likely to be substantial.

    Unless you have a really good way around this, asking how to save money building a website suggests that you may struggle without further funding.
     
    Posted: Sep 16, 2020 By: Financial-Modeller Member since: Jul 3, 2012
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  3. The Byre

    The Byre UKBF Legend Full Member

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    The moment you tell the world that you may just be in the market for a website, all sorts of web builders will shoot up out of the ground. They will follow you to the shops and may camp outside your front door. When you take a bath, don't be too surprised if you find a few of them nestling in the soap dish!

    I would combine the two - a professionally built frontend and the in-depth stuff DIY. Prices seem to start at around £400 for a simple four-page frontend. As you know your way around WordPress, get a WordPress site and you can build on that.

    Make sure that you have total and complete control and any pro-built site is not on a server you have no control over.
     
    Posted: Sep 16, 2020 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
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