E-commerce website builders and their dirty secret: have you spotted it?

Are you thinking of setting up a shop on your website?
 
You’re going to need shopping carts, customer profiles, payment systems, tax handling, shipping, stock/inventory tracking…There’s quite a lot happening under the bonnet.
 
No idea where to start?
 
There are a few popular solutions, and an enormous amount of long-winded reviews out there… if you’ve got the energy to trawl through them!
 
Rather than offer you yet another of these, we’ve decided to approach it differently.
 
 
What’s important to you?
 
 
In our opinion, the choices can all be boiled down to two key points:
 
1. Would you like your website to be eco-friendly?
 
2. Would you like help to build and look after it, or would you prefer to do it yourself?
 
If the eco-friendly credentials of your website aren’t important to you and you’re happy to build it yourself, then use Shopify. They make it easy to set up and run a good-looking online store without any technical knowledge.
 
You could also use Squarespace or Wix to create a good-looking store, but as we wrote a while back, we don’t recommend them as a sustainable strategy.
 
A key drawback of Shopify and Squarespace is they don’t power their websites with renewable energy. And as far as we can tell, they don’t have any environmental policies at all.
 
In our book, that’s not good enough.
 
If it isn’t good enough for you either, then we can help.
 
 
We think differently
 
At erjjio studios, sustainability is one of our fundamental values.
 
When we work on a project with you, we not only look after you, we also look after the environment.
 
When we build a shiny new website for you, it’ll not only be beautiful, fast and secure – we’ll also give it an eco-friendly home to live in. We do this by powering our sites with 100% renewable energy on our green web hosting plans.
 
We also know that designing, launching, marketing and maintaining a website can be a daunting and time-consuming process.
 
But with us by your side to take care of it for you, you can sit back and enjoy the ride – it’ll be a rewarding journey together!
 
If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you achieve your goals, please give us a shout – we’d love to hear from you!

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