Friday, December 6, 2013: DIY E-Commerce Revealed
Choices abound for integrating e-commerce functionality into a website – so many choices that it's hard to know where to start. And there are serious legal and financial repercussions for getting it wrong.
From accepting credit card payments using Paypal or Square, to implementing a full shopping cart solution with a system like Loaded, Magento, BigCommerce, or Shopify, selecting the right e-commerce platform has far-reaching implications for success, liability and the bottom line.
BigCommerce partner executive Justin Platt will walk us through typical e-commerce project requirements, discuss several popular e-commerce solutions and explore situations that make them a good fit. He'll also share valuable best practices for optimizing performance and streamlining maintenance for any e-commerce program.
About the Session
Bring your questions and your own experiences with e-commerce to share.
- What are some options for simply accepting credit card payments? What does it cost, and what are the risks?
- Some e-commerce platforms promise a "point and click" setup. What's the catch?
- Should we self-host our e-commerce site?
- How do I set up an e-commerce site to maximize SEO?
- What design techniques really make a difference to conversions?
- What does a typical e-commerce team look like?
- How can I ensure our e-commerce platform is positioned for growth?
About Our Presenter, Justin Platt
Every day, Justin Platt works to help people understand and articulate their e-commerce goals, needs and requirements. As a Partner Executive at BigCommerce, Justin helps agencies, designers, developers and strategic partners understand the benefits of the cloud-based BigCommerce platform and determine whether BigCommerce - or another platform - is the best fit. He's well versed in the feature sets, strengths and weaknesses of the most popular e-commerce platforms, and has helped hundreds of e-commerce teams make the journey from the drawing board to sustainable online business.
Friday, December 6, 2013
Coworking (open house) 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lunch workshop Noon - 1:30 pm
Firecat Studio 918 Nolan #104, San Antonio, TX 78202 [i'm the map]
You're welcome to come get some work done anytime between 10:30 am and 3:30 pm. Coworking is like working from a coffee shop - but with cooler people and free coffee. Yes, you are welcome to invite others, but there's limited space, so please make sure your friends register!
Next Month: Maximize Your Personal Productivity
Firecat First Friday, January 3, 2014, noon - 1:30 (don't forget Firecat Studio is open for your coworking pleasure and mind expansion 10:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Block out noon - 1:30 pm on each first Friday of the month - make lunch plans with Firecat coworkers and your own brain. And yes - please feel free to contact us to suggest upcoming brown bag topics and presenters. Thanks!