Starting an online store in Nigeria
Starting an e-commerce business in Nigeria is hard work and requires planning, that needs to come together at the right time.
In this article, you’ll learn how to create an online store in Nigeria and sell your products online, be it digital or physical products.
Choosing an online store platform
Starting a business is hard, creating an online store shouldn't be, to successfully build an online store, you need to choose a platform that would power your online store. The mistake most people make is not choosing an ideal platform for their online store
The two platforms that I recommend for building an online store are Tradift and WordPress.
Building your online store with Tradift
Tradift is an all in one platform that provides all the essentials you need to start, grow, and scale your e-commerce business. It enables you to create an online store within few seconds to sell your goods. With Tradift, you can easily customize your storefront, accept credit card payment, organize your products and finally, track and respond to orders. All these will be accomplished with just a few mouse clicks.
Why Tradift is such a popular e-commerce platform owes to the fact that anybody can sell online with Tradift be it techy or novice.
You can start selling by following these easy steps
Create an account with Tradift
You can create an account on Tradift here. Simply enter the name you want to use for your store, your email address, and password.
After creating an account, your online store would be created with your store name as the URL, if you set your store name as john clothing, your default address would be john-clothing.mytradift.com. you would have to log in and complete your store registration. You also get a free .com.ng domain name from Tradift depending on your region once a plan has been selected.
Adding a product on Tradift
Now that you have created an online store on Tradift, the next step is to add a product to your store, follow the steps below to add a product to your store.
From your Tradift admin, go to Products > All products
From the Products page, click Add product.
Enter a title for your product, along with additional details.
Enter images for your product
You can also add variants, shipping quantity, weight, and categories when creating a product on Tradift.
Setting a payment method on Tradift
Tradift supports multiple payment providers, you can start receiving payments on Tradift by integrating them on your store. You can also set pay on delivery and pay via bank transfer depending on your region.
Some payment providers available on your Tradift store are:
Alternative payment methods include:
- Pay on delivery
- Pay via bank transfer
Setting up these payment methods on your Tradift online store is easy and secured. You can also request a Payment Provider from the provider list.
Customizing payment methods
- Log into your Tradift Dashboard with appropriate credentials.
- From the side menu, click on Store settings.
- Navigate to Payment Provider and click on any payment method you want to configure
- After filling in the required fields, click on Save and Enable
Setting your shipping method on Tradift
Setting a shipping method on "Tradift is Trivial", on your dashboard click on Store settings select shipping from the option list
You can set shipping profiles and shipping zones from the shipping settings page and also add a third-party fulfillment service like Sendbox to your online store.
Creating an online store in summary
As you can see, creating an online store is not as difficult as it seems all you need to do is take it a step at a time.
Using an online store builder like Tradift really makes the process easy, secure, and maintainable.
You can learn more about how to set up your Tradift online store here.
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