How to Set-Up an Online Store for Clothing Business?

Many times people ask how to set-up an online store for selling apparel items from the scratch. To guide them, we are posting this article on OCS. Read this article and learn the basic things you need for setting up your online clothing business. This article is written by Charu Mitra. 

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The internet has helped thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into reality. And if you too wish to take the plunge and start your own online business, there can’t be a better time than now. 

However, every kind of business idea needs a proper plan for execution. From naming it to developing a business proposal and setting up the online store, a lot is there to decide and do.

And this article is especially for those who are planning to start an online clothing store but don’t know how to set it up.

7 Steps to Set Up an Online Store for Clothing Business

  1. Find the Right Clothing Store Builder
  2. Choose the Perfect Plan
  3. Choose a Domain Name
  4. Design Your Store
  5. Add Your Products
  6. Set up Payment Methods
  7. Launch It

1. Find the Right Clothing Store Builder

There are plenty of online store builders out there that can help you set up your store within a few minutes without any technical skills. All you need is motivation and an internet connection.

But here’s a thing- you need to choose the one that suits you the best. Some are expensive, reliable, easy to use and some are not. So, before you choose, make sure the software has everything that you need. Some of the best online store builders are -

2. Choose the Perfect Plan

So now that you’ve chosen the right builder for you, let me tell you something - nothing good is free. You need to choose a plan that you think is perfect for your needs.

So, if you’re just starting, you can start with the basic plan and then upgrade as you grow. 

3. Choose a Domain Name

This is important- you need to name your store and then find the domain name soon so that no one else registers it before you do. However, it’s not necessary that you will get the exact domain name that you want but yes, you can at least get the name that is closest to your brand name.

So before finalizing a domain name make sure it’s easy to remember and reflect your USP. 

4. Design Your Store

Your store is the bridge that connects your brand with your customers and that’s why designing it is a crucial part of your branding strategy. 

When you use a store builder, they offer you a plethora of templates to choose from. Decide upon your logo and brand colors and then choose a template accordingly.


5. Add Your Products on the online store 

The reason why you’re setting up a store is obviously that you want to start selling clothes online and that’s why you need to enlist your products on your online store.

Get your products photographed, write the details, fix a price, and put it all on your store.

6. Set up Payment Methods

You don't know what payment method would a customer prefers and so you need to provide them with multiple payment options. From debit card payment to net banking, you need it all.

So, once you’re ready with all the above-mentioned things, set up the payment methods and you’re done.

7. Launch It

Voila! You did it. And now it’s time to launch it. But make sure to ask a bunch of known people to test your store so that you can make the necessary changes before you launch it in front of the world.


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