Creating a free sales website seems like a difficult task, doesn’t it? What you may not know, however, is that there are several platforms to support you.
With just a few steps and minutes, your virtual store will be assembled and ready to be advertised. Thus, the first steps of a company that wants to sell its products on the Internet do not require large investments.
We list 6 options for your business. And it is worth noting that each of them can serve a particular type of business. Therefore, at the end of the presentations, we made a comparison in which you can easily decide which is the best choice. Check it out:
Today Cloudshop is considered the leading e-commerce platform in Latin America. It presents itself with a robust, complete and very intuitive technology for SMEs.
Among the numerous features that Cloudshop offers, the following stand out: layouts with over 40 customizable templates, simplified product administration (such as massively adding and editing merchandise) and integration with Google Analytics for analyzing business metrics.
In addition, it has multiple means of payment (PagSeguro, Wirecard, Mercado Pago, Paypal etc), shipping agreements (Correios, Envio Fácil, Mercado Envios, Loggi and Jadlog), an application for iOS and Android, integration with marketing (Facebook Store and Instagram Shopping) and the University of E-commerce with educational content.
Finally, this platform guarantees 99.9% uptime during the year.
They support the entrepreneur by email only. By WhatsApp and with a dedicated account manager, the service is only available for advanced plans.
In addition, in the entry plans, Nuvemshop does not display the virtual store in multiple languages - which may not be ideal for those who want to sell to other countries.
Cloudshop offers 30 days free for shopkeepers to test the platform.
After this period, plans are available that meet different needs: from essential to empresarial.
The Wix is a success, as several institutional and of sales have been carried out with it.
As an advantage, the system is easy to use and has enough documentation so that entrepreneurs without design or programming understanding can build their 1st online store.
The creation process is fast and has full integration with Facebook. Thus, if you log in via the social network, you will not need to provide any other personal data.
In addition, after this 1st step, it is now possible to choose the desired template. Just choose the item “virtual store” in the categories section.
The whole process is simple, and professionals without great computer knowledge can handle the system.
However, there are customization limitations. The themes are not that varied. So your pages may not look too different from other companies.
Another negative point is the difficulty of tracking by Google. Although the company have acknowledged the problem, stated that it would have already been resolved.
However, users are still dissatisfied with this detail. Even a page specializing in Wix says that the platform is not very SEO optimized.
Besides, if you need some additional function, you will hardly get it. Therefore, the platform is ideal for small stores who are taking their first steps in internet sales.
The platform is free. However, to use some functions — such as your own domain — it is necessary to purchase the company’s premium plans, whose price starts at R$ 9.90 per month.
The WordPress is one of the manageable systems most known and used in the world. In addition to being an open source platform available for free on the internet, it has a system for creating blogs and websites for those who do not have much knowledge or do not want to have hosting costs.
The main advantage is having thousands of plugins which can be useful for customizing and creating new system features.
In this way, it is possible to guarantee a secure system that can meet most of the demands of companies or vendors.
The home screen has more information than it should. So, in a 1st access, you may have some difficulty that will quickly be overthrown.
The negative points are the advertising displayed by wordpress.com and the inability to use the domain itself.
If you want to use any of the above functions, just pay a monthly fee of $2.90.
4. Store 2
The platform allows you to be ready to sell products in just a few minutes. As is usually the case with free tools, it is not necessary to hire hosting. Just choose the desired layout, register the products and select the payment methods.
You don’t have to worry about the amount of transactions you make or the number of users who enter your site. They are unlimited!
There is the possibility of integration with Google Analytics and with Correios. So you can better understand the store’s audience and send your product easily. If you want, you can also issue discount coupons.
As with most platforms, it is not possible to use your own domain. Another problem is not inserting more than one photo per product.
Finally, advertising blocks may appear on your pages.
To remove the limitations, a monthly payment of BRL 19.90 is required.
This tool is simple, so you can create your website quickly. To register, just use your Facebook or Google. If you want, you can make a completely new account.a.
After this step, just connect it to PagSeguro, register the products and start selling.
You can register as many products as you want and there are no access limits. Other positive points are the integration with Correios and with Facebook.
Unlike most, you can use your own domain.
Unfortunately, the only payment option is PagSeguro. Thus, you will have to receive this tool, even if you find others with more advantages.
Another problem is the lack of support from the company. It is not possible to find a direct communication channel, which can cause any problems to not be corrected properly.
No limitation. Totally free.
6. Integrated Store
You can easily create your free store on this platform. After registering, just configure which payment methods will be accepted, domain, customize the design in the preferred way and register the products.
The main strengths are:
- integration with the post office, filtering delivery regions;
- various payment possibilities (intermediaries such as MercadoPago, PagSeguro and PayPal are available);
- integration with Facebook;
- use of own domain;
- possibility of using free and paid applications to assist in sending emails, chat and logistics;
- SEO optimization.
After so many positives, we have to find some limitation, don’t we? In the free plan, you can have a maximum of 50 products, one user and only 5,000 monthly visits.
We have prepared a comparison to help you make the best choice. See the differentials of each company:
- connection with own domain: BPG and Loja Integrada;
- total customization of the store and planning of new functions: ;WordPress and Nuvemshop;
- diversity of payment flags: WordPress, store 2 and Integrated Store;
- tool without limitations: BPG;
- integration with the post office: Loja 2, BPG, Nuvemshop and Integrated Store;
- connection with applications: Cloudshop and Integrated Store;
- SEO optimization: WordPress (with plugin), Nuvemshop and Loja Integrada.