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Step-By-Step: Launching an Ecommerce Store in Qatar

by Omar Mohd Online Marketing
The information age is upon us. Digital is the new buzzword in town and ecommerce is picking up pace as more consumers are considering doing transactions online rather than offline. There hasn’t really been a better time to start an online ecommerce business, especially in the gulf region. The power of the internet combined with innovation of new technologies, social media and widespread mobile adoption in the Middle East has made it easier than ever to launch an ecommerce store in Qatar for selling online.

Regardless what the general public says about building the perfect ecommerce platform for vendors and buyers, you’re going to need a sufficient amount of hard work combined with perseverance to get your online ecommerce store off the ground. Here are step-by-step instructions on launching an online store:

1) Research and Choose a Niche

Before you begin doing anything else, do a bit of research, competitor analysis and choose a niche to source your products. Decide on what you’re going to be selling, and exactly who you are going to sell it to.

2) Build a Business Plan and Model

Now that you have completed your market research, write a business plan and decide on a business model. Essentially, it will be a kind of roadmap of your business strategy and will outline what to do in order to reach out to more customers.

3) Choose a Business Name

Although you can choose any name for your local online store, make sure it is easy to remember and has the potential to sustain your brand in the future. Also, make sure it is unique and not being used anywhere else.

4) Choose and Register a Domain Name and Website Hosting

This step involves buying a domain name and web hosting to host and build your online store on the web.

5) Choose What to Sell Online

Once all the formalities have been dealt with, move on to choosing the products you are going to be selling online. Find out where to source your products from.

6) Start Building an Ecommerce Website and Set up a Payment Processor

To build an ecommerce website, you can either choose an online ecommerce website builder or install an ecommerce platform on your server. Additionally, you have to set up a payment processor on your website to begin accepting payments on the fly.

7) Add and Upload Your Products

Once the technical aspects of installing the ecommerce website is complete, start manually adding the products you’ve sourced and add relevant information about the product. Give users all the information they need to make their purchase.

8) Analyze, Modify and Implement

This stage involves going through the analytics and observing which products or categories are doing, as well as those that are poor. Take these insights and make changes to your ecommerce business strategy and implement the results. Repeat the process throughout the life of the business.

As you can see, ecommerce is totally the future of innovation. By this point in the blog article, you should be well-versed and aware of the intricacies involved in launching an ecommerce store with ease. Using the information present here on this page, start by creating and developing a business plan, start small and slow - growing gradually as time goes on. Once you have the operations set in motion, focus on getting initial sales and build a revenue funnel. Once you start profiting, reinvest the capital into growing your online ecommerce empire.

Wafiaps is a vendor-based ecommerce shopping portal sells over 80,000 products in over 80+ categories in the gulf region. Wafiapps is spread across the Gulf region covering Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, UAE and Saudi Arabia. With more than 100,000 registered users and growing as we speak, the ecommerce platform sells more than 10,000 products per month to consumers around the globe.


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