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Ecommerce Web Designers A Career in Web Design

Ecommerce Web Designers A Career in Web Design

eCommerce is the heart of the Internet. What is the difference between the web designer and the eCommerce web designer?

eCommerce is the heart of the Internet. What is the difference between the web designer and the eCommerce web designer?

The Internet is all about bringing people into a website and selling them either the knowledge on the website or a product / service. The Internet has grown exponentially and eCommerce has grown alongside at a paralleled pace. The web designer who wants to make things happen in the realm of eCommerce is an eCommerce web designer.

What Makes a Design eCommerce Ready?

What Makes a Design eCommerce Ready

The difference between traditional web designers and eCommerce web designers is the functionality of the CMS and shopping cart. When a seller markets a product or service online, the visitor needs a way to buy the product that is safe, secure and trusted. This brings a new angle to web designing. There are 8 major aspects of web designing that the eCommerce web designer will need to focus on. These are customized designs, shopping carts, number of web pages, website email, stat reporting, and search engine submission for the eCommerce website, the online catalog and order management.

The Customized Web Design

A personal website can be thrown together in minutes with a template and a website editor. The ecommerce web designer, on the other hand, needs to code a completely custom website for the client. This will often require software and an advanced knowledge of the inner workings of the storefront, as well as a strong backend where orders can be sorted and fulfilled.

The Shopping Cart

The major unique aspect of eCommerce web designers is their ability to integrate shopping carts into the design. The shopping cart needs to be linked to the online catalog in such a way that the inventory is adjusted when the order is placed. Other considerations include the checkout clients, i.e. Google Checkout or PayPal.

The Number of Web Pages

Depending on the size of the company, the eCommerce web designer will need to provide an unlimited number of web pages to the client. Just imagine a company with 100,000 products. Each of these products will need a fresh web page.

The Website Email and Stat Reporting

When the eCommerce web designer sets up the website, several emails will need to be created as well. Common emails include. The client will be able to provide a detailed list of the email accounts needed, but the eCommerce web designer will need a common master list to ensure the company does not miss a beat.

Submitted the Website to Search Engines

SEO is all over the Internet. There are rules, tips, tricks and more regarding how to best optimize a website for search engine rankings placement. After the website is complete, the eCommerce web designer needs to submit the website to the various search engines for indexing.

The Online Catalog and Order Management

The Online Catalog and Order Management

The online catalog is integrated with the order management process on the backend of the website. The order management screen needs to provide a sorting mechanism to keep track of current orders and a storage space for fulfilled orders.

Education and the eCommerce Web Designer

There is no real official education for the eCommerce web designer aside from the traditional web design education. The specific nature of commerce needs does provide a gap between this traditional education and the knowledge needed to successfully design an eCommerce website. By studying other eCommerce site, the most successful, the eCommerce web designer will be able to get a grasp on the extra knowledge needed to complete the eCommerce website.

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George Martin is a business consultant born in New York City. He is very talented and never got 2nd except for the 1st place in school and college life. His dream was to own a business firm. So, he never applied for a job. In 2009, he opened a consultanting firm. He completed his graduation in International Business and Finance at Fordham University. Traveling is his favorite hobby and never missed to make a trip with his family to a new place every month.