If you’re looking for a professional e-commerce site option that’s a little different than Etsy and BigCartel, check out Stall Cart. It’s pretty awesome (example shop above). I asked Neil, the creator of StallCart, a couple of questions. Here’s what he had to say…
1. Can you explain what Stall Cart is to those that are unfamiliar?
Stallcart is quite simply the easiest and most affordable way to get your own shop that sells your goods online. You don’t need to pay the exorbitant cost of programming and you don’t need to wait on designers who say they’ll get back to you but never seem to. It’s more than just a shop though, of course that’s important, but backing up the shop is order management and reporting, easy to set up email addresses (no more writing your personal email addresses) and most importantly the marketing guide. Each week I’ll send you an email with specific steps you can take that will help you promote your shop online, that way people know it’s out there. All of this is backed up by fantastic support, if you have any problems or questions I’m there for you.
2. I love the story of how and why Stall Cart actually came about. Can you share the story with my readers?
Stallcart was born out of the need for an online shop for my fiance’s jewelry, www.kashenjewellery.com, she sells her jewellery at markets and tried etsy but found it was somewhat limiting in how much she could sell. I suggested she set up an online store and had at the services that were out there, all of them seemed to limit you in someway or try to charge you at every step of the way (adding more images, or promoting your products among others) or assumed you were web designer, and if you did put a store up none of them told you what to do after. So I created a website and shop for that was as easy as possible to use and thought that others in a similar position would find it useful as well.
3. What are the few of the unique features that Stall Cart offers that Etsy, for example, does not?
Stallcart is about running your own shop, so to begin with your shop has an address that you choose for example, yourshopname.com, right away this lets people know that you’re serious about the work you’re doing and gives you instant credibility. Once your shop is up there are no limits, you can have as many images as you want for as many products and categories as you want and as mentioned before stallcart also lets you easily set up email addresses so you can have firstname.lastname@example.org (again create as many as you’d like). The main advantage though (aside from great support!) is the ease of use in adding, updating and editing your products and website as well as the step by step marketing guides with screenshots. All of this leaves more time for you to create the products you love, rather than worrying about your website and shop.
Limited Time Awesome Deal>> Now through the end of January the signup fee has been waived!
Visit Stall Cart now to see if it’s right for you.