How to Start an Online Store in 5 Steps

9th Oct, 2020

By Vipin Pillai

Since March 2020, the retail industry has been under constant pressure to innovate and adapt on how it attracts and engage with their customers. The most significant change of course is the falloff in physical store sales due to the Covid-19. Amidst these crises and un-certainty on reaching pre-Covid-19 traction level, many retailers are now looking to move into an online sales model.

In this blog, we will share tips on how a retailer can launch an e-commerce platform and set-up its fulfilment and delivery operations within a week!

1. Purchase the domain using

Domain name is an address where internet users can identify and access your website. Select your domain name accurately which represent the nature of your business which will help customers to remember and use it as and when needed. Ex :, .

Why Godaddy?

Godaddy is one of the largest domain registrars and provide easy user experience for webhosting. Over 63 million domain names are already registered under Godaddy. Below are the simple steps to register your domain name.

Step 1 : Select your domain name

Step 2 : Check the availability of your preferred domain name on

Step 3 : Register your selected domain name with

2. Build an online platform using Shopify

Shopify is a web-based tool designed to help people build their own e-commerce store to sell products online. Shopify is designed in do-it-yourself model allowing first time users to set up their e-commerce stores without an external support. It also provides built-in payment gateway to further ease operations.

Why Shopify?

  • Easy to setup, no technique skill set is required
  • Provides wide variety of designs and templates to match your concept
  • Easy integration with other applications
  • Offers secure and reliable payment gateway integration
  • 24/7 customer support

3. Market your online store digitally using Google, Instagram and Facebook ads

Once you are ready with your e-commerce website, the next step is to create the brandwarness. There are thousands of online stores available and many of them are very popular and having huge customer base.To face the competition it is necessary to reach out the customers through digital medium like Google ads and social media platform like Facebook and Instragram. Research studies shows that Google ads accounts for 18% of all ecommerce revenue. Facebook is having 2.38 billon active users and it allow many ecommerce companies to market their brands, product and services to a larger extent.

4. Start storing your inventory using

Storage of a physical goods before selling through online store is a big challenge. Warehouse management and inventory control plays an integral part in ecommerce business albeit adds various complexities. Major challenges faced by online stores when it comes to warehousing are warehouse cost, storage space and duration of contract, hiring skilled labors, inventory tracking and maintenance and the security and safety of the products.

Depoter: Ultimate one stop e-commerce fulfillment solution in UAE

Depoter is a tech company that stores inventory in its warehouses and pick, pack and deliver online orders for direct to consumers (D2C) brands and ecommerce platforms. E-commerce platforms are using its reliable fulfillment services, network of warehouses and connected fulfillment technology. Depoter empower brands and e-commerce platforms to focus on increasing sales while taking care of the entire backend logistics.

5. Get your orders fulfilled and delivered by Depoter

Backbone of all successful e-commerce business is a timely delivery of products to the customers. Reason behind the success of e-commerce business is that customer can order product within the comfort of their home and receive it within no time. Consistent and reliable delivery system is very essential to the success of online shopping.

Depoter: Same and next day delivery system in UAE

Depoter integrate online portal with our technology platform with a plug and play mode. E-commerce orders are directed to their warehouses nearest to the end customers which helps to improve delivery efficiency and cost.