Free website builders abound, why pay for an eCommerce site when you can get it free?
I myself have a few free websites out there. There is a place for free websites. When it comes to eCommerce, you cannot afford the "luxury" of free, unless you are just starting out. Our anaZana eCommerce website solution offers a free version, for the entrepreneur strapped for cash. It is a perfectly viable way to get started in eCommerce.
Once your business becomes viable, you will need to pay. The businesses that get the best results from their anaZana eCommerce sites are the ones that have hired our web-developers to make a professional solution tailored to their specific needs. When it comes to the web, appearance is everything. Functionality just isn't enough.
To top it off, as your business grows, you will need to pay higher hosting fees: a company sharing a server with many sites will pay less that a company that requires an entire server or more to handle the bandwidth.
If you are a professional designer and web savvy tech, you can make your own anaZana site and do quite well. The majority (90%+) of online businesses require professionals to make a professional solution that works for them. Many of our clients have paid between $600 to $2000 and some even more, for a solution that brings them online business that makes them happy. You have to pay to play online, either by hiring a professional, or by spending the time and effort needed to do it yourself (and that may include specialized programming skills also, BTW).
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