- GoDaddy – A great place for purchasing affordable domain names.
- WordPress – A blogging and website platform.
- Wix – Free website builder
- Weebly – Host a website, store, or blog. Drag and drop capabilities.
- Squarespace – Professional website builder for your business.
E-COMMERCE WEBSITE PLATFORMS
- Storenvy – A shopping cart store and marketplace all in one
- Shopify – Build an online store for your products
- Etsy – Online marketplace. Perfect for crafts and handmade goods.
- BigCommerce – All in one e-commerce platform
- Big Cartel – Indie online marketplace
- Society 6 – Sell your original artwork
- Casetify – Put your artwork on phone cases and more
- Facebook – Aside from having a personal page, a business page on Facebook gives your customers a place to find you.
- Instagram – Show a different side of your biz. Share behind the scenes photos, sneak peeks and promotions.
- Pinterest – Create themed boards using your products or services. Pin your products!
- Googe+ – Discover others in your network.
- Youtube – Create videos and vlogs to show your customer what you and your biz are about.
- Tumblr – Great pictorial blog. Especially attractive to younger markets.
- Periscope – Live stream videos and chat with your customers.
- Snapchat – Fun mini videos to show your customers behind the scenes footage.
- LinkedIn – Just like Facebook but strictly professional. Grow your network and connections.
Where online boutiques find inventory for their stores. Check your local fashion and accessory districts for local sales reps and showrooms.
- Aliexpress – Marketplace for clothing, electronics, accessories and hair!
- Alibaba – The parent company to Aliexpress. Go here for quantities.
- DHGate – One of the largest marketplaces for just about everything
- Dresslink – Trendy clothing, shoes and accessories for women
- Pink Town USA – Urban Jewelry Wholesale
- Square – Credit Card processor.
- CashApp – Powered by Square.
- Paypal – Most popular online payment solution for making and receiving payments.
- Stripe – Newer payment processor. Deposits funds directly to your bank account on scheduled days.
- Google Wallet – Easy to use and convenient. Send and receive payments from email or mobile devices. Debit card included.
- Braintree – Accept payments online and on your mobile device.
- USPS – United States Postal Service. Sign up with a business account.
- FedEx – Shipping solution for business owners.
- DHL – Small business shipping solutions.
- Stamps – One of my favorite ways to ship items online. Receive a small discount on each package with your biz account.
- Paypal Shipping – Easy way to ship one item at a time without going to the post office. Ship multiple items using your Paypal account.
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- Mailchimp – Create newsletters, automations and manage your subscribers.