Amazon Marketplace and Etsy are two of the
easy ways for individual to get started to online selling, but sales commission
charges and limited scope of their personal branding make them, and several
similar services, not attractive due to the worry towards the Internet-based
Another option certainly is a famous
e-commerce website with one-of-a-kind domain; however, setting a safe and
secured online store is not an easy task at all – and this is where Mr Site
Storefront pays attention to.
The offered package provides most of friendly
features for the users to set up an online store similarly with WordPress
towards blog. It is definitely a web-based service, and offers site hosting,
templated page design, SEO tools, order tracking and plenty of essential
features for a successful e-commerce setting up from the unified interface and
a fixed fee per month.
The basic Seller package sets you back at $19
per month and provides domain registration (in necessary), 150MB of web space
and capacity of 500 products in 20 different categories. Pro Seller and Pro
Seller Plus package are more expensive but increase the product capacity along
with supports for features like discount codes and customer reviews; however,
the cheapest package also has some features in order to set up these complicated
Site Storefront offers much the same kind of
Though the Storefront web interface bases
on Content Management System (CMS) which is definitely familiar with those have
blog making experience, while new users are offered to fulfill some setup
wizard in their very first login. It is obviously such a bad idea in attempt to
design any website without any kind of plan, but process is quite troublesome
Instead of presenting a list of structured
and simplified steps making a basic store framework for further expansion and
improvement, new user’s wizard of Storefront jumps in different sections of
CMS, along with little explanations about how to complete each steps properly.
Worse, due to its random chain of actions, curious users can click on any
buttons in CMS at any time; however, that action may lead to the termination of
the wizard and there is absolutely no way to continue it.
Even a successful wizard completion doesn’t
result in a proper store to run, it will be better if you handle CMS of
Storefront directly, but this won’t promise to be easy at all. A part of this
issue is the illogical method that CMS is structured, with scattered related
features across the excellent menus. For instant, “Edit my store” option only
enables you to have access into product information, while store name and URL
are edited under Settings. Settings is also where you can set up your payment
methods as well as shipping options, but the editing of explanation about
shipping policy is done through My content.
A messy presentation and lack of
consistency in interface are real problems in introducing a store. For example,
click “Add new” button on the product categories screen and the detailed pages
appeared which are quite easy to understand and complete. However, as soon as
you click Save and it seems that nothing happens – there is no visual
notification of any content is saved, and the page still appears on your
screen. It definitely will be the same in adding separate product, with the
chaos from Storefront’s provision of 2 different views on exactly the same
product list, with links to different product data for each.
Nevertheless, fortunately, with a
completely detailed plan, tons of patience, frequent reference to the manual
which is not too useful and practical mindset of making use of some noticeable
features, you can set up a professional-looking online store with Storefront.
Above all, managing a store is particularly easier than making it; however, it
may be owing to your acquaintance with the messy troubles of CMS in that
Setting up an online store from the very
beginning in Mr Site Storefront is obviously easier than using traditional
tools for certain, but its process is still chaotic, and services need
appearance and structure improvement if it is a serious matter with beginners.
Site Storefront: website creation software
Comments: A promising idea but Mr Site Storefront is too messy with beginners.
Web store service: Require web browsers.