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Anatomy of WordPress for CMS & Ecommerce

WordPress started as just a blogging system, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins and widgets and themes, WordPress is limited only by your imagination.

 

WordPress can be used for blogging, sharing public information, sharing private information with staff, partners, shareholders, Government and other stakeholders via a protected intranet. It’s also possible to install addons plugin to add new features such as shopping cart capability (e.g. Woocommerce), social media sharing (twitter, facebook, instagram, pinterest, Linkedin share button), change theme among others.

WordPress started in 2003 with a single bit of code to enhance the typography of everyday writing and with fewer users than you can count on your fingers and toes. Since then it has grown to be the largest self-hosted blogging tool in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.

WordPress is an Open Source project, which means there are hundreds of people all over the world working on it. (More than most commercial platforms.) It also means you are free to use it for anything from your recipe site to a Fortune 500 web site without paying anyone a license fee and a number of other important freedoms.

WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites. Infact, many reputable brands and websites are powered by WordPress, such as CNN, Bata, TechCrunch, BBC and Mashable. Even eBay, the company that owns Magento eCommerce platform, uses WordPress for their blogging purposes. There was a time when many people used to avoid using WordPress for creating an eCommerce store, but now things have changed completely. WordPress today is not limited to just blogging and is being used on a large scale to build profitable eCommerce sites.
Why You Should Use WordPress for Your Ecommerce Site

Ecommerce started to grow strongly in the last 5 years and it’s in a continuous ascent, as now powers 45.4% percentage of the entire web. It is obvious that most of the customers use the internet to make a purchase. Since 2012, an increasing number of people buy things online, and today, there are around $1,92 trillion ecommerce sales worldwide.

So is ecommerce the business to focus on in the future? There’s no doubt here.

 

The most popular Ecommerce platform

There are a few popular ecommerce platforms that rule the world when it comes to their frequency on the entire web.

The incontestable leader is WooCommerce, occupying 32% of the ecommerce market, followed by Magento (18%), OpenCart (11%), and Shopify (8%).

WooCommerce is used on 176,223 websites, whilst Magento and OpenCart are used on 102,514 and 60,133, respectively.

 

Why is WooCommerce the leader?

You’re probably asking now what’s so special about WooCommerce and why is it the first in the world. Well, WooCommerce is the ecommerce extension of WordPress, the most popular content management system, powering high percentage of all the websites worldwide.

This may obviously be the reason why WooCommerce is leading the ecommerce market. There are lots of WordPress users who have online shops, so WooCommerce is the most suitable solution for them.

But it’s not just that. WooCommerce provides great services, powerful features, it’s very easy to manage by everyone, and… it’s free. So, if you’re already on WordPress, you’re a winner, so to speak.

WooCommerce is at the top for its great and easy services, but it also comes with a couple of downsides. Well, nothing’s perfect. Below are some of the Woocommerces Pros and Cons:

Pros of using Woocommerce for Wordpress

  • WordPress is free.
  • Lets you add unlimited products and product attributes.
  • WordPress is more like a bonus for people who already have their sites on WordPress.
  • Compatible with all devices.
  • Once installed, it’s all yours. It comes with a large variety of customization options that are easy to use. You can control everything the way you want.
  • It’s very easy to install and use. Provides an intuitive interface and you don’t need any coding skills to manage it.
  • It comes with user reviews and ratings, which means that you can give your customers the freedom to rate your products.

 

Cons of using WordPress Woocommerce

  • It doesn’t come with free hosting and you need to pay for it.
  • WooCommerce plugin require a WordPress to work.
  • For a non-WordPress user, creating an online store can be a bit difficult because you need to take a host, install WordPress on it, choose a theme that is compatible with WooCommerce, and then install WooCommerce plugin.
  • Even if the plugin is free, it can get a bit expensive to set the store eventually. Because developing custom plugins, buying specific feature plugins, tweaking existing system, re-configuring, payment gateways, themes and others can be quiet expensive to aquire overtime.

 

WordPress – What is it?

WordPress is a lot of thingsfeatures and abilities.

  • An all-in-one website software. It allows you to build any kind of website, provided that you can handle the slightly technical setup – involving installing the software itself, installing plugins, installing a theme, and then installing an e-commerce plugin to handle the store operations.
  • Some website building skills required. Depending on the customizations that you want to perform, you might need coding or design skills as well.
  • The WordPress software is free. But in order to use it, you need to sign up for a web host and register a domain name.
  • Great content management features.
  • Thousands of themes/designs to choose from, both free and paid.
  • Exceptional extension possibilities through plugins.
  • No direct support, but a very helpful support community.
  • WordPress is powerful, flexible and scalable.
  • WordPress plugins adapt to the specific needs of eCommerce websites. There are free and premium plugins available for use.
  • Your WordPress eCommerce site and visitor information will be secure.
  • There is a wealth of resources for solving most WordPress problems.

 

Requirements for using WordPress as your e-commerce platform:

 

Reasons to Use WordPress for eCommerce
Over the years, WordPress has grown from a simple publishing platform to the world’s most powerful CMS. Below are reasons why WordPress has become the go-to choice for many shop owners.

 

  1. Open-source with a Massive Community
    WordPress is open-source software, which means you can use and modify the source code in any way to fit your eCommerce requirements. With WordPress, not only you have full control over your online shop but also are free from various commercial restrictions and limitations imposed by a typical eCommerce company. On the other hand, the vibrant and supportive community behind WordPress is always there to help you – in case you get stuck somewhere. Honestly speaking, setting up an online store with WordPress costs virtually nothing. All you need is a relevant domain name, a reliable hosting and you’re good to go.

 

  1. Incredibly Easy to Install, Configure, Use and Manage
    If you have ever set up a blog with WordPress, you probably already know how easy it is to use and learn. You don’t need to be a coding expert to get start with WordPress. With just a few hours of training, you can get your eCommerce site up and running in minutes. Be it product addition or order management or sales monitoring, WordPress makes everything a breeze. In most of the cases, you also don’t need to call a WordPress expert because with plenty of documentation provided, you can do almost everything yourself.

 

  1. Offers a Wide Range of eCommerce Themes and Plug-ins
    WordPress works on the basis of its theme system and plug-in architecture. Theme controls the look while plug-in defines the functionality of your site. To help you easily turn your ordinary WordPress blog into a multi-million dollar shopping site, WordPress offers a variety of eCommerce themes and plug-ins. With a single click of mouse, not only you can give your WordPress site a complete makeover but also can add desired eCommerce functionality to it, absolutely without hiring any professional web developer. That’s the beauty of WordPress!

 

  1. No Ongoing Fees
    Unlike other eCommerce platforms, which charge a flat monthly fee along with a transaction fee, WordPress requires you to only pay for what you really need. If you’re a small business owner, paying a monthly subscription fee may prove to be a big barrier in your success. WordPress understands it well and therefore offers a relatively cheaper way to start an online store. You just need to pay for your domain name and hostingcompany while WordPress eCommerce plug-ins and themes are sold with a one-time purchase price.

 

  1. Content First Platform
    Since WordPress was initially started as a basic blogging tool, it has almost all features you need to get your eCommerce site ranked higher in search engine result pages. The SEO friendly nature of WordPress makes it easy for shop owners to generate massive amounts of organic traffic, which a newly created eCommerce site usually struggles to get. Unlike other eCommerce platforms, WordPress automatically solves a number of SEO-related issues. Just deliver high quality product information and leave the rest on WordPress.

 

  1. Seamless eCommerce Integration
    Another reason to use WordPress for eCommerce is its easy integration with your existing blog or website. You’re not required to re-design the entire website, in case you suddenly decide to set up an online store without any prior planning. Instead, all you need to just install an eCommerce plug-in like WooCommerce and you’re good to go. WordPress seamlessly integrates all of your eCommerce elements with one another. That means your store has the same look and feel as other parts of your website.

 

  1. Scalable, Flexible and Secure
    I have heard many people saying that WordPress isn’t secure enough to handle eCommerce vulnerabilities but actually, it isn’t so. In my opinion, the security of your shopping store depends on how you set up and use WordPress. There are a number of powerful security solutions – like Securi and Wordfence – which you can use to protect your WordPress eStore against today’s ultra-advanced cyber attacks. Apart from this, hostingplatforms like WP Engine, Pagely, Google App Engine and Microsoft Azure make it possible for WordPress to handle huge spikes in traffic.
  2. Infinite Product Customization
    Products are one of the most crucial parts of an eCommerce site, which needed to be added and removed on a regular basis. To be successful, you’re required to update your online shop frequently. And if your store contains complex and variable products (like clothing), it becomes quite cumbersome and challenging to customize them. This is not the case with WordPress, which offers you a user-friendly dashboard to enable you take your online shop to a level of uniqueness. In WordPress, customizing a complex product is as easy as publishing a simple blog post.

 

  1. Supports Multiple Payment Gateways
    A good eCommerce store is the one that offers customers multiple payment methods. Supporting a wide range of trusted payment gateways including UBA Ucollect, GTBank Gtpay, Interswitch Webpay, Perfectmoney, 2checkout, Zenith Globalpay, Bank Deposit, Stanbic IBTC Bluepay, Paypal, First Bank Firstpaylink, Skye, Simplepay, Voguepay and more, WordPress not only facilitates the entire payment process but also increases your chances of sales. Even, users can take advantage of Manual Payment option for Cash on Delivery (COD) type transactions which they usually love to use. For example, WooCommerce plug-in comes with five pre-installed gateways including Cheque Payment, Cash on Delivery, Direct Bank Transfer, PayPal and Simplify Commerce.

Conclusion
Since its release, there have been a number of updates and improvements made to WordPress. With the acquisition of WooCommerce, it has been proved that WordPress today focusing more on selling than publishing. The dedicated community of developers behind WordPress is continuously working hard to make it the world’s most powerful, multi-purpose CMS. That’s the reason; you today can create almost all kinds of websites – including eCommerce – with WordPress. Needless to say, WordPress will be ruling eCommerce arena in near future.

 

Engage A professional

Web design is simple to start, but can be complicated as time goes on, to engage a pro to handle your wordpress website design, web hosting and domain registration, contact ediaro.com webcentre team at info@ediaro.com or call 08095029999

 

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For over 5 years ediaro.com (a member of Fladio International Nigeria Limited) has provided web solutions and advertising for public and private sectors. Our main division is Computer and Information Technology. Thanks to our flexible approach towards the development of new solutions, we have often been at the inception of digital revolution and incorporating the most recent technologies. When you partner with ediaro.com, you are associating with one of Africa's best company for your ICT needs, we are the 1st Nigerian Company listed on the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) ECOBIZ computer session in 2010. Focusing on quality, reliability and design of our products and services has brought us customers and partnership with local and Multinational Companies such as United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), Interswitch Limited, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc among others. Our current customer portfolio covers individuals, companies and Government agencies across the globe including Nigeria, India, United Kingdom, Mozambique and United States of America.

How to Compress Large Image to Your Desired Size

As a day to day routine, we’ve had problem for compressing my files to use for various purposes such as website How to Compress Large Image to Your Desired Sizedesign, social media share, online application forms, recruitment excercise among others.

Irfranview is one of the simplest, free and small application you can use to compress a file within 5minutes to any desired size. Just follow the simple step by step process described below for novice.

To compress a file to your desired size, follow the process below

  1. Visit: irfranview at http://www.irfanview.com/main_download_engl.htm , select any of the link to download it from their website, install and open it.
  2. On the top left side of the page, click FILE , Open to locate and open the file on your system and open it on your ifranview
  3. After opening, Click on > Images > Resize/Resample (CTRL R) > Under Set New Size, Enter preffered Width size and breadth size should automatically adjust itself to proportionate size and click enter. The smaller the Width and Breath, the more compressed the file
  4.  Click FILE on the top right hand corner of the page > Stroll down to SAVE AS > RENAME the file > Select location to save the file > click SAVE.
  5. Check the file on the desired dirctory to see if it’s smal enough to suit your desired need.

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About

For over 5 years ediaro.com (a member of Fladio International Nigeria Limited) has provided web solutions and advertising for public and private sectors. Our main division is Computer and Information Technology. Thanks to our flexible approach towards the development of new solutions, we have often been at the inception of digital revolution and incorporating the most recent technologies. When you partner with ediaro.com, you are associating with one of Africa's best company for your ICT needs, we are the 1st Nigerian Company listed on the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) ECOBIZ computer session in 2010. Focusing on quality, reliability and design of our products and services has brought us customers and partnership with local and Multinational Companies such as United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), Interswitch Limited, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc among others. Our current customer portfolio covers individuals, companies and Government agencies across the globe including Nigeria, India, United Kingdom, Mozambique and United States of America.

Why your Website is not Selling and How to Fix it

Been a website designer, trainer and consultant, we often get complains from clients and students that their website is not generating enough revenue to even offset their hosting fee. Others say; customers don’t buy their physical products/downloadble products after visit, people don’t subscribe to their membership, google is not ranking them high in their industry among others.

Infact, over the years, we discover many SME websites habitually expire without renewal – the factor is usually attributed to little revenue. When we discuss with the Managers, what they usually sasy is that at least if you can’t add to my bottomline, it should’nt be an extra expense that will be annual loss.

Professionally, your website should be an extension of your sales staff: It should help generate and nurture leads by educating prospects (a role traditionally played by salespeople). Like a good salesperson, it shouldn’t just sit around the office and wait for the phone to ring.

So what about your website? Is it all about you, or does it talk about your customers-and in a language they can relate to? Are you using your website as an opportunity to solve problems for would-be buyers? Are you demonstrating in an honest, empathetic way how your company and its products or services can lessen their pain? If your website is not helping you generate and nurture leads, consider these possible causes and find unique ways to resolve it. Our team have come up with some issues been complained about and proffered possible solutions:

 

You haven’t defined goals.
The overarching goal of your website is to attract people and invite them to get more involved with your business, whether or not you sell directly to them online, phone or invite them to your store. You want visitors to stick around a while and get interested in you and what you sell, right? Have you identified the primary goal of your site? Or secondary goals? What action do you want site visitors to take when they land on your site? Being clear on that informs everything else: design, navigation, content, search engine strategy and so on.

 

Outdated Content.
Content is the heart of a website. Having useful, informative, seo-friendly, share worthy content updated regularly is key to boost your traffic, improve your visibility online and promote conversions. Outdated content not only increases bounce rates and negatively affects search rankings, among other things, but also gives visitors a wrong impression that positions you as a lazy company nobody wants to do business with.

The more the contents, the more the leads. You need to publish fresh contents constantly – to draw people and search engines to visit your site over and over. If your site isn’t continually evolving and updating, it becomes a static brochure for your business. If you don’t have regularly updated content, such as a blog, you aren’t creating new pages for Google to index. Remember, the more content you create, the more traffic and leads your business will get.

Ecommerce have a peculiar need, it requires alot of time and energy to get the site updated contstantly as required. If you are a very busy person, please hire somebody to handle this for you 100% – both interms of snapping professional pictures for the site, drafting product description (not just copying text from one site and pasting to avoid google penalising you) and publishing. Such person should be giving you daily report of all activities to ensure they are working and progressing.

 

You aren’t creating momentum.
You can change this by creating a path for your customers to get more involved with you. To move them along, include relevant calls to action or “triggers” on each page of your site, not just on your homepage. That means on every blog post or any other piece of content you produce. It may sound obvious, but many companies don’t embrace the opportunity to create a path to deeper involvement and (ultimately) conversion.

 

You don’t have customer interaction.
Incorporating a blog or other social content into your online presence gives your customers a sense of who you are. Use these tools to speak to your customers directly, honestly and in your own (human) voice. This is an enormous opportunity both to educate them on how you can help and why they should rely on you–and to hear what they have to say to each other in the forum you’ve created. Regularly updated content that has a sense of personality and purpose builds trust with your would-be customers, and that’s a beautiful place to begin a relationship.

 

You can’t update your site without the tech guy.
Can you update at least some elements without calling IT? This is where blogs and other social platforms come in handy, because you can update them yourself. Why is that important? Because you need to update at least some parts of your site frequently and easily, both to save budget and to create a more immediate flow of content–for potential customers and for search engines.

In addition, when people comment on your blog, always respond promptly and professionally – it will add fresh contents to your website , increase google ranking, improved customer engagement and ultimately profitabilility.

 

You sound like everyone else.
Review your website; as a customer is it full of corporate jargon/nonsense?  Most companies spend more time worrying about site design than about the words on the page. But the most memorable sites convey personality and perspective in their homepage content, which immediately sets thems apart. Try this test: If you mask your logo and site design, can you still tell-by the voice of the text-that it’s your site, or do you sound like one of your competitors?

 

You didn’t optimize.
Can search engines find your site? Does your regularly refreshed, updated, readable content contain search terms images-1that relate to your proficiency? How well are they attracting customers to you? One easy way to boost your search rankings is to continually link descriptive keywords back to related pages on your own site. Doing so helps search engines understand what your site is about. This area can be done personally if you have the proficiency or you can engage a digital marketing professional to handle it for you.

 

You aren’t measuring anything.
Do you know how your website is converting browsers into buyers? Have you identified what paths they typically take? Do you know which pages perform best for you? Or what content visitors are interacting with the most? Are you using analytics tools to measure the traffic to your site, to track online conversions and to measure ROI on your marketing campaigns? Free tools like Google Analytics are a great place to start.

 

You put hip before happening.
Every element on your homepage should support the goals you’ve identified. That means avoiding design elements that might be hip or cool but ultimately are just distracting. (My Amala is light: web pages that talk to me.)

Put clarity (useful, predictable, efficient, logical) before creative (cool, splashy, flashy, beautiful).

So how about your website? Is it generating leads by serving potential customers, or is it just sitting around and waiting?

 

 

Poor Web Design.
You may be the best at what you do, but if you don’t project a clean, professional image online, people won’t hire you, as simple as that. You’re in the realm of subjective perceptions and the way you present yourself online can make or break you. Remember, you never get a second chance to make a first impression and online that means you have less than 5 seconds to do it right.
You do what? If you don’t quickly convey the kind of business you are in and the products and services you offer to customers, you will repeatedly lose visitors. Sounds like another no-brainer, but you’d be surprised at how many business websites still leave you looking at them for minutes wondering, “What does this company do?”

 

It’s all about you.
Customers don’t head to your site to hear how awesome you are. They’re there because they have a problem they need you to fix or a question they need you to answer. Your website should be designed to help them quickly achieve whatever it is they came for. Too many references to “I” in lieu of “you,” too much sales talk instead of helpful information, and too much of you not addressing their fears/wants/desires will turn people away from your brand, not on to it.

Your customers don’t care about you. They care about how you can help them.

 

No Call-to-Action.
call to actionWithout a main call to action (CTA) – a request/direction to ‘do something’-, customers won’t know why they are visiting your website or what your company has to offer. Remember a conversion only happens when a customer who is viewing the site takes an action your marketing intended. This typically means a purchase, filling a form and submitting it, signing up for a newsletter and/or completing some other goal for the site.

 

Lack of Web Usability.
Too many business websites don’t pay attention to web usability and make it real hard for users to navigate them and find the information they’re looking for. Exploring a website should be an easy, intuitive process. Designing all information-based processes properly is a strategic task that should not be taken lightly. The golden rule is “Don’t make me think” – make it easy for me to link to every contents/pages i need to visit.

 

No SEO.
Don’t be part of the 30% businesses that cannot be found in online searches because their websites earn a Google Page Rank of zero or have no Google Page Rank at all. Helping your potential customers find your company through SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is important. With keyword data, meta descriptions, page titles and SEO-friendly content, among others, your website can stand out from the rest.

When drafting your web contents, use the right keywords, link properly, make your site super crawlable for spiders, and stay away from common SME SEO mistakes. Sometimes before you can see more traffic, you have to break through the obstacles preventing you from seeing any.

Over the years, we discover many people don’t take this part seriously, they believe they should be able to do it themselves and just scatter some keywords on the site, this really cost them greatly. Make extensive research about SEO, impliment it on every page on your site or higher a professional to handle your Search engine optimisation to increase your site organic growth.

 

Not Mobile Ready.
Mobile is predicted to overtake desktop Internet usage soon. Recent studies not only show that over 70% of mobile searches lead to online action within an hour, but point out that 4 out of 5 consumers today use smartphones to shop. But the reality is that over 60% of businesses do not have mobile sites or do not even know if their websites are mobile-capable. Time to jump on the mobile bandwagon!

With more and more users searching via mobile devices and on the go – is your website mobile accessible? If it’s not, users trying to find you may hit a dead end. There’s nothing worse than trying to find your accountant’s website while on the road and finding out his site only renders in Flash and won’t load on your phone. Not that I’m talking from experience. If your website is not mobile friendly, you can engage professionals like ediaro website development team to review and upgrade or customise your website.

 

Social Media Links Wanted.
Is your online presence social? Allowing your current and potential customers to share their experiences with your social-media-iconsbrand via social channels, enables information about your business to reach people you might not have otherwise targeted. Leverage the power of social. Put social media to work for you by integrating social widgets and apps to your website!

Have a newsletter subscription form visibly on your website to get customer emails and also send regular email updates about your post, new products and other activities about the organisation.

 

Visual Noise.
For some reason, many companies think that loading a website with as many “creative” design elements as possible, such as a busy background wallpaper, an embossed company logo, wild patterns, animations and even in some cases favorite tunes as background music, will add interest to their business websites. The reality is that all those things interfere with the messages to be communicated and scare visitors off.

 

Define Conversion Path

You need to have conversion path in place. One criticism of many small and medium enterprise(SME) business sites is that they don’t include a clear conversion path for their customers. If you want customers to take a certain action, you need to create a funnel intended to guide them to do that. Simply stringing together a number of content pages won’t necessarily put someone on the path to buy.

Your conversion path may be as simple as a solitary landing page paired with a call to action, or as complex as an entire microsite. Either way, you are in charge of designing the flow of your website. Creating a clear conversion path not only helps customers feel more comfortable on your site, it also gives you clear data to track so that you can see where people are abandoning, where they’re engaging, etc. The more data you have to act on, the better you can design your site to attract new customers.

 

Invisible Contact Information.
Did you know 93% of small and medium businesses do not display contact email addresses on their websites and 49% lack any phone numbers at all? Visitors need to be able to contact you with information requests, questions, complaints, and/or suggestions. A ‘Contact Us‘ page is like an Internet business card that should be always available from any part of your website and have your key company’s contact information. Make it easy for people to contact you and give them options (ex. contact form, department emails, twitter, facebook, telephone numbers, fax, among others), instead of making yourself invisible.

 

No Image Optimization.

It’s true, a picture paints a thousand words, but if your web graphics are not optimized for the Visual Web, it will mean higher hosting costs for your company and a poor visitor experience which can lead to less visits and no returns. The more storage space on the server you need because of larger files and the more bandwidth it’s needed are variables you need to address with optimization from start.

Broken Links and 404 Error Messages.
Before launching your website and making it public, make sure every link works or get ready to lose a lot of visitors quickly. Avoid giving your visitors “404 file not found” error messages, or broken/incorrectly labeled links that end their browsing experience abruptly. For large sites consider adding a form so visitors can submit a broken link, which lets them become part of the solution and know you are on top of any problems they discover.

 

No Web Standards.
Building a website compliant with web standards means simplifying and lowering production and maintenance costs, while delivering a site that is accessible to more people and more types of Internet devices. Sites that follow these guidelines from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) will continue to function correctly as web browsers evolve and new Internet devices come to the market.

 

Place online adverts

The web is a highly competitive place, so you need to get noticed to make sales. To publicise your website especially when newly launched, you can consider placing an online advert across multiple platforms to targeted audience – this will make the site accessible to people you intend marketing to.
Ignoring Metrics.

Over 75% of businesses do not use analytic tools to measure their websites’ performance. If you don’t monitor your metrics (such as average time on pages, bounce rates, entry and exit pages, top content, keywords, referrals, etc.) you not only miss the opportunity to make your website more effective toward those who visit you most and those you’re not reaching, but you’ll lose a lot of time and money managing your online presence blind-folded.
Accept online card payment

It’s Easier for most customers to make payment online. In this 21st century, most people are foregoing the use of web-14cheque book these days and opting for debit or credit card payments, especially with the recent introduction of the cashless / cash lite policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Why then will every business will not have this option of accepting online payment? Whether a store is an online business or even a physical one, online payments make it easier. It’s also very easy for a business to set it up whether they do it themselves or hire an eCommerce company to do it for them.

An online store needs to accept online payments or else they’ll be waiting for cheques to come in and being held up their transaction. But a physical store can also benefit from the ease of online transactions. Think about businesses that have monthly re-occurring payments coming in, whether it’s a pest control business, utility company, consultant, or a school. It will be much easier for them if they just set up online payment services for their customers. Other businesses that have monthly bills can do the same.

 

Got Website Backup?

Consider this scary scenario: your website is hacked and your business is suddenly brought down affecting sales and overall operations. Possible? Yes! Almost 50% of small and medium businesses have been cyber attacked at least one time, with down time and restoration costs averaging N2,000,000 (Two Million naira) or more. Believe it or not most businesses still do not use backup services to protect their data. It is a real, costly nightmare scenario that can break your business and strike anytime. To avoid any disruption, protect your information assets and get back online within minutes if your web server goes down, consider website backup a mandatory strategic investment.

 

There’s no POD.
The more powerful a POD (point of differentiation) you can create, the better you’ll attract the right customers to your brand. If you want to attract people, you have to give them more of you. You have to stand out from the crowd and show them something that they’ll want to align themselves with. Take a look at your own site – what are you showing potential customers? We don’t mean the graphics or the videos you choose to incorporate (don’t forget to optimize those for search engines, too!), We mean the experience that you’re creating. Are you using your site to set yourself apart, or do you come off like everyone else? Are you talking to customers in their own language or filling your pages up with buzzwords and jargon?
If you’re finding it difficult to attract leads via your website, it may be time to ask yourself some hard questions. Before you can fix the problem, you first have to identify it. What are some struggles you’ve had attracting leads for new sales? How have you fixed the problems?

 

In this social, visual era building a successful, effective website presents you with a great opportunity to grow your business and build a global audience that supports your brand. To get the most out of your investment and build a memorable, effective online presence that sells, you must start treating it like a business. Just keep in mind that a business website can be a powerful strategic weapon that can have a huge impact on your bottom line, but only if it’s designed, developed and maintained properly.

For professional website development, online advertising and digital payment integration contact ediaro webcentre team via info@ediaro.com or call (+234) 080-9502-9999 for more information.

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For over 5 years ediaro.com (a member of Fladio International Nigeria Limited) has provided web solutions and advertising for public and private sectors. Our main division is Computer and Information Technology. Thanks to our flexible approach towards the development of new solutions, we have often been at the inception of digital revolution and incorporating the most recent technologies. When you partner with ediaro.com, you are associating with one of Africa's best company for your ICT needs, we are the 1st Nigerian Company listed on the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) ECOBIZ computer session in 2010. Focusing on quality, reliability and design of our products and services has brought us customers and partnership with local and Multinational Companies such as United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), Interswitch Limited, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc among others. Our current customer portfolio covers individuals, companies and Government agencies across the globe including Nigeria, India, United Kingdom, Mozambique and United States of America.

Publish pictures in Gallery Page

We have simplified th process of adding and/or deleting pictures from the gallery page of websites we developed for our customers. This explanation is aimed at advising our customers on how to update their picture gallery page.

To publish more pictures in the future, it’s advisible to edit your picture to desired size that will be displayed properly on a web page when clicked.. We usually use 800Pixels for the Width, the height is auto adjusted to be proportionate with it. You can use any software editor to adjust the picture size such as Irfranview, Corel Draw, Photoshop etc.

After the adjustment to desired size, follow the process below to pubish the pictures on the site.

  1. Login to the backend CPANEL
  2. Click on File Manager
  3. Open Public_html
  4. Open the images folder
  5. Select the folder that contains the gallery pictures on the page. It’s mostly named as ” GALLERY” by ediaro.com team. If you can’t locate it, contact us for more information on the folder name used.
  6. Upload all the images/pictures into the folder
  7. Go Back to your website frontpage and refresh your gallery page, all the images should be displayed properly now.

About

For over 5 years ediaro.com (a member of Fladio International Nigeria Limited) has provided web solutions and advertising for public and private sectors. Our main division is Computer and Information Technology. Thanks to our flexible approach towards the development of new solutions, we have often been at the inception of digital revolution and incorporating the most recent technologies. When you partner with ediaro.com, you are associating with one of Africa's best company for your ICT needs, we are the 1st Nigerian Company listed on the Economic Community for West African States (ECOWAS) ECOBIZ computer session in 2010. Focusing on quality, reliability and design of our products and services has brought us customers and partnership with local and Multinational Companies such as United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), Interswitch Limited, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc among others. Our current customer portfolio covers individuals, companies and Government agencies across the globe including Nigeria, India, United Kingdom, Mozambique and United States of America.

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