For many, the idea of starting a business from their mobile device sounds like a bit of a joke—a silly principle or a far-fetched idea. However, for those who find themselves without access to a computer or the ability or means to purchase more complex equipment, the idea of starting their own business from their mobile device is a reality they can conceptualize and frankly, would like to see.
Often, it’s not even a lack of equipment or resources that makes the concept of running a business from their phone appealing to many. In many cases, it’s convenience, a lack of time, or even a lack of experience using a more complicated, computer-based medium. Thankfully, in today’s digital era, it has become easier than ever to start and run an e-commerce store from one’s phone.
The New Is Here to Stay
The newly updated version of the My e-Shop, something once thought impossible in the past, is now easily available to anyone with nothing more than a smartphone. It’s now possible and far too easy for new and established entrepreneurs to start, grow, and run their e-commerce stores without the need to purchase a computer or complex software. This route is not only perfect for those with limited resources or always on the go, but even for those with zero to minimal experience. Users can now have a new store in the time it takes to make a post on Instagram.
If you think this sounds too bizarre or good to be true, stick around to find out how you can manage and grow an online store from the palm of your hands, using nothing more than your fingertips—actually, only one hand is needed if we want to be extra!We guarantee you’ll be surprised at the number of available mobile features and tools you’ll find for free on the My e-Shop; this is without mentioning how easy it can be to add your products and customize your store!
Let’s get started, shall we?
Mobile Apps: A New Way of Doing Business
Be Mobile. Manage Your Store Wherever You Go
Planning to start an e-commerce store over the holidays while visiting the family upstate? At the bar with a couple of friends and one of you comes up with a game-changing business idea? As long as you got your mobile device, you can create and customize your new store and never miss an order.
You’ll have access to everything you need to manage and grow your shop from the My e-Shop. Let’s take a peek!
Ease of Use
For many aspiring entrepreneurs, building a website can oftentimes sound quite complex and like a cumbersome idea. From coding, product addition, design, offering mobile and desktop view, payment options, order tracking, and more, all of these can often sound quite scary and rather impossible to achieve. However, having access to a platform, or in this case, an app, that can grant users a fully hosted website with just their phone, creates a whole new perspective and approach when it comes to e-commerce.
Yes, thanks to the rapid boom of platforms like Ezi-cart e-commerce that make it easy and affordable to create a website, many found themselves no longer limited by expensive monthly plans or not knowing to code. Moreover, as if it wasn’t already effortlessly enough, with the emerging advances of mobile devices and applications, entrepreneurs find themselves with everything offered at their
With the opportunity to open up a store and process orders with just the touch of a screen and no complex equipment needed, many are finally realizing the world of opportunities they have at hand.
Offline Access to All of Your Sales Info
Acquire quick access to all sales info even when you’re offline. You can view all of your weekly sales and unfinished orders, change order status, assign tracking numbers, and always stay updated on the performance of your store wherever you go.
Guide Through the Ezi-cart Mobile App
The app is available for Android and iOS, and as you’ve likely gotten from this guide, it comes with everything you need to sell online while on the go. The app is also free to download and test for everyone; however, once you’re ready to open your store, you’ll need to pick a plan according to your goals and needs. Ultimately, the app is a simplified version of the original Ezi-cart platform, making it easier to run an e-commerce business and stay connected with your customers wherever you go. Here is a quick step-by-step guide to help you find your way through the app as you make the transition of going mobile or simply wish to open a new store.
The first step we’ll be to find the app in your phone’s app store and install it for use:
If you already have an Ezi-cart account you can also try this:
Alright so now that you have your account set up, you’re probably ready to start navigating the app and filling up your store.
Once you’ve finished the
By clicking the very first box, you’ll be immediately taken to your new storefront. Here you’ll notice an open space for your site’s name and ten open spots for your product pictures and descriptions.
As you slowly navigate your way through the dashboard, you’ll quickly notice you can manage your store from the app and mobile phone just like you would from your computer.
Now that you have checked out your store and taken a peek at everything you can do from the app, it’s time to begin personalizing your site.
you can begin editing your site. You can expect a dashboard similar to the one below where you’ll be able to change the header, cover, tell about your store’s story, purpose, and so much more.
This is where you’ll be adding all of the text that goes on your site and making all of the customizations to your main page according to your store’s theme.
Add Products and Categories
It only takes three steps to add a new product to your store. To get started click the “Add your Product” box on the main dashboard where you’ll be taken to a screen explaining how easy the process is. Follow the next steps.
Your new product is now available in your store!
You can choose to add more products right away or continue adding later. The process will remain the same, and it shouldn’t take more than 5 seconds!
Next, select “Get Paid” and choose a payment provider from the Ezi-cart app’s list or manually add your preferred method.
Offering Discounts and Checking Orders
When it comes to offering discounts, starting a sale, or checking orders, scroll down all the way to the bottom. You’ll find a bar containing more features and widgets, including product information, received orders, discounts, and store settings.
By tapping on the “Discount” icon, you’ll be immediately taken to a screen where you can select “Create Coupon” and start a new offer. Just be reminded you need to be on a paid plan in order to use discount coupons. You can always choose your preferred plan through your store’s settings.
Running a Store From Your Phone
The newly updated and improved Ezi-cart app comes fully equipped to help entrepreneurs grow and manage their e-commerce sites while on the go, without the need for a computer or desktop device. From full access to sales stats, product addition, customer care, and order fulfillment, everything that is needed to run an online shop is available there.
With more than 70 readily available design templates created by professionals, and an unlimited amount of product addition depending on the plan you choose, managing a store on the go has never been easier.
Many of our fellow members requested a way to access their store backend from their phones; a way that wouldn’t compromise their screen view or access to key features. We got to work and made it happen. Not only can they now receive order notifications whenever a new one comes in, but they can also change or edit any of their products’ details, store design, or even connect with their customers anywhere at any time.
Start Selling on Mobile
We hope this guide provided insightful information on how to navigate the Ecwid mobile app and create a new store from your phone. It is very easy to become familiar with the app, and everything you need to manage your store is free to download from your app store. Help us improve and tell us in the comments what you love about the app, or even if you’ve thought of something that could be added to make the process easier!
Ready to sell on the go with Ecwid Mobile? Now’s the best time to get started!