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Launching a website can be exciting. It can also be overwhelming. Since 2004, Modern Sugar & My Quick Boutique have been helping clients build presence on the web with our pre-made and custom designs and e-commerce services. Even if you have never managed a site before, our process is fast, easy and painless. Start with five easy steps:
Step One: Choose and Register Your Site Domain Name
A domain name is your address on the web. Ours is www.myquickboutique.com.
Domain names must be registered. It’s a bit like leasing. For as long as you keep up with the yearly “lease” of about $10, the domain name is yours to use.
We recommend www.GoDaddy.com to register your domain. It’s simple and inexpensive.
Step Two: Choose Your Host Company
A hosting company stores your website files so they can be accessed on the Internet. The expression “you get what you pay for” really applies when it comes to selecting a host company. Choosing the least expensive option may not be the best idea, especially if you are opening an online boutique. You want a host that offers excellent customer service, 99 percent uptime and regular backups. A good knowledgebase and user forum are also helfpul features.
The hosts we work with provide a content management system (CMS) and shopping cart in their packages. Having a CMS means that you will be able to update and edit your store from an online admin. All of our compatible hosts also have a built in shopping cart. View our compatible host list here. If your current hosting company is not on our list of providers, contact us.
Step Three: Decide on a Boutique Website Template or Custom Design
On a budget? Need to get your site up fast? Our boutique website templates are professionally designed, ready-made ecommerce sites that can be installed in as little as 3 days. Packages include the template, installation to one of our hosting providers and unlimited email support. You add all the content, including all text, photos and product descriptions.
If you have a little more time and a bit more of a budget, our custom boutique web design is a great way to get the sotre design of your dreams!
Have any questions? Just ask! You’ll get there. My Quick Boutique can help every step of the way.