Crafts for Cash: Setting up in e-commerce

Ref: C3127576

Many of us are aware that online shopping is a huge part of retail in 2020 (and beyond). But whilst a lot of us maybe tempted to pay for an expensive website and store to be designed for us online others are more wary of start up cost, hosting costs and update fees later on. On this short course we look at the more affordable options available to us which include stores using templates which can be personalised to suit your needs.

Course aim

Starting up an E-commerce is a short course that looks at affordable online platforms that require barely any knowledge of coding to launch your business as a 'store' online.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Learn what options are available on a budget
  • Understand hosting costs
  • Learn about costs of upkeeping an online store

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • If you have attended the Business Start Up course we encourage you to bring your Business Plan with you.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Crafts for Cash: Setting up in e-commerce


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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
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