Learn how to discuss potential ecommerce projects with clients and accurately scope and deliver proposals.
- There's an online revolution going on. You may have noticed that you can literally sell anything online nowadays. As a web developer or designer, you've probably had clients ask you to build them an eCommerce store. And now, that technology is so easy to use, you can set it up on most websites. But there are a lot of factors to consider. Unlike other sites, eCommerce sites tend to have specific needs such as shipping, payment, and taxes that you'll need to flush out before building. That's what I'm here to show you.
Welcome to Scoping eCommerce Projects. We'll start with the purpose of scoping and the different project management styles that you could pursue. Then, we'll go into specific eCommerce features you need to know. And then we'll wrap it up with strategies and writing a proposal for the client. I'm Patrick Rauland, I built eCommerce sites, developed, and managed eCommerce software, and now I focus on helping eCommerce businesses make more money by marketing their amazing products and I want to help you get your clients online and start accepting payments right away. The power of creating your site and company is just within reach.
So let's get started.
- Clarifying jargon
- Picking a proposal strategy
- Asking the right questions
- Estimating the scaling needs of a site
- Determining payment needs
- Understanding shipping needs
- Discussing currencies and taxes
- Determining localization needs
- Creating wireframes and site maps
- Creating prototypes
- Writing and presenting the proposal
- Keeping meetings on track