Join Patrick Rauland for an in-depth discussion in this video What type of products?, part of Ecommerce: Scoping Projects.
- When a client asks you to build an e-commerce site,…they most likely won't know their needs,…and their needs are highly dependent…on what type of products they're selling today…as well of what type of products they plan to sell tomorrow.…There are a few things to keep in mind…when it comes to the products they're selling.…Are they physical products that you have to ship,…or are they digital products you download?…Is there a service associated with this product,…like a consultation?…Is it manufactured on the spot, or is it ready to go?…Lastly, is this a digital product…that needs updates, like software?…The first question you should ask your client is,…are your products physical, or digital,…because they each have their own needs.…
Physical products are easiest, so let's start there.…I can't believe I'm going to say this,…but I know a freelancer whose client assumed…that because she built the website,…that she would also ship all the products for them.…To me, that seems like a strange idea,…but clients are people, and people are strange.…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
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