For anyone who wants to sell their products online, the best way out is to setup an e-commerce site and shopping cart where your visitors can shop and buy. However, the best way doesn’t necessary mean it is the easiest way. Most of the e-commerce sites require plenty of work to setup and some even require you to have extensive coding skill.
Not anymore. Wazala makes setting up your own online store a breeze.
The concept of Wazala is similar to Ecwid. You create an online store on Wazala, embed the widget onto your existing site, and voilà, your online site is now up and running. There is no need to setup another e-commerce site, nor do you need to reconfigure your site for shopping cart functionality.
One thing I like about Wazala is that it is elegant and simple to use. After you have created an account (required your credit card info, but comes with 15 days trial), all it takes is just 5 mins to set up and deploy your online store. You can customize almost everything from the store logo, background color, company info, shipping options, to the payment mode. It doesn’t matter if you are selling physical goods or digital products, you can add all that into your product inventory in Wazala.
Setting up your product details is just like writing a blog post. You just fill in the product name, description, add product images, all other miscellaneous info. Once you are done, simply click the “Add” button and it goes live instantly. Unfortunately, there is no ways for you to upload a csv/xls file for your products. If you have thousands of products, it will take a great deal of time to finish updating your inventory. And there is no export feature as well.
Wazala is beautifully implemented in that it is elegant and doesn’t interfere with the working of your site. For example, if you are running a blog, you can embed Wazala as a widget in the sidebar. When your readers click on the product, it will appear as a popup. Navigation of the product inventory and purchases can be made within the popup. Once’s done, they just close the popup and return to your blog.
Make your online store presence count
Other than putting the store on your site, there are also several ways to increase the visibility of your store. Your store can be accessed on the Wazala site, with the url http://your-store-name.wazala.com.
Known as Wazala Touch, your Wazala store is also optimized for the touch device, specifically iPhone and iPod Touch. The look and feel looks exactly like a native app.
If you don’t have a website, you can also add your store to your Facebook page. Simply add the Wazala app and enter your store key.
Wazala has indeed put in plenty of effort to make the whole process a breeze and the end result is definitely very polished. While it will not replace the traditional e-commerce software, it is bound to win over plenty of users who are not tech savvy and are looking for a solution that just works.