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ameware
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!rant
So, my friend and I want to start a small business. For that, we will need an online shop. Since it's not happening tomorrow, I figured I could take the time and build it myself.
However, I've never done anything of the sorts, so... where do I start?
I don't have any specific tech stack in mind, I am new to it all.
Help?

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  • 1
    How about opening a seller account on Amazon? And wish you good luck BTW!
  • 2
    just buy one. and start from there
  • 1
    @bigus-dickus @starer93
    I wanna learn how to do one myself though
  • 1
    @undef
    I'll check it out, thanks!
  • 1
    I don't see anything wrong with learning. On the contrary, your intention is plausible.
    However, how good you are in coding generally? What about writing maintainable and *highly secure* code? If you feel confident here, by all means, go ahead. I would start with php7+ and react.
  • 1
    I wouldn't recomment you do it yourself, it's a desaster waiting to happen
  • 3
    @ameware I am just giving out a suggestion, PHP7+ on the server end and Angular 5+ on client end.
  • 1
    @arazzz
    I am open to any suggestions!
    I'm a QA automation engineer, so I haven't really developed much just yet, but I'd love to get started. My timeframe isn't even set yet, so I can take all the time in the world.
  • 1
    @ameware php, and w/e you good at with in front end. Java or .NET can works(if you prefer), but a lot more code to write
  • 4
    Apart from developing the cart, you would need a full cms, front end design, pci compliance, payment gateway integration, gdpr considerations and above all security. This is a massive task and shouldn’t be a first job in your developer role. It would take a huge amount of planning before writing a single line of code.
  • 1
    If you are saying, you have to learn to develop an e-commerce shop to run online business .. I also agreed with numerous previous comments.

    What's your priority?

    Want to learn how to develop an online shop?

    or

    Want to earn profit from an online shop?

    Very different things.

    // not to sound too /r/iamsosmart here are few links that may help you with building an e-commerce website using laravel

    https://laravelvoyager.com/

    https://microweber.com/

    https://codementor.io/pknerd/...

    https://microweber.com/
  • 1
    @cursee
    My priority is to learn how to develop it.
    We can make do with something as small as a facebook page for now and just migrate to this at some point, it's no big deal.
  • 1
    @helloworld
    I guess I have my work cut out for me 😊
    I'm really interested in knowing how to cover all that, any words of wisdom for me?
  • 1
    @ameware i am only good with php and laravel, so I have shared a few links that might help you if you are interested in php and laravel :)
  • 0
    @cursee
    cool, i'll look, thanks!
  • 2
    @ameware if you want a quicker approach voyager and microweber are for you.

    If you want to start from scratch, codementor guide is for you.

    Laravel already has authentication, social login, payment gateways and standard basic security features included default. So learning Laravel is one of the wise choices, IMO.
  • 0
    @Floydian
    Thanks! Any tips for me?
    Wish there was a chat feature 😖
  • 0
    @Floydian
    Saw the blog comment after hitting post, interesting and helpful read.
  • 1
    @Floydian your website is elegantly clean and minimal just like your bald head. 10/10

    // this is really a serious compliment, in case anyone doesn't get it.
  • 0
    @Floydian
    would love to hear your motivation, your "why"
  • 1
    @Floydian I didn't mean Amazon as a go to solution for starting an online business. I didn't realize she was ok with doing everything from scratch, in which case again, I wish her all the best.

    I mean starting from scratch takes a lot of time and resources. From designing, setting up the the service, server, maintenance, scaling up, SEO etc it all adds up to pretty soon.

    In my opinion, trying your luck with a readymade solution first helps one learn a few tricks in the business. It helps you concentrate on the product more which may also help improving it. Not that you shouldn't design your own service, I think studying your customers and their requirements first goes a long way.

    And I say this from experience.
  • 0
    @Floydian
    Wow, that's a great story.
    I can tell just by reading it how enlightening it must have been.

    @bigus-dickus
    I'll look into those also, thanks for the suggestion.
  • 0
    @Floydian yeah sure y not....
  • 1
    @Floydian
    I enjoy creating handmade jewelry, my friend taught me. Still a beginner though.
    So what we wanna do is to start something together, where we can earn some creativity-driven money by having fun and relaxing while working on them.
    We figured that, at some point, it would be nice to have a virtual space to keep them and show them to people.
    She's been doing this for years, so finding customers won't be a problem.
  • 0
    @Floydian
    Very useful links, thanks!
    I haven't uploaded any of my work anywhere just yet, but when I do, I won't mind showing you.
  • 0
    I am also thinking about starting an online store in a women's fashion niche. Will be selling something like https://mau-fashion.com/replica-han... I think, seems to be a prospective idea. Working on a website now and I want it to be different from hundreds of similar stores out there which turned into a problem. But I am sure that it's a better approach than making a clone of what everyone get used to.
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