What Are Some Ways to Set up Online Stores for Free?


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Setting up an online store involves creating a website, which can for free using a site builder service such as Weebly.com, Storenvy.com or Squareup.com. As of 2015, none of these sites charge a fee to set up the site or to have it, although some of them do charge fees when sales are actually made, notes each respective website. There are upgrade options with some of the sites that allow users to purchase extra features for a monthly fee, but doing so is not required.

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Weebly.com is a completely free service that does not charge any fees of any sort. It offers premade themes that users can chose from and an easy setup interface. The sites offered by Weebly.com can be managed from phones or tablets as well as on the computer. This website creator does offer packages with fees. With all of these packages, users can get a free domain name for one year, notes Weebly.com.

SquareUp also offers free site creation and hosting, but it does charge a 2.75 percent fee per transaction as of 2015, notes SquareUp.com. The stores it offers are mobile ready, with customer store logos and integrated social medial links.

Storenvy.com functions similarly to both other sites in terms of pricing. There is a per transaction fee, plus the site takes 10 percent if customers come to users' stores through the Storenvy marketplace. The look of the stores on this site is also customizable for users.

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