Maintaining your e-commerce site is one of the many things you should think about regularly. There are many site updates that can be missed if you do not have an idea of what you are doing or how to run it. Sometimes it is necessary to have a specific person taking care of the site, a go-to for all of your needs. If you don’t have that, grab these 4 e-commerce site maintenance tips to make sure that everything is working properly.
New Pages and Additions
Since your site if doing well, or if you decide to run a promotion, you might want to add new pages. These can be FAQs, a blog, more product information. Using a Content Management System, or CMS, can make these super easy.
#ProTip, you can use the “bulk upload” option to add new products or pages using an Excel sheet.
E-Commerce Site Maintenance = Updates
Updates are a double-edged sword that you just have to deal with. Always keep track of any updates to the CMS and other plugins and software.
If you are using WordPress, or other hosted CMS, you’ll get notified of these updates. WordPress updates are easy, but it can take some time to get used to making the changes especially if you are mixing different kinds of plugins. The key is updating regularly!
A lot of websites, especially e-commerce ones, will try and make changes to the sites’ appearance to match a holiday or to show off an event, like a sale. If you have good branding, you’ll have different colors swatches to work with and can be implemented onto the site easily.
A quick edit of you HTML/CSS files can take your site from drab to fab!
If you want more functionality, plugins are the way to go. the WordPress Plugins page has a plethora of plugins to choose from to add pretty much anything to your page.
The great thing about most e-commerce sites is that they provide a lot of great resources to help you in your business. Tractus Online works with custom and WordPress sites and can help you in maintaining and update your site. Let us know how we can help today!