How to Build an Ecommerce Website Using Moonfruit [Part 2]


Launching your Website

Welcome to this new series of our Moonfruit tutorials where we’re showing you how to build a fully functional ecommerce website using Moonfruit SiteMaker. In the last post we went through the process of creating a Moonfruit account, you can check that post out here if you wish to. If you want to read more about Moonfruit you can follow the link below to go to their website.

Find out more about Moonfruit SiteMaker

Ok so you’ve signed up to Moonfruit and hopefully you’ve opted in for a premium package as it offers more features for ecommerce. Now let’s look at launching your website.

Step One

Ok in the account dashboard, click on add a site + link located in the top right hand side of the screen. This will generate a catalogue of pre-made website designs for you to choose from, this is your choice entirely to select one, however in this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create an ecommerce website from a complete blank canvas. So for the time being, just find the blank template and click on the click to build link.

blank

Step Two

Give your site a name and site address. Don’t worry as the name can be changed later on if you wish to change it, and I’ll also show you how to use your own domain name for your ecommerce site – so for the time being you can put any name and site name you wish into these fields.

I’ve used demo-ecommerce for this tutorial, you’ll be able to go to http://www.demo-ecommerce.moonfruit.com to see the progress of building an ecommerce website take place, after I’ve posted each tutorial post on Magnet4Marketing. Once you’re done hit the launch my site link and wait for Moonfruit SiteMaker site editor to load…

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For now just take a look around the editor and familiarise yourself with all the tools and features and in the next post we’ll look at getting your own domain name. Stay tuned…

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Related Tutorials

1. How to Build an Ecommerce Website Using Moonfruit [Part 1]


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  1. Bruker says:

    I had attended part one of this topic and now part 2 is also amazing and full of informations
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  2. I think Moonfruit has a certain limitations in comparing with WordPress
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    • Of course it has its limitations, and if you’re comparing it with WordPress I agree it does to a degree… but to be honest it has a lot more too offer as far as ease-of-use and creativity is concerned; Where as the majority of internet users who want to build a website for their business are not web tech savvy individuals, they’re everyday people. Not everyone can be bothered with the implications of finding a web host, buying a domain, installing software like WordPress, searching and installing plugins etc… but then where do you go from there if you’re technically limited? Not everyone can go off and code themselves a new custom theme… I certainly can’t lol. And if you can’t, you just end up with a WordPress site that looks like every other (which is why I choose Thesis as I can at least make my blog look a little bit more unique and personal)

      This is where Moonfruit has the complete upper hand… You don’t need to install a blog or an ecommerce plugin or add social tools or a forum or an email subscription feature or video tools or a shopping cart facility… it’s all there in one big bundle for anyone to use and more over, to use with complete ease, as easy as taking a picture with your digital camera.

      But as you say it is still somewhat limited with what it can do. There are flaws in Moonfruit which I’m sure will be ironed out in time. But essentially if I was looking to build an ecommerce website, I most certainly wouldn’t use WordPress, simply because of the shear implications.

  3. I found many tips on this blog, :)
    thanks for the info! I am a newcomer to the world of the bisnis online.
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  4. tanden says:

    I am also using wordpress right now. And as u said there are a few things like installing plugins, adding stuff like pictures and all, which are costing me a lot of time
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