No technical skills? No problem! Welcome to the GoWeb1 DIY guide on building an e-commerce site. We hope this page will be a helpful resource to you as you look to sell merchandise online.

How to Build an Online Store

With Quick Shopping Cart, it’s easy to create an eye-catching online store that accepts credit cards, integrates with Google and eBay, and offers multiple shipping options.


  1. Tailor a website template to suit your business. You can choose from 1500+ quick start design and color combinations to craft the look of your e-commerce site to match the tone and style of your business. Customize it further by adding in your own text, fonts, photos, and logo.
  2. Photograph your merchandise. Take high-resolution photos to showcase your products to potential online customers. We suggest a resolution of about 300 dpi so that images do not show up as grainy on large screens. If you would like to hire a professional photographer to best represent your products, GoWeb1 can help.
  3. Organize your products. Enter your products into our product catalog. Sort these into categories or subcategories. Add product images. List a description of each product, its price, SKU, etc. Finally, choose shipping, taxing, and payment options.
  4. Start Selling! View reports that track revenue, orders, and performance. GoWeb1 Pro Tip: If you are crafting your own e-commerce site, DO NOT make your own logo. Unless you have studied design, a self-made logo may cheapen your company’s image. GoWeb1 offers affordable pricing on logo design (217-241-8554). Otherwise, simply type in the name of your business in the logo section.

    Ready to Start Building?
    With a DIY e-commerce site, you can get your business on the map and start selling your merchandise from a mobile-friendly platform. Build a website that can be up and running by tonight!


  • 20-Product catalog
  • 1 Image per product
  • 1 GB disk space
  • 150 GB bandwidth
  • FREE hosting


  • 100-Product catalog
  • 5 Images per product
  • 10 GB disk space
  • 500 GB bandwidth
  • FREE hosting


  • Unlimited Product catalog
  • 10 Images per product
  • 50 GB disk space
  • 1,000 GB bandwidth
  • FREE hosting