Online bookstore: how to create online store and their benefits

  • Your store is available nonstop that is beneficial for both the customers and the business owners having 24/7 access to the store.
  • You are not limited by geographic position — you can reach the customers globally.
  • Online shopping is much more comfortable than classic one. Shopping online means staying home, absence of traffic jams and no need to look for free parking places.
  • Marketing with better targeting options thanks to available customers data: you can easily monitor changes in the customer preferences and needs and implement individual approaches to each of your customers that make them feel unique and valuable.
  1. Strong Search. Make sure that your customers can easily find what they need. So the page should include such essential elements as categories, filters by author or book name
  2. Product compare option (this option will be useful for a marketplaces, where a customer can compare the same product available from different sellers)
  3. Such options as FAQs can help your customers quickly find answers to general questions related to orders, delivery etc.
  4. Customer reviews will be an added value for your online store and specially for bookstores. This option will make your customers think that your store is the place where recommendations are available. It is widely known that recommendations really matter in the ecommerce sector.
  5. Take care of the related products list. The customer may need it so just remind them that you have them specially prepared.
  6. Offer your customers multiple payment options, that will surely be your strong benefit as payment gateways can differ depending on the country.
  7. Speed, speed and one more time speed — it is highly recommended to take care of this essential point. Various surveys state: loading speed increase between 2 and 8 seconds results in significant conversion rates boost.

The most famous online bookstores in the world

  1. Indigo bookstore that is also called Canada’s biggest bookstore offering more than half a million books for readers. It also supports the eReading option.
  2. Daedalus Books is quite a popular online bookstore offering new books of various genres for quite low prices.
  3. BookOutlet is also one of the cheapest bookstores with free delivery service to the US and CA if your order is more than $35.
  4. Biblio bookstore offers both new and used books while working with booksellers worldwide.
  5. Hive bookstore is a UK marketplace for search among local booksellers offering free shipping in the UK.

How much does it cost to create an online bookstore?



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Jane Vyshnova

Jane Vyshnova


CEO & Founder at Dinarys GmbH | We help to grow 🚀e-commerce business & establish infrastructure 🔥