Open an online shop


Starting from $13.61 / month, without commitment

Creating an e-commerce shop is now child's play. With our website packs, easily start your e-commerce business with:

  • Automatic installation
  • Secure login to your e-commerce website
  • Custom website and email addresses
  • Product catalog management software
  • No time commitment

What are the steps for opening an e-commerce shop?

  • Create your brand name

    Consider what the name of your online shop will be and verify that your web address of your e-commerce site, that is, your domain name, is still available.

  • Create your product catalog

    Determine the products that you want to sell on your e-commerce site.

    The extent of your catalog will define what your needs are in terms of data storage capacity and will guide you towards the best solution for your e-commerce website.

  • Choose the solution that suits you best

    Choose your website pack, including:

    • Your secure, online shop with your custom web address
    • 2 email addresses with 3 GB of storage, using your site's name
    • Your product catalog management software with an automatic installation

Which custom e-commerce shop creation solution should you choose?

Simple, online sales platform with the WordPress CMS

Advanced, online sales platform with the PrestaShop CMS

Create your online sales platform by coding it yourself

WordPress

From
$10.86 /month

Prestashop

From
$13.61 /month

Generic hosting

From
$13.61 /month
Solution
Solution

WordPress

Solution

Prestashop

Solution

Generic hosting

Technical competence
Technical competence

None.

Automatic installation

Technical competence

Some knowledge required

Automatic installation

Technical competence

Required

Ease of use
Ease of use

Easy

Ease of use

Some learning time required

Ease of use

You develop and install your own interface

Budget
Budget

Ideal for small budgets

Budget

Moderate budget

Budget

No budget required if you are able to develop your solution yourself

E-commerce CMS
E-commerce CMS

Add WooCommerce plugin for free

E-commerce CMS

Especially designed for e-commerce

E-commerce CMS

Any CMS is posible (Magento, Drupal, Joomla, etc.)

Product catalog
Product catalog

Yes, with the WooCommerce plugin. Meet the needs of selling online: flash sales, subscription management, etc.

Product catalog

Especially designed for e-commerce

Product catalog

Requires manual development

Customization
Customization

Wide choice of free themes ou for sale

Customization

Free themes and themes for sale (but more limited than WordPress)

Customization

Requires manual development

Features
Features

Ability to add numerous additional plugins

Features

Various free add-ons, and additional add-ons for sale

Features

Requires manual development

Multi-language sites
Multi-language sites

Plugins can be added

Multi-language sites

Multi-language, multi-store, and tax calculation included

Multi-language sites

Requires manual development

Support
Support

Used around the world

Free resources available in all languages

Support

Support available in English

Support

No free support available

Pricing Options Prices for New Zealand, taxes excluded, in $ (NZD)

The advantages of this pack

  • Security: Your e-commerce website in https for free—no configuration necessary
  • Online identity: your custom web address and 2 free email addresses at your website address so you can customize your online presence
  • Ease of use: A single management interface and automatic catalog management system installation so you can get your first few pages online instantly
  • Growth: Is your site a success? Upgrade your plan at any time to grow along with your e-commerce website
  • Gandi support: technical support available by chat and email 24 hours a day, 6 days a week to help you create your professional website

Which solution should you choose to create a custom e-commerce website?

WordPress + WooCommerce as the best-suited e-commerce solution for all

The duo of WordPress + WooCommerce plugin makes the creation of an e-commerce website accessible to all, without in-depth technical knowledge! Customize your online shop and benefit from integrated features for selling your products.

PrestaShop for advanced e-commerce software

Accelerate the upgrade of your e-commerce shop with PrestaShop, the most widely used e-commerce software in the world. Benefit from a wide range of features to grow your e-commerce website.

Why choose Gandi to create your e-commerce website?

  • Made in France since 1999

More than 20 years of expertise built on customer trust and word-of-mouth, in order to provide you the internet's best, made in France.

  • Data hosted in Europe

Your site is hosted in one of Gandi's datacenters in France, guaranteeing you maintain control over your data, which will stay private.

  • 24 hour support, 6 days a week

Because your questions can't be scheduled, Gandi is available 24 hours a day, 6 days a week, ready to help you on multiple support channels.

Still more possibilities for success online with Gandi!

Showcase website

Make your business known and make it easy to get in touch.

Blog

Share your passion or demonstrate your expertise and improve your credibility

Need support? Here are all the ways you can reach us

Step-by-step guides for and explanations of how to use all our products and services: Check out our documentation

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Do you have a suggestion or a comment? Send it to feedback @ gandi.net. We read and respond to every email.

FAQ/Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you want to start the digital transformation of your business or just sell your products online, starting an e-commerce website provides the ideal format to grow your online e-commerce business. Creating an e-commerce website enables you to:

  • Sell around the clock: Opening a shop online means you get a virtual sales window that's open 24/7.
  • Increase visibility: Opening an online shop means attracting new customers with a national, or even international, scope
  • Increase revenue: Opening an online shop means being able to suggest related products and increase average shopping cart site
  • Improve your customer trust: Opening an online shop means demonstrating your expertise and generating more visits to your shop

It's completely possible to create a free, online e-commerce site with the help of website creation software. These e-commerce solutions enable you to finalize the creation of your e-commerce website. These e-commerce website solutions enable you to finalize the creation of your e-commerce website in a few simple steps. However, these solutions require compromises, that, in the long term, can limit the success of your e-commerce site, such as:

  • limits to your product catalog size
  • a reduced range of features
  • diminished storage space or low bandwidth allowances
  • displaying the name of the solution in your e-commerce site's web address
  • displaying ad banners on your e-commerce site's pages
  • less reactive support that may require payment
  • lack of control over the location of your data

To maintain your credibility and earn the trust of your website's visitors, we recommend limiting the use of free e-commerce solutions and prioritize a high-performing solution for just a few dollars per month. By choosing to open an e-commerce website at Gandi, you'll be sure to able to offer an extensive catalog of products for sale and change providers without having to start over from the beginning.

The price of an e-commerce website basically depends on the size of your e-commerce shop and the level of customization you want. It is completely possible to create a free e-commerce website using free website creation software. In that case, you'll be limited in the size of your product catalog and associated features. By investing a few dollars per month, you can have much greater freedom in creating your e-commerce website.

At Gandi, creating a complete and totally customizable e-commerce website includes:

  • a domain name with which to define your online identity
  • web hosting for publishing your product catalog
  • your product catalog manager for updating your online shop
  • 2 email mailboxes, customized with your domain name to professionalize your online presence
  • an SSL certificate to guarantee the security of your e-commerce website

An e-commerce website is a commercial website that enables you to sell products online and that offers greater visibility for your brand. A showcase website is an informative website that presents a company's business: its identity, geographic location, as well as the products and services that you offer, but without the ability to sell directly from your website.

As opposed to a showcase website, which is static, an e-commerce website is a site that should be supplied and updated regularly, especially to add new products, update stock, and implement promotions and sales.

The choice between WordPress + WooCommerce and Prestashop as an e-commerce solution depends on your level of technical knowledge and your personal preferences.

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) thanks to its ease of use without having been necessarily designed as an e-commerce solution. By adding the free WooCommerce plugin, you can use WordPress to create and manage a commercial, e-commerce website, making it the easiest solution to use for beginners.

PrestaShop is the most widely used e-commerce solution in the world. Exclusively dedicated to creating e-commerce websites, PrestaShop provides access to a wide range of features. Its interface is slightly more complicated but guarantees your e-commerce site is 100% customizable.

Gandi's website packs include a free domain name with one of more than 80 domain endings (all called domain extensions). If you already have a domain name with another provider, you can still choose WordPress or PrestaShop web hosting for you site. You'll then need to manually configure your DNS records with your domain name provider.

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