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Build Your Store Versus 3rd Party Services

Last Updated: Monday 4th December 2017

Why Build your own store compared to using a 3rd party service?

3rd party services verses your own web store Third party hosted services such as Bigcartel and others like it, seem to offer a viable service for the up and coming t-shirt entrepreneur, but it our opinion, it's not ideal.

The first major problem, is that you don't own the platform. Imagine that you set up your site on one of those places, and that company goes broke, you will be left with nothing. Imagine you have been sending traffic to this platform for years and it disappears overnight, your finished or at best you will have to start again from scratch.

The second is that they are costly to scale. Lets face it. These guys are in it to make money, there fees are only ever going to go up over time. In contrast, it's a fact that hosting service costs are actually going down as storage space get cheaper on the internet. It's never been cheaper to host a website than it is today.

Owning you own site and hosting it yourself gives you control, its yours, you own it. All the traffic you send to it, is going to your property, not somebody else's. That will only help you in the long run.

This same theory applies also to other platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. These sites should only be used to send traffic to your website, a property that you own. Its best advised to not conduct your entire business on these third party platforms, because in the end, you could be shut down, banned, the company changes it policy's or the company may even go broke.

This is not something we made up, it is a common term call digital Sharecropping. Think about sites like Myspace and other web 2.0's, who knows where Facebook, Twitter, Ebay, Shopify, Big Cartel and other will be in years to come. Think of what this will do to your business. Its not worth the risk.

So, to recap on the main benefits to create your own store instead of using a 3rd party service.

5 Good reasons to build your own web store

  1. Your own the platform
  2. You control the service
  3. You own the traffic to your site
  4. Build you own list of customers
  5. Eliminate 3rd party platform risk
  6. Control over the cost of scaling


Talk to us about building your own web property today, its very affordable, perhaps, even cheaper than you think.

If you're looking to set up your own store with the added benefit of Drop Shipping software, then talk to our team today and see how we can help you accomplish your goals.


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