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Initial Store Set-up


Nanaki

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I'm wanting to set-up a store and have been looking around at contributions that I should install before attempting any sales. The store would be an internet-based export business.

 

I've read up on a lot on contributions, but I have some questions as to whether those of you who are more experienced than me (i.e. all of you) think that yes I should or no I should not use the following:

 

Search Engine Optimisation Measurement:

SEO Assistant -- keep track of page rank and index positions:

 

 

Search Engine Optimised URLs:

 

Ultimate SEO URLs -- setup more search friendly URLs:

 

SEO-G -- setup more search friendly URLs and have inbuilt XML sitemap support:

 

 

Other Search Engine Optimised Tools:

 

Header Tags Controller -- setup header tags to include keywords and be more SEO:

 

Google XML Sitemap Feed -- create a sitemap file to have the website better indexed:

 

 

Homepage Changes:

 

Featured Products -- replace the new products panel with a featured products one to generate targeted business. Admin panel can add/delete:

 

 

Product Setup:

 

Easy Populate & Products Attribute -- populate your store without using the web interface:

 

Product Sort -- sort products in a way similar to how categories are handled, by using a number system:

 

 

Product Pages:

 

All Products with Images -- create a page that lists all products to let customers choose to view all and also create a page that is easy indexed by search engines:

 

 

Product Page Extras:

 

Product Sort by Dropdown -- sort the products in a category by multiple methods, by best sellers, products name, and by price:

 

Additional Images Module -- create product pages with unlimited mutiple images that popup in another window, with 3 different sizes. Images can be added/deleted using the Admin panel:

 

UltraPics/UltraPics Flash -- add up to 8 addition images through Admin. Set images to popup or not to, and choose whether to use Flash or not:

 

X-Sell -- link products to each other to upsell /suggest items customers might also wish to purchase:

 

 

Order Extras:

 

Order Editor -- edit nearly every aspect of an order can be quickly edited, including adding products, extra fees to an order, and much more:

 

 

Contact Us:

 

Super Contact Us Enhancement -- customise a more detailed Contact Us page:

 

 

Those are the ones that I am considering, with my basic understanding on them listed beside each.

 

I have downloaded copies of osC 2.2 MS2, osC 2.2 MS2 060817, and osC 2.2 MS2 RC1, so I will set-up a store on whichever version would have the highest compatibility.

 

I am unsure whether I should use the Ultimate SEO URLs or SEO-G.

I am also unsure whether I should use Additional Images or UltraPics with or without Flash.

 

Also, if I have a lot of trouble doing this, are there any businesses and or individuals that offer a service of installing a set of contributions into osC and making sure that they all work together?

 

I want to try to do this myself, as such it's going to take me a long time to install and make sure all these add-ons are working in harmony, so any suggestions and or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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