Sakura – Feminine Shop Website Template

$700.00

Sakura was created for the small business owner who wants to start selling online or who wants to make the move from Etsy to her own, branded (and 100% owned by her) store.

Want to see the site in action? Check out the Live Preview here.

Description

Your Purchase Includes:

  • a single license to use the website template for your business
  • the site template itself
  • changing the picture and text at the top of each page
  • replacing the images and text on the home, about, blog and contact pages with your own images and text
  • the addition of up to three blog posts
  • a customized contact form that will send messages to your email address
  • changing the site colors to match your branding
  • changing the fonts used to any of the fonts found on Google Fonts
  • configuring your store with your business information
  • adding up to 12 products to your store
  • setting up basic (flat rate) shipping for your products
  • a 30 minute phone consult to walk you through adding more products to your store on your own and introduce you to the features of your new store
  • uploading the completed site to your existing hosting account if you choose to have me do so (If you’d rather upload things yourself, I will provide you with instructions and a ZIP file so you can do it yourself.)

 

Hosting Fees

In order to put your completed website online, you will need a hosting plan and a domain name. At this time, I do not offer hosting so you will need to purchase this separately. If you don’t already have hosting, I personally use DreamHost for all of my sites and I always recommend them to my clients.

PLEASE NOTE: If you would like me to, I will upload the finished website to your hosting account for you at no charge. In order to do this, you will need to allow my access to log in to your hosting account.

They have an awesome DreamPress plan that’s made just for WordPress websites like this one. DreamPress comes with a free pre-installed SSL certificate so that visitors don’t get that “This website is not secure” warning when they visit your website. You don’t have to touch it, it just works. This is especially important if you choose the site with a storefront as you will need an SSL certificate to sell your products and take payments. The DreamPress plan also has built in caching to speed up your site, offers free daily as well as on-demand backups of your website for peace of mind, and it includes a free domain (ex: yourname.com) and free email hosting so you can have a professional [email protected] email address. It even automatically updates WordPress for you so that you always have the most up to date version and all of the important security patches. The WordPress folks themselves even recommend them!

The DreamPress Starter plan starts at $16.95/month (USD) at the time of writing this and their starter plan is sufficient for this website template, there’s no need to spend more on the bigger plans unless you want more features. The DreamPress Plus plan does add free Jetpack Professional (which has some amazing features) if that’s something you’re interested in. The price tag for Plus is a little more at $24.95/month (USD) though.

Check out DreamPress by DreamHost here.

Disclaimer: That link to DreamHost is an affiliate link. That means that I will get a few bucks off my own hosting fees with DreamHost if you happen to sign up using that link. (You won’t pay extra if you happen to sign up with them using my link, in fact, sometimes they will even offer you a deal!) If you don’t want to use an affiliate link, I still highly recommend them so, just google “DreamHost” instead and check them out that way. They really are great!

Content For Your Website

In order to complete your website for you, I will need you to provide me with the images and text that you would like to include on each of the pages. I will provide you with a free copy of my website content planner to help you write your content. It also includes resources for finding free and inexpensive images to use on your website as well. I am unable to get started on your website until I have all of the required content from you. Please keep this in mind and allow yourself some time to put the content together before your start date if you haven’t done so already.

Store Features

Configuring basic shipping is included with the storefront version of this website. This means calculating a flat rate shipping charge for up to six different product categories. If you would like to be able to automatically fetch shipping rates from Canada Post or USPS then the Canada Post or USPS extensions from WooCommerce are something you should look into. I can install and configure these extensions for you for an additional fee if you need help.

WordPress Care Plans

Three months of my Backup + Updates WordPress Care Plan are included for free ($75 CAD value). This service will automatically cancel at the end of the three month period, you will not be billed for additional months and there is no obligation to continue once those free months are up if you decide you don’t need it. Learn more about WordPress Care Plans.

Purchasing A Template Website

Because this ready-made site is sold multiple times (to keep the cost low) and then customized for each individual business, there will be other businesses using the same website template. Although it is the same template, the fact that each one has been customized keeps them from looking like cookie cutter site but I want to make sure you’re aware of this. If you want to make sure no one else will use the same website as you, custom design services are the way to go.

As with all of my websites, ready-made or custom, your new website is a stand-alone WordPress website. You own it. For example, if you have your own store, you don’t have to worry about someone changing rules or algorithms and negatively affecting your sales like you might with certain other selling websites. You aren’t tied to any one web developer or company so you are free to hire someone else other than me down the line to work on your site if you choose to. You are in control of your website and its content.

Modifications and Additions

Please note that modifications to the theme beyond adding your content are not included in the purchase price and will be billed separately if required. Additional pages, blog posts and products can be added on for an additional fee. Please inquire for pricing that is tailored to your specific needs.

Timeline

I can usually complete a customized website template in just a few days once I receive all of the content that needs to be included. This does vary a bit depending on my workload but most of the time I can go from start to having a finished website live on your hosting account in about five business days.