So I’m hosting my new fashion e-tail store, LoveTheCool 12 on Tictail.com, a shopping platform out of Sweden that does UX so well I might name my first kid after the founder, Carl (“hi, meet my daughter, Carl”).
It’s free. Really free.
Beautiful. Really beautiful.
So easy to set up. So easy.
Carl and friends, these heroes of the e-tail shopping platform space, have created a product that reduces the friction of setting up a beautiful, effective store so much I imagine other shopping platforms, like Shopify are doing some serious soul-searching right about now. When teams like Tictail come along and disrupt the user flow process, everyone begins to realize all the other guys have totally not been showing up for work – at least not full-time. A treacherous thing in the hot today, not tomorrow digital world. I imagine they’re all scrambling to catch up now, which is great for us, the user. Thank you Tictail.
You can watch Tictail produced Vimeo’s here, walking you through the process as well as featuring some cool case studies. But getting started is as simple as this:
And they handhold you like you’re a 6 year old. Soooo easy:
And my favorite – they’ll write the shipping and terms + conditions for you, if you want. And who doesn’t want?
HOW IS THIS FREE?
I’m still not sure what their money making strategy is, except you can buy monthly subscriptions to extremely useful apps, like:
- Ability to offer discounts: $6.50 per month
- Password protection: $6.50 per month
- Custom domain: $1.50 per month
- Recover abandon carts: $15.00 per month
And they are so reasonably priced. None of these are going to break the bank, or make anyone rich, so there must be some larger strategy I’m not aware of. Since they’re in beta, and they do everything else in such a thoughtful way, I’m sure they’re planning something great.
So, I recommend anyone who’s ever wanted to sell anything online try Tictail. You’ll be able to forget the technical hinderances of starting an online store and focus solely on your products and marketing!
If you have a store idea, let’s talk about it in the comments section below!