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How to start an eCommerce website in Notion

How to start an eCommerce website in Notion

Starting an eCommerce website and business in Notion is way easier than it may sound. In this guide, we'll show you all there is to know about turning your Notion into a professional, fully-working business website.

When thinking of building eCommerce businesses and of Simple.ink, you'll have to erase the stress that you used to get from the old, clunky website builders.

With Simple.ink, everything is really simple: fast, no-code, good-looking and working. Balanced, as all things should be!

How to make eCommerce websites in Notion

Within this guide, we're going to show you how to add payment processors and we'll also add some already-made themes for your e-Commerce Notion websites. Let's get at it!

Step 1: The perfect payment processor

First things first, let's talk about the your payment processing options.

You're going to want a payment processor that 100% works with integrating or embedding to your own website.

notion ecommerce website payment processor

There's a chance that you may ask why is that, and the reason is simply because Notion eCommerce websites only work with Notion's embed block or with Simple.ink's custom code section within the Notion website.

1.1. Gumroad

Gumroad is one of the most preferred ways of people when it comes to selling products online, and that's mainly because you can "sell" products for $0.

The main advantage of this is that you can collect email addresses while you're giving away something useful. Check out the full guide on how to integrate Gumroad in Notion.

1.2. Flurly

Similar to Gumroad, Flurly is yet another one of the most popular marketplaces that helps you collect emails. Flurly will most definitely help you sell digital products, collect emails and turn your Notion website into a business.

Already liking Flurly? Then start integrating Flurly to Notion. It's really easy!

1.3. PayPal

There is a chance that you didn't hear of Gumroad or Flurly before, but when it comes to PayPal, there's really no way to have heard of PayPal before.

If you want to use one of the most popular payment processors on Earth to your Notion eCommerce website, then PayPal is really the way to go.

With PayPal, you'll 100% gain the confidence of all your buyers! If you're intrigued about this, have a look at how you can connect PayPal to Notion websites.

1.4. Sellfly

Sellfly, an online eCommerce tool for digital sellers - it's pretty similar to PayPal and Gumroad. Selling products on Sellfly is really easy, and integrating it to your Notion business website will most likely get you more customers.

If you like Sellfly and you want to embed it to your Notion website, check out the full story in our library of guides.

1.5 Podia

Very similar to Gumroad Flurly, one of your other options could be Podia. It works quite simple: post a product, gather emails, sell it, have success!

If you want learn more about embedding Podia to Notion websites, consider reading out full guide to integrate Podia in Notion.

1.6. Buy Me a Coffee

Well, if you're familiar with Notion, then you might've seen Buy Me a Coffee embedded into Notion pages before. Why not get sell and get tips on your own Notion eCommerce website?

Buy Me a Coffee is one of the best platforms out there for that, and to integrate it in Notion, we've also got a guide for this Buy Me a Coffee.

Step 2: Ecommerce website templates

To build an eCommerce website, you need a template that suits your theme, and once you're done choosing the payment processor, you might want to set your website's template.

Besides the eCommerce website builder, we've also got you covered with many eCommerce templates, and they're all 100% free. Go ahead, choose your favourite template!

notion business website templates

Should I start my eCommerce website with a template?

The business website templates are made for everyone, so yes, it may be a great idea starting off with a template.

Why? Because, with templates, you've already got a head start - you don't need to stress about how your website should look like anymore.

Moreover, templates are especially made for people that are unsure on how to build their business website in Notion, and also for those who don't have much time to spend on that. At the end of the day, that's what Simple.ink is all about!

Maybe none of the Notion eCommerce templates suit your taste, and we totally get that. Though, in such a case, you may want to stop by our library of Notion templates.

There's a high chance that you'll find a Notion website template that you like better!

Step 3: Connect with your users (live chat)

Who doesn't love the live support bubble? Let's be honest, whenever there's a live chat integration, we feel like there's always somebody there to help us in case we're stuck. That's so awesome!

Let's get your Notion business website to share the same feeling for your users. The way to do that is adding a live chat integration.

At Simple.ink, we've already curated a list of the best (and free) live chat integrations that you can add to Notion-built website. Let's see our options!

live chat notion ecommerce website

For instance, Facebook Messenger...

Everyone knows about Facebook (Meta), right? In fact, there's a high probability that you've been on websites before that had the Facebook Messenger live chat function.

Facebook Messenger's live chat is really popular, and when people see Facebook, they pretty much know what's up: a reliable, popular chatting app. If you want to add this live chat to your eCommerce website, read our Messenger to Notion guide.

What are all of my live chat options?

To keep the post relatively short, we went into detail only about one live chat agent above - Facebook Messenger.

Here's a full list of the live chat integrations that you can add to your Notion website. For all the follow, we have a free integration guide to follow:

  1. Tawk.to
  2. Facebook Messenger
  3. LiveChat
  4. HubSpot
  5. Papercups
  6. Zendesk
  7. Outseta
  8. Crisp
  9. Drift

Pick your favourite one! At the end of the day, all of them work just the same for your customers, and the goal is the same one: helping your users.

Step 4: Get feedback from your customers

To simply get feedback from your users and customers, you might want to add a simple process for them to alert you of their experience using your eCommerce website.

That's why Emojics has your back in such a situation!

ecommerce website customer support

With Emojics, you can easily collect feedback from your users and customers through an emoji, or, if that's the case, through a few words. It's all just a quick process!

Are eCommerce websites free?

Building your eCommerce website is 100% free. With the power of Notion and Simple.ink, you can make yourself a perfectly-working business website with as many advantages as any other website on the internet.

Though, if you're looking to get more advantages, then the Simple.ink paid plan is what you're looking for. More details on the Pricing page.

Ecommerce website templates

With Simple.ink, you can customise your website as you wish, or you can start with a template. Or both, why not? Browse our library of templates and pick your favourite.

All of the eCommerce templates are guaranteed free! No need to pay $$$ to build a website, and neither for a template.

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P.S: Have you seen our Notion Forms feature?
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