I have had e-commerce for about 15 years on a particular product. I outgrew a few e-commerce solutions during that time. The one I am on now is nice but the rate has went up over 50$ and my renew is next March and I will not be staying with them.
Last year I made a secondary site using magento that I hoped to see it work and then knew if it did I could switch to it with magento. Problem is my sales were terrible. Same products, same meta tags etc. but no sales. Very disappointing. So a person suggested that since the secondary site was a new url I wasnít getting the hits I would have gotten if I had used my original url and moved the magento store to it. Does that make sense? My fear of that is if I switch to magento with the original url and it still doesnít work I have no backup option and my sales stink and I have no income.
Another option is I have a url I made 15 years ago with static html pages that have items pointing to my current sites items. I could try magento on that url to see if the age of the url thing has an impact on sales.
So to wrap up I have several options and I need to take the most logical one and am asking your input.
url #1was my very first url and is about 15 years old and currently has static pages on it pointing to my current site (url #2) e-commerce site. http://proaudiomusic.com
url #2 Iíve used for internet sales income the past 9 years but the current shopping cart is to expensive. http://dcmusicstore.com using netsuite.com
url #3 is a site about 1 - 2 yrs old that I installed a magento store on with the very same items url 2 has and was a test to see if a magento store would produce sales and let me abandon the continuing price increases of url #2ís e-commerce site. http://maxxsound.net
Options I see:
Option #1 Do I try magento on url #1 as it wasnít working on url #3 since url #1 is much older?
Option #2 Do I push all the chips in and move magento to url #2 and assume it will work? (problem is Iíd have no incoming sales from the net if this doesnít work)
Option #3 is try a different e-commerce solution altogether like enterprise on #3, move magento to #2 and have yet another option in the fire. Problem is for me is running 3 sites for a year test would be a ton of work. But if it needs done than Iíd do it.
What option seems the most logical to you? What I need is sales with an affordable e-commerce solution. I have roughly 6k items. Please use the poll but more importantly post why you feel this is the best action. I sincerely appreciate your input.
Many thanks for your input.