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Walking on water today – new webshop is live <3

So, I have been working hard on my webshop, as I refuse to pay someone external to create it for me and pay xx thousands of dollars to do so and then pay a monthly fee for the rest of my life for support and tech help which is also very expensive.

Starting as an entrepreneur requires a financial starter pack that is beyond most peoples reach!

When I decided to become an entrepreneur I also said yes to being a financial manager, sales manager, content manager, and IT manager, and by far IT manager is the hardest part of all.

I feel so blessed that at least I have a background in IT, but oh boy, GDPR, gateways, payment settings, shipment handling, insurance and return policies, etc., are no joke to undertake on your own.

Over the last couple of weeks, I have spent hours and hours implementing and testing different payment solutions, and there is one KEY thing that needs to work to have success, and that is above anything else. I find it a little funny that without this little piece of technology you can forget about having a successful webshop in Denmark – online mobile payment options.

In Denmark, we have a very easy-to-use mobile payment option that allows customers to process an order without ever reaching for their credit card and entering information. You can pay with a single swipe, and up to 80% of all purchases are made from a phone. If it takes more than 10 sec. to pay or it is in any way annoying, you lose a potential sale.

So after being on the phone multiple times with two different suppliers of gateway payment options, I finally tested a purchase in the new webshop, using only a swipe on my phone – oh the joy when I heard the characteristic pling of the payment succeeded instead of the error 400 no payment method found {HTTPS error} string that has been bugging me for weeks now.

I decided a few months back that August first 2022 would be the day that my new and highly improved webshop should go live, and today at 10:00 I finally made it!

I could not be prouder of myself – as the title says – I can walk on water today – nothing can bring me down.

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