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Build your own free eCommerce website in under an hour

28 July 2022 10:30 am - 11:30 am

- Free
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It may sound too good to be true. But there is a way for you to build your own online store with a domain name at no cost.

About this event

PLEASE NOTE: To register for this event you must be a business (0-19 employees)  and provide your ABN.

This session will be recorded and sent to everyone who has registered. Register now!

Level: Beginner

Scared of Shopify? Woozy after checking out WooCommerce? Baffled by BigCommerce? Have no idea how to make an online store that won’t end up costing you thousands of dollars to build.

How about a free eCommerce website that you can build and sell, within an hour?

Sounds too good to be true – but this is exactly what you can do with BigCartel, the simplest online store you can build yourself.

In this quick class you will learn:

  1. How to set up a BigCartel account
  2. How to start loading up your products (and understand the limits and how to work around them)
  3. How to choose a design and personalise it
  4. How to connect a payment provider like Stripe or Paypal
  5. How to go live and start promoting your store

This workshop is brought to you by Business Station and AusIndustry under the Digital Solutions Program.



Dante St James is one of Australia’s most accredited and recognised digital skills trainers, having started coding his own games on a Commodore 64 in 1985, to building websites in 1996 and having worked in media, marketing and technology since then. Having seen the rise of the web, web 2.0, social media and now the beginnings of the metaverse, Dante has maintained a place at the forefront of technology for nearly four decades.

Now based in the Northern Territory, Dante has been recognised as a finalist for three years running in the NT Digital Excellence Awards, has been selected as one of five accredited trainers for Meta (Facebook) Australia, and holds training contracts for Google’s Digital Springboard program and working with the Australian Government’s Digital Solutions and Entrepreneurship Facilitators programs.

Dante has accumulated 107 certifications in various technologies and business skills, which he sees as vital for the operation of his training and marketing agency, Clickstarter, and the growth of his mobile and NBN reseller business, Cellular One. In 2022, Dante launched StartUp Territory, a pre-accelerator program for new businesses and the Marketing Institute of the Northern Territory.