How we made an ecommerce startup website with jekyll at zero hosting costs.

How we made an ecommerce startup website with jekyll at zero hosting costs.

On - Aug 06

By - Karan

Reading Time: 4 minutes


How we were hired ?

Kamal Traders is a 48 year old flower decoration business. Ramesh Bajaj sir asked around and found out about our work for businesses wanting to start selling online.
A colleague of his recommended us.

How we worked with Kamal Traders?

The business had a catalog with 72 products. We decided to use the "Less is More" strategy.
I researched open source ecommerce platforms. I was impressed by minimal, simple design of piggybak ecommerce.
I used it for the project immediately.I was excited about using rails as well. The server costs of EC2 came in for 2 months and we still did not get any orders as customer had not started marketing.
We were awaiting go aheads for marketing but meanwhile the EC2 costs meter was chugging away. I decided to try jekyll and github pages to save costs and also try and get faster page load times.
The result is here - What are current plans ? Everyone is happy (almost delightful) with the website.
We are looking forward to growth hack on this one if we get a chance :)