Starting eCommerce Website - Hotel Bookings & Reservations
My partner and I got some crazy idea today and we decided to start an eCommerce website. Imagine Agoda.com or Booking.com. We will be 'selling' rooms online just like the both with some twists etc. I know there are probably tons of CMS around but which is better in your opinion? Some says WordPress, others are Drupal and Joomla. Are there anything else you could recommend for this?
My IT skills is 7-8 out of 10 if you are wondering.
Please advise and thank you.
I would go with wordpress. Simply because of the amount of free plugins & templates for it. But at the end of the day you must remember the hardest part of these sites is to get people to use them. A lot of people can build them but to make money from them is a whole different story.
Built a hotel booking site and launched it, dingadeal.com . It is tough work getting people to part with their money. We built on .net and it took too long, would recommend getting something simple off the ground using a CMS, if you are making money you can scale up. I would recommend reading this blog, I wish I read it before I started out on the adventure.
Martin is right, customer acquisition will probably be your biggest challenge with so much competition.
I like your idea, but your competition is pretty stiff. I have a travel website about Colombia if you need a place to advertise.
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