Hi I’m Paul Haywood, the owner and founder of EcommerceGold and I thought I should add a short about me page to give some personality to my site and also give a little bit of information about my background and how EcommerceGold came into being.
My background is a little different to most people who run review websites as I actually ran an ecommerce business for over 7 years and have used a variety of different platforms, including many of these that I review on here!
As a business owner, I was always looking for ways to improve my website and would regularly go through and test these platforms out to see if they would be a better option than what I was currently using. This means that I have tested them from the perspective of someone who is trying to decide whether or not this platform will be good for my business.
Starting Ecommerce Gold
The idea for Ecommerce Gold came from as an evolution from an old blog I had, that reviewed a couple of ecommerce platforms and got pretty good traffic and positive feedback from the readers. So I knew there was a market for a website like this, so I set about creating a website that would help people and businesses start selling online.
I also wanted my site to be different from every other review site out there, so I review the platforms and tools from the perspective of someone who has built and run an online store. I don’t just recite what is on the companies website, I give honest reviews to help you make an informed decision about which platform to choose for your business.
Primarily, EcommerceGold was focused on the UK market as it is where I live but as the site grew, I noticed that it was getting traffic from all around the world, so I changed my focus to try and help, well everyone!
I also I made EcommerceGold to be the site I would have liked to have come across when I was setting up my ecommerce business or when I was researching the different ecommerce platforms that are available.