In this course, the student will be taken through the set up the design of the store, adding products, configuring shipping and taxes and integrating with payment gateways. The student will be able to sell different types of products, from physical products such as handbags and boutique sets, to digital products such as e-books, audio and video.
We will also explore eCommerce-specific web design principles, best practices and explore the necessity of having good site structure and navigation.
By the end of course, the student should have a solid understanding of what an eCommerce platform is, how to build one, and how best to manage it.
Subject Matter Expert
Musa Dhlamini is a serial internet entrepreneur with a number of online establishments ranging from eCommerce stores to creative agencies dabbling in design and web development. He has over 10 years’ experience in design, digital marketing and web development. His design agency, Lion Creative, has done work for the government, prime time shows and celebrities. He’s also the sole founder and managing director of a niche and WordPress-specific web development agency called WhizzPress, where he oversees local and international WordPress and WooCommerce projects. Prior to his current interests, he co-founded a digital marketing firm called Paybook, which led to his interest in eCommerce and how innovative digital marketing solutions could help accelerate online sales. Musa is a self-taught and dynamic full-stack Web Developer with an insatiable desire to explore, learn and create. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) degree from University of Cape Town, completing a double-major in Mathematical Statistics and Economics.
Academic Tutor Support
Your dedicated Online Academic Tutor (OAT) will provide you with necessary guidance, offer advice and answer questions on course content, to help you achieve academic success.
Student Success Coordinator
The Student Success Coordinator (SSC) team will assist you with any query that you may have about the environment, systems, and general utilisation throughout your learning journey.
Course and Technical Requirements
To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.
Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes. Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
How We Engage with Students
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules designed to be interactive and engaging:
- The programme is available to be viewed on smart devices and includes mobile, tablets and personal computers.
- Relevant case studies, articles and recommended reading are part of supplementary resources available.
- Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
- View a range of Introductory course videos by your Subject Matter Expert.
- Scheduled live webinars are included with the Online Academic Tutor.
- Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Academic Tutor via the discussion boards.
Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Lyceum Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost. You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.