Are you thinking about selling products or services online?
If so, you will need a “shopping cart” or “eCommerce” application as part of your website to allow customers to make purchases using credit cards, PayPal, or other forms of payment. Most people are very familiar with buying over the Internet. If you are new to the “selling side” of eCommerce, we can help explain the many different options and what is involved with each solution.
An eCommerce Website can supplement the sales of your already established retail store. You can also offer secure digital downloads, such as music, eBooks, and videos. If you sell a unique product, you may enjoy great success reaching others around the world who do not have access to these products in their own towns.
For manufacturers and distributors, an online eCommerce catalog will allow your visitors to view images, descriptions, search for products, request a quote, and contact you for more information.
Using the Internet for conducting eCommerce will not assure you of being able to compete favorably with large established competitors. They already have the inventory, delivery and marketing systems in place, and they can deliver the goods as cheap (or more cheaply) than you can…
Yet, the beauty of the Internet is that it provides a global audience of potential customers and it never closes. So, your customers will have access to information about your business 24/7.
So many shopping cart choices…
There are many, many choices when selecting an eCommerce solution. All of the most popular solutions allow you to edit your own pages, products, add pictures, audio, video, news, and much more through an easy-to-use administration panel. So, not only are you offering your products or services online 24/7, but you also have a beautifully designed user experience with which to attract more customers, and easily update yourself. We take you step by step through the process of choosing an ideal eCommerce solution according to your business plan and budget.
Investing in a professional eCommerce web developer.
Evaluating and setting up an eCommerce website has many project stages and variables. Things like merchant accounts, payment gateways, security, sales tax considerations, and business rules need to be identified and established. Contracting out your Website offers several advantages. A professional developer has the technical knowledge to create a website that works with all browsers and is search engine friendly. They should also be very knowledgeable about current technologies and merchant solutions.
Investing in a trusted, local professional eCommerce website developer will allow you to spend more time on creating a successful business and less time learning the new trade of being your own Website developer.
Is eCommerce really profitable?
Absolutely! Offering your B2B catalog or retail shopping cart online can be done on a small or large budget. As with all business expansion do your research, get advice from trusted sources, decide what you can afford to spend to test the waters and then take the leap!
Software alone doesn’t make a successful eCommerce business. Let us guide you on the path to a successful online storefront. We take you step by step through the process of choosing an ideal solution according to your business plan and budget.
Contact us to schedule your eCommerce consultation and find out which solution is right for your online business!