eCommerce has changed it all. A real hit on the traditional marketplace! Today, people are finding it easy to shop online rather than finding themselves trapped in heavy traffic and in scorching heat.
More and more of the consumer market are opting to shopping online. And why shouldn't they? It is so easy and quick! The World Wide Web has changed the world of shopping forever. Consumers no longer need to drive their vehicles to the mall (please don't forget the traffic jams, we have all been accustomed to). With online stores, products can be purchased with the simple click of a mouse.
Many businesses have already realized the power of E-Commerce and shifted towards online marketplaces to sell more of their goods and services. They make sure that their customers get the value-for-money products. E-Commerce has expanded rapidly over the past eleven years and is predicted to continue at this rate, or even accelerate. In the near future the boundaries between "conventional" and "electronic" commerce will become increasingly blurred as more and more businesses move sections of their operations onto the Internet.
Conventional commerce is a service that involves a middle man. An example of this would be someone buying from a clothing store rather that buying directly from the people that manufacture the clothes. E-Commerce allows people to save money; the cost of obtaining information using middlemen is one of the reasons for a product’s high price.
Consumers would be more interested in buying products from E-Commerce sites, because they are opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They can be accessed by any computer and cut out the cost of the middleman.
At this point, you are most like contemplating over the idea of establishing an online presence. If you can provide statistics that show you will benefit from an online store… you should do it. I’m not saying that McDonalds should sell online food, that’s just silly. Well what kind of business would be good for an online store, retail, food, services and etc? Well there are some successful E-Commerce sites that specialize in foods, whereas there are other sites that are predominately about retail and services. If you have an original idea or are competing with industries in the same “field” as you, then an online store is your next step towards success. In today’s economy, online stores act as the consumer’s safety net (people like to look around a find a good deal.). Many traditional brick and mortar businesses are going under, because they have failed to leverage the potential that E-Commerce offers. Okay, so how do I set up an online store for my business?
ONDABOX has created a flexible, reliable and expandable E-commerce solution called Store Manager. Store Manager is designed for success and provides you with access to all the ecommerce tools you need to develop, maintain, and grow a thriving online store.
Posted: Wed, Aug 31, 2011