The cost of actually setting up an e-commerce website is lower than that of an offline businesses. The whole sales system for your business is automated online. You will therefore save on staff, wages and other business costs, which are usually an expense such as electricity, rent and heating costs.
- The convenience is the biggest perk
- Better prices
- More variety
- You can send gifts more easily
- Fewer expenses
- Price comparisons
- No crowds
- Less compulsive shopping
Starting an e-commerce is not as difficult as it seems. One of the most important thing is to know the size of your catalogue. Once you decided which products will be available online, you should ask yourself what are your expectations about your online. Do you need a very powerful tool that cool manage a huge catalogue of products? Which kind of payment are you going to offer to your clients? Is your online shop going to act as your main website too? Is it yourself who is going to update the products?…
There are so many options out there for creating your e-commerce. Some are free of charge, some will charge you monthly, some only if you use certain options… The most important fact is to have a good advisor besides you to help you choosing the right technology. Free open source it ( Prestashop, Woocommerce…) may not be the ultimate answer so you may consider a bespoke system coded by a developers that could connect with your existing accounting software.
At iMediavan we already helped several clients to create successful online shops and selling their products online.
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