Ecommerce, what is it?
Virtual storefronts, virtual malls, Etail…these are terms used when describing a point of service for E-commerce.
E-commerce simply means buying and selling products and services on the internet. It’s such a common thing in our lives at this point in time, can you believe that it was invented 25 years ago? Well to specify, “Online Shopping” was invented in 1979 by Michael Aldrich, an English inventor and Enrepreneur.
A closer look at the numbersLet’s look at the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 for some eye-popping statistical data on e-commerce.
From Statista (Follow them on Twitter @StatistaCharts)
“In 2010 U.S. retail ecommerce sales were $167.3 billion U.S. dollars and amounted to $225.5 billion Dollars and are projected to grow to 434.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2017.”
Everywhere you look, you will see them. They are your colleagues and competitors alike, and the successful business owners use e-commerce to increase their customer base and revenue.
Why do customers go online for their shopping? Online consumers need an available online shopping experience for many reasons. Their time is limited, could be a transportation or other mobility issue. Perhaps they just feel the need to view your product and pricing. In many cases the ease of clicking “buy now” is better than driving across town or haggling with you over the telephone.
Any business with that wants to grow sales and customers must have an online store. If you want to keep up and expand, web sales are key to your small business success. E-commerce helps this happen!
Benefits of E-commerce include:
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