An E-Commerce website is a website that allows you to sell products or services online for profit. The difference between a normal website and an E-Commerce website is the implementation of an online shopping cart where customers can order products through your website without having to send an e-mail or call your number.
Why have an E-Commerce Website?
An E-Commerce website is an invaluable resource for any business owner looking to sell their services overseas or across the country without having to have an expensive storefront and pay rent. Most commonly people who opt to have an E-Commerce website are those who want to sell their wares online in this way, but these websites are also very valuable to retail merchants with physical stores who want to branch out to the world without having to set up a second location. Some of these sites, despite being small businesses selling out of a single storefront become quite successful in the online marketplace by networking through the proper channels and having valuable merchandise.
What should I know before purchasing an E-Commerce website?
1. An E-Commerce website is a complicated website to build, and if you’re not sure what you’re doing, you should not build your own website. If you are not careful and leave vulnerabilities, you can become the target of a hacker who can take your, or your customer’s credit card information, which is something you never want to happen.
2. Having a successful E-Commerce website is more than just purchasing the website and putting your products online. You need to make sure that you have quality products that people would want, a good understanding of google adwords, social media marketing, or SEO (or someone to help you with online marketing), and a target audience in mind. Of course, we can help you with all of these things.
3. E-Commerce is high risk-high reward. Maintaining a successful E-Commerce website is not cheap, if your budget is low you should consider cheaper means of selling online, which we can also help you with. Websites like Amazon and E-Bay are not such a bad option for those who are afraid to put their time and resources into building an online marketplace of their own. However, if your E-Commerce website is successful, it is the best way sell your products on the global marketplace, and it is recommended for anyone looking to really expand their revenue and their brand to a nationwide or worldwide scale.
If you’re interested in building an E-Commerce website, click here for an instant web design quote, so we can build a website in the price range that is right for you, or if you have questions call us @ 858.480.1365 today!