Did you know that 10.6% of the total retail sales in the UK are made via e-commerce? It is really simple, e-commerce is the way to sell your products online. There are different types of e-commerce; online shopping, electronic payments, Internet banking, online ticketing. But they all work in the same way, providing customers and sellers the opportunity to sell and buy products without leaving their computer.
Advantages of having an e-commerce website
- You get a wider audience. Anyone, from any country, can buy your products.
- You don’t need a prominent physical location. Usually, customers don’t travel long distances to get products from their favourite stores. E-commerce allows them to visit the same store virtually.
- You don’t need to hire more employees: The automation of checkout, billing, payments, inventory management, and other operational processes, lowers the number of employees you need.
- It’s easy to administrate and you build your own data base. You get to have all the information about your customers, the ones that bought and the ones that did not.
- It’s always open, 24/7. Even at Christmas! So, the seller increases the number of orders and the customer finds an “always open” store.
E-commerce websites to visit
- Madley’s Furniture (http://madleysfurniture.co.uk/)
- Bristol Valet Parking (http://bvpbristolairportparking.com/)
- Chicken’s Bristol (http://www.chickensbristol.co.uk/)
- Perfect Resume (http://theperfect-resume.com/)