Benefits of eCommerce in 2020
In the modern era of retail and trade, buying online has increasingly become the new version of the high street. Nowadays, people resort to making purchases online. This is down to a multitude of factors that make it more feasible than a visit to the shops. Having an eCommerce web design package built for your business enables that your services or products are accessible at any time throughout the day to anyone with any device. So, what are the benefits of having an eCommerce website in 2020?
Looking to expand your business into the online world or simply looking to start an online ecommerce business? This article answers any questions that you may have about eCommerce. What is it? Why do you need it? What will it bring to your business? Read to find out more.
The benefit of eCommerce – it is quite simple
The term ‘eCommerce’ describes the activity of trading goods or services online. It can pretty much be boiled down to buying and selling things on the internet. There are many different ways it can be done.
The most common method of implementing eCommerce is to have an online storefront, either as its own website or integrated into an existing website. Most companies who trade online have a web page or website which contains all of the products and services that are available to buy, along with the means to buy them using their credit/debit card or payment service (e.g. PayPal).
Is it right for you?
For example if you run a clothes shop, and you have a shop window to decorate with your best products to entice your customers to come inside. Imagine that everyone on the internet can see this shop window without having to leave their house. On top of that, imagine that they can also see all of your products, and make purchases without stepping foot in your shop. This is essentially what an eCommerce site provides for you and your customers.
If your business is one which makes things per order, having an eCommerce website in place means less paperwork, less human interaction and a smoother workflow. With a system tailored to producing products on user request, your business will know what needs to be produced automatically, as all orders made on the website will be visible immediately for you to start working on, check out our work to see some of the eCommerce websites we’ve created for our customers.
Since the coronavirus pandemic in the UK and across the world many people now rely on online shopping to purchase goods and services, both essential and non-essential. Most businesses trading goods would benefit from having an online storefront, as it would open up their goods to this audience. Having an online storefront is something to consider if you wish to reach out to this audience.
Things to consider
The main drawbacks of using eCommerce are that setting up an eCommerce system on your website requires technical know-how, and there are potential costs that need to be factored into implementing such a system. However, the long-term benefits of using it far outweigh these costs, and it is definitely worth getting the expertise needed to implement such a system.
Implementing an eCommerce website system also means there are many security measures that must be taken to ensure that your customers’ details are safe.
If you need a robust, bespoke and attractive ecommerce storefront for your website which gives you everything you need to manage it, you are best leaving it to professionals with experience in this area. Don’t hesitate to contact us if this interests you!