Are you ready for global ecommerce?
Getting a product or service out there and ready to buy is critical to success. Web Designer looks at what you need to know
Web Designer takes a look at what you need to know to be a successful seller .
Selling online is more important than ever to any business who wants to be truly successful. Big business typically has big backing, but smaller companies and individuals may not be so lucky. So Ecommerce provides the perfect path to the marketplace. There are a host of providers on the market that allow those who want to start selling online a very low cost entry point. Shopify (www.shopify.co.uk) is a popular provider. For just $29 a month (at the time of writing) users get an online store with unlimited products and 24/7 support. If you are just starting out and only have a few products to promote Big Cartel (www.bigcartel.com) may be a great starting place. Five products are free and 25 products are just $9.99 a month. There are plenty of other solutions for all sizes of business. It all very much depends on what you need.
A recent report (Growth 2000 UK Report 2018) from Internet Retailing
- https://internetretailing.net - took a closer look at the companies and businesses without the big resources and gave some sage advice. Stand out from the crowd was one excellent suggestion. The report revealed that unsurprisingly more and more brands are finally joining the ecommerce revolution. It used the example of a lesser known-brand Ann’s Cottage, which started as a shop within a petrol station at Polzeath, Cornwall back in 1978. The business now has ten shops and its website features the latest updates on the surf at many Cornish beaches – including live web cams, as a point of interest that can entice not always the obvious customer.
As we all know mobile is the preferred platform for those browsing the web and creating an effective will make a difference to sales. The obvious is the user experience, performance and additional services. Ensure that your pages are as light as possible, the faster a page loads the more likely the user will stay. There is the option to create a dedicated app this much depends on budget. These are simple tech based elements, so also considered not tech services such as free delivery and ideally same-day delivery if at all possible. Customers do not like to wait. What about payment services? Not everyone uses the same payment service and if you want to go international you have to think abut what they use in other areas of the world. According to the report global mcommerce is bigger than desktop conversion (+50%) in Asia and approximately 30% higher than desktop in Europe. A point that reinforces how important mobile is and how other markets operate.
This article only covers the tip of the state of Internet retailing. To get a closer look at the report make sure to visit http://bit.ly/2odiimw.
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