Internet has opened a new era of business opportunities. Each day, thousands of new consumers are joining the Internet. More and more companies are taking Internet as their primary sales and distribution channel. According to Forrester Research, This year, European Net shoppers will spend an average of €223 online, bringing Europe's online retail market to €40 billion. As both consumers and Net retailers get smarter about using the Web, online retail growth will continue unimpeded, taking 8% of total retail sales by 2009.
Eventual benefits that you may have from ecommerce:
Increase your sales and profits:
Online commerce will definitely increase your sales and with it profits.
Enhance your company image:
Today, even small companies understand the importance of having a website. Planned, sophisticated and professional website creates positive image of the company and help building brand name.
Improve customer service:
Frequently Asked Questions pages, forums, Internal Messaging Service, chat lines, etc. all these features help you effectively running your customer service.
Become a global player:
Thanks to the reach of Internet you are no longer confined to a certain geographical boundary any more. You can sell products to any place of the world 24 hours a day.
Market products and services:
There are numerous ways of getting traffics on your site and popularize your products. In fact, you can get more people in your web store than it is physically possible to receive in a shop.
Compete with large companies:
On the Internet you may successfully compete with the grands of your industry and even curve market shares out of them.
Low start-up costs:
Normally, starting a business requires significant cost involvement. On the Internet - opposite is true! To start a business online you hardly need any major investment.
No entry barrier:
As you know, many businesses in real world are tightly controlled by certain groups. On the internet there is no such barrier! Anybody can start any business of his choice.
No need to close existing sales channels:
By taking Internet as a sales channel you do not loose anything as your web store only complements existing sales conduit.
How do I build an E-commerce site?
Building an ecommerce site involves three stages which are as follows:
- Creating Customized Shopping Cart
Shopping Cart is like a store front where you can display your products,catalogue, price etc. The customer comes to your store through your website and selects the item which he requires, after selection gets completed he will be shown with the total amount to be paid for the items he has selected. He would be given an option for paying through Credit Card and complete the transaction.
- Approaching Payment Gateway Service Provider
Now the Payment Gateway Service Provider comes into picture who are authorized to accept credit card on behalf of merchant.It may be a Bank or Authorized Company who can accept and process credit card online. They Provide us with the payment gateway software that needs to be integrated with the website to enable secure transaction. The providers are been certified by Digital Certified Authorities like Verisign, Paysystems etc which build trust among buyer and can transact safely.
- Integrating Payment Gateway with your Website
This is very important part and the last stage of completing you e-presence. Our Team at exyria Studies will integrate the Payment Gateway software with your website to carry online transaction safely and securely.
If you are new to ecommerce world, we would advise you to discuss your ideas with us.
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