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If you’re not offering ecommerce options on your retail website, then you’re missing out on sales. Period.
The need for online buying options has increased more and more especially with the ups & downs of recent years.
Even if you’re not selling products directly, you may need to consider ecommerce development. Some examples of ecommerce sites are:
- Non-Profits: These are usually considered ecommerce developments because they can typically handle donations (a financial transaction) across the Internet.
- Internet Stores: Online shopping; it’s nothing new. Financial transactions occur in the buying and selling items.
- Bill Payments: Transferring money to a collecting company is a financial transaction.
- Merchant or Affiliate Programs: Paying commissions for items or services sold through a “marketplace” style store or for referrals.
- Crowdfunding: For most sites, individuals and organizations give friends and followers the chance to financially support a project, product, or invention. Others provide an organized way to collect funds for charity. Still others have developed a hybrid crowdfunding and online retail endeavor.
What else can they do?
An ecommerce website can do much more than just sell a product. A well-developed site can calculate and update inventory, determine vendors, determine shipping cost efficiency, calculate shipping costs, calculate taxes and tariffs, confirm orders and shipping, confirm receipts, provide customer service, and more. On top of all of that, an ecommerce website can deliver detailed reporting to your company about what is—or isn’t—selling, provide integrated bookkeeping software, and generate tasks for your team with specific directions for employees.
We won’t sugarcoat it: Building an ecommerce website is a big deal. Ecommerce has a multitude of complexities that a standard website does not have to account for - from taxes to shipping and everything in between getting your product to your customer. Overall, this means more time is needed to develop the project. However, the benefits to having ecommerce on your website make it a worthwhile venture. A successful, intuitive, and functional ecommerce website needs to be designed effectively to encourage visitor conversion. You don’t just want people showing up; you want people participating in these financial transactions.
When it comes to ecommerce, the Plan Left approach is extremely involved. We can help you build a bigger bottom line.