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Having a website will essentially help your business to be more competitive on the market place.
E-commerce websites are ruling the World Wide Web with their presence, the number of such websites have seen a steep increase in recent years. It is an excellent mode for business expansion when you are seeking international exposure for your business venture. The overhead cost of building up a website and running it is far more less than a physical shop. A single website can be logged in from anywhere in world, but in case of a physical shop if you want to lure in the customers of another country, then a shop has to be build there.
Different tools and features can be added to an e-commerce website to make it attractive and user-friendly. Shopping experience is enhanced leading to greater customer satisfaction.
E-commerce websites are virtual online shops dealing in various types of products or services. A virtual trolley, basket or shopping cart is the part of any online shop. Whenever a customer selects an item and buy it, they are stored in the shopping cart till the customer surfs your website and checks out for the payment. An ideal website design will store the items selected in the shopping cart in case the customer logs off your website and then return again.
An ideal e-commerce website design should be practical enough and easy to use and handle. It is must be also a mobile-friendly. Right from selecting a product, shifting it to a shopping cart, making payment, choosing specific delivery options to checkout should be well organized, quick and easy. If any of the features is lacking or inappropriate, visitors may choose another e-commerce website with efficient website design.
Usually payments on e-commerce websites are made through credit card, therefore installing a secure mode of payment is very important otherwise customers would hesitate to do it. Some people also set up their individual merchant account, this feature might cost a little at starting but prove to be a cheaper option in the long run. It amalgamates well with the existing website design.
Before finalizing the format of your e-commerce site: think, research and go through the details carefully before making it online.
Source: TechOClock May - June 2010
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