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The e-commerce industry is rapidly expanding with technological advancements which allow people to comfortably purchase items from anywhere around the world. If you’re a retailer, a consumer, or an entrepreneur with product to sell, here are some advantages to note when considering an e-commerce website:

  1. Easy to start and manage: An e-commerce website is very easy to setup and run. With minimal effort, time and money, you can start selling… without the costs of a brick and mortar location.

  2. Shop from a PC or a mobile device: With the push of a few buttons people can shop with ease and comfort from their sofas, beds, bath tubs or anywhere they choose.

  3. Geography: Shop from anywhere in the country or the world. e-commerce technology has revolutionized the way products are purchased.

  4. Improved customer service: Retailers can create a forum which allows personal communication and dialogue with their clients.

  5. Increase business traffic with SEO: With advancements in search engine optimization, more traffic is driven to your site from around the world.

  6. Reduction in overhead costs: Marketing campaigns, advertising, and staffing costs are much lower with a virtual store.

  7. Easy product location via search options: Point-of-sale software and search options allow the online shopper to know exactly which location has their desired items.

  8. Save valuable travel time & money: Driving, public transit, taxis or other means of transportation take time, effort and could be costly with gas and parking expenses.

  9. Ease of product comparison: Shoppers can easily compare any item from multiple locations.

  10. Deals, bargains & promotions: With a variety of social media platforms, it’s now easier to reach a wider audience with sales and promotions.

  11. Target a certain market: Business owners can easily target their preferred market and clientele based on their own criteria.

  12. Create a community that follows your newsletter or blog: Having a newsletter or a blog helps create a community of fans, happy to receive your ads and buy from you.

  13. Always open for business 24 hours a day, 365 days a year: One of the greatest benefits of having an e-commerce business is that it’s open all the time, generating money even while you sleep.

  14. Being paperless saves trees: By having a virtual business, you’ll use less paper, help save the trees and keep our planet green.

These are just a few of the benefits associated with an e-commerce business. If you can think any others, please feel free to let us know. Here’s to your success!


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