In today’s highly competitive world, small businesses are now incorporating eCommerce websitesas part of their business strategy.The combination of Internet browsing and increased mobile use has now made it easier for people to get things done at their fingertips. Even for small businesses, online transactions have made it easierto sell goods and services without lagging behind the competition. For businesses that face trouble finding customers offline, an eCommerce website can be a great platform.If your small business does not have an eCommerce platform here are some of the benefits that an eCommerce website offers for your business:
1. Available 24/7
For small businesses, it may be hard to stay open around the clock due to expenses, lack of staff, security issues and more. However, by incorporating an eCommerce online store, this will give you the flexibilty of being available to your customers 24/7 without the increased overhead costs or staffing and security issues. The online visitor and customer, regardless of where they are located or time of day will have the luxury of browsing your products and/or services at any time, from any where. Online customers will also have the ability to make a payment for the items purchased automatically on your online storefront without the need of any supervision.
2. Global Reach
For businesses operating offline, accessibility to customers is always a limitation. Incorporating an eCommerce website enables your small business to reach a wide audience worldwide. Since there are no limitations with the reach of the Internet, an eCommerce website allows your customers from all across the world to make purchases at any time, from anywhere. We have helped our customers run their business operations from within Canada and reach customers in Australia, UK and all across the US. Our client was seeking orders literally from all across the globe.
3. Increase in Sales
With your business running 24/7/365 online, your business now has the ability to earn money round the clock. With the advancement of technology, there has been a great increase in overall online sales over the last few years. Over the years, it has been estimated that businesses that incorporate an eCommerce platform can raise their overall revenue by 200%.
It becomes a convenience factor for customers to purchase and make payments through an eCommerce website from the comfort of their home or office.Giving this convenience and ease of use will encourage customers to continue coming back to your site. There are many factors that need to be considered before creating your eCommerce storefront. If you are interested in learning more, contact one of our representatives for a free consultation.