E-Commerce websites truly are the new way of growing not only your company’s audience, but your business’s gross profit.
We have been designing professional bespoke E-Commerce websites more and more just recently after seeing first hand how well they work. The beauty is, once the hard work of integrating them is done, you can literally just sit back and let the website start working for you. Of course every website needs promoting if you really want to see it bring the customers and therefore money to your business. We wouldn’t only recommend promoting your E-commerce website through the major search engines , but also away from the internet completely. Advertising in newspapers or magazines that dedicate their publication to the products your business provides is a great way of advertising. The people that are potentially viewing your advert are people that are specifically interested in the products you sell. This will drive those people to your website.
The most powerful thing about E-Commerce websites is the fact that you can reach to anyone who has a p.c . That makes your business a global one straight away. Of course most E-Commerce platforms have language and currency modules already integrated into the system. This means the people that don’t speak English and don’t use the pound currency can still buy from your website, as all they have to do is click their country flag, and all English is turned to their chosen language.
Choosing what payment method you would like to integrate into your website is another consideration that needs to be thought about with care. You always have to put yourself into the customers shoes, and work out what would give the customer the most confidence to complete their order. Paypal is still a good choice, just because it’s so recognised and most people have a Paypal account. There are still 180 million Paypal users worldwide, making it a well trusted payment method. This said, you can have various different options on your website for the customer to choose their preferred option. Paypal can get quite expensive if you’re selling thousands of pounds worth of goods a month. But the other very useful thing about Paypal is their security. Everything is already encrypted meaning you don’t have to source your own SSL secured certificate to be able to sell online.
E-Commerce websites can be expensive to setup. They can also be very time consuming, having to list all your products, adding pictures and product descriptions. But once you’ve done all that hard work, and providing your website looks very professional, the only thing you have to do then is promote it, then watch the money roll in!!