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What is E-commerce?

E-commerce E-commerce is short for electronic commerce.  E-commerce is selling or trading products online.  Products can include actual physical products through retail sites or it can be trading goods, information or services between companies.  E-commerce is a type of business over the World Wide Web. Many of you that have visited makingabetterwebsite.com  for the purpose of building a website and  launching an online store.  Great, let’s begin.

  1. Do you want an online shop to showcase your own products?
  2. Are you an affiliate marketer that wants to build a store with products from your affiliate company?
  3. Are you going to sell products purchased from a third party and have the products directly shipped to a customer, such as in drop shipping?
  4. Do you have a brick and mortar store now and want to expand your sales to an online store?

E-commerce is shopping onlineWhatever your reason for building an E-commerce site, finding the right E-commerce platform for your business or business idea can be a tricky thing.   The right E-commerce platform or website builder should look good to your online visitors.  You want your online store to captivate its visitors and encourage them to shop.

A good E-commerce platform should integrate with your retail store and provide valuable tools to run a successful business; such as:

  • Credit card transactions
  • Shopping cart
  • Customer service
  • Shipping
  • Accounting
  • Inventory

There are many E-commerce platforms to consider, including:  Shopify, Jimdo, Squarespace and Weebly to name a few. shopify-buttons-468x60

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