WHAT IS ELECTRONIC COMMERCE AND HOW CAN IT HELP YOUR BUSINESS?
"Electronic Commerce is the paperless exchange of goods or services through the use of electronic data transfer".
This term has been in use for dozens of years and was originated to describe the transfer of data between two companies through dedicated or dial up connections. It wasn't until the advent of the public Internet that e-commerce became a household word. Today, the more typical definition of e-commerce is "To sell goods or services on the web."
This type of e-commerce is definitely here to stay. Growth of Internet based sales is in double digits and the growth of Internet use by the public is still showing dramatic increases. The ease of placing an order online has brought the buying public to Internet sales. The technology may change but the market will remain.
In fact, if you currently have a retail location and don't have an e-commerce website you are probably loosing sales. Many people are using the Internet to locate and price products that will eventually be bought locally. Having your products online will also help promote your business locally.
The true benefits of the Internet as an electronic commerce medium are easy to delineate. The web allows almost instant change to your entire business structure, merchandise, pricing, marketing, promotions and sales process. In fact, the Internet will allow you to change all of this from customer to customer. Unfortunately this is only useful if you have a web site that will allow it to occur. Static HTML sites cannot give you the ability to let the site customize it's self to the customer. You need sophisticated computer programs running your e-commerce site.
Ever Marketing has the capacity to build e-commerce web sites and also provide e-commerce website development services. Our e-commerce solutions, which are custom designed and built to your requirements, will increase and utilise your company's online exposure by combining an online shop with a brochure-style website. We can add e-commerce solutions to your current website, or design and build you a brand new one.
An e-commerce website can transform your business and contribute to its growth in a spectacular way. There are a wide range of different e-commerce solutions and e-commerce websites out there. Whether you are a business as far south as Hampshire and London, across the midlands around Birmingham and Nottingham, as far north as Edinburgh or local to us in Manchester, the e-commerce website design we provide you can help maximise your online business.
With the right online marketing you can broadcast your message to tens of thousands of potential clients. It also gives you the immediate ability to sell your products 24hrs of the day. We can help with your online marketing (seo, ppc, and social media) to ensure that you are fully supported once your new e-commerce design is launched.