E-Commerce Online Stores
E-Commerce websites have become one our most popular offerings over the last several years. One of the main reasons is the low start up costs and ease by which online business can be done. In weeks you can establish an online store and look like an established company that has been around for years. These sites can be setup with very little out of pocket costs and no retail space and very little inventory expenses. It's such a great business model that it has often been referred to as the "perfect business". You develop a great shopping store that looks great, is easy to use and then you bring visitors in and collect orders. Naturally it's a little more complicated than that, but not much more.
E-commerce stores level the playing field, too. When they are built properly and professionally, you can suddenly compete with any other online store, no matter how long it's been around. We build them professionally and secure so that the average user feels comfortable enough to use their credit card and submit through your website.
What to Look For:
In terms of core features and functionality, you're going to want a system that has at least these minimum requirements:
A Easy-to-use online shopping experience for your customers
A Fast loading shopping cart system
A system that makes it easy for customers to search or browse for products naturally
A system that allows customers to filter product categories by certain criteria (color, size, etc)
A system that is secure and provides for encrypted purchases
A system that captures all user's email for follow up marketing
An easy to use Administrative Control panel to control your online store
A system that provides you with detailed reporting capabilities so you can view your top sellers, top buyers, inventory reports, orders by date, month, etc
A system that makes it easy for you to update and maintain your product inventory
A system that intelligently suggests products to clients based on what they've viewed or added to their shopping cart (upsell)
A system that makes it easy for customers to re-order products
A system that allows you to offer coupons, discounts on shipping and other specials
A system that offers customer rewards to incentivize further repeat sales & referrals
A system that allows integration with multiple shipping carriers & multiple banks
A system that allows customers to review & rate products (more social interaction)
A system that allows you to integrate social media components so your customers can spread the word out far and wide! (free advertising)
Ideally a system where you OWN your e-store and you're not locked into a rented situation or a proprietary system. This can be very important if your site becomes popular and you don't want to lose your existing search engine rankings by switching platforms
These are just a few of the features you'll want to have at the core of your system. Beyond these basic features are more advanced features that can really magnify your online sales capabilities and drive up sales considerably.
If you have questions or want to discuss pricing or a particular project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the "Get Started" form for a free consultation.
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