What is an e-commerce site?
Unlike a showcase site, the e-commerce site is not only intended to present the company concerned. His goal is to sell products/services directly online on the site in question.
Thanks to an online store, you will be able to sell your products online and therefore be paid directly through a linked bank account or a digital payment solution such as Paypal, for example.
Namely, there are different types, different forms of an e-commerce website. They differ in particular according to the purchasing process and income. The three main forms of an e-commerce site are as follows:
- Classic e-commerce site: the most common form, it’s exactly like a physical store, but here online.
- Dropshipping: It is almost similar to a regular e-commerce website, except this one does not commit you to send the product yourself but via a third-party company.
- Affiliation: similar to a directory of different classic e-commerce sites. You do not have to offer the product yourself; you are just a redirect to another online store.
Why create an e-commerce site?
Many good reasons can push you to create an e-commerce site. Whether you want to develop your business that currently does not include a physical store, or whether you want to get into dropshipping or even sell your new start-up products, all are situations for which the creation of a site is -commerce is the best solution.
Regardless of why you want to start selling online, having an e-commerce website would provide you with the following advantages:
- An infinite customer gain potential: unlike a physical store, your e-commerce site will allow you to reach an infinite number of targets. Your business is now accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and especially anywhere in the world.
- Lower costs: no need to spend on-premises. For example, you won’t even have to invest a euro in producing your products for some form like dropshipping.
- Favored profitability: reducing costs and increasing the number of customers will allow you to obtain a higher margin.
What are the performance factors?
To offer an efficient and above all efficient e-commerce website, there are fundamental elements to work on:
- The consumer’s purchase tunnel: it corresponds to the path followed by the consumer on your site, from the moment he clicks on the “order” button until it is confirmed. The objective here is to minimize the constraints so that the consumer does not give up the purchase!
- Experience (UI / UX Design): the customer experience through a website is generally difficult to understand. To promote it, it is recommended to offer an e-commerce site that is visually attractive, intuitive, dynamic, but above all, easy to use.
- Natural referencing (SEO): optimizing your referencing is a method to promote your high natural ranking on search engines. It is a formidable lever in the long term to automatically gain visitors to its website.
Who to call for its creation?
Different possibilities are depending on your resources, your knowledge, and know-how in web marketing to create your e-commerce website:
- Do it yourself: Some CMS (content management systems) are very simple to use and do not necessitate comprehensive web development skills. However, you risk managing design difficulties on your own, especially since some CMS is much more complex to handle.
- Call on a competent service provider: by calling on an agency or a freelancer specializing in creating online sales sites, you will be accompanied from A to Z in the construction and development of your web project. The price will often be high, but you will thus guarantee quality for your e-commerce site. It will be unique, efficient, and professional.
By offering a site with relevant content, a favorable and optimized user experience, and strategic SEO, you are guaranteed to obtain long-term results. By thinking about your visitors’ needs, especially by meeting them, you will get the perfect e-commerce site.
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