Let’s start with the basics – an ecommerce website is one that allows the purchase and sale of goods, without needing a brick-and-mortar shop. Ebay is a great example of an ecommerce business and set the tone for how online shopping can be a quick, easy, and accessible option for consumers.
Here are a few things to consider if you think transitioning to an ecommerce website is right for you:
Mobile Accessibility. If you do decide to transition to an ecommerce site, make sure its mobile compatible. Those little computers in our pocket are powerful tools where with a single tap we can entice consumers to make a purchase. Make sure your customers can access you from wherever they are, so you can get paid wherever you are.
Payment Options. The financial world is evolving right along with the rest of modern technology. Beyond a traditional credit card payment, services like Venmo and PayPal have become increasingly mainstream methods of valid payment to businesses. Brick and mortar shops have begun accepting Venmo payments, so it may be an option for your ecommerce site as well.
Product Information. Admittedly, its more difficult for consumers to decide when they can’t have the tactile experience of an item. If you transition to an ecommerce site, its worth the effort or expertise of a writer to help create an immersive description of each item you offer. The more a consumer can understand about a given product, the more likely they are to purchase and be happy with their item.
User Reviews. To go along with informative product descriptions, it never hurts to have positive reviews for the products you offer. If you are set up on websites like Etsy or have Google Reviews, including them along with each product is a great way to boost confidence for your customers.
Customer Profiles. Some of us would rather checkout as a guest for each purchase, but for repeat customers or businesses, having access to their order history, preferences or score deals for loyalty are big perks. It could make the difference in what kinds of customers, and thus sales, you attract.
Interested in learning if an ecommerce website is right for you? Visit us online at jellywebsites.com or call us at 951.371.9327 today!