Tips for Starting an E-Commerce Website ― That Makes Money!

Posted on 5/4/2012 by VUDU
The most amazing aspect of e-commerce is its ability to impact sales and marketing efforts immediately. By going online, suddenly a neighbourhood bakery or a home based consulting service expands its reach to a national or even international base of potential customers.

Today, business opportunities are available to anyone willing to put in the time and effort to learn about the world of e-commerce. Best of all, you can start an e-commerce business with minimal funds and very little risk.

Ready to launch an e-commerce website in Northern Ireland?

The leading Web design company in Northern Ireland can help you set up an e-commerce website and boost online sales.

Ready to start an online store, but don’t know how to get started? Here are some essentials to get you well on your way to e-commerce success:

  • You obviously need a product or service to sell. The important thing about creating your own e-commerce business is to find your niche.
  • You can use an existing website to which you can add e-commerce capabilities or you can build a new website from scratch.
  • In order for your customers to actually choose which products or services they want to purchase from your site, you need a shopping cart. Look for software that offers merchant tools, supports a myriad of payment options, shipping and taxes configurations, real-time statistics and reporting, and security features.
  • Available through conventional banks and financial institutions, merchant accounts allow your business to accept credit cards and other forms of instant payment.
  • In addition to a merchant account, you will also need payment services (also known as a payment gateway). This allows you to actually process payments and determines whether or not a customer’s credit card is accepted or declined.
  • It’s time to promote your website. If no one knows that it exists, you can’t expect any sales. Good content and SEO generates better search results and ultimately, e-commerce profitability. That’s where the leading SEO company in Northern Ireland can assist you.

Fill out our online form to inquire about a strategic e-commerce website evaluation for your Northern Ireland business—at no charge!

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