Ecommerce as a Business Solution

Posted on 02 August 2010 by John Britsios

Developing an internet online presence for your business may mean taking into consideration ecommerce solutions that allow you to sell products and promote business services.

Whether you have considered ecommerce solutions for your business in the past or whether you unsure of what they are, an ecommerce platform essentially allows you to set up an online store.

Major retailers such as Amazon and many department stores that have taken their sales online use expensive ecommerce solutions, but not all businesses need such hefty platforms that require heavy maintenance costs.

Instead, a small to medium size business may need a simple ecommerce shopping cart that allows for payments to be handled and orders to be processed. These types of built-in options for your website may be just what you need, especially if you’re a brick-and-mortar store taking your inventory online.

Ordering Products or Services

Both product retailers and service provider-type businesses can benefit from a website ecommerce development. For starters, a retailing business is able to list multiple products across different categories using an ecommerce shopping cart.

A service provider, such as a freelance nutrition consultant, can even utilize ecommerce development to sell relevant products as well as different levels of service and consulting packages.

In both situations, the shopping cart software allows site visitors to browse, view and order either products or services.

Payment Integration

Just as an off-line brick-and-mortar business uses a credit card processing machine to handle payments from customers, the same is done by ecommerce shopping cart software programs.

For example, PayPal, Google Checkout, and 2Checkout are three major payment and checkout options that can be found on the web and are available to merchants.

Using ecommerce solutions allows you to handle major credit card payments, such as Visa and MasterCard, automatically. This makes your website and your products and services more accessible to customers who may be using these payment methods.

Choosing your Ecommerce Solution

When it comes time to choose the type of ecommerce development you want for your website, many options exist. There are some free shopping cart methods while both expensive and affordable ecommerce solutions exist.

Perhaps the best type of shopping cart software is one that is used by your own hosting company or internet marketing company.

For example, SEO Workers offers ecommerce solutions that have been created by their own developers. The SEO Workers main ecommerce platform is RDFaCart and is a flexible shopping cart that can be customized to fit a variety of business needs.

For example, it allows either an individual or an entire business team to create, upload, and manage product inventories. With a user-friendly interface, RDFaCart is the type of software that meets the needs of mostly all businesses.

As you can see, using ecommerce solutions is very important for your business no matter whether you are providing a service of some sort or have physical goods to sell online.

With the capabilities of automatically handling payments as well as instantly allowing you to upload products to your online store, ecommerce development is a crucial part of success for many businesses that need to sell.

Author: John Britsios

Founder and Chief Information Officer (CIO) of SEO Workers and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Webnauts Net, a qualified Forensic SEO & Social Semantic Web Consultant, specializing in Semantic, Forensic & Technical Predictive Search Engine Optimization, Content Marketing, Web Content Accessibility, Usability Testing, Social Semantic Web based Responsive Web Design & Ecommerce Development, Conversion Rate Optimization.

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    • Doc

      I need to take a look at RDFaCart, because implementing carts always seems to be the most problematic portion for me. Good article, that cleared up a couple of areas for me.