First lets talk about what is Ecommerce which means “electronic Ecommerce”, which says it all right? Now the next question is do you need Ecommerce to make you a successful business person online?
This is your first problem solving task that you are faced with. You have the choice of having a Corporate website to promote your business or an Ecommerce website, and others but we won’t touch on them right now.
Do I need an Ecommerce Website?
No doubt you have surfed the net and seen tons of Ecommerce websites and perhaps dream of having one of your own one day. The problem is you are a business person and not a computer jock and a site such as this is just way to overwhelming for you. You simply don’t have the big bucks you think its going to cost to get a site such as this going. Then the other issue is how would you possibly fill an Ecommerce site when you are just starting out and only have a few products to sell?
Lets talk about these first two problems….
First though in respect to the number of products you have it is true that you should have several products in order to make your site look full. Just because you don’t have them doesn’t mean you can’t get them. You could consider some affiliate products and even take a look at drop shipping.
Then in respect to a Ecommerce site being expensive you could always opt for using a platform like Shopify for example. Ideally to save you time and to ensure this type of site is going to be a success you should rely on experts to help you get it set up. Then the learning part only involves your having to manage the site. This is a big time and money saver when it comes to having a controllable selling site.
Do You Need a Corporate Site?
Your Corporate site is designed on a different type of platform like wordpress for example. Although Ecommerce sites can be built on this as well. But your Corporate site is probably the type of site that you are most used to it, its very similar to a personal site. You have lots of flexibility when it comes to themes which is what will be important to your selling success. You can still have a simple payment platform set up for this type of site.
If you only have a few products to start with then your Corporate site would be a good starting point. If you offer services then this type of site would be ideal.
When it comes to cost it really doesn’t have to be huge to use experts to get you started. It is the quickest and easiest way to get your online business going. Please contact us here at Krypton so we can discuss your business needs and give you a price that will work for you.