E-Commerce is the buying and selling of products or services over electronic systems most commonly being the internet. It is a highly beneficial way of doing business, as it provides many conveniences and time-saving methods which often make it the preferred method for doing transactions.
Now that the economy has taken a hit people all over the world are looking for alternative ways of making money in case their primary form of income is no longer available to them. E-Commerce has become the perfect solution because using the internet; you can market your products services directly to the people who are looking for it.
Whether it be an entrepreneur working from home, a small business who can’t afford to open another store or a large company seeking to extend their reach, businesses all over the world are seeing their returns sky-rocketing when using e-commerce as their sales force.
People own their own websites which is a storefront for their products and services. Customers can browse and can then go through a check-out stage where they make a credit card payment into a merchant account (before choosing your E-Commerce Service Provider you should always make sure that they use a safe means of doing credit card transactions). The goods can then be arranged to be delivered to the customer by a courier company or be picked up by the customer, depending on the company's whereabouts and the agreement you have with your E-Commerce Service Provider.
The key component of any E-Commerce endeavour is the Shopping Cart Software. This is the software that allows the customer to place the products they want into a virtual shopping basket which upon checkout, calculates a total for the order including delivery, taxes and any other features such as discounts, special prices etc and then takes the customer through the checkout process.
Earlier this year, Monetise Marketing released ShopSite, a cutting-edge new product that combines the latest shopping cart technology with a fully-functional, great looking website which is highly customizable to fit any business' needs.
Some benefits of the ShopSite system include:
• Extremely easy to set up and get going!
• Very simple product and price maintenance process.
• Comprehensive payment, shipping and courier functionality provides simplicity for customers.
• Very economical with no hidden costs, making it easy to invest in, and budget for.
The back-end is the administration area where you manage all aspects of the online store. You can add and edit products, categories, images, payment settings etc.
You are independent to manage your own back-end but the team of professionals at Monetise will be on call for whenever you need assistance.