As defined by Wikipedia eCommerce is short for electronic commerce, which is trading in products or services using computer networks, such as the Internet. Electronic commerce draws on technologies such as mobile commerce, electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems.
Modern electronic commerce typically uses the World Wide Web for at least one part of the transaction’s life cycle, although it may also use other technologies such as e-mail or Social Media.
E-commerce website businesses may employ some or all of the following:
- Online shopping web sites for retail sales direct to consumers
- Providing or participating in online marketplaces, which process third-party business-to-consumer or consumer-to-consumer sales
- Business-to-business buying and selling
- Gathering and using demographic data through web contacts and social media
- Business-to-business electronic data interchange
- Marketing to prospective and established customers by e-mail or fax (for example, with newsletters)
- Engaging in pretail for launching new products and services
When choosing, designing or building eCommerce websites getting the appearance and user-ability including ease of search, is extremely important. The appearance of eCommerce websites or Online Shop, should reflect your business, your branding and your market position whilst the user-ability should suit your clientele and your market position.
Historically eCommerce websites have costed a lot but we can provide an eCommerce plugin to our WordPress websites all in with the price, as well as providing you training videos on how to keep the shop updated yourself, as and when your for sale items change.
In addition to looking and feeling good a modern eCommerce website should have a great search feature on it, allowing customers to get to the items that they require as quickly and easily as possible. In addition to having an eCommerce Website you can also look to offer eCommerce via the various social media platforms that are now making eCommerce available via their systems.
Need help with eCommerce Websites?
If you are looking for an eCommerce Website or some help with deciding on the type of eCommerce website that you are looking for please do not hesitate in getting in touch with 333 Websites, as we would be more than happy to help you.
What areas do we cover?
We cover all of the UK including England, Ireland, Scotland and especially Wales as we are located in Newport & Cardiff in South Wales and work a lot in all of South Wales from Swansea, Neath, Llanelli & Carmarthen in South West Wales to Newport, Chepstow, Monmouth & Abergavenny in South East Wales including Cardiff, RCT, Bridgend and the Vale of Glamorgan in between.
The A to Z of Websites, Web Design & Web Development – E is for eCommerce Websites post was written “By Mike Armstrong” from UK SEO Agency MA Consultancy, WelshBiz Marketing Brand and UK Web Design Company 333 Websites.
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