Why opening an E-Commerce store is important for local businesses
This blog originally posted on CreativeDok.
Have you ever woke up on a weekend feeling like it’s the day when you’ll get to rest all the time but then you have to face the wrath of a shopping list? Well, we’ve all been there. There’s no debate on the fact that E-Commerce has made our lives easier than they were before. We’ve become smarter and time efficient since the advent of E-commerce. So, you really don’t have to get up every day thinking about shopping when all you need is to visit an e-commerce store and click a few times to get your product delivered on your doorstep.
However, even in today’s era there are countless business owners that consider ecommerce development as a waste of time. Obviously, small business owners such as grocery stores and hot dog stands don’t understand the importance of building an ecommerce websites. If you too are an a small business and want to know how ecommerce can help you profit locally, keep reading the article below.
Available Every Time
While you might be available only from 9–5 to sell your grocery products, your ecommerce store probably will be up at all times. This allows you to sell out products and receive orders at a larger frequency. One of the many reasons why you need to create an ecommerce website for your business is maximum availability.
So, even if Bob is asleep at 1 am and he gets an order of groceries, he can get it delivered the very first thing in the morning. This is going to help bob maximize his business financially. Sometimes, this even helps if you don’t own a physical store or a warehouse. All you need to do is collect orders and deliver the product.
Is the business down on the street that you sell at? We guessed so. This is one of the many reasons to build an ecommerce website today. Creating an ecommerce website allows you to maximize your reach to areas you didn’t even serve. So, if you think your product has the potential, you can even deliver on streets that need your product.
Let’s say Dana from Street 13 is craving for hot dogs but she doesn’t have any hot dog restaurants on the block. What can she do? Well, she can scroll the internet, reach your website and order it and you can deliver to street 13. If your hot dogs are good enough, you might even start getting constant orders from the customer.
Dorit Sasson discussed Ecommerce in her article on Huffington Post and according to her, “A e-commerce site operates on little or no overhead such as physical space and large numbers of employees needed to run an e-commerce platform. An e-commerce platform already has the automation process built-in including checkout, payments and other operational processes. These lowered costs can then be offered in the form of discounted prices which will keep your customer coming back. Consider also advertising, marketing, organic search engine traffic, pay-per-click, and social media as effective ways to lower your operational costs.”
All in all, Ecommerce can profit your business locally more than you can even imagine. Get your business online today and profit more.