e-Commerce shop is open continuously – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without commit all your time and attention. You can receive orders and payments from customers even while you sleep.
Dropping spatial restriction and extends the range of potential buyers, as through the company website out of the global electronic market. Purchases in an electronic shop can be made by customers from anywhere in the globe.
Customers can calmly browse your catalog and to receive information about all of your products and prices from any point of the world, without leaving your place at your PC.
The sale of goods in online store is the closest to traditional commerce electronic business. Virtually any retailer or wholesaler, and each manufacturer can “take” part of your business on the Internet starting to make sales online.
Of course, to have virtual store is not necessarily required to have and real – you can develop business exclusively online.
E-shop is software (program) which allows the trader to present their goods and services on the Internet, and customers – to choose good and to pay for it from the available options.
Usually, such software allows you to upload e-store graphic images of your products, descriptions of commodity characteristics, pricing information, etc., ie you can build your own online catalog commodity.
The software also has to provide an electronic “shopping cart” or “basket”, which accumulate chosen goods and automatically calculates the total price. Once the customer chooses to buy a product or products the software notifies you of the inquiry. Your obligation is to ship the merchandise to the customer address using postal services, any courier company, or create your own department for courier services.
Payment can be done in different ways – through bank transfers, money orders, checks, on-site delivery or through one of the international payment systems such as 2CheckOut, PayPal, AuthorizeNet, SECPay, iPayment, PSiGate and others.