E-commerce, short for electronic-commerce, is the process of buying and selling products or services online. The sale or purchase transaction is completed electronically, and in real-time. E-commerce is commonly used for the sale or purchase of physical products. However, in recent years, the industry has seen an increase in the sale of digital products such as music, software, and ebooks through e-commerce websites.
What is an E-Commerce Website?
An e-commerce website is a virtual store. Normally, an e-commerce website contains a products catalog, a shopping cart system, and credit card processing capabilities. A shopping cart system allows buyers to select one or more items from the products catalog and place them in their shopping cart until they’re ready to checkout. At checkout, their credit card information is taken, processed, and the transaction is completed.
Sophisticated e-commerce websites also have invoicing capabilities, generate shipping labels, sale and promotion tools, and the ability to make product suggestions based on a buyer’s behavior on the website.
The Benefits of an E-Commerce Website?
The benefits of owning an e-commerce website are too many to list on one page. However, here are a few benefits you should know about:
- There are no time or location barriers. You can sell your products 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to anyone, in any part of the world.
- Less overhead. A virtual store has much less overhead than a brick-and-mortar location. You can run an e-commerce operation from your bedroom.
- No shelf-space limitations. There is no limit to the number of products you can include in your catalog. Our e-commerce websites all provide for an unlimited amount of products.
- Easy to launch. An e-commerce business is much easier to launch than a brick-and-morter store. There is no location scouting, no long-term leases, no positions to fill, and you don’t even need office furniture (at least until you start making the big bucks).
Our E-Commerce Website Packages
If you are looking for an e-commerce website developer, you can rely on our 16+ years of web design and development experience to get you off to a great start. We have selected the 4 most common e-commerce website packages to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for a simple, 5-page mini-store or a 20 page virtual mega-store, The Leverage Group has the right solution for you. If you are ready to sell your products to the masses, give us a call, at (561) 203-9302 to get started now.