What does Ecommerce Mean?
Someone may ask you if your website is an Ecommerce site. Would you know what they meant?
Many new business owners are unsure of the definition and how Ecommerce might apply to their business.
Think of Ecommerce as a method of doing transactions across the Internet.
For example if you wanted to learn WordPress so you could start a business you would visit The Mine System Of Learning.com . When you purchased my training course you would be doing so via an Ecommerce solution.
Any type of electronic transaction is classified as Ecommerce.
Ecommerce sites sell a variety of products including training courses, which I mentioned, but also music and books.
The beauty of this type of transaction is that it’s not only easy for the buyer and seller but it’s also fast. The customer will pay for a product and then be given access to their product which is either downloaded or available in a members only area.
Ecommerce makes it easier for you to set up your online store, add shopping cart software and be up and running in no time flat.
Woo commerce is a WordPress plugin that makes it easy to set up your online store. Once you install and activate this plugin your website becomes a fully functioning store within seconds.
This allows you to have a basket or shopping cart that your customers will fill before they go through the checkout process.
There are a number of ways to take payments online. One of those is PayPal which is one of the most popular options.
Depending on how your site is set up after the customer makes the payment they may be take to a download page or given the information needed for them to access the product via a membership site.
One thing you need to keep in mind if you sell physical products is that you will need to factor in your shipping costs. Miss doing this important aspect and you could wind up loosing a lot of money. Take the time to research your shipping and handling costs. If you do not plan on selling any physical products than this is one less thing you need to concern yourself with.
As you can see there are a number of things you need to consider before making your site an Ecommerce site.
Next time we’ll discuss Woo Commerce in more depth to see if this option will work for you.
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