Hello friends, are you beginner OR want to start your own eCommerce Business to sell something. read our tips to Success with an eCommerce Business. Although there are many reasons that an eCommerce business can fail, the path to success consists of certain fundamental steps. By following each step, you will give yourself the best chance of creating a profitable business. SO, read carefully and apply to start your first eCommerce Business.
Find Your Product
Of course, this is perhaps the most difficult step. What you are looking for is a product that is much different than anything else found on the internet. Okay, this is a bit pie in the sky, but it may be possible to find a product that is similar to something else on the internet. However, this product is different in a significant way. Enough so, that many people may want to buy it. Another option is to find something that exists on the web, but isn’t selling very well. This may be due to poor marketing. You can, through better advertising and other marketing methods, turn a slow seller into a best seller. You will likely need to sell a competing product and not the exact product. Finding the right product means doing a lot of research.
Sourcing Your Product
This is a tough choice to make. You can buy the product from the manufacturer, and then resell it online. In this case you will need to find a source for the product. Often a factory overseas. Another possibility is to have the product drop shipped. In this case, you will not need storage for your inventory. You can also make your own product. If you decide to do this, you will need to decide if you will provide the specifications to a manufacturer to build it, or build it yourself. This latter option may limit how much product you can build, but you maintain control over production.
Making Your Website
Keep in mind, you are not just making a website, but making an eCommerce site. This means you will need shopping cart software. This is a program that allows you to display your products with descriptions and images, and then you can take an order, process payments and receive shipping information. Shopping cart software is the heart and soul of an eCommerce website.
Picking Your Business Domain Name
You will need to choose a domain name and register it. Take some time to find what is best for your company. It is often a good idea to choose a name that relates directly to the product you are selling because in the beginning people will have a hard time finding your site. If your domain name is close to the product name, customers will find your site more easily. After registering your domain name, you will need to find a web host provider. Sometimes web hosting and domain registration can be done by the same company.
Promote Your Product
Once you have your website finished and uploaded to your host provider, you are basically finished, except for one last item, promotion. No one will find your website without promotion. There are many ways to do this, but to start making sales right away, you should focus on pay-per-click advertising on search engines. It may take some study and experimentation, but this is a powerful way to make sales.
Of all of this seems like a lot of work, it’s because it is. However, there are complete ecommerce solutions that you can purchase from companies that offer all of the services above for a single price.