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eCommerce - online shopping

What is eCommerce?

eCommerce is the name for doing business over the internet. In escense, it is about your business having an online store, or online shop for your customers to visit. An online business is open 24 hours a day to customers all over the world.

What is involved in eCommerce?

eCommerce is a term used for a variety of online store, or online shop solutions. The most basic eCommerce solution involves a website that advertises your products for your customers to purchase. The next step of eCommerce is actually processing orders through the website. This usually, but not necessarily, involves a shopping cart to facilitate the online shopping experience. A complete eCommerce solution involves processing payments through your website, thus making your online store or online shop complete the online shopping experience.

Why would I want my online shopping or eCommerce?

The beauty about online shopping is that your website can become your most effective sales tool. Your online store will stay open all day and night and allows your customers to do their online shopping whenever they want. Having a complete eCommerce solution for your online shop allows your business to be making money for you while you sleep!

Is online shopping secure?

There is always a risk with shopping on the internet, but there is also a risk with crossing the road. As an online store, you do not want security to be a concern for your online shoppers or your online business. By using an external and well known payments providers, you can benefit from their experience and expertise of processing online payments. This is good for your online business because it means you are not liable for the security of your payments and are not responsible for handling sensitive credit card information.

How do I turn my website into an eCommerce, or online store?

Your website can become an online store, or an online shop, by providing three features:
1. Your website should provide a product catalogue to allow online shopping
2. Your online store should allow customers to place orders for your products
3. Your website should allow payments to be processed to complete the online shopping experience.

There are many different ways you can achieve this, all varying in cost and also varying in difficulty.
We are hoping that by using My Business Website it is a lot cheaper and a lot easier for you to create an online store or online shop for your business.

You can create an eCommerce website by using the following add-ons:
1. Product Catalogue Add-on - to create the product catalogue for your online store
2. Orders Add-on - to allow customers to place orders for your products through your online store
3. Payments Add-on - to allow customers to pay for their orders online

The beauty about online shopping is that your website can become your most effective sales tool. Your online store will stay open all day and night and allows your customers to do their online shopping whenever they want. Having a complete eCommerce solution for your online shop allows your business to be making money for you while you sleep!