What is Ecommerce?
The E in Ecommerce means Electronic. Meaning simply electronic commerce.
Electronic Commerce also known as shopping online. Buying and Selling goods and services.
It is one of the most popular ways to get your business known and keep reoccurring customers. It is faster, safe (to an extent) and for some, it may also be cheaper!
Due to the modern technological age we live in today, our internet speeds can load up a page, ready to go under a second. We can search the website, if it has the function and we can look for it under the appropriate category, unlike trying to find the product or service in the shop then paying for it. Most Ecommerce website designs today, have a checkout installed with a credit card function for quick payment processing. Unless you use online banking system, like PayPal, Western Union.
Some may disagree some may not, but it sharing your valuable information, like your credit card, may result in you getting scammed or recorded to be used for the attacker’s purposes’. The internet is never 100% secure. So always be careful where you enter your credentials or what website you visit, there’s always an attacker out there waiting for you.
It is cheaper than retail or even warehouses due to not having a middle man. Usually the products you buy will come straight from the manufacturer which means no other costs involved, maybe only the shipping. Most people now days shop online to grab great bargains off websites like Ebay, Craigslist, Gumtree.