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What is Ecommerce?

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Ecommerce involves buying and selling of products or services through the Internet. Ecommerce is the best voted option for online selling considering the fact that it is a billion dollar industry with endless online store owners and online buyers.

Various reasons can be attributed to it. People have easy access to the Internet. They can very conveniently do comparative study of products they intend to buy without going anywhere. Moreover when they buy online they get great bargains.

Ecommerce or online stores allow you to see something that is put up for sale even at the opposite end of the world. What makes Ecommerce a better sales option is that you don’t need to step out of your home especially considering the busy lifestyle everyone has these days.

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Ecommerce benefits the sellers too in a great way. The main benefit of having an ecommerce store for online selling is that amount of investment it takes is quite less as compared to a brick and mortar store. When you set up a shop, you need to invest in the interior design, rent, staff, electricity, water, and other things.

Again marketing your online store on the Internet is also cost-effective. Moreover there are many methods for marketing online, such as direct mails, online advertisements, social networking sites, banner advertisements, PPC marketing and more. In this process, it is possible to reach your consumers, update them about latest offers and increase profits considerably.

Ecommerce can be opted for any type of sales or business. It can be for the virtual or physical items. Ecommerce can be business to business (B2B) or business to consumer (B2C). In B2B, the exchange usually is of commodities between companies or business groups and in B2C, the business is dealt with individual customers.

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The retailers who sell online are known as e-tailers. The sale can pertain to the day to day commodities, services, knowledge transfer, etc. One can shop almost everything available online with the advancement of Ecommerce.  Emailing, instant messaging, online banking, online shopping, teleconferencing, and electronic tickets are all examples of the use of Ecommerce in our daily lives. However, there are some government regulations on the Ecommerce activities. In US, FTC regulates these activities. This body monitors the online advertising, commercial emails being sent, and the privacy of the consumer.

Setting up an Ecommerce Store is now very easy with software programs that come with ready to use Ecommerce store coding, designs and all functionalities. They are instant, very cost-effective and very convenient way to have your own web store.

Source by Roy Sencio

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