Many companies are taking full advantage of this new sales channel, and many retailers now have established major on-line sales sites. There have been some huge successes, particularly in technology, business-to-business and niche markets. So, what are the basics that you need to get into this potentially lucrative method of trading ?
Firstly you need something that you intend selling; a product or service. If you are in business already you will have this. Alternately, ecommerce is a great low-overhead way to start in business.
Next you need to build a catalogue that your visitor can use to see your range of products.
After that, you need a way to enable your customer to place an order and to have a record of that order. This is typically the shopping cart element of your website.
Finally, you need a way to collect your customer's money. Credit card systems provide a convenient means of payment for virtual transactions as well as a facility for handling multi-currency transactions at a low cost.
The only steps you need to take after this are to market the company online and elsewhere and watch the money roll into your account !
Cquent has experience in all the necessary steps and will be delighted to guide you through the process, advising you how to maximise profits and avoid the pitfalls.