Increase in revenue – A business that uses an e-commerce website typically makes more sales than it did when it did not use one. An increase of around 250% is standard for a company taking the plunge.
Easy to set up – All you need to do if your website is on WordPress is add a plug-in. The benefits also come in almost instantly.
Easy to use – Once it is set up it is very easy for both you and your customers. Making and receiving payments is simple and instant, which eliminates the need for you to wait around for the money to reach your bank. If you require recurring payments, an e-commerce system can also be set up so that a customer’s card can be billed at a certain frequency, making it hassle free for both parties.
Increased number of customers – e-commerce brings a lot of convenience and therefore customers. Also, because of the speed of payments coming through, you may get an increase of impulse buyers purchasing on your site.
Increased Business Reach – a business that does not operate online may have challenges when it comes to reaching more customers, as they are limited to just those in the general area. With an e-commerce website, people can buy your goods and services from anywhere in the world.
Ability to be open 24/7 – businesses that do not use e-commerce may find it very difficult and expensive to function all the time. However, businesses that do can remain open and easily accessible without supervision.
Provide lots of useful information – In a physical shop, you are limited as to how much information you can display. On the other hand, using your e-commerce website allows you to display lots of information and have it all very organised so potential customers can find exactly what they are looking for very quickly and with little effort.