In Ireland alone, ecommerce revenue is set to reach over €3m this year. Still, many owners of small and medium sized businesses ask us whether it is worth transitioning from brick-and-mortar to eCommerce. Many others see the potential of but don’t know where to start.
Ecommerce is when you buy and sell products or services over the Internet. The scope is enormous. If you are also wondering whether there is space for your business, take a look at these common eCommerce models:
There is space for you to set up your own eCommerce website and grow with the industry. Here’s how to get going:
1. Find a need and fill it
Do your research before you start. For example, high online sales are predicted for these products:
2. Build an easy-to-use eCommerce Website
Customers have higher expectations than ever. To be competitive, your website must look professional. The easiest way to achieve this is to work with a professional web design company.
Your website must also have ecommerce functionality. You may need:
3. Use search engines to drive traffic to your site
Search engine optimisation is critical. If Google can’t find you, then nobody can. SEO is a science and it pays to pay a professional to manage it. It isn’t something you do once and then forget about. SEO in Carlow or Kilkenny is just as important as anywhere on the globe.
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