Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Flipboard 0 There has been a gigantic gush in the number of online stores popping up in the recent few years, and with good reasons. Internet shopping is not only being viewed as a safer and more convenient, it has become popular. More and more people are realizing how easy it is to purchase products online, including those that aren’t readily available in their local area without having to travel out of their city or country. From small businesses to ecommerce giants like Walmart and Amazon, many businesses can greatly benefit from having an E-commerce store in addition to having a brick and mortar store. Apart from selling products online, an E-commerce store can also be used to collect customer contacts, make appointments and consultations as well as offer intangible benefits. In short, an E-commerce store can enhance your business in many ways. eCommerce Influences Purchase Decisions Did you know that ecommerce influence consumer buying decisions? For many online business owners, this is not news, but there are still many small business owners who have not set up ecommerce sites yet. If you are one of them, then you could be missing out on big opportunities to sell to online customers. Simply stated, your website acts like a showroom where customers can search and research your product and making a buying decision. Your products could be only some few clicks away from being bought. However, if you are not displaying your products online, no one will know that they exists. This is the reality of modern business. So it is important to ensure that you have a well-designed ecommerce site that makes it easy for potential customers to discover and browse your products. The secret of success for most online businesses is that they have a searchable and convenient catalogue. If you have no idea on how to construct a functional and user-friendly ecommerce site, you don’t have to worry. There are many professional website designers that can transform your concept into reality. Stay open 24/7, 365 days in a year to everyone The fact that an ecommerce site makes it possible for you to be open 24/7, 365 days in a year is a big advantage. What is more, your shop will be open to anyone, anywhere in the world. One serious limitation with a brick and mortar shop is that you can only open your shop for a maximum of 12 hours to very specific group of people (geo-location limitations). In other words, ecommerce broads your brand’s visibility globally. In addition to that, ecommerce taps on social media, which has a huge potential in terms of attracting new customers. Twitter Tweet Facebook Share Email This article was written for Business 2 Community by Kane Pepi.Learn how to publish your content on B2C Author: Kane Pepi Kane Pepi is an experienced financial and cryptocurrency writer with over 2,000+ published articles, guides, and market insights in the public domain. Expert niche subjects include asset valuation and analysis, portfolio management, and the prevention of financial crime. Kane is particularly skilled in explaining complex financial topics in a user-friendlyView full profile ›More by this author:VoIP Basics: Everything Beginners Should Know!Bitcoin Investment, Trading & Mining: The Ultimate Guide for BeginnersIs This a Better Way to Set Your 2020 Goals and Resolutions?