The internet is full of e-commerce opportunities and using a new, not so new thing called an online storefront, allows you to sell your products (or services) and handle customer transactions with ease. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. “It sounds easy, but won’t it be a lot of money?” the simple answer, it doesn’t have to. Also, think of how much you could save on maybe office rental, travel, or even delivery expenses. Here are a few tips from Ezy Advertising Marketing to get you started on creating your online storefront:
- Creating a website or landing page: Finding a reliable server to host your site can cost as low as US$4.99/month for a basic package. You may create the site yourself, and customize it to meet the needs of your business and customers. As the needs of your organization evolve, you may opt to upgrade your package.
- Using social media platforms: Gone are the days when social media was just for making friends, many platforms now offer users the option of retailing. A few popular ones include Facebook Marketplace, Pinterest for business, more recently Instagram shops, and hey the setup is free.
- Using already established e-commerce sites: If you have a product that’s sale-ready, depending on your region you can opt to become an Amazon Seller. The seller program has affordable monthly packages and amazon takes a percentage of the sale to cover their referral fee. E-commerce sites that offer similar services include eBay, Etsy, and Shopify.
Other less conventional, but cost-effective ways of retailing online include Affiliate programs and Dropshipping. We’ve covered a few we know you’ll find useful, and yet they are so many other ways to do this.
Having trouble deciding? let us help you decide which storefront model is best for you.