In this post, we discuss the reasons why your business needs an online store, where  potential customers can easily see a product they like on your website, select the product they  like and add it to their cart then they check out and can pay for the products online with their credit card thereafter the products are been shipped to their home address.

Fun fact the first e-commerce thing sold was a sting CD that a guy sold to his friend back in 1994, this days we have thousands of stores selling products to millions and billions of people.

It’s an absolutely booming industry, especially in 2020, and it’s growing bigger and bigger every year.

We now have big online stores such as the likes of Amazon, Alibaba store, jumia, Ecozeen store, WeamRite, and SmallHurry stores.

You can actually set up your own online store it is quite easier than setting up a physical store in a mall or shopping center, you just need a website and a product. 

Ecozeen Tech has a dedicated team of web developers that can help you build an online store for your business.

What is an Online Store?

An online store is an Internet or application where goods and services can be sold via the internet, a visitors can buy certain products or services offered within an online store.

Here are the reasons why your business needs an online Store

1. Make it easier for potential customers to reach you

Having a physical store is not sufficient because a majority of people now use mobile phones and if someone wants to buy an item they likely research to find the product price and quality online, a simple google search can help them locate your online store related to their need.

2. It Increases your Sales

An online store helps to increase your daily sales, stores such as Amazon ships about 1.6 million packages every single day, your business can get that rise in sales if you incorporate the use of online stores, all your products that have been staying on the shelf for a long time can be easily bought with the use of an online store. 

3. It makes it easier for you to showcase your New Products and Services

The Online shop gives your business an effective platform for showing the products you have to offer your customers. Whether it’s a portfolio and testimonials from clients on a website, or an album on a Facebook page with photos of your newest products, it has never been easier to let the world know what you have to offer. With a few simple clicks, your customers can see what you’re all about. They can even do this outside of business hours! An online presence is an extension of your brand that never sleeps.  

4. Make it Easier to Build Relationships with Customers and Potential Customers

An Online store helps a buyer to get the personal items they need immediately without surfing different physical stores to find a product thereby making the buyer get satisfaction for a product he or she spends money on. An online store gives your brand a voice – it makes your company more “human” and relatable. Customers and potential customers can interact with your brand on a more personal level. It also gives you the opportunity to truly get to know your customers. If they have a complaint about a product purchased they can easily contact you online to lay down complaints.

5. Make it Easier to Market Your Brand

Online Store platforms are excellent marketing tools. They are the most cost-effective methods of sending out information to thousands of people that need your service. The Online store is extremely important for all businesses because it has a huge influence on the way consumers make purchasing decisions, most consumers are addicted to online buying. Modern consumers have even indicated that they look at companies in a negative light if they cannot find them online. Using the internet for marketing purposes allows you to overcome distance barriers. Persons, thousands of miles away can be learning all about your business with just a few keystrokes. The “shareability” of online stores allows your customers to easily spread the word about your business to all their friends. Ultimately, online marketing gives you the opportunity to market your brand in creative and exciting ways.

Modern businesses must ensure that they are not left behind. An online store  is one of the most important investments that a business can make. The benefits are endless!

Ecozeen Tech specializes in website development, eCommerce and social media management for clients throughout African region and beyond. We provide distinctive quality and creativity, backed by unparalleled customer service and support to clients both locally and internationally. We exhibit irreproachable ethical standards and strive to gain the respect and trust of our valued clients, suppliers, partners and peers in the industry.

Check out some of the online stores we have deigned for our clients here

For more information on how we can help your business build its online presence, please contact us. We’d love to chat!