Is starting an Online Business or a Physical Business a viable option for prospective business owners today? I suggest business owners and business starters should do both, and then do business in an omnichannel environment. For your customer’s sake…Continue reading Starting an Online Business or a Physical Business, or Both?
Choosing the right eCommerce platform is one of the most important business decisions you can make. It’s just as important decision you make when shopping for a house, a car or a business location. “You have to look at what you are shopping for, what you want, what you need and what the trade-offs are among all your choices” says Nate Shivar from ShivarWeb.
There are hundreds of eCommerce platforms to choose from. However, they can broadly be placed into three categories:
Over the past couple years traditional online retail companies have opened more physical stores than ever. Therefore, choosing the right site for your physical store is critical decision for an online retailer that wants to add bricks to clicks.
Open a physical store for your online business
Despite being the continent with the highest growth potential and a growing middle class population, retailers find it difficult to move online in Africa. South African online sales recently surpassed the 1% mark of total retail sales. However, Africa and other African countries require exponential growth to catch up (Export & Import South Africa).
Online shopping is fast becoming the favorite way to do shopping. It has happened now – more books are sold online than in Bricks and Mortar book shops during 2012.
Online shopping and the future of Bricks and Mortar Retailing
At what price does the convenience and efficacy of online trading really comes? Or does it render opportunities for countryside shops?