How do e-commerce solutions work?
For most small- and medium-sized businesses, there are a number of affordable e-commerce solutions, which can make choosing one a challenge. Fortunately, many come ready out of the box and allow businesses to start selling products immediately. Cloud e-commerce solutions have the added benefit of flexibility, allowing businesses to begin with a basic setup and add on functionality as needed.
After signing up, businesses log into the cloud solution, choose the layouts and settings that best fit their company, industry and specialty, and enter in the products and services they would like to sell. The store can then be opened, products ordered, and goods delivered to customers. This entire process—from set-up to inventory management to order fulfilment—is fastest when the e-commerce solution integrates with other software these businesses are using, such as inventory and financial systems.
Businesses can customise the appearance with their own brand logo and colours
The web store should look great and function flawlessly on all devices
Solutions should already work with payment, shipping, accounting, and other solutions
Optimise customer experience and sales by using free add-ons to the basic package
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Filtering capabilities (by size, price, and category) are just one example
Cloud-based SaaS system
The provider is responsible for technical performance, security, and data storage
The people behind the product should help businesses use it to its full potential
The possibility to obtain extra marketing or design services is an added bonus
Businesses use their own domain while offering the best SSL (https) security
Agreements with freight companies extend discounts to customers
Solutions should include order processing, product administration and reporting