- 14 Jul
Business and e-commerce: Advanced technology support
It is important to promote your business with appropriate technology. Its basic feature allows you to cut all unnecessary process and, therefore, increase your business efficiency. The importance even goes higher than conventional methods when you choose to run e-commerce and your business at once. You may have ever heard about URL as the address of your business on the international network. It is the most basic change your business will get once you have merged with the network. This post will further discuss how technology support will help your business in creating advanced business system that not only will improve your business efficiency, but also, it will boost your profit.
Taking Your Place on the Network
Everything happens so quickly on the internet, but it goes faster than everything when it comes to business. The amount of business registrars far exceeds a number of individual member which tighten the competition in getting appropriate URL for the business. That is the reason you should save your place on the network first, even before building your website. Luckily, you can register your domain for a relatively small monthly or annual fee. Usually, when you have registered an internet domain under your company name, you have also saved space you need to host and manage the website through ISP service, even though there are some service providers that differ both services. Well, if you found that asking third-party service is not the most feasible current option for your business, you can choose to run your own self-supporting website server using your own resources. However, it is mandatory for you to remember that it does not free you from maintenance responsibility to keep the website accessible for 24/7.
When people come to your e-commerce website, it is undoubtedly that some of them will make the decision in purchasing your item. Well, since you run the website on the network, they cannot touch and take the item physically. It raises a problem, but it does not mean you cannot solve it right away. By supporting your website with virtual shopping cart, you have provided a simple and useful solution for all your customers. We can describe electronic shopping card as electronic form of conventional shopping cart that someone must bring to the ‘cashier’ and pay before taking it home.
Now, take a look at the following purposes of electronic shopping cart:
1. Easy navigation in browsing and choosing the specific item(s) your customers want
2. Summary creation of the item your customer selected
3. Information center of related item, your customers, chose, including and especially website Terms and Conditions, Return Policy, product description, and other relevant information
4. Easy access for to change the order at any time before proceeding to a payment process as well as back to your website homepage
At your side, electronic shopping cart allows you to receive multiple orders from your website and at the same time perform automatic summary on total order of the day, tax and shipping charge calculation, and other important information both you and your customers should know. Some providers even merge their electronic shopping cart service with postal delivery service which allows immediate shipping process once the business has confirmed the order.