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How to Grow Your Online Business via Ecommerce Tools?

by Gangadhar Kulkarni Internet Marketing Professional

Are you trying to sell products or services? Do you have an online store? Ecommerce software helps by increasing customer conversion, improving marketing tactics keeping up with growing demand, and leveraging loyal customers.

 

Through eCommerce SEOyour website can reach more potential clients through search engines. The eCommerce industry is growing rapidly. Choosing the right eCommerce software can make a massive difference to your business, increasing the revenue it generates.

 

Ecommerce Solutions will help you in selling online. The software can be hosted or self-hosted. So, how do you pick the right eCommerce software? There is a lot of eCommerce software to choose from. But, before diving into the topic of the day, let’s first have a look at the different types of eCommerce.

 

  • BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS (B2B) – B2B is an electronic sale of goods or services between two companies.
  • BUSINESS-TO-CONSUMER (B2C) – B2C is an electronic transaction between a business and a consumer.
  • CONSUMER-TO-CONSUMER (C2C) – C2C includes all electronic transactions between consumers.
  • CONSUMER-TO-BUSINESS (C2B) – C2B happens when a company buys goods or services from a consumer.
  • BUSINESS-TO-ADMINISTRATION (B2A) – B2A refers to online transactions between a company and public administration.
  • CONSUMER-TO-ADMINISTRATION C2A)- C2A refers to online transactions between a public administration and individuals.

 

What do you need to set up your online shop? When it comes to setting up your online store, there are a few eCommerce app categories you should know. Some of the tools include:

 

  • Business tools – helps in managing day-to-day operations in your store
  • Website tools – help in setting up and management of your store
  • Research tools - helps in keeping you updated about your competition, and show you relevant opportunities in your niche.
  • Analytics tools – helps by showing you how your store is doing and also the leaks in your sales funnels.
  • Marketing tools – helps in getting the word out there, driving traffic, and converting leads into consumers.

 

Choosing the best eCommerce software will dictate the success of your online business. You should select the software that suits all your business needs.

Below is some eCommerce software you need to check out:

 

1. Shopify

 

Shopify is the best software for beginners wanting to start their online store. You don’t need web development skills to have a Shopify store. There are numerous templates for whatever niche your business is targeting.

 

Shopify helps by providing a platform for people to jumpstart their businesses. Through the shoplift software, you can build your brand internationally because of easy payment and shipping features.

 

Pros

  • 1-click selling
  • Fast load time
  • Multiple channels
  • Awesome themes
  • Easy to set up

 

Cons

  • Poor SEO
  • The checkout process is not customizable
  • For advanced features, you will need a developer

 

Pricing

  • $29/month for basic, $299/month for advanced

 

2. Squarespace

 

The software has a sleek easy to use webpage builder. Squarespace offers eCommerce SEO guidance, which builds your business by boosting brand awareness. You can either customize the site or use the already existing ready to use designs.

 

It is now possible to build email campaigns on the software. Through social media integrations, you can connect with your consumers.

 

Pros

  • Easy setting up
  • Stunning designs
  • Solid SEO tools
  • Both ShipStation and ShipBop are integrated
  • Effective for Simple Stores

 

Cons

  • No Amazon integration
  • The speed is slower for the price
  • No dropshipping
  • No marketing automation integration

 

Pricing

  • $12/month for personal, $18/month for business.
  • $26/month for basic, $40/month for advanced

 

3. BigCommerce

 

BigCommerce is known for its fast processing speed. The software is useful for new companies wanting to show their brand as fast and reliable. The site uses website builders, customizable checkout processes, and eCommerce SEO support. The site ensures ease of selling by offering inventory tracking and Amazon integration. The software integrates Instagram and Google Shopping.

 

Pros

  • Flexible and scalable
  • Strong eCommerce SEO performance
  • Amazing themes
  • Cart features

 

Cons

  • 1-click selling is unavailable
  • For high volume stores, the price is high
  • Inconsistent speed

 

Pricing 

  • $29.95/month for standard, $79.95/month for plus version, $249.95/month for pro.

 

4. WIX

 

Wix is essentially good for small online businesses. The website has over 500 sleek templates to choose from. You can also build your custom web applications. Corvid by Wix will aid in making new templates through coding integration. The software has a blog section, gallery, and custom domain, making it an attractive and useful website.

 

Pros

  • A lot of amazing themes
  • Simple to use
  • On-page support

 

Cons

  • No marketing features or integrations
  • Bad SEO reputation
  • Unsecured sites

 

Pricing

  • $23/month for basic, $27/month for unlimited, $49/month for VIP, $500/month for Enterprise.

 

 This post originally published on Seogdk.



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About Gangadhar Kulkarni Magnate II     Internet Marketing Professional

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Created on Mar 8th 2020 01:10. Viewed 558 times.

Comments

QueenHajar Akanqi Professional   Entrepreneurship
Great outline on building an online business. Thanks for sharing Gangadhar Kulkarni and wishing you success! :)
Mar 8th 2020 12:57   
Gangadhar Kulkarni Magnate II   Internet Marketing Professional
Thanks QueenHajar for your valuable feedback about this post and wishing you the same...!!!
Mar 9th 2020 01:24   
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