Smart ways to build an e-commerce platform!

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An e-commerce platform is a way to build and create an online experience that allows you to make sales as well as fulfill orders—no matter where your customers are. e-commerce platforms are becoming popular every year, this has been evident with the year 2019 when the virus known as Corona hit the world.

US e-commerce sales are projected to continue to grow by double digits, up to 17 point 9 percent in 2021 to $933.30 billion. E-commerce penetration will continue to increase, more than doubling from 2019 to 23 point 6 percent in 2025. – https://www.emarketer.com/

The types of e-commerce exists:

  • the first one is known as B2B meaning business-to-business. In this type businesses sell to other businesses entirely online. These transactions include wholesale buying, when the purchasing business intends to resell products offered by another business for a profit.
  • B2C is the second on the list, it is known as direct-to-consumer, which refers to online selling from a business to an individual who is a consumer.
  • Next on the page is C2B, where consumers like social media influencers sell to businesses by leaving paid reviews or featured social posts.
  • Another one is known as C2C, where consumers sell to other consumers thanks to platforms like eBay along with Facebook marketplace.

Different e-commerce platforms are all over the internet for entrepreneurs to choose the best platform for their work models.

  • Most of the world's successful brands put their trust in shopify to handle their needs like selling in addition to processing payments. The platform is free to use for 14 days, after which you have to pay per month, annually or biennial with discounts.
  • Next on the menu is Wix were you create a website that you are proud of. Wix gives entrepreneurs the freedom to do anything they want with their web presence, from creating to designing and managing everything that has anything to do with their online presence. The platform gives merchants the ability or opportunity to track orders as well as accept online payments, sell products on multiple channels and the like.
  • A new era platform is called Big Commerce, giving everyone the chance to taste the waters with its free trial plan valid for 15 days. Big Commerce has valuable features like search engine optimization tools helping you to rank in the search results on different search engines like Google in addition to Bing as well as Yahoo.
  • Woo commerce is a customizable, open–source platform built on WordPress helping you in getting started and making your way, not to mention the 30–day money–back guarantee.
  • Next on the table is Volusion providing entrepreneurs with everything they need to sell on the internet freely for two weeks without asking for a credit card immediately, after which you pay 29 dollars per month. For your information, the platform was launched in 1999 for the sale of only physical products.
  • The last is Big Cartel specifically designed for makers, artists, and crafters. A free package is available letting you sell up to 5 products completely free forever, 50 products are listed for sale starting from 9 dollars and 99 cents every month as well as mobile app features like store analytics in addition to order tracking.

The above are some of the best platforms to start up a store on the internet. With these platforms, an entrepreneur can build a store easily and ultimately start making profits, this is what entrepreneurs do.

Building a platform for digital or physical items is possible all thanks to the websites listed in this post, ready–made templates make this easier and completely doable. Hiring a website developer or designer is an alternative to doing it yourself, those people are experts in this field and will do exactly what you want for a price.

When stuck in the designing process, go to up-work (https://www.upwork.com/) or any other freelancer website and hire someone to set up everything for you at an agreed price. Simply finish the set-up if you have time. At long last, you have a clear understanding of selling on the internet.

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