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Why You Need An Online Store For Sales/Profit

With an online store

  • You can list and display multiple products/services at the same time
  • Having an online store may encourage your potential customers to buy more products/services
  • You can sell at any time and virtually anywhere, that is, 24 hours in a day and 365 days in a year
  • You can easily organize your products/services for sales
  • You can keep an up to date inventory of your products/services
  • You can easily track your sales transactions and orders on the internet, offline and on mobile platforms through your online store
  • You can easily sell your product/service online, offline and on mobile platforms through your online store
  • You can easily connect to one or more online, offline and mobile payment gateways and get paid for your product/services through such avenues through your online store
  • Once you have an online store, you can also sell on multiple platforms such as online websites, the social media, marketplaces (for example amazon, ebay etc)
  • You can easily collect your customer details through your online store for more sales
  • etc

You can use an online store in your business if you choose to sell

  • Online, offline and on mobile platforms
  • Online and offline only
  • Online only
  • Offline only
  • On mobile platforms only
  • Online and on mobile platforms only
  • Offline and on mobile platforms only

You may also choose to accept the following type of payments with your online store(s)

  • Online, offline and mobile payments
  • Online and offline payments only
  • Online payments only
  • Offline payments only
  • Mobile payments only
  • Online and mobile payments only
  • Offline and mobile payments only

Setting Up Your Online Store Based On How You Will Want To Sell To Your Targets

You can generally set up one or more online stores for your business, depending on how you may want to sell to your targets.

Once you’ve done some research (that is, the business researches that your business will need to do to profit) to determine and choose, the niche(s) and targets that you will be selling to in your business, and you have determined (through such researches) whether you will be selling to all your targets together, as a single audience, or specifically per country, language and/or location, you can then set up your online store(s), to target a single audience, or one or more countries, languages, locations and/or audiences, based on that.

You should note that you will generally need to do this too, with your business website pages too, and not just with your online store(s), if wish to profit optimally in your business, through your website and on the internet.

The following are some examples, of some of the several ways you may choose to set up your online store(s), based on how you would want to sell to your targets

  • One main store (hub) for all your targets (that is, if you choose to treat all your targets together as a single audience)
  • One main store (hub) and different store categories (hubs) for different countries
  • One main store (hub) and different store categories (hubs) for different languages
  • One main store (hub) and different store categories (hubs) for different countries and locations
  • One main store (hub) and different store categories (hubs) for different sub-targets
  • One main store (hub) and different store categories (hubs) for different products
  • Different stores (hubs) for different countries
  • Different stores (hubs) for different countries and locations
  • Different stores (hubs) for different languages
  • etc

The following are some of how you can use this in your business. To sell your product/service for instance, you may choose to set up

Example 1

  • One main store (hub) for a single audience (that is, for all your targets together as a single audience)

Example 2

  • One main store (hub) for a single audience (that is, for all your targets together as a single audience)
  • One store category (hub) for Australia
  • One store category (hub) for Canada
  • One store category (hub) for Ireland
  • One store category (hub) for South Africa
  • One store category (hub) for Spain
  • One store category (hub) for United Arab Emirates
  • One store category (hub) for United Kingdom
  • etc

Example 3

  • One main store (hub) for a single audience (that is, for all your targets together as a single audience)
  • One store category (hub) in English
  • One store category (hub) in French
  • One store category (hub) in Spanish
  • One store category (hub) in Arabic
  • One store category (hub) in German
  • etc

Example 4

  • One store (hub) for Australia
  • One store (hub) for Canada
  • One store (hub) for Ireland
  • One store (hub) for South Africa
  • One store (hub) for Spain
  • One store (hub) for United Arab Emirates
  • One store (hub) for United Kingdom
  • etc

Example 5

  • One main store (hub) for a single audience (that is, for all your targets together as a single audience)
  • One store category (hub) for Businesses
  • One store category (hub) for Non-Profit Organizations
  • One store category (hub) for Government Agencies
  • etc

Example 6

  • One main store (hub) for a single audience (that is, for all your targets together as a single audience)
  • One store category (hub) for Authors
  • One store category (hub) for Insurance Companies
  • One store category (hub) for Furniture Stores
  • etc

About Online Shopping Carts

Using an online shopping cart, can allow your potential customers to select and buy multiple product items/units, on your website at the same time.

About Online Payment Gateway Services

An online payment gateway service will allow you to accept payments like credit cards, e-currencies etc in your business, on the internet. You will need to link and connect your online store, shopping cart and payment gateway (through your payment gateway service) together, in order for you to be able to take sales orders through the internet, in your business.

Examples Of Online Ecommerce Stores Providers/Platforms

The following are some examples of some online ecommerce store software, tools and/or platforms, that you can use to accept sales orders through an online store in your business

  • Magento
  • OpenCart
  • PrestaShop
  • Sellfy
  • Wix
  • WooCommerce (a WordPress plugin)
  • X-Cart
  • etc

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