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Old 12th December 2011, 10:33 PM   #1

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Default Advantages Of Ecommerce. Any Other Ideas?

I've collected advantages of Ecommerce.

1. Overcome Geographical Limitations
2. Gain New Customers With Search Engine Visibility
3. Lower Costs
4. Locate the Product Quicker
5. Eliminate Travel Time and Cost
6. Provide Comparison Shopping
7. Enable Deals, Bargains, Coupons, and Group Buying
8. Provide Abundant Information
9. Create Targeted Communication
10. Remain Open All the Time
11. Create Markets for Niche Products

What else?

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Old 13th December 2011, 09:37 AM   #2

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Originally Posted by seleven View Post
I've collected advantages of Ecommerce.

1. Overcome Geographical Limitations
2. Gain New Customers With Search Engine Visibility
3. Lower Costs
4. Locate the Product Quicker
5. Eliminate Travel Time and Cost
6. Provide Comparison Shopping
7. Enable Deals, Bargains, Coupons, and Group Buying
8. Provide Abundant Information
9. Create Targeted Communication
10. Remain Open All the Time
11. Create Markets for Niche Products

What else?
You've got a nice list there. For those who are into ecommerce: check this out. I believe it will give you some perspectives.

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Old 19th December 2011, 01:39 AM   #3

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That list isn’t enough for you?

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Old 22nd March 2012, 11:00 PM   #4

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E-commerce facilitates people to carry out business without any tress and barriers of time.

The order of any product taken from a website is very fast than traditional shopping.

E-commerce is ideal for niche products.

The increasing online business marketplace reduces the market of traditional shopping companies.

Operational benefits of e commerce include reducing both the time and personnel required to complete business processes.

Reduced the buyers shopping time.

It gives opportunity to buyer to take good decision.

Give opportunity for buying alternative products.

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Old 23rd March 2012, 05:15 AM   #5

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I think that the list has more than enough advantages to choose e-commerce. As for me I can't add anything else.

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Old 5th April 2012, 09:33 AM   #6
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My main comment would be that your advantages are all from the perspective of the store owner.

To be successful, you need to start thinking about what is good for the customer and how ecommerce benefits them.

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Old 11th May 2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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Advantages of Ecommerce

* Faster buying/selling procedure, as well as easy to find products.
* Buying/selling 24/7.
* More reach to customers, there is no theoretical geographic limitations.
* Low operational costs and better quality of services.
* No need of physical company set-ups.
* Easy to start and manage a business.
* Customers can easily select products from different providers without moving around physically.

Disadvantages of Ecommerce

* Any one, good or bad, can easily start a business. And there are many bad sites which eat up customers’ money.
* There is no guarantee of product quality.
* Mechanical failures can cause unpredictable effects on the total processes.
* As there is minimum chance of direct customer to company interactions, customer loyalty is always on a check.
* There are many hackers who look for opportunities, and thus an ecommerce site, service, payment gateways, all are always prone to attack.


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Old 17th December 2012, 10:19 AM   #8
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Advantages of e-commerce :
1. Overcome Regional Limitations: If you have a actual shop, you are limited by the geographical area that you can service. With an e-commerce web page, the whole globe is your play area.
2. Gain New Clients With Look for Engine Visibility: Physical retail store is motivated by marketing and relationships. In addition to these two drivers, on the internet retail store is also motivated by traffic from google.
3. Lower Costs: One of the most concrete advantages of e-commerce is the reduced price. A part of these reduced expenses could be passed on to customers by means of great offers.
4. Identify the Item Quicker: It is no longer about forcing a purchasing cart solution application to the correct section, or scouting for the desired product. On an e-commerce web page, customers can click through user-friendly navigation or use looking box to immediately narrow down their product search.
5. Eliminate Journey Some time to Cost: It is not unusual for people traveling long ranges to reach their preferred actual shop. Ecommerce allows them to visit the same shop virtually, with a few mouse mouse clicks.
6. Offer Evaluation Shopping: Ecommerce helps price comparison. There are several on the internet services that allow people to browse multiple e-commerce suppliers and look for the best expenses.

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