Websites can manage plenty of tasks – some sites are designed to show company`s professional skills or selling quality products, hinting you to buy their services or products. Other sites can be designed as ecommerce sites where you can surf the web aisles and fill your digital shopping cart with real products. But why are some E-commerce websites more successful than others? Which websites can be taken as an example of the best E-commerce websites? Are there any differences between traditional sites and E-commerce website designs? Do I need a responsive version? What company can provide me with professional web design services at reasonable price?
That article would be useful both for people who want their site as a source of income and people who want to get some knowledge of creating a customer-attractive website as a promotional and selling business tool.
Below, I’ll explain in more detail why you need professional web design services.
Dawn of an ecommerce retail. A new landmark is coming.
Many retail chains like Sears, Macy’s, Radio Shack, JCPenney, and American Apparel closed their affiliates. Of course, there is a big demand for such goods, but sales methods have changed. A big red ‘K’ of Kmart isn`t so attractive as it was ten years ago. Nowadays, you can find and purchase everything you need without leaving home due to online stores.
Both sellers and their clients like ecommerce sites because they’re simple as pie. For instance, I am a big guy and I need big shoes. Just imagine how hard it can be to find a size 14 shoes. As usual, I find only a few lousy pairs of my size. But now I can buy four or five pairs of shoes that I really like just in two clicks. The shoes that don’t suit me I ship back to the seller, for free! The first company that offered such option was Amazon.com. Jeff Bezos gave people practically unlimited assortment all in one place.
Small business can be as successful as a major corporations, here on the Internet. The question is how well did the website developer do his job creating an ecommerce site. Okay, here is another example – a new wedding shop opened its doors in a big city, let’s say in Philadelphia. They can use magazine advertising that will be printed on hundreds of pretty glossy pages, which will get lost or rely on the word of mouth, to let people know about their business. Or they can spend some more money to hire a professional who can provide them with an web design services for small business and attract a lot more clients that they couldn’t even imagine.
Perhaps, there will be retail only in website variation in a few decades. So, isn’t it time to make your own business more digital, don’t you think?
Now let’s compare traditional retail and buying goods online.
So, as you can see ecommerce trading has many advantages in comparison to traditional retail.
Website design services as a helpful tool for your business.
I could talk at length about one site having a good design and another being designed poorly. But let’s compare the difference between a regular website and a website that offers web design services. The ecommerce site helps to give up the home office with a bunch of sales managers. Your business starts to function on the Internet and all processes become automatic. And if some parts of a sale are outside your site, you simply redirect the customer back to your site to complete the purchase. That is the main feature of an ecommerce website.
To make a case, our business – Direct Line Development is located in Philadelphia, PA. We are website design and development company. Our clients – companies are from all over the world, because we have a website. The site allows clients to learn about our professional skills and latest works. And when the potential customer is keen to cooperate – she or he is already knows something about our company’s methods. It saves time and money.
Let’s keep in mind that ecommerce is not only buying and selling. The site providing with ecommerce website design services is an ultimate tool that makes the deals between customer and company faster and easier. Our site – directlinedev.com, for instance, has a secure payment gateway. Such things attract new clients and it’s a good advantage for your current clients.
What Businesses need website design services?
I`ll be straight – not every firm needs a site providing with web design services. It depends on the goods and services you are selling. The simple products allow you to create an ecommerce platform quickly and without any problems. It would be far simpler to sell gloves than the 1950s-style custom-made leather trench coat. Amazon started selling books just of these considerations. Well think about it – books are small, cheap (as usual), many people read books – and the most important thing – you can ship a book anywhere you want without any problems. Best option for ecommerce website business are selling clothes or household goods. If you offer goods that are considered to be unique; I mean individual blueprints, several levels of negotiations and etc. You need help in custom ecommerce web design services. Such service automates a website partly, without losing any important information of your business. Website automation is a very helpful process, that is if its possible, must be used. I repeat, that sometimes such web design services can not be used unfortunately. Direct Line Development can help you run your business with CRM and ERP systems.
How to quickly create an ecommerce website on your own?
Well, you can make a responsive web design and know everything about Server-side scripting. That is good but not enough to create an ecommerce website. It is very important to understand what visitors will do on your site and how exactly they will buy your goods. Make sure your site is user-friendly – let them see your prices, so that they can compare with your competitor’s , let them read reviews and watch reviews or unboxing videos on YouTube. Don`t forget to use some psychology based SEO strategies that motivate people to buy. If you can handle all these problems – you should try it by all means!
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Oh, and one more thing. If you have the best website design that can encourage everyone to buy your products, but your website loading speed is as fast as a turtle, you will lose all your clients probably. Our recent studies showed how bad programming can decrease site visitors, which are in fact your customers.
If you have any questions or have something to add, feel free to comment bellow. Our team at Direct Line Development has years of experience in creating ecommerce websites and we are always glad to share our knowledge with everyone else!