E-commerce in business is huge business, and for a lot of reasons – as a general rule this is due to increasing your businesses profit.
The key is to let your computer to increase revenue and reduce unnecessary expense for your company, if you do then you are on to a winner.
Lets look at the top three ways e-commerce can help your company.
- Reduce your paper trail. We all know that endless filing and picking up paper after colleagues is a nasty business. By exchanging information with suppliers and fellow businesses creates a paperless process. I know that since the birth of internet banking I can pay all of my suppliers online, who would have thought that back in the 90s? This reduces your workload considerably when I think back to the old days of collecting invoices and visiting suppliers it would take me days on end.
- Minimise those laborious tasks and costs. By getting your staff on board, instead of your staff entering data from one piece of paper to the next then finally entering it on a computer system (we have all been there right?) you can arrange for your staff to use the computer exclusively for of the businesses needs. Such as outgoing correspondence, work rotas, customer information and many more.
- Competition and automation. In this modern age e-commerce makes shipping for goods and services much faster, you can put an order in with a supplier in China within two minutes and have it delivered within days, that is the beauty of e-commerce, there are also trading communities available online where you can. These are called e-marketplaces where you can compare many goods and services from a range of hundreds even thousands of vendors.
Just about any business can benefit in some way from e-commerce, whether that be a company website, selling goods on eBay or getting your businesses name out there on social media such as Facebook or Twitter. The great thing about it is there is little or no cost involved.