With the increase in technology so Selling online eCommerce increase, where everything is available online, eCommerce is a sector with unprecedented growth rate. Not only is it expected to grow in the near future, but entrepreneurs are looking forward to make the most out of this opportunity. The people who have been selling offline are still oblivious about the large targeted market they are missing.

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Reasons Why You Should Selling Online eCommerce?

  1. You Can Cater to a Bigger Audience

    With your business going online, you can cater to a very large audience that can be situated anywhere in the world (provided you have logistic services adhering to that)

  2. Your Entire Catalogue is on the Display and Updated

    Gone are the days when you had to show each and every product to your customer and if they did not like it, then wrap it back. Now all your products can be on display for people to see and select. Thus minimizing your workload and time wastage.

  3. Your Business Remains Open 24/ 7, Even if You Are Not There

    People can buy from your shop even if you are not there. The best part of going selling online ecommerce is you can work from anywhere, any time and even when you are on a holiday.

  4. Higher Margins and Better Cash Flow

    An e-commerce website will allow you to selling online ecommerce at higher margins. The shopping cart and payment options on the website also mean will be getting 100% payment from the customer straight away.

  5. Lower Set Up Costs and Running Costs

    Setting up a store does not require a very high investment in terms of infrastructure or work people. The total costs are very low in comparison to an offline business.

The question then comes

What Do We Need to Sell Online?

For being able to selling online there are various things that come into picture. For you to be able to show all your products online, you require a website. This is the first point of contact with your clients wherein they get to see what you have to offer. 7 Strategies to grow your eCommerce Business in 2015. The easier, customer friendly website you have the better it is for your customers.

Next thing is, if people like some product, they would want to buy it. Right? So you need a Payment gateway via which the payments could be processed and the money can reach you.

Now once the money has reached you, it is your responsibility to get the product to reach your customer.

This is where logistics come into the picture.

And then finally the biggest pain how to bring in more customers to your site.For that you need to market your website, search engine optimize it, advertise it.

So there are two ways to do so.

  1. Go to a website developer, then get a payment gateway, then have a tie up with some logistics provider, create Facebook pages, market your website, etc
  2. The second and easier way is to use eCommerce platform software like Zepo, Sellmojo.

Our team tried zepo. With Zepo, creating your online store barely takes 5 minutes. All you have to do is enter your details and voila your store is created. It focuses on giving complete support to it’s customers. The day you create a store, a representative from Zepo takes you through the entire backend explaining each and every detail of how it works which on the other hand is very simple.

The features of Zepo include

  1. Easy Platform to Use

    A platform with 100+ customizable themes and a lot of inbuilt and external apps/features to create and manage your store. You can choose how you want your store to look.

  2. Free Payment Gateway

    Zepo provides you a payment gateway free of cost with low TDR rates.

  3. Logistics Support

    Logistics support with our partner AVN, which is a logistics aggregator and is providing services through Fedex, Aramex, Delhivery to give you :

    • 40% discounted rates compared to market rates.
    • Free pick up service with multiple pickup points.
    • COD facility without any minimum commitment of orders.
  4. Marketing Support

    Already start driving traffic and sales on your store with Zepo’s marketing tools :

    • Get a Facebook store to reach out that huge customer pool on Facebook.
    • With Whatsapp Marketing Tool “Bazaario” to directly reach out to your customers over whatsapp.
    • A Mobile store to let your customer shop from any device.
    • Sell on various Channels like Ebay/ Amazon/ Naaptol/ Tradus/ Snapdeal/ Flipkart/ Shopclues, etc.from a single dashboard, with all your inventory synced via Browntape.
    • Schedule and send free email newsletters to your customers right from your dashboard.
    • 50+ inbuilt and external apps and integration with listing websites.
  5. The recently Introduced – Marketplace Listing

    Want to sell more online but find marketplaces very complex? Zepo is the solution for you. It helps in uploading your products on various marketplaces like Jabong, Flipkart, Amazon etc. in just 21 days. All you will need to do is send your products/ photos and everything else from your registration to product upload will be taken care of by Zepo!

Still have queries? Did you face any stumbling blocks in your journey of starting a business online? Share your queries and experiences in the comments.

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