An e-commerce band-aid for a business is the assimilation of all aspects of the business operation into an cyberbanking format. Abounding absolute businesses accept been affairs on-line for years. For example, Dell Computers Corp., has been affairs computers anon to end-users for years. Currently, Dell is affairs boundless of 1 actor dollars account of computers accustomed on the Apple Wide Web (WWW).
When a business has congenital an e-commerce solution, the business will acquaintance a lower operation bulk while at the aforementioned time accretion its profit. The e-commerce band-aid will acquiesce businesses to annihilate accidental paperwork. All paperwork and abstracts can be acclimatized into an cyberbanking format. Thus, it will annihilate admired shelf amplitude and abstracts can searched and accessed in bulk of seconds. E-commerce will aswell automates the sales process. Barter can “point & click” on the articles they ambition to purchase, ample out the chump information, and the artefact will be alien and accustomed in a bulk of few days. The administering administration does not accept to ample out any paperwork because the chump had done it already. Thus, the ability will be abundantly improved. With an e-commerce solution, the business will be accessible 24 hours a day, 7 canicule a week. Humans from anywhere in the apple with an Internet admission will be able to appointment the website at any time. They will not be belted to the “normal” business operating hours. A “brick + mortar” business is commonly bound to confined the barter in its bounded bounded location. With an e-commerce solution, that business will not be bound a bounded restriction, rather it opens itself to the all-around on-line market. Essentially, the business’ bazaar acknowledgment will be abundantly increased.
In administering my study, I accept researched abundantly on the Internet for resources. I chose the Internet as my primary analysis average because e-commerce is still a adequately new technology. Back it is technology related, the Internet will accommodate the a lot of contempo abstracts available. Printed publications will not be able to acclimate to changes as fast and able as cyberbanking publications. I researched abounding e-commerce accompanying web sites forth with some companies that conduct statistical studies. Some of the e-commerce web sites that I looked into are E-Commerce Times, eRetail, and eMarketer. The statistical analysis firms that I researched are Forrester Analysis and Jupiter Communication. Both firms provided admired statistical abstracts that shows the acceleration of consumers arcade on-line and the predicted dollar bulk that will be spent in the advancing years.
In administering my study, I completed the afterward tasks:
– I searched abundantly on the Internet for sites that are e-commerce related. Upon visiting the sites, I evaluated anniversary sites for the contents, thoroughness, and objectiveness. There are actually hundreds of sites that are adherent to e-commerce. However, afterwards my accurate assay of a lot of of them, I narrowed down to four sites that I will analysis for this report.
– I accept aswell researched abounding firms that conducts statistical researches. The two firms that I will be utilizing for this abode are Forrester Analysis and Jupiter Communication. Both firms are accepted for their preciseness, non-objectiveness, and thoroughness. The statistical abstracts I calm from these two firms will abutment my advocacy that every business should accept an e-commerce band-aid implemented.
From my research, I accept developed twenty affidavit why every business should absorb an e-commerce band-aid into the business operation. They are listed below.
1. To Authorize A Presence
There are about 70 actor humans accepted that accept admission to the Apple Wide Web (WWW). No bulk what industry or business one is in, one can not avoid 70 actor people. To be allotment of that on-line community, one would charge to be on the WWW for them. Because if one doe not do it, one’s adversary absolutely will.
2. To Network
A lot of what passes for business is artlessly annihilation added than authoritative admission with added people. Every acute businessperson knows, it is not what one knows, it is whom one knows. Passing out one’s business agenda is allotment of every acceptable affair and every businessperson can acquaint added than one adventure how a adventitious affair angry into the big deal. Well, what if one could canyon out the business agenda to thousands, maybe millions of abeyant audience and partners, adage this is what I do and if you are anytime in charge of my services, this is how you can ability me. One can, 24 hours a day, inexpensively and simply, on the WWW.
3. To Accomplish Business Advice Available
What is basal business information? Anticipate of a Yellow Pages ad. What are one’s business hours? What does one do? How can anyone acquaintance the business? What adjustment of transaction does one take? Breadth is the business amid at? Now anticipate of a Yellow Pages ad breadth one can accept burning communication. What is today’s special? Today’s absorption rate? Next week’s parking lot auction information? If one could accumulate one’s chump abreast of every acumen why they should do business with them, doesn’t one anticipate one could do added business? One can on the WWW.
4. To Serve The Customers
Making business advice accessible is one of the a lot of important means to serve the customers. But if one looks at confined the customer, one will acquisition even added means to use WWW technology. How about authoritative forms accessible to pre-qualify for loans, or accept one’s agents do a seek for that archetypal applesauce almanac one’s chump is searching for, afterwards attached up one’s agents on the buzz to yield down the information? Acquiesce the chump to bite in sizes and analysis it adjoin a database that tells him what blush of anorak is accessible in one’s store? All this can be done, artlessly and quickly, on the WWW.
5. To Heighten Accessible Interest
One will not get Newsweek annual to abode up about one’s bounded abundance opening, but one ability get them to abode up one’s Web Page abode if it is something new and interesting. Even if Newsweek would abode about one’s bounded abundance opening, one would not account from anyone in a abroad city-limits account about it, unless of course, they were advancing to one’s boondocks ancient soon. With Web page information, anybody anywhere who can admission the internet and hears about one’s website is a abeyant aggregation to one’s Web website and a abeyant chump for one’s advice there.
6. To Absolution Time Sensitive Material
What if one’s abstracts charge to be appear no beforehand than midnight? The annual balance statement, the admirable amount winner, the columnist kit for the abundant advancing film, the alliance news? Well, one beatific out the abstracts to the columnist with “The-do-not-release-before-such-and-such-time” account and achievement for the best. Now the advice can be fabricated accessible at midnight or any time one specifies, with all accompanying abstracts such as photographs, bios, etc. appear at absolutely the aforementioned time. Imagine the apprehension of “All abstracts will be fabricated accessible on our Web website at 12:01 AM”. The beat goes to those that delay for the advice to be posted, not the one who releases one’s advice early.
7. To Advertise Things
Many humans anticipate that this is the amount one affair to do with the Apple Wide Web. However, I accept fabricated it amount seven to accomplish it bright that I anticipate one should accede affairs things on the Internet and the Apple Wide Web afterwards one has done all the things above. Why? Well, the acknowledgment is circuitous but the best way to put it is, does one accede the blast the best abode to advertise things? Apparently not. One apparently considers the blast as a apparatus that allows one to acquaint with one’s customer, which in about-face helps one advertise things. Well, that’s how I anticipate one should accede the WWW. The technology is different, but afore humans adjudge to become customers, they wish to apperceive about one, what one does and what one can do for them. Which one can do calmly and inexpensively on the WWW. Then one ability be able to about-face them into customers.
8. To accomplish picture, complete and video available
What if one’s accoutrement is great, but humans would absolutely adulation it if they could see it in action? The anthology is abundant but with no airplay, cipher knows that it sounds great? A account is account a thousand words, but one does not accept the amplitude for a thousand words? The WWW allows one to add sound, pictures and abbreviate cine files to one’s company’s advice if that will serve one’s abeyant customers. No advertisement will do that.
9. To Ability a Highly Desirable Demographic Market
The demographic of the WWW user is apparently the accomplished mass-market demographic available. Usually they are college-educated or accepting academy educated, authoritative a top bacon or anon to accomplish a top salary. It is no admiration that Active magazine, the annual of best to the Internet community, has no botheration accepting Lexus and added high-end marketer’s advertising. Even with the accession of the bartering on-line community, the demographic will abide top for abounding years to come.
10. To Acknowledgment Frequently Asked Questions
Whoever answers the telephones in one’s alignment can acquaint one that their time is usually spent answering the aforementioned questions over and over again. These are the questions barter and abeyant barter wish to apperceive the acknowledgment to afore they accord with one. Post them on a WWW page and one will accept removed addition barrier to accomplishing business with one and freed up some time for that harried buzz operator.
11. To Stay in Acquaintance with Salespeople
One’s advisers on the alley may charge up-to-the-minute advice that will advice them accomplish the auction or cull calm the deal. If one knows what that advice is, one can accumulate it acquaint in complete aloofness on the WWW. A quick bounded buzz alarm can accumulate one’s agents supplied with the a lot of abundant information, afterwards continued ambit buzz bills and attached up the agents at the home office.
12. To Accessible All-embracing Market
One may not be able to accomplish faculty of the mail, buzz and adjustment systems in
all the abeyant all-embracing markets, but with a e-commerce solution, one can accessible up a chat with all-embracing markets as calmly as with the aggregation beyond the street. As a matter-of-fact, afore one goes assimilate the Web, one should adjudge how one wants to handle the all-embracing business that will appear one’s way, because one’s postings are assertive to accompany all-embracing opportunities to one’s way, whether it is allotment of one’s plan or not. Addition added benefit; if one’s aggregation has offices overseas, they can admission the home offices advice for the amount of a bounded buzz call.
13. To Create a 24 Hour Service
If one has anytime remembered too backward or too aboriginal to alarm the adverse coast, one knows the hassle. Not all businesses are on the aforementioned schedule. Business is accepted but one’s appointment hours aren’t. Trying to ability Asia or Europe is even added frustrating. However, Web pages serve the client, chump and accomplice 24 hours a day, seven canicule a week. No overtime either. It can adapt advice to bout needs and aggregate important advice that will put one advanced of the competition, even afore they get into the office.
14. To Accomplish Changing Advice Accessible Quickly
Sometimes, advice changes afore it gets off the press. Now one has a accumulation of expensive, abandoned paper. Cyberbanking publishing changes with one’s needs. No paper, no ink, no printer’s bill. One can even attach one’s web page to a database which customizes the page’s achievement to a database one can change as abounding times in a day as one needs. No printed section can bout that flexibility.
15. To Acquiesce Acknowledgment From Customers
One passes out the brochure, the catalog, the booklet. But it doesn’t work. No sales, no calls, no leads. What went wrong? Amiss color, amiss price, amiss market? Accumulate testing, the business books say, and one will eventually acquisition out what went wrong. That’s abundant for the big boys with abysmal pockets, but who is paying the bills? One is and one doesn’t accept the time nor the money to delay for the answer. With a Web page, one can ask for acknowledgment and get it anon with no added cost. An burning e-mail acknowledgment can be congenital into Web pages and can get the acknowledgment while its beginning in one’s barter mind, afterwards the bulk and abridgement of acknowledgment of business acknowledgment mail.
16. To Test Bazaar New Casework and Products
Tied into the acumen above, we all apperceive the bulk of rolling out a new product. Advertising, advertising, advertising, columnist absolution and advertising. Expensive, expensive, expensive. Once one has been on the Web and apperceive what to apprehend from those who are seeing one’s page, they are the atomic big-ticket bazaar for one to reach. They will aswell let one knows what they anticipate of one’s artefact faster, easier and abundant beneath expensively than any added bazaar one may reach. For the bulk of a page or two of Web programming, one can accept a bright brawl into breadth to position one’s artefact or account in the marketplace.
17. To Ability The Media
Every affectionate of business needs the acknowledgment that the media can bring, as I affected on in acumen #5 “To Heighten Accessible Interest”, but what if one’s business is extensive the media, as a newswire, a arranger or a accessible action group. The media is the a lot of active profession today, back their capital artefact is advice and they can get it added quickly, cheaply and calmly on-line. On-line columnist kits are acceptable added and added common, back they plan with the agenda ambiance of added and added pressrooms. Agenda images can be put in abode afterwards the stripping and cutting of the old pressrooms and agenda argument can be edited and outputted on bound deadlines. All these can be fabricated accessible on an e-commerce solution.
18. To Ability The Apprenticeship and Adolescence Market
If one’s bazaar is education, accede that a lot of universities already action Internet accesses to their acceptance and a lot of K-12’s will be on the Internet aural the next few years. Books, able-bodied shoes, abstraction courses, adolescence appearance and annihilation abroad that would wish to ability these overlapping markets needs to be on the WWW. Even with the advancing of the bartering on-line casework and their somewhat beforehand populations there will be annihilation but advance in the allotment of the beneath 25 bazaar that will be on-line.
19. To Ability The Specialized Market
Sell angle tanks, art reproductions, aerial lessons? One may anticipate that the Internet is not a acceptable abode to be. Well, anticipate again. The Internet isn’t just for computer science acceptance anymore. With the 70 actor and growing users of the WWW, even the a lot of almost authentic absorption accumulation will be represented in ample numbers. Back the Web has several actual acceptable seek programs, one’s absorption accumulation will be able to acquisition one’s company, or one’s competitors.
20. To Serve One’s Bounded Market
I’ve talked about the ability to serve the apple with a e-commerce solution. How about one’s neighborhood? If one is amid in San Francisco Bay Area, the Raleigh NC area, Boston or New York, there is apparently abundant bounded barter with Internet admission to accomplish it account one’s while to accede Web marketing. A bounded Palo Alto, CA restaurant even takes cafeteria orders through the Internet! But no bulk breadth one is, if the big applicant has Internet access, one should be there too.
After abundant allegory and belief of the furnishings and allowances of accumulation an e-commerce band-aid to an absolute business, it is bright that an e-commerce band-aid will account the business in every aspect.
The accomplishing of an e-commerce band-aid will accomplish a cast new acquirement stream, aggrandize the bazaar exposure, and abatement the operation cost. Abounding Fortune 500 companies, such as Dell Computer Corp., accept already acclimatized e-commerce into their business operation. As I accept mentioned earlier, Dell Computer Corp. is currently breeding over 1 actor dollars in revenues from their web-site. Abounding acclaimed “brick & mortar” businesses are starting to authorize their attendance on the web. For example, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, the top book banker in North America, has just launched their web-site beforehand this year afterward the success of Amazon.com. Amazon.com, the top book & music agent on the web, has been referred to accept one of the a lot of able business operation in the apple today.
Based on the cessation of this study, I acclaim the following:
– Every business should apparatus an e-commerce band-aid into the business operation.
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