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You Should Know Some eCommerce Advantages and Disadvantages

Aug 11, 2008
It is not that you start making more money this way but then so many extra expenditures relating to marketing like promotional material ,order processing, customer care, inventory management, information storage, telecommunication etc. are slashed down considerably.

ecommerce is a tempting and attractive offer for any kind or size of business. By opting for this your area of marketing is widened to global level or sqeezed to very specific segments, depending upon the business type.Even small scale business that maintains quality and is reliable can, in this field be in competition with big names at least in its gestation period.it gives you wishful manifestation of your business entity-as grand and sophisticated as you want it to be. Money needed is not a restrain in this as you can show case your attitude and essance through the website shopping cart.

It is much easier to change things in ecommerce as the price of the things orcustiomization of the product on your web page.Also you can apply new businessmodels or business process reengineering,,bringing in higher degree of specialization or improving on productivity and customer care. All this hardly takes any time in implimenting/incorporating or exhibiting.

The customer service becomes highly fluent and convenient with this. Customers are depending more and more on ecommerce shopping for its convenience and their paucity of time. More than this online shopping lets your customer take the advantage of online economics, because here they have to pay less than what they do in the open market.

It is not that we see only the rosy side of it, there are some hitches in this too. for starters internet has still to be made available to a large chunk of our society, there are issues of privacy and security in this, because they have to divulge highly private informationonline when they do any transaction.

On the technical issues side Non standardized protocols for certain processes, insufficient telecommunications bandwith and ever evolving software tools(with incriminating versions) are some of the issues which limit ecommerce from becoming more popular in the present day IT systems.

Even though technical hitches can be overcome it is very difficult to change the basic thinking of people who do not understand these type of transactions and are apprehensive about their reliability. It will take quite some time for this change to take place but in places like USA ecommerce is fast catching up and leads the world towards it.
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Chris Jensen is a contributing author of Jet Speed Shopping on the Fly. For more realated up-to-date news check out Jetfly ecommerce shop.
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