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- It’s estimated that, by 2021, global ecommerce sales will reach $4.8 trillion, which makes ecommerce a growing and profitable industry to be in.
- The US was estimated to have 162.8 million mobile shoppers in 2019. As a result, store owners must ensure that their websites and ads are mobile-optimized to reach their target audience. According
to Business Insider, men (22 percent) are also considered more likely
to buy a product via a mobile device than women (18 percent).
- Women tend to shop online more frequently than men. For every $10 spent online, women are spending $6 while men spend $4.
- Millennials, ages 18-34, tend to spend approximately $2000 online each year making it the generation that does the most online shopping.
Types of Ecommerce Websites
Physical Goods Ecommerce Website:
Retailers who have brick and mortar stores can host their store online to sell to a broader audience. This option is great for retailers who want to increase sales but not physical
Service-based Ecommerce Website:
Freelancing, and pure online service providers have become a huge trend recently with websites created as the link between freelance and their potential clients.
Digital Products Ecommerce Website
Companies that sell digital products like software or video games don’t need physical stores to sell their products as it
only involves the customer downloading the product. This type of e-commerce business thrives as remaining solely online drives down costs making it easier to be profitable
Dropshipping Ecommerce Website:
Slightly different to physical goods stores, dropshipping is where merchants sell goods to customers on their online store but they don’t hold any inventory. Instead they find a
supplier to sell goods from, wait for customers to buy these products, and the supplier fulfills the order for them.
- B2B: The B2B model, business to business, is when a business is selling to other businesses. Alibaba is an example of a B2B business, as their suppliers sell to other businesses. Alibaba prices are extremely low as they’re wholesale prices to allow businesses to make a profit-off of their products.
- B2C: The B2C model, business to consumer, involves businesses selling to consumers. If you decide to open your own online store, you’ll likely be selling to customers instead of businesses. Amazon,
Walmart, and Apple are examples of B2C businesses.
- C2C: The C2C model, consumer to consumer, is when consumers are selling to other consumers. Examples of a C2C business model are eBay, Craigslist, Facebook groups, and Kijiji. Many of the sellers on those sites aren’t businesses but average consumers selling products they own whether second-hand or new
- C2B: The C2B model, consumer to business, is when a consumer sells their own products or services to a business or organization. This could be a photographer selling their photography to a business.