Entrepreneur: E-Commerce Basics

Service/Product Online Sales

E-Commerce (or ECommerce) means to sell things online. There's lots of resources and options, so the best place to start is:

 

(1) If you have a website or mobile app, asked the provider of that service what e-commerce options work best for adding a store to their site or app services.

 

If you're drop-shipping, where orders are fulfilled on demand thru another company, that company will be able to tell you what e-commerce options they have that can integrate with your site or app.

(2) If you don't have a website or mobile app, you sell online by creating a stand-alone online store through services like Big Cartel, Shopify and others

Services that provide stand alone stores, usually also have options to link existing  websites and apps to their stores.

 

(3) Once you decide how you're going to set up your main online service, you may also want to consider opening accounts through marketplaces like eBay, Etsy, Amazon, We Buy Black and others. Also, list your business at online business directories.   

Click here for the list of Black Business Directories