E-Shopping Stores are growing worldwide. The spread of the Internet and its extensive worldwide influence is the main reason for this growth.
Electronic shopping (abbreviated as e-shopping) enabled companies to sell without the requirement to set up brick-and-mortar stores.
Moreover, the process of doing global business has changed, too. Businesses using the Internet attained a new dimension of connection with other enterprises and companies. E-commerce has become the regular way of managing business and it significantly contributes to economic growth.
An E-shopping store is a kind of business that is carried in the online environment. While the Internet acts as a consolidated platform that correlates buyers and sellers. These days, it is possible to form an e-shop store by using free platforms, and there is an increase of thousands of new e-shops every year.
E-commerce has its advantages for small- and medium-sized enterprises.
It gives them a competitive edge over big companies. The use of e-commerce is critical especially in businesses established in advanced and developing countries.
Customers of E-shopping stores consider the below-mentioned points while purchasing items online.
1- Price of the product
2- Description of product
3- Reviews about product
4- Reviews about the seller
5- Product details
6- Product photos
7- Website graphics
8- Easy to use the navigation
9- Payment method
10- Delivery time
12- Customer service before the purchase
13- Position in search engine results page
14- Mobile optimization of the website
15- Ease of accessibility of terms and conditions
16- Ease of accessibility of shipping conditions
17- Website activity
18- Social media activity
19- Number of followers on social media
20- Seller’s country of origin
Amongst the above-mentioned points price of the product, locally preferred payment method to the customers throughout the globe, delivery time, reviews about the product, detailed product description & pictures, and shipping options that are familiar to the customer are comparatively more important than the number of social media followers, social media activity, website activity, mobile optimization, and search engine position.
Over time e-shopping stores have made their prices more competitive with regards to brick-and-mortar stores as they have lesser overhead expenses. They have improved their claims solving capabilities, product photos, payment options, and time to respond. And in this way, customer’s satisfaction level has also improved.
With these improvements, the below-mentioned sentences from customers are becoming popular.
1- I like buying on the Internet
2- I consider the internet to be my first choice when I need any product or service
The principal factors that made online shopping, popular, are convenience and attractive pricing/discount. Advertising, the presentation of the product, shipping cost, and recommendations also have their role.
E-shopping stores are now changing their focus from convincing customers to buy their products, to offer the products that customers want to purchase. This is a drastic and fantastic shift.
An investment in the e-commerce store delays the return on investment. So doing everything right from the start can influence the financial accomplishment of the company.
On the other hand, unfulfilled expectations of the buyer can also loiter the profits and can cause businesses to contribute more added resources to re-convince customers about their choice.
As online shopping has become a regular part of people’s lives, optimization of e-commerce stores is critical to provide the experience demanded by website visitors (potential customers). The positive occurrence might result in higher yields, the negative one might result in permanent loss of customers.
Online shopping in Pakistan is also on the rise. New E-shopping stores are coming into existence. Some of them have become more widespread than others. But competition is going on. The new emergents are urged to take into account the above-mentioned suggestions. So that they should be able to attract customers to their websites. In this way, they will be able to grow their business and yield more profits.