Because Malls are Crowded and Boring
It's so much easier for consumers to shop online - and these days, many of your customers may be expecting an online store. Even if you don't have a tangible product you want to sell online, you could sell gift certificates to your brick-and-mortar store, or take donations for a cause your business supports!
The point is, for any kind of online transaction, you need e-commerce. And now, e-commerce can be as convenient for you as it is for your customers.
So, Are We Talking PayPal Here?
Maybe! PayPal is certainly one option that works for many small businesses. However, you may want to consider other shopping cart options with different features. Our shopping carts can provide any or all of the following:
- Product search
- Product categories
- Product variations such as size and color
- Coupons and discounts
- Featured promotional items
- Best seller list
- New products list
- Reviews and ratings
- Facebook "Like" buttons
The PayPal solution is perfect for the small business with just a few products to sell online. It's easy to set up, and easy for the customer to use. PayPal monitors all transactions and send you the details of who bought which product. The payment is deposited in your PayPal account, ready for you to move into your checking account whenever you want.
This system works well for lawn care businesses, for example. Repeat customers can simply keep up with their regular bill online. Customers do not have to have a PayPal account to pay you, either; they can use their credit card.
If you want to sell more than one product or service, though, you should consider a shopping cart.
Shopping carts are e-commerce systems similar to what Amazon uses. Customers can browse multiple products and select the ones they would like to purchase. The products sit in the shopping cart until they are ready to check out, at which point the customer makes just one payment.
There are several types of carts that are compatible with a Find8 website, depending on what sort of functionality you need - like the ability to allow customers to generate "wish lists" or save their past purchases.
You have options.
Give us a call or send us a message to set up a time to talk about the best way to implement e-commerce for your business! We'll help you figure out which features will work best for you and your customers.