In 2015, e-commerce sales in the U.S. increased 14.6 per cent to $341.7 billion, accounting for 60.4 per cent of total retail sales growth.
It allows you to have a global presence
It makes things easier for you
It improves the customer experience
Imagine having all pertinent information including customer data, orders and inventory, and accounting all centralized in one space.
Value-added features like demo videos, informative articles, product suggestions during checkout and a 1:1 chat tool help you engage and upsell while building a personalized relationship with customers
It helps you tell your story
It works just as well for B2B
While B2C gets much of the attention, B2B is by far the largest growth area for e-commerce. A Frost & Sullivan research report3 forecasts B2B online sales should reach $1.9 trillion in the US, $2.1 trillion in China, and $6.7 trillion globally by 2020.
It saves you time, effort and money
Last, but not least, using a hosted e-commerce service can have significant cost advantages over both fully custom sites and bricks-and-mortar stores.
With the right platform and the right story to tell, you can extend your reach, expand your customer base and dramatically increase sales.