E-Commerce Why You Should Start an Ecommerce Website
Even though it might sound like starting an ecommerce website is best left to people with a great deal of time on their hands and plenty of money to invest, there are some great reasons to take on the challenge.
Here are some of the more positive aspects and results of starting your own e-commerce store.
- You’ll get to be your own boss.
That means that you have no one telling you what to do and that any successes (or failures) are yours and yours alone. Many people dream of being their own boss and dislike their current job or supervisor, but few actually get the opportunity to do so. You’ll definitely be accomplishing something that lots of people dream about.
- You can work from home.
That’s right; you don’t have to go into the office. You don’t have to leave your house at all. You can skip the shower if you want. You can work barefoot, in your underwear or however else you choose (with the shades down of course). Besides the comfort factor, you also have the ability to work whatever hours you choose and take time off whenever you want. If you decide you want to work for ten days and then take five off, no one will stop you. Of course, if you are shipping merchandise yourself, you might be limited by the needs of your customers but you’ll still have a great deal of freedom.
- You’ll have the potential to make an unlimited amount of money.
You know that in your regular job, no matter how hard you work, the most that you can look forward to is a series of raises. Even if you had the best luck in the world and worked harder than anyone else, you aren’t going to get rich from your paychecks. But with an e-store, the harder you work and the luckier you get, the more money you’ll make. Becoming a millionaire is within the realm of possibility when you are business for yourself.
- You’ll be prepared for the future.
The fact is: brick-and-mortar stores are on their way out. If the technology is created to ship something and have it arrive at the customer’s home or business within hours, such as with Amazon’s drone shipping program or through the use of 3-D printers, brick-and-mortar stores will have no advantages and many disadvantages. Right now, the only thing they have going for them is that you get the item when you buy it. In the future, it is likely that any benefits to shopping in person will be outweighed by the benefits of online shopping and you will be right there, already prepared to fulfil the online shopping in your niche.
- You get numerous advantages over starting a retail store.
There are many advantages that eCommerce has over the brick-and-mortar retail store for business owners, perhaps even more benefits than for customers. For example, you get to stay open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Can you imagine how much it would cost to run a physical retail store for 24 hours? Also, you don’t have to pay rent, you don’t have to pay utilities and start-up costs are massively reduced.