Last week, one of our colleagues celebrated the birthday of his young son. He pointed out to us that in order to make this birthday extra special, he wanted to throw a themed birthday party. The theme, however, was based on a cartoon that isn’t widely known in Canada. As a result, finding the appropriate decorations in local stores wasn’t possible.
“I just hopped online,” our colleague told us, “I found what I was looking for on Amazon and they delivered a lot quicker than I expected. If it wasn’t for online shopping, I would have never been able to pull off this birthday party. My son was thrilled and his friends were pretty impressed considering they’ve never seen decorations like that before.”
The benefits of selling your products online are many.
The above described scenario is certainly one that can benefit your business. Do you sell particularly unique products that aren’t available anywhere else? If so, investing in an e-commerce solution can work wonders for your company’s bottom line. With the help of an online store, you’ll be able to sell your distinctive goods to individuals across the continent and even the globe – people who would never be able to visit your brick and mortar store location.
On nChannel.com, Jillian Hufford explains that expanding customer reach is one of the top advantages of e-commerce. “Existing brick and mortar sellers can be limited by their location,” she points out, “Customers must travel to visit your store. With e-commerce, you can sell to customers anywhere, anytime. This allows you to serve customers across the US, or internationally.”
E-commerce allows you to earn money 24/7.
Not only can you sell your unique goods to people all over the world with the help of an e-commerce solution, you can also keep your doors open around the clock. With an online store, your “doors” never close. You have the ability to be fast asleep at three in the morning, while someone in another country is making a purchase on your website.
According to April Ort on Bizfluent.com, having extended hours of operation is one of the top benefits of selling online. “Online selling gives businesses the opportunity to provide around-the-clock hours of operation, thus increasing their profit margins,” she writes, “Customers can browse through your goods or services whenever and wherever they have Internet access.”
Canadian POS can give you everything you need to securely accept credit cards online.
We proudly offer an e-commerce solution that enables you to easily and securely accept and process all debit cards and credit cards (including Visa, MasterCard, Discover Network and American Express) from your website.
Secure real-time transaction processing and advanced risk management tools protect your online business from fraud. And because you’ll have a direct connection to our powerful and reliable processing network, you can eliminate the costs and complexities of dealing with a third-party gateway provider.