How to get started in eCommerce
eCommerce encompasses a vast array of online sales models. From the single operator artisan boutique to giant retailer warehouses—and everything in between, there doesn’t seem to be a business model out there that can’t benefit from an online sales channel.
Many business owners recognize the need to develop an online presence, but feel overwhelmed by the task. Having little or no experience with eCommerce technologies and processes can keep even the most ambitious business owners stuck in brick and mortar sales models. In fact, in a recent Vantiv survey, 49 percent said "knowing where to start" was their biggest hurdle to starting an online store. Others have started an eCommerce operation but feel there may be additional steps they could take to make it more successful.
Where does your business fit?
Where does your business fit into the modern commerce ecosystem? If you can see yourself in any of these scenarios, you need an eCommerce cookbook, and you’re in the right place.
Vantiv’s eCommerce experts have put together the Everything eCommerce Cookbook to help guide businesses in the online market, including:
- Businesses expanding into the online channel
- Existing eCommerce businesses looking to elevate
- New eCommerce start ups
The Everything eCommerce Cookbook guides you through all the stages of development for an eCommerce business. From getting started with website hosts, to picking a payment solution, to growing and marketing your business, the cook book has it all.
It’s packed with tips, tricks, and must-have technologies for small-to-midsize eCommerce businesses.
In the Everything eCommerce Cookbook you’ll learn about:
- Hosted vs self-hosted platforms
- Setting up payments and associated costs
- Security and anti-fraud solutions
- Shopping cart integrations and best practices
- Billing and chargeback handling
- Shipping considerations
- Search engine optimization and social tactics
- And so much more!
As a leader in the payments industry, serving over 800,000 merchant locations from the coffee shop down the street, to the largest retailers in the U.S. We’re making payments smarter, faster, and easier for eCommerce merchants in high-growth channels.
Download this free, jam-packed Everything eCommerce Cookbook today!
- How to become PCI compliant
- Best online fraud prevention strategies
- Offering alternative payment choices
- eCommerce shipping and packing tips