With e-commerce dominating the consumer retail market it’s reassuring to know that small businesses recognise this as an important way to grow.
In the first three months of 2013 there was a 19 per cent increase in the number of small businesses investing in the creation of an e-commerce site, a survey by freelancer.co.uk has found. This signals that virtual sales are increasingly being seen as a major way to drive growth.
And according to David Harris, vice-president of freelancer.co.uk, all it takes is a relatively small investment to be able to have an online store with all the same features as massive internet retailers such as Amazon.
“Tech that powers e-commerce is now mature, scalable, and cheap – you can set up a turn-key online store for as little as a couple of hundred dollars enabling the massive growth of online retail,” Mr Harris said.
As you can see, the future is online and if small businesses want to succeed then it’s imperative they look to the internet to secure growth.
Posted by Secret Businessman