Why do I need an e-commerce web site? Why don’t I just sell things on EBay?

Yes you could always simply set up an EBay Store and perhaps you still should however there’s also some great reasons to go for an e-commerce web site – here’s just a few…

An EBay Store involves an on-going monthly charge plus insertion fees and final value fees. If you’re successful perhaps you won’t mind but these costs could begin to add up!

Your own e-commerce web site or online store will involve initial financial investment but other than minimal costs for web hosting and renewal of your domain name(s) there are no other running costs for the web site.

Let’s face it, if we’re looking for a bargain we all chance our arm on EBay. EBayer’s want to pay as little as possible so if you sell on EBay your audience is a crowd of bargain hunters! Establish your own online shop and you’re more likely to be visited by people who are looking for something in particular; people who are looking for a good product not just a good bargain!

EBay offers limited functionality, control and opportunity to customise and develop your store as you choose.

Having your own online store portrays a far more professional image which may give visitors more confidence to make a purchase.

Start with the bigger picture in mind…
Starting a website now means that all of your time spent in promoting your business will have long term value. As you spread the word, you share your domain name and people will remember it.

and finally…

Why not use EBay as well? List a few items and then link to your own online store…

Contact Us today and we’ll help you set up shop!

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