Thinking Of Starting A Small eCommerce Business?

thinking_bizman_320It is widely acknowledged that online retail sales in the US and beyond will continue to grow at a blistering pace for the foreseeable future. It is predicted that by 2017, 10% of all retail sales in the US will be made online reaching an estimated $434 billion in total sales. In fact just in the 2nd quarter of 2014 e-commerce sales jumped nearly 16% according to a recent report from the US Commerce Dept.

As more consumers and small businesses get comfortable with making purchases both big and small online the viability of starting a successful e-commerce related business has never been more realistic. Starting an E-commerce business or franchise opportunity can offer some unique and very compelling advantages vs. starting a business that requires a brick and mortar location to operate.

Some of these advantages include:

  • Low overhead – Most small e-commerce businesses can be operated from a home office if desired significantly reducing overhead expenses.
  • Affordability – In comparison to starting a business that requires a physical location online businesses generally have much lower investment levels.
  • Minimal or no staffing requirements – Most online businesses are owner operated.
  • Little or very low expensive equipment requirements- other than a computer.
  • Serious growth potential as more consumers and businesses buy online going forward.

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