E-commerce is defined as being the buying and selling of goods and services by businesses and consumers through an electronic medium. It is most widely considered the buying and selling of products over the internet, but really any transaction that is completed solely through electronic means can be considered to be e-commerce.
There are three categories of E-commerce:
B2B or business to business for example Cisco.
B2C or business to consumer for example Amazon.
C2C or consumer to consumer for example eBay.
It is also called electronic commerce, and some people refer to the sites as shop sites.
Irish Web Design has experience of a wide variety of websites, and specialises in the website design and the Search Engine Optomisation SEO of E-commerce and other websites.
Recently websites have been completed for What Vitamin and Boom Nutrition.
Other websites that contain an element where purchases can be made include Fitness Extravaganza and What’s On Athy.
Follow the links to see how this company integrated the capacity to sell products on the websites.
In some cases the main purpose is sales, for example the What Vitamin site which serves all parts of the Republic of Ireland with a service delivering a wide range of vitamins and related products.
Boom Nutrition specialises in delivering Fitness Nutrition to all mainland addresses in Ireland.
Fitness Extravaganza, or FitEx for short, services competitors who want to enter Ireland’s Premier Fitness Modelling Competition.
Entry tickets for competitors and spectator tickets can be purchased on the website.
DVD’s of the competition can also be purchased online.
What’s On Athy is the website for the South Kildare monthly magazine. An innovation is the Athy Showcase Shop which allows local businesses to sell goods and services without having to invest in their own website.
Different Payment Gateways have been used from AIB Merchant Services, to SagePay and of course PayPal.