E-commerce overview

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What does this involve?

Selling online used to be for a select few industries. Today, it’s a common way for businesses to sell their products or services online – especially with so many routes into e-commerce. 
With a sound e-commerce strategy behind you, your business could reach a potentially global audience. But you’ll need to consider your capacity and the complexities involved before you settle on your marketplace, platform and approach. The DigitalBoost e-commerce overview can help you weigh up the opportunities and risks of selling online. 
The Business Gateway e-commerce guide looks at:

  • what e-commerce is
  • developing an e-commerce strategy
  • the e-commerce cycle
  • outsourcing e-commerce or doing it yourself
  • e-commerce marketplaces
  • e-commerce platforms
  • payment processing
  • completing the sale
  • after-sales support

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free and impartial service.

Who is this for?

Any business based in Scotland, at any stage in its life cycle.

How long does this take?

Set aside 30 minutes to read the DigitalBoost e-commerce overview. 

Important information

A simple sales process that works every time will allow customers to focus on your offer, rather than be put off from buying from you again.

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website to read or download the e-commerce overview.

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