Selling goods and services on-line can be a major project. But this is where many company's make their most money on the web. Websites for small businesses make this possible. Selling on-line requires the setup of a shopping cart, the establishment of a secure payment system and regular management of the products being sold.
For a small company that has many products it wants to sell on-line there are many shopping cart systems available. Finding the one that is right for your business requires a little research.
Very simple shopping carts sell individual products, each with their own descriptions. More complex carts sell products with a wide range of options, such as clothing, which normally requires selections such as sizes and colors for each purchase.
Shopping carts on websites require a secure payment system. This can be done with existing services, such as Pay Pal. Or, a system can be set up through a business's bank.
Choosing what service you use depends on several factors. the primary one being what level you expect your sales to reach on-line.
After an on-line sales site is up and running, the operating company needs to manage it. The amount of resources required depends on many factors. For a company listing a few hundred products, this could be done with a website manager, like us. For a company managing millions of products, it could require the creation of a new department with multiple employees dedicated to on-line sales.