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E-commerce The Future Of Shopping

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E-commerce in Trend

In an era where people relies on their gadgets to run errands, you might have heard about e-commerce as an alternative to more traditional way of offline shopping. From clothes to electronics to even fruits and vegetables, you are just one click away from having the goods delivered to your doorstep.

Easy, fast, and hassle free might be the main reasons why people behaviors of shopping and buying has shifted to the online option. For sellers and business owners, online store and its lower-cost and low-maintenance aspect, has allowed them to give more offers to their customers such as discount, promo, and cheaper price. Some people even confessed to have browsed around and tried on products offline, only to purchase it online later on.

So, What is it, Actually?

E-commerce is basically people selling and buying things online or over the internet. It can be through different platforms, from website to mobile application. In Indonesia only, according to annual report released by We Are Social in 2018, people that have access to the internet has already reached 132 million people, which means half of Indonesian population has access to go online. On the top of that, 68% of those internet-connected people are ‘online shopper with smartphone’, making e-commerce an inseparable part of today’s society.

As a result, e-commerce nowadays selling not only goods, but it can include service too. Compared to the old way of online shopping such as email, current technology has developed rapidly, thus making web-based online store (toko online) emerges everywhere, following by the increasing number of e-commerce platforms such as Lazada, Shopee, Tokopedia, etc.

Latest E-commerce Trend

Online store (toko online) has been the latest trend in the e-commerce business recently. Today, you can find thousands of store online on the internet, as well as on social media such as facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. They sell almost everything from foods, beverages, books, music instruments, kitchen equipment, till car, by just one click away. The latest research even shows that ticket (shows, concerts, sports) has became the new prima donna in e-commerce business with its online sales continue to soar ever since last year.

In addition, a lot of services providers has also been teaming up with e-commerce platforms to make online shopping experience much more convenient for customers, such as e-wallet and same-day shipping service.

What Does it Means?

While conventional shopping still has its own charms, e-commerce has undeniably stolen the business highlight in the past few years. More business owners have opted for online store to distribute their goods, thus making e-commerce a great platform for you to start a new business, or, if you already have one, putting it online would certainly expand it more.

You can start by creating your online store (toko online) on social media for free or go for self-hosted option for a more professional interface. For that, you may need to hire expert e-commerce web developers from reliable company that would take care of it all for you.

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