E-commerce services help businesses to sell goods and services online. They develop an E-commerce strategy for a company, and then propose a suitable E-commerce solution. Some E-commerce services specialize in helping businesses market the highest volume of goods to a targeted consumer group or demographic. Others are mass marketing specialists. Many E-commerce service providers can deliver a combination of consulting, software, and hardware solutions for E-commerce Web sites. Costs vary based on the services provided and the complexity of the work.
E-commerce services provide Web site design and development, web hosting, application development, and support for related E-commerce activities. E-commerce Web design defines a web site’s graphical user interface (GUI) or look-and-feel. Web designers include graphic artists and usability experts who know how to apply Web-based marketing strategies to new products. E-commerce Website development varies in cost, complexity and speed of implementation. Like other E-commerce services, website developers are located across North America and around the world.
E-commerce hosting and e-commerce Web hosting activities are directed towards high-end Web servers and database servers. These types of E-commerce services can include, but are not limited to, domain registration, Web-based marketing, site redirection, transaction processing, data backup and security, and multimedia advertising. Some E-commerce services specialize in the coding of E-commerce software that includes modules for activities such accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), general ledger (GL)accounting, inventory tracking, billing, and maintenance of customer and vendor contacts. The software provides users with the ability to purchase virtually any type of product or service, interact with products through demos, and perform secure banking and investment transactions.