With the advent of affordable web development software and ecommerce shopping cart solutions as well as the easy availability of free shopping cart template designs, almost any business can now be an easy online business to start and grow. Demand has also grown to match this ever-growing supply of web stores as shoppers are taking to the Net in increasing numbers as well.
Not surprisingly these days, a large percentage of consumers with PCs or notebooks have either shopped online at some point in time or continue to shop online regularly. This is an obvious choice for many, especially with broadband speeds going up steadily: Internet shopping is extremely convenient, environmentally friendly and a haven for great deals. In the UK, Germany and Japan, around 97% of Internet users do their shopping online. The US is not far behind with 94%.
Internet shopping is getting more secure and there are more and more choices of payments methods available to shoppers. For merchants, the million dollar question is still “What do people want to buy online?”
In this blog post we’ll try to answer that question as well as share some of our thoughts to help you decide if following certain trends is the right way to go about growing your online business.