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Ecommerce South Africa – OOWEBOO

South Africa is the 35th largest market for eCommerce with a revenue of US$3 billion in 2019, placing it ahead of New Zealand and behind Nigeria.

With an increase of 14%, the South African eCommerce market contributed to the worldwide growth rate of 13% in 2019. Revenues for eCommerce continue to increase. New markets are emerging, and existing markets also have the potential for further development. Global growth will continue over the next few years

However, online selling isn’t just limited to established brands and retail giants like Amazon; ordinary people can start their own e-commerce shops from the comfort of their homes.

Starting an e-commerce site is easier than ever before with options that are:

Affordable: There are many ways to start a new e-commerce shop with little to no overhead
Easy: Sometimes you don’t even have to have your own product; some e-commerce shops work thanks to drop shipping
Options: Whether you’re a tech expert or total newbie, there’s an e-commerce platform out there that caters to you

If you’re in the initial planning stages of putting up your e-commerce site, temper yourself to avoid picking a design before deciding on the essential types of e-commerce features you’ll need to incorporate. Some of these features are already built into certain e-commerce platforms, while others may need to be custom-built.

Regardless of how you plan to incorporate them, here are the essential types of e-commerce features you need to be successful online.

Get a new website – (old or outdated)

Do you want a new website? is your website old or outdated?

Your website is at the heart of your online branding. It brings every aspect of your business together online and gives confidence. It helps you manage, distribute and share your content more efficiently.

It’s often the first place to start, whether you’re changing your company’s brand image, launching a new product or you’re aiming for a responsive site. Ecommerce websites are currently the new normal as shops are not able to operate as they used to. get you products online, show them to your clients 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Clever marketers know that an intelligent web design can make a huge difference in conversion rates

Our current weapon of choice for small to medium business is WordPress, even if you’ve never worked with WordPress, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about this content management system (CMS). Since its first baby steps in 2003, WordPress has rapidly gained popularity, and it became one of the best and most used software solutions when it comes to building and managing a website or blog. Today, WordPress caters to both beginners and professionals; it can help you with a hobby, a full-blown career or something in between.

Reach out, we offer free advice and have many tools you can use.

ray@ooweboo.co.za