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What is an

An ecommerce business can be defined most simply as one that trades goods or services on the internet and typically involves a website or online platform through which customers can browse and purchase products, and a system for managing and fulfilling orders. Little Big Shop is a website and eCommerce platform built for small to medium businesses.

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With Little Big Shop you can get your eCommerce business started within a matter of hours of setting up your ABN and any other legals that are required.

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The benefits of an eCommerce store is that it allows you to reach people from all over the world. It gives you a much wider reach than a traditional store for more customers and larger growth potential.

Save time with setup

An ecommerce store is easier and faster to set up than a traditional bricks and mortar store – requiring only a website (and some products), that can be easily purchased and created.

Save on costly overheads

Without a physical business location eCommerce businesses can also save money from costly overheads associated with a traditional retail environment including staff and rent.

Additionally with the power of SEO, your site can be found through your own efforts and this can save on traditional advertising costs. This makes e-commerce businesses more affordable with less upfront investment.


What makes a good ecommerce business?

There are many factors that contribute to developing a solid ecommerce business and they include: a clear value proposition, a well-designed website, a reliable payment system, strong customer service, a robust marketing strategy, scalability and profitability.

What are the different ecommerce business model types?

There are several different types of ecommerce business models, including the following: B2C (Business-to-Consumer), B2B (Business-to-Business), C2C (Consumer-to-Consumer), C2B (Consumer-to-Business), Subscription-Based, Dropshipping, Hybrid.

Why is ecommerce good for business?

There are several reasons why ecommerce can be good for business, including the following: low overhead costs, potential wider reach, increased convenience, data-driven decision making, flexibility, potential for automation.

How long does it take to start an ecommerce business?

With Little Big Shop you can have your business up within a few hours. However, realistically you should have all of the legalities completed (including having an ABN and a bank account) and that means that it would take a few days to get your business setup.

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