Throughout the past few years internet retail sales have seen a steady growth, and in the U.S. alone it is expected to increase 10% during 2015. As more and more people start using their smartphones and tablets to complete their shopping, brick-and-mortar stores will soon see a decline in their sales. Check out our first infographic to to see a detailed view of the state of ecommerce in 2015.
Even though online sales still only makes up a small part of the retail market, the types of things people are purchasing online will have a huge impact in the future. Take a product such as a book, in the past you would have to go to your closets book store to get one, today you can simply order it online and have it delivered directly to your front door, or you can just download it to your tablet and have access to it instantly.
With more than 70% of the online population in Britain, The Netherlands and Sweden looking to complete their shopping online, you need to start thinking about getting your store on the net, the biggest challenge is finding the right ecommerce platform, and making sure you complete all the steps necessary to get your store up and running.
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very informative post . thankyou for writing.
Catalin, GREAT resource. Curious, any reason you didn’t include Miva Merchant in your list?