What is e-commerce?

By Kamal Haddad on 15 October 2015

E-commerce is a transaction activity that allows the trade of goods and services via the internet. It has become one of the most powerful tools for companies BIG and small. Though it is complicated, partnering with someone who understands e-commerce is not. There are a lot of professionals that can help provide the components for a reliable, secure, and successful e-commerce strategy.

A few things that are essential to a successful e-commerce store include:

  • A secure hosting company
  • PCI Compliant shopping cart software (for secure checkouts)
  • A payment processor (to accept credit cards)
  • A SSL certificate
  • Content management system

Though this doesn’t seem to be much, finding a reliable source for the products you wish to sell is another dilemma. You will need staff to maintain the site, manage your product catalog, and process orders you receive. Even if you did not want to stock products and you only drop-shipped, you still need to handle customer service inquiries, questions, returns, purchase orders to the distributor, and other work that requires a multi-task oriented staff.

Sure, there are companies out there that will build an online store for you. Though they will give you all the tools you need to build a tree house – you still need to build the tree house yourself. If you are willing to handle customer service, management of your own product catalog, hiring your own staff, and order processing – check out our wholesale-only drop ship program here: http://www.redmoby.com. BUT, if you want to focus on the core of your business and leave the e-commerce (tree house building) to us, there is no better option than Health Mobius. It is your own turnkey online store that is fully managed by our accommodating and knowledgeable e-commerce team. Come see what Health Mobius can do for you today!