Are you into buying and selling or you want to have your own online store (eCommerce)?
The slide above are some of eCommerce web designs developed and designed by me at the rate of N20,000 to N100,000 but you don’t have to pay me because I will guide you how you can do it by yourself without having any coding experience but let me do a little intoduction to what ecommerce really means and how you can benefit from it massively.
Ecommerce simply means electronic(online, internet) commerce When you buy and sell online that’s eCommerce.
The best time to sell online is NOW
Revenue in the eCommerce market amounts to US$2,237,481m in 2020.
Revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2020-2024) of 7.6%, resulting in a market volume of US$3,003,971m by 2024. The market’s largest segment is Fashion with a market volume of US$717,993m in 2020.
User penetration is 56.1% in 2020 and is expected to hit 65.5% by 2024. The average revenue per user (ARPU) currently amounts to US$535.70.
In 2019, retail e-commerce sales worldwide amounted to 3.53 trillion US dollars and e-retail revenues are projected to grow to 6.54 trillion US dollars in 2022. Online shopping is one of the most popular online activities worldwide.
Due to the ongoing lockdowns in Nigeria, many businesses are looking to get started with selling on the internet.
If you are into e-commerce already or planning to go into e-commerce big time you need to take this serious. Let’s go
There is no magic or mystery about selling online What you do to “sell online” is you take an “offline” real thing, a product or service, and SELL IT online.
Here are 10 things you can sell right now and make money
1. Foodstuffs, Poultry Products & Meat.
If you can package foodstuffs during this lockdown and deliver to people doorstep you will be making serious money. Foodstuffs like rice, beans, cooking oils, vegetables, fruits, and so on. If you a farmer you can make serious money right now. 1000s of crates of eggs sold daily online in Nigeria. The internet is now the marketplace for different kind of meats.
2. Health-related products /Immune boosters
Pure & Natural Honey, Ginger, Garlic, Tumeric, Black Seed Oil, Supplements, Almond, Lemon, Apple Cider, Brocolli, Papaya, Herbs etc
3. Personal care products
People are scared of going to barbershop looking for cheap clippers online. People may not go out but they will do laundry and bath so soap also falls into this category cosmetics, skincare products, nail products perfume, body and hair care
4. Weight management related products
Many people will be eating anyhow this period and they need products like slim tea, cinnamon, flat tummy tea, fitness equipment etc
5. Educational materials for children and adults
Many serious people are searching for information online because they want to use this lockdown to learn one or two things, packing information for adults and children will sell
6. Home care products
Products like Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Tile Cleaner, mopping stick, detergent, Dish Wash, Toiletries, Disinfectant Liquid Detergent, Air Freshener , Stain Remover etc
7. Indoor Game and Toys for children
Games are a great way to help kids practice and keep them busy
8. Sex enhancers, boosters & related products
Every married men and women are on lockdown its another market
9. COVID19 Prevention related products
Products like Sanitizer, nose mask, infrared thermometer etc
10. Data, Airtime & Cable TV subscriptions services
Everyone wants to connect with friends and families in this lockdown, they need to get an update on what’s happening around the world You can easily source for most of these products locally no importing from China or agent headache
WHERE TO PROMOTE YOUR PRODUCTS ONLINE
You now know you can leverage on the Digital space to promote all the products.
1. Social Media
a. Free Post Videos and Pictures of your products on WhatsApp/Facebook/Instagram, YouTube & Twitter and create Group/Page/Broadcast list Post to your social media status.
b. Paid options
Cheap: Facebook, Instagram ad & WhatsApp ad
Expensive: Youtube & Twitter advert
Cons: You need a webstore/eCommerce if you really mean business.
Webstore/eCommerce is very important, It’s not possible for you to work 24/7 or be in your shop 24/7 but your eCommerce is 24/7 active. Your eCommerce should be simple, responsive, and mobile-friendly.
Mobile users are more than people that use computer so your eCommerce must be *mobile friendly* so that people can access you or your business anytime any day.
Ecommerce makes it easy for people to get your address, contact, vision, and other details about you and your business.
Do little SEO
What is SEO?
SEO is an acronym for Search Engine Optimization In my own simple definition SEO means say it on the internet (e-commerce or social media) the way people will search for it
Shipping and Delivery
You need a Dispatcher agent that will move your products for you nationwide and delivery agent that will deliver to your customer doorstep
Trusted Payment Gateway
I will recommend Rave or Paystack free registration, online payment and charge tiny commissions of 1.5% from you or from your customer Register here
Finally Your own Professional Ecommerce Website
You can easily develop eCommerce websites for your products even if you can’t code at all. Just purchase any of our hosting plans and we will guide you on how to choose a domain name, install WordPress CMS, and how to add e-commerce WordPress related plugin.