Because a lot of people are not even online, no GMB, no Website nothing. And what are people doing? Right they are searching online for a specific product or service. You need a haircut and dont know if its open, just look it up online.Can you explain why it's good time for web design
I am a newbie in the arena of web designing.
I want to take your opinion on one thing,
What would be the impact of Corona on the future of ecommerce web design or development?
However as Ecommerce is not the most profitable business in most cases due to logistics, I presume, that sometime after crisis there might be e-shop closures, etc.
I have been working in a e-commerce for quite long time at the same time seeing situation in retail stores. It heavily depends on situation.The reality is exactly the opposite, its way cheaper logistically to run eCom than a retail supply chain.
That's what actually leverages eCommerce compared to offline sales - you don't need many points of sale and can still give great service.
I have been working in a e-commerce for quite long time at the same time seeing situation in retail stores. It heavily depends on situation.
Points of sale in good locations can help attract traffic quite cheaply and you do not need to pay for last mile delivery, that might be quite costly if your average cart is small. In my case it was some sort of 10% of average cart.
And I see plenty of other small retailers that do not manage to breakeven in e-commerce while work successfully in usual store. At the same time, I believe, there is different situation when e-commerce is much more attractive than physical retail.
Of course, different markets have different situation, but I really doubt that everyone retailer will be successful by going to online. However, it will be business for web developers as they will have to develop it anyway.
That's what I mean. That some of these retailers who go online during COVID might do that to have cash flow, but when they see after some time, that they can't generate profit due to other variable costs, such as logistics, banking, marketing, etc., they might stop investing or even close online channel. However, it will have positive impact for web developers, etc.I don't know what were you selling, but not every product fits eCommerce, profit margins and logistic cost is something that you can plan ahead.
i don't say that every retail business can go online, not at all, you first need some sort of expertise to succeed online, that not all brick and mortar business owners have.
And you need your product to fit the online business model. thing is most eCommerce entrepreneurs build their business model around the product, therefore again, margins and logistics are accounted for.