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Hello Experts,

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?
 

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I think, that Covid helped some people to start using ecommerce as their product supply source and they will continue doing afterwards. At the same time, some retailers that didn't have offline presence, they started going into online now.

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.

But for web design I see this as an opportunity to act now and get as much customers as possible.
 

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I think thats the only business that is booming these days. Everyone struggling to get an online presence
 

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Can you explain why it's good time for web design
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.

A lot of services here in my town say they dont need some GMB or Site. Now they are struggeling, no customers and no online presence. Businesess that are online and communicate with their customers are the winner in this period! I want to order some food and now it comes in handy that i know that they got some delivery for this period.

I hope you get my thoughts.
 

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Ecommerce industry has been hit badly because of this so the demand for such services will also reduce.
 

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for ecommrce it depen on the produt.
but for web design it's booming. everyone realize how importance online presence now.
at current situation having shop in the middle of city won't help you sell anything, but having good site with good traffic will fulfill their needs.
 

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It's going to boom. Every business that was only brick and mortar is realizing that they're dead if not online
 

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Hello Experts,

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?



I think eCommerce business will be booming in the near future and upcoming days. People who didn't think about using e-commerce are now getting used to using it for daily purposes. As the COVID-19, the situation will not be going to improve in recent days, the e-commerce business is going to improve day by day. So, a lot of Website development and design-related work will come in recent times.
 

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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.

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.
 

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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.
 

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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.

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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Hey,

Thanks to all for their replies.

One thing is pretty much clear that ecommerce is going to see a boom for sure but still it depends on the type of product. For example - food, home essentials, and related stuff will be in huge demand as compared to electronics.
 
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