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Over the years, online marketing has become a necessity for most enterprises. Each business with the goal of having a large market should consider acquiring an online store. Online stores reach a larger market; this is made possible by eCommerce websites, affiliate links, and social media advertising.
There are many platforms that can be used to make online stores, such as;
Woo-commerce in Word Press
E-commerce module in Joomla
There are many other platforms that can be accessed from the softaculous website. Some successful online store platforms include; E-bay, Amazon, Jumia, Olx, Deals4yu and many more. You can either decide to have one store or have different kinds of stores or marketplaces. There are no limitations in the kind of commodities you are selling or providing for the public; either tangible or not tangible. They can be shipping goods or downloadable goods. For example, MagentoConnect can be classified as an online store as it allows users to get downloadable products for use on the Magento platform.
Types of online stores
Online stores for classified ads- allows a visitor to post an advertisement on the website for any type of commodity. For example Jiji
Online stores for supermarkets- In this platform people can shop for commodities they need and consult with the personnel how the delivery will be made. For example Tuskys Kenya
Online stores where the shipping of commodity is done- one can buy an item from anywhere in the world and it will be delivered right into his/her post office box. For example Amazon
Job Ads platforms- This is where employees can write descriptions of their job listing and qualified applicants can apply. For example Fuzu
Online stores for themes/templates, modules, plugins for various platforms. For example Theme Forest
In need of consulting services on what platform suits your business best, talk to us. We will work closely with you to ensure you get your store up and running as soon as possible.