Are you considering jumping on the e-commerce bandwagon? Well, it’s not a bad idea. Consider this statistic from “E-Commerce is the next frontier in global expansion” by the global consultancy firm AT Kearney:

“Global e-commerce has grown by 13% each of the last five years.”

Wow. Where else in the economy, especially in the past few years, do you see growth at a 13% clip year over year? Answer: Nowhere. The upshot is that “As online sales skyrocket in developing markets, an online presence is a low-risk way to test new markets and complement existing store footprints.”

So yes, e-commerce is hot and maybe even better, fairly easy and affordable to get into. The other cool thing is that, not only does it allow you to sell more locally, but e-commerce also offers you the ability to sell 24/7 all over the world.

iDesigns Solutions offers several WordPress e-commerce options for small business owners looking to get into e-commerce or enhance and improve their current e-commerce solution. We recently launched a WordPress e-commerce website that offers

  • UPS integration;
  • coupon generation;
  • wholesale pricing; and
  • country specific shipping and ordering.

Those are just a few of the extensions and plugins available for WordPress e-commerce websites, which means you can tailor your site to your business needs as well as the needs of your online customers.

Contact iDesigns Solutions today for a free consultation to discuss your e-commerce needs and receive a free price quote.

Read the full article on, Ask an Expert: E-commerce 101 for entrepreneurs

Amy Findley

Author Amy Findley

As the iDesigns Solutions LLC project manager, Amy is our clients’ point of contact throughout the design and development process. She knows every project inside & out. Amy comes from a Fortune 1,000 company where she worked in the Public Affairs Department supporting community relations and corporate communications for an employee base of 18,000+. She enjoys researching and blogging about trends in search engine optimization and social media and sharing her findings with our clients.

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