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What is ecommerce?

Ecommerce stands for electronic commerce. It is simply any type of business or commercial transaction, which involves the transfer of information through the Internet. It mainly revolves around buying and selling products online, both physical and digital. Ecommerce varies in the types of participants between consumers and businesses: Business to business, business to consumer and consumer to consumer. It allows businesses and consumers to access an online economy and market without having to deal with the traditional barriers of time and distance. This eliminates a main marketing problem for businesses and consumers. Examples include online shopping, electronic payments, online auctions, Internet banking and online ticketing.
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Is ecommerce a profitable business?

Ecommerce is currently the most thriving and important emerging sector of the Internet. It has expanded rapidly over the past years and is predicted to keep expanding at an accelerating rate. Ecommerce makes business faster, less costly and more convenient. Everything that would traditionally be adjusted to optimize a businesses' strategy is already provided to you with ecommerce.

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What do I need to start an ecommerce website?

There are three simple steps to creating a profitable ecommerce website: Creating a legitimate business entity, picking a suitable niche for the business and launching your website. Creating a legitimate business entity is always first step of running a business. Next you have to pick a suitable niche, in which you can sell your products or services online. Finding a market gap or improving an already existing niche will secure your ecommerce future. Finally you must launch your online store website, which encapsulates your business philosophy, to attract consumers.
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How can 1&1 help me to start my own ecommerce business

The road to creating a successful and attractive ecommerce website is challenging. Let 1&1 help you achieve your vision! 1&1 offers a variety of ecommerce options from novice ecommerce users to advanced and experienced ones. With the easy setup that 1&1 provides in the form of a setup wizard, drag-and-drop interfaces, shop designer, advanced eBay features, website templates, etc. you will be able to make your ecommerce dream idea into a reality.

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