Well first, here’s a definition:
E-commerce (electronic commerce or EC) is the buying and selling of goods and services, or the transmitting of funds or data, over an electronic network, primarily the Internet. These business transactions occur either business-to-business, business-to-consumer, consumer-to-consumer or consumer-to-business.
So there you have it, the technical definition of what an Ecommerce website is! Still confused? Put simply, its a website that offers the purchase of products or services directly through their website. This could be physical, tangible products, digital files, or services such as Website hosting. A client can peruse these products or services on your website, select which they wish to purchase, and then use some form of payment gateway or service to finalise the transaction and pay for the product.
Here’s an example of an Ecommerce website selling physical goods in New Zealand.
Hearing True : www.hearingtrue.co.nz
Hearing True are the sole stockists of high quality US and European manufactured hearing aids in New Zealand. Each hearing aid is Medically Certified, includes a 12 month manufacturers warranty and full description for each hearing device. Customers can choose between Invisible Hearing Aids (IIC) – also known as Completely in Canal Hearing Aids (CIC), or Behind the Ear Hearing Aids (BTE).
Hearing True also stock a range of hearing aid accessories, including soft tips, tubes and batteries.
Based in Christchurch New Zealand, Hearing True offer free consultations and hearing checks for those who can visit the clinic, and specialist advice over the phone for those who can not. Hearing True are a WINZ Approved Provider, so if you are a New Zealand resident on a WINZ benefit, you may be able to get assistance in the purchase of your hearing aid.
The Hearing True website lists their full terms and conditions of purchase, along with frequently asked questions to help buyers know they are safe and protected in their purchases. They also offer free programming of hearing aids for those who can provide an audiogram and are purchasing one of their programmable hearing aid products.
Hearing True was founded on the honest belief that hearing aids need a fresh approach. With the technological progress of the 21st century, hearing aids should neither cost up to $10,000 a pair, nor come in outdated designs, nor be tiresome to obtain.
Peter Langham, Owner
View and compare their hearing aids.
Do I Need an Ecommerce Website?
If you sell goods or services that you believe people can buy through the internet, then yes, an Ecommerce website is probably perfect for you.
How Much Will it Cost?
Price is always determined based on your individual business needs. Our Ecommerce websites start from just $2495+GST. This price includes payment gateways such as PayPal, however we can modify this to suit just about any credit card payment gateways you may need, including the very popular eWAY.