E commerce is not limited to an exhaustive ecommmerce application or elaborate shopping cart software.
Some great examples of simple implementations of ecommerce are when a service company, HVAC for instance, adds a payment form to their website to allow a customer to pay as soon as the service is rendered. Another example might be a furniture store adds a payment form on their site to take finance payments online. These are two examples of how ecommerce can be added to your site simply and affordably. Not only is it painless but it provides real value to your customer and to you.
Maybe simple isn't what you are looking for. Ready to move up to then next level and put your store online? Maybe you don't want an ecommerce store but instead you have a product or a service that a customer has to pay to get access to. We've got the answer.
Check out the gallery below for a couple of examples of ecommerce applications we have finished in the last few months.
Some additional ideas for ecommerce
Restaurant Online Ordering System
Imagine the benefit of having a 24 hour order taker for your carryout restaurant. Thrive's systems integrates with any Point of Sales system, whether you use paper tickets or software from Thrive or another vendor.
The benefits are obvious. To start with having a website for your restaurant is a major advertising boost. Potential customers no longer need to pick up a paper menu, you can lower your print budget, you can feature what you want as often as you have to add it. Beyond a standard "marketing only" website, having the ability to place you order directly from the web lowers your overhead by eliminating an "order-taker" position, reduces the dependence on multiple telephone lines and expands the number of customers that can be served at any given time. This is especially great for a business lunch spot. Imagine the convince you give your customers by letting them order from their desk, at any time.
The process is simple. A customer visits your site, and browses the menu. Then selects the items they want, customized the way you allow in-store. After their order is complete, they pay, and the order is delivered to you.The system gives the customer a visual of their order, so they don't need to take up valuable employee time by asking about the menu. You don't have to print multitudes of To-Go materials, that get old and out of date. It's a win/win; your customer has a better ordering experience, you lower the cost of each order.