5 Reasons why a retailer should have an Online Store

By Richard.

The trend of shopping online is on the rise. Online shopping helps people find increased options more easily and quickly than shopping in the market. An hour of window shopping can be avoided by exploring online stores. People, especially women, look for stores which offer the best prices before purchasing something.
Retailers can take advantage of this situation. Retailers sell goods at wholesale prices, which are extremely cheap compared to regular market prices. Retailers can change the online shopping world with their special discounts. There are several reasons why a retailer should have an online store.


The prices offered by retailers make them by far the best candidates for a purchase. A normal seller cannot match the selling price of a retailer in any way. As things stand, retailers can rule the online business world without breaking a sweat. You can devise a special offer or a hot deal to introduce yourself in the market. People will recommend you to their peers and family and the news of your existence will spread like fire in a jungle.

Reach a wider audience:

Retailers will have a chance to reach a wider audience. There are several ways in which retailers can market their online stores. They can use social media to advertise products on sale. This is the most effective way of selling your products. There are millions of people on these websites and the prices offered by retailers are something everyone would be willing to pay. Another way of improving your website’s traffic is using search engine optimization services. Both ways will help you increase your sales and build a customer network.

Improving sales:

As you will reach more people you will stand a better chance of selling your items. A retailer could sell up to ten times faster than a normal online shop owner due to the rates offered. With the amount of high sales a retailer has the flexibility to offer even lower prices. Lowering prices further could spark a ‘shopping mania’. Retailers buy their products at extremely cheap rates and the rates at which they are selling are actually double the rates they buy at. By lowering the rates they make the same amounts of profits, as sales are doubled.

Flexibility of offering free services:

Retailers make enough profit to offer a free delivery service. A free delivery service is a great way to gain a larger customer base. People prefer buying from a retailer who offers a secured delivery service. The secured delivery service insures that the customer gets his/her products in perfect condition. This service could even lure the most loyal customers towards your store.

Cost Effective:

An online store is a cost effective way of doing business. Imagine running a shop with two or three helpers, the electricity bill, the rent and the taxes will all together take a chunk out of your profits. A retailer would be better off with a warehouse and a well maintained online store. The 24 hour accessibility of an online store is a major advantage. You can be selling your stuff round the clock.

This article is written by: Richard , is a trained magento specialist with over 3 years experience. Richard has helped many businesses to make a move online. 

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Abhishek Balani

A full stack developer, sometimes designer, passionate coder, tireless knowledge seeker, curious learner. I have a strong passion for new technologies, very autodidact and love to build new things from the ground up. Having 5+ years of dynamic experience accumulated from working in early stage startups to mid-sized organizations in Agile environment. Skilled in Python and related frameworks, React.js, Databases, Hadoop, Elastic Search and various AWS Services like Boto3, API Gateway, Lamda, EC2, EMR, CloudWatch.

One Comment

  1. The best reason can be Customers can buy Products or anything Online. Also to get more popular as a Retailer its important to open an Online store so that everyone can order there things online.

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