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As the global Internet population continues to grow, electronic commerce is growing as well. Consumers worldwide purchased $2.86 trillion on the web in 2018, up from $2.43 trillion the previous year. This huge market encompasses traditional e-commerce, as well as m-commerce (which is growing faster than any other sector) and location-based e-commerce.
Even if you do not run a traditional online business, you will still get to understand the key aspect of online component of your business.
This two-day program will teach entrepreneurs how to develop, market, and manage an e-commerce business, giving them a crucial advantage in today’s competitive market.
You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.
E-commerce is the future of business and it’s growing exponentially. This session explores the term “e-commerce” and how it has evolved over the last few decades. Also discussed here are the six models of e-commerce and terms used throughout the course.
The basic elements of an e-commerce business are the topics here. This session digs into setting goals, creating a business plan, and then choosing a revenue model. The session also takes a look at successful e-commerce businesses.
Learners will get a look at content management systems, e-commerce server packages, and web hosting services in this session. A test drive of an online service and a basic e-commerce site are also features of this session.
A step-by-step look at building an online store is the core of this session. It looks at domain names, site structures, and top-level pages. The session also covers navigation tools, product pages, shopping carts, the checkout process, plus pages like an FAQ section along with testimonials. To conclude the session, students will review the pre-assignment and create a top-10 list.
After your site is set up it’s a good idea to test it before launch. This session looks at ways to guarantee a positive launch plus post-launch procedures. As a wrap-up, students get to usability test an actual e-commerce site.
Here, students get a look at how quality content and responsive site design will help engage users, drive site traffic, and build your business. Also discussed is how to build customer relationships and leverage social selling.
It’s no good having customers but having no way for them to make their purchases. Transaction management is the focus of this session which looks at online payment options, mobile payment systems, digital cash, and cash/check on delivery. This session looks at the details of each payment method and the locations where each type is common.
M-Commerce is commercial transactions conducted using tablets or smartphones and it is growing about 50 percent per year. This session looks at the top m-commerce retailers. We will look at trends in the mobile arena, including wearable devices like smartwatches.
Successful e-commerce sites analyze metrics to study every aspect of their business to help assess and improve it. This session discusses key metrics all e-businesses should track and looks at tools to track these metrics and evaluate trends.
There’s more to running an e-commerce business than just having a website. This session gives students a glimpse of four key supporting areas of an e-commerce business, including: product management, sales and marketing, customer service, and post-fulfillment.
It’s pointless to have great content without the marketing to spread the word about your business. This session gives students a look at the marketing cycle and the elements of a marketing plan. Also covered is a look at different marketing channels with a focus on social media marketing. Students also will benefit from some tips for creating promotions to generate customer interest and income.
Owning a business comes with the responsibility to protect data and information that customers share with you. In this session, students are shown how to keep customer data safe along with a look at credit card security and intellectual property rights.
Regulations and rules govern businesses around the world. This session takes a look at major areas that are usually regulated by jurisdictions are the world.
At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.