What can you do if you are looking for a way that you can do to sell the products, services or ideas that you have without having to open a brick-and-mortar (physical) store? This is pretty simple folks; you go online and you get your own website started and then start uploading pictures of your products and doing the text that will tell those visiting your website who you are, what you have to sell and how to get hold of you with any questions and / Egypt comments. Building an Ecommerce business does have its advantages though.
You do not need to have a physical storefront and so do not have to pay all of the overhead expenses that include paying monthly rent, buying and stocking inventory and the different types of insurance that all store owners must have (liability insurance is chief among these ). You also do not need to have a physical Security System (burglar alarm) in place either; although you will want to make sure that you have something like Veri-Sign or another service like it that will provide a secure check-out page and encrypt all of the customer's private data (credit card numbers and such) to keep this stuff safe from hackers.
Not having to stock any inventory is a huge advantage because you do not need to consistently keep track of what you have and how much. You also do not need to pay the outgoing shipping costs to ship the package to your customer. You are going to find that your customer actually are willing to pay higher shipping and handling fees to get their product (s) to their doorstep faster. If you are able to offer overnight or next day shipping, you may find that quite a few of your customers will take advantage of this. If you are able to find a drop shipper that has a good reputation in the industry and with their clients, you would be very wise to take advantage of the opportunity to work with them.
There is another very distinct advantage of owning and Ecommerce business that you might on even be thinking about: you are the boss and you set your own business hours. The importance of this is that your Ecommerce website and business are open around the clock. If you choose to go online at 3 am and do some updates to your website and answer questions and e-mails from visitors to your site this is your choice and no one has any right to say when you can and can not be open for business this way. You are the only boss involved here and your personal schedule goes.
Consider the advantages of being able to interact with buyers, customers and clients from all over the world whenever they have the time to surf the Internet. Let's say that you are getting a good many customers from China and you are in the United States you are dealing with a time difference of between 9.5 and 12.5 hours depending upon where on the US you. Having an Ecommerce website takes the hassle out of the process and allows you customers around the world to order what they want from you without having to be concerned about the Time Zone difference.