An Accountant’s Advice For E-Commerce Success

With so many people doing business online today it has changed the way that people do business. In order for an online business to be successful it still must follow some of the traditional rules that have always applied to the on land enterprises.


Location, Location, Location

This used to be the buzzword when it came to setting up a business on land. It still is for the brick and mortar businesses, but in a sense it also applies to the e-commerce businesses. In this sense it means getting located high in the rankings of the major search engines.



Marketing is another component that is applicable to all types of business. For on land it is all about signage, advertising, and the production of hard copy for marketing purposes. Online it is all about getting as much virtual exposure as possible and the best platforms for many e-commerce businesses is the social media platforms.


Marketing for e-commerce business means putting a lot of emphasis on the creation of product descriptions. No longer can these just be copied but they have to be unique. For some great tips on how to write these check out


Good Old Fashioned Customer Service

The one thing that puts ecommerce businesses at a disadvantage is not being able to meet with customers face to face. However, this can be made up for by making sure that good old fashioned customer service is being offered. Online this can be done through proper contact. Answering queries and dealing with complaints in a timely fashion is just one of the many steps that goes towards good customer service.


What Hasn’t Changed

What remains a common denominator between e-commerce businesses and on land companies is their accounting responsibilities. Every business entity has the responsibility of making sure they keep their accounting records up to date and that they meet the obligations when it comes to their taxes.


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