Consumer and business buyers are increasingly drawn to buying online. One of the lessons we all learnt during COVID lockdown restrictions was the need to turn to virtual sources in an attempt to keep supply lines and sales platforms open.
There are several “shop-type” software solutions available that can be adapted to meet the needs of most businesses. In most cases these would be linked to your present website.
You will need a method to collect payment at the point of sale, but again, there are several players in this market-place and the fees charged are not prohibitive.
Internet based selling also opens up the opportunities to market your business online and promote your business with social media, advertising and email campaigning.
As the costs of setting up a virtual sale platform are modest when compared to the benefits this is an investment that should be considered. If you already have an online shop, but limited online sales, it may pay to consider promoting this facility.