#1: “I Don’t Have the Technical Skills”
This is perhaps the most common excuse of all – the limitation of the necessary skills / knowledge and you’re right to say that technical skills are required… 5 years ago. In actual fact, starting an E-Commerce site today is so easy that you hardly need any technical knowledge at all! For instance, you can simply setup a blog using platforms such as WordPress or Blogger. Platforms such as WordPress makes it so easy even for beginners as it only takes minutes to get your site up and running!
#2: “I Don’t Have the Time”
Believe it or not, E-Commerce saves you even more time. The reason is simple – the moment your product is online, the purchasing process becomes automated. You’ll no longer need to physically monitor and track individual orders as the system does it for you. Your job will just be revolving around fulfilling that order. Even better if you’re selling electronic products such as e-books as your job ends at setting it up.
#3: “It Doesn’t Suit My Product / Service”
Recent reports in Malaysia revealed that RM1.8 billion was spent in year 2010 online, which indicates the growth and the amount of people that are already buying online. Whether it is the payment of bills, buying of books, electronic goods or fashion related items, consumers today are looking for that convenience in their busy lives and E-Commerce is just the right solution for them. You just need to get your online service across to them.
#4: “I’ve Tried and It Didn’t Work”
Are you sure? Are you VERY sure? List down ALL the things you’ve done and identify what you have not done or what else you could’ve done better. This time, put down an action plan and EXECUTE them. Most E-Commerce sites fail because business owners think that it’ll generate revenue automatically, in which they’re wrong. Just like a conventional business, E-Commerce also requires dedication and commitment to make it work.
Remember, technology has changed the way we communicate and do business today. The question is, are you ready to drop these excuses and make a change for your business?