E-Commerce Websites: Integration with Amazon & eBay
E-commerce websites are vital for every company, giving them a home online where customers can purchase products and stay in touch with the brand. But that's only the beginning. Think about the last time YOU purchased a product: there's a high chance that, instead of going to a unique website, you chose to make your purchase through Amazon or eBay, the two biggest e-commerce marketplaces.
It's a story that is repeated time and time again all over the world. Together, Amazon and eBay are responsible for a huge proportion of online sales. This means that, if you don't have a presence on these platforms, you're missing out on sales. It could be the difference between success and failure in such a competitive arena.
When you're running an e-commerce business, time is a precious commodity. If you have to list your products separately on Amazon and eBay as well as on your own website, your workload is effectively tripled. Wouldn't it be great if you could list your products just once and have them automatically listed to these e-commerce giants? Well, you can! E-commerce websites from Brickweb can be directly integrated with both Amazon and eBay, saving precious time and potentially tripling your sales.
Established in 1994 as an online bookshop, Amazon was an immediate success and, just two months after being launched, was selling books to consumers in 45 different countries. Since that time, Amazon has gone from strength to strength and just keeps getting bigger, offering customers from all over the world millions of products. Amazon is today the world's biggest e-commerce marketplace; in the UK alone, a massive 86% of online shoppers purchase products from Amazon, according to reliable data from Statista.
eBay was launched as 'AuctionWeb' just a year after Amazon, with creator Pierre Omidyar intending to 'bring together buyers and sellers in an honest and open marketplace'. Though many users still auction items to the highest bidder, the vast majority of sales are made as direct purchases. Second only in size to Amazon, eBay has more than 185m active buyers and is available to consumers in over 180 countries around the world.
If you want to build your customer base (which of course you do!), then integrating your website with Amazon and eBay could be the best thing you've ever done. After listing a product on your own website, a single click in your custom control centre will automatically upload the listing to the two biggest e-commerce marketplaces on the planet. Sorted!
Find out all the details about world-class e-commerce websites from Brickweb on our website, where you will also find information about our entire suite of web development solutions and services. Don't hesitate: integrate!