e-Commerce provides a great platform for businesses to sell and export. It provides them a greater reach to prospects and consumers if executed well and can make retailing less cumbersome. Most websites that are run by businesses to deal in goods and services fall under one or more of the following categories.

A website for transactions

 This is the most familiar website for the people who shop on the internet. A transaction-based website may be the façade of a store for a catalog business like Amazon or a showroom for businesses who want to sell directly to the consumers, such as Dell. They can either be hosted on the website of a third party or a on a complete end-to-end solution provided by the business itself.

A website that has static content

Websites that have static content in them are developed for generating sales by promoting awareness of the corporate rather than by making a gateway for sales. It functions like a brochure as it keeps relevant information about a service, product, or the brand itself in forward of a person. It tells consumers and prospects about how they can go about making a purchase. Also, it can only be developed to build an image of the brand.

A website for auctioning

The websites that are developed for auctioning bring sellers and buyers together so that transactions can be facilitated. These platforms provide an efficient way to find a consumer without making huge investments in building a transactional website. Examples of such websites are Alibaba, Amazon, and eBay.

Starting off with online markets and sites for auctioning can be great for budding businesses. Thus, it is recommended to explore the options that relate to online stores before making a jump.