e-commerce has radically changed the way we do business. Whether you are an existing business or looking to move online, the rewards are substantial, even in our current depressed market. There are up to 875 million active online customers, that's over 80% of world's internet shopper buying online. By 2020 it's estimated that 40% of sales will be done online. Distribution networks are improving all the time providing your business a 24 hours global market place. The only question is if you're doing it, are you reaping the rewards, if you're not, then what's stopping you?
Challenges for business
Many businesses, existing or new, face the same challenges. Setting up an online business, or making sure your business is working, needs skilled and experienced resource. Technology has come a long way to help businesses get started or improve. And over the years, costs have also come down. However, businesses still need to understand how to use these emerging technologies, what is possible and how can your current business goals can be achieved using what's out there. More importantly, businesses need more hands-on resource to meet demand and drive the business forward.
How we can help
Launchstorm has helped businesses overcome some of these challenges by providing hands-on, flexible, immediate and experienced support. We have over 20 years of sales and marketing experience and, in the past 5 years, combined this with a focus in developing and running online businesses. We find that coming up with ideas is the easy part; making those ideas takes time and hard work. We can help provide the additional resource needed to help your e-commerce business prosper.
Working with the International Baccalaureate.
Our recent work the International Baccalaureate (IBO) demonstrates the way in which we can work and add value. The IB store is the IBO's main channel which sells educational products to its growing customer base across the globe and across all time zones. We've provided flexible support to the existing team and helped with inventory management, the planning and execution of new features and applications and back end maintenance. Our work has helped free up the core team's time to plan how to meet the increasing demand and to take advantage of emerging technologies.