Chapter 1:The Foundations of Entrepreneurship

Chapter 1:The Foundations of Entrepreneurship

Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9-1 The Internet: Changing the Face of Business Successful companies embrace the Internet as a mechanism for transforming their companies and for changing everything about the way they do business. Business basics still apply online.

In the world of e-commerce, company size matters less than speed and flexibility. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9-2 The Internet: Changing the Face of Business Study: By 2014, online sales and Internet activity will account for or influence 53% of total retail

sales in the U.S. Neilsen study: 84% of the worlds online population has used the Internet to make a purchase. Items purchased most often online include books, clothing/accessories/shoes, airline tickets, electronic equipment, and hotels. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9-3 Online and Web-Influenced Retail Sales in the U.S. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011

2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9-4 Benefits of Selling on the Web In addition to the text Opportunity to increase revenues and profits Ability to expand into global markets Ability to remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week Capacity to use the Webs interactive nature to enhance customer service

Power to educate and inform Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9-5 Benefits of Selling on the Web (continued) In addition to the text Ability to lower the cost of doing business Ability to spot new business opportunities and

capitalize on them Ability to grow faster Power to track sales results Conversion rate the percentage of customers to a Web site who actually make a purchase. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9-6

Internet Penetration Rate Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9-7 E-Commerce Surveys show: 64% of small business owners in the U.S. have a Web site. But 65% do not engage in ecommerce because their Web sites cannot accept payments.

Barriers: Not knowing how or where to start Cost and time concerns Fear that customers will not use a web site Problems with online security Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9-8 Factors to Consider Before Launching into E-Commerce How a company exploits the Webs

interconnectivity and the opportunities it creates to transform relationships with suppliers, customers, and others is crucial to its success. Web success requires a company to develop a plan for integrating the Web into its overall strategy. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9-9 Factors to Consider Before Launching into E-Commerce (continued)

Developing deep, lasting relationships with customers takes on even greater importance. Creating a meaningful presence on the Web requires an ongoing investment of resources time, money, energy, and talent. Measuring the success of a Web-based sales effort is essential to remaining relevant to customers whose tastes, needs, and preferences constantly change. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

9 - 10 Assessing You Companys Online Potential 1. What do you expect a Web site to do for your company? 2. How much can you afford to invest in an ecommerce effort? 3. What rate of return do you expect on that investment? 4. How long can you wait for that return? 5. How well suited are your products and services for selling on the Web? 6. How will the back office of your Web site work? Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 11

Assessing You Companys Online Potential 7. How will you handle order fulfillment? 8. What impact will your Web site have on your traditional distribution channels? 9. How will you ensure customer security? 10. How will you handle customer service for the site? 11. How will you promote the site? 12. What information will you collect from visitors to the site? 13. Have you developed a privacy policy? 14. Have you tested your site with live customers? 15. How will you measure success? Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 12

10 Myths of E-Commerce Myth 1: If I launch a site, customers will flock to it. Myth 2: Online customers are easy to please. Myth 3: Making money on the Web is easy. Myth 4: Privacy is not an important issue. Myth 5: I dont need a strategy to sell online. Myth 6: The most important part of an e-commerce effort is technology. Myth 7: Customer service is not important. Myth 8: Flashy Web sites are better than simple ones. Myth 9: Its whats up front that counts. Myth 10: Its too late to get on the Web.

Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 13 10 Myths of E-Commerce (continued) Myth 1: If I launch a site, customers will flock to it. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 14

Promotion Is the Key! Include your URL on everything related to your business Use social media such as Facebook and YouTube to drive traffic to your site Network build relationships with other companies, customers, trade associations, online directories, and other Web sites to interact with customers Make your site compatible with mobile devices Use QR codes Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011

2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 15 10 Myths of E-Commerce (continued) Myth 1: If I launch a site, customers will flock to it. Myth 2: Online customers are easy to please. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 16 10 Myths of E-Commerce Myth 2: Online customers are easy to please. Experienced online shoppers tend to be

unforgiving and quick click to another site if their shopping experience is subpar or they cannot find the products and information they want. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 17 10 Myths of E-Commerce (continued) Myth 1: If I launch a site, customers will flock to it. Myth 2: Online customers are easy to please. Myth 3: Making money on the Web is easy. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur

Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 18 10 Myths of E-Commerce (continued) Myth 1: If I launch a site, customers will flock to it. Myth 2: Online customers are easy to please. Myth 3: Making money on the Web is easy. Myth 4: Privacy is not an important issue. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

9 - 19 Myth 4: Privacy Online (continued) Pew Internet Report: If online companies were able to alleviate customers online privacy and security issues, the percentage of online buyers would increase from 66% to 73%. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 20 10 Myths of E-Commerce (continued)

Myth 5: I dont need a strategy. An online strategy is critical to success Define the target audience Understand customers needs and wants Create a strategy to set your site apart from others Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur

Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 21 10 Myths of E-Commerce (continued) Myth 6: The most important part of an ecommerce effort is technology. Understand the underlying business... then use technology to develop an online business model that provides customer value in a profitable way. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur

Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 22 Myth 7: The Importance of Customer Service on the Web Myth 7: Customer service is not important. Study: 22% of online shoppers expect higher levels of customer service than they do offline. Concern: The average conversion rate for e-commerce sites is just 3.2%! 75% of Web shoppers abandon their shopping carts without checking out.

Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 23 Reasons for Abandoning Online Shopping Carts Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 24 10 Myths of E-Commerce (continued) Myth 8: Flashy Web site are better than

simple sites. Fast download times increase sales potential Myth 9: Its whats up front that counts. Order systems and support are critical Myth 10: Its too late to get on the Web. Web opportunities still exist Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 25

Strategies for E-Success Focus on a market niche. Develop a community. Attract visitors by giving away freebies. Make creative use of e-mail, but avoid becoming a spammer. Make sure your Web site says credibility. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

9 - 26 Strategies for E-Success (continued) Make the most of the Webs global reach. Use Enterprise 2.0 tools to attract and retain customers. Promote your site online and offline. Develop an effective search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur

Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 27 Search Engine Strategies Natural (organic) Listings Arise as a result of spiders, powerful programs search engines use to crawl around the Web. Paid (sponsored) Listings Short text ads with links to the sponsoring companys Web site. Beware of Click Fraud

Occurs when a company pays for clicks that are generated by someone who has no interest in or intent to purchase its products or services. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 28 Number of Target Pay-PerClick Key Words Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 29

Designing a Killer Web Site Understand your target customer. Give customers what they want. Select an intuitive domain name that is consistent with the image you want to create for your company and register it. Short Memorable Indicative of a companys business Easy to spell Make your Web site easy to navigate. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur

Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 30 Factors That Web Shoppers Say Are Most Important Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 31 Designing a Killer Web Site (continued)

Add wish list capability. Use online videos. Create a gift idea center. Build loyalty by giving online customers a reason to return to your Web site. Establish hyperlinks with other businesses, preferably those selling complementary products. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 32

Designing a Killer Web Site (continued) Include an e-mail option an a telephone number on your site. Give shoppers the ability to track their orders online. Offer Web shoppers a special all their own. Follow a simple design. Create a fast, simple checkout process. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur

Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 33 Designing a Killer Web Site (continued) Offer suggestions for related products. Provide customer ratings and reviews. Establish the appropriate call to action on each page.

Provide customers with multiple payment options. Rely on analytics to improve your site. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 34 Designing a Killer Web Site (continued)

Assure customers that online transactions are secure. Establish reasonable shipping and handling charges and post them up front. Confirm transactions. Keep your site updated. Test your site often. Consider hiring a professional to design your site Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 35 The Purchase Funnel

Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 36 Tracking Web Results Web Analytics tools that measure a Web sites ability to attract customers, generate sales, and keep customers coming back. Only about 21% of small businesses use Web analytics strategically to refashion their Web sites. Commerce

metrics Visitor segmentation measurements Content reports Process measurements Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 37 Measuring Online Performance Bounce Rate The percentage of visitors to a site who view a single page and leave without viewing other pages.

Cart Abandonment Rate (CTR) The percentage of shoppers who place at least one item in a shopping cart but never complete the transaction. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 38 Measuring Online Performance (continued) Cost per Acquisition (CPA) The amount it costs to generate a purchase (or a customer registration).

Conversion (browse-to-buy) ratio The proportion of visitors to a site who actually make a purchase. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 39 Ensuring Web Privacy Take an inventory of the customer data collected.

Develop a company policy for the information you collect. Post your companys privacy policy prominently on your Web site and follow it. Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 40 Ensuring Web Security Virus detection software

Intrusion detection software Firewall Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Technology Charge backs Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

9 - 41 Losses to Online Fraud Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 9 - 42 Conclusion Know what you need to know before launching into e-commerce Assess the basic strategies to follow

Know what works on Web sites Track results and listen to customers Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall 1 - 43 9 Ch. 9: E-Commerce and the Entrepreneur Copyright 2011 2014 Pearson Education, Inc. Publishing as Prentice Hall

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