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E-commerce overview

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What does this involve?

Read Business Gateway's free guide to find out how selling online could benefit your business.

This ecommerce overview helps explain both the opportunities and risks of selling online. It will also help you examine your company's capacity and the complexities involved before you decide on your marketplace, platform and approach.
The guide covers:

  • what ecommerce is
  • how to develop an ecommerce strategy
  • the ecommerce cycle
  • whether you should outsource ecommerce or do it yourself
  • ecommerce marketplaces
  • ecommerce platforms
  • payment processing
  • how to complete the sale
  • after-sales support

The guide is available to download as a PDF file (244 KB).

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are thinking about starting, or already run, a business in Scotland.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Any business based in Scotland.

How long does this take?

It takes about 30 minutes to read the guide. 

Next steps

Visit the Business Gateway website to download the guide (PDF, 244 KB). The download will begin as soon as you follow the link.

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