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E-commerce means buying and selling products online. Thanks to internet that resulted in growing number of e-commerce stores. As the Technology is advancing, the internet has also changing  and advancing which has not only helped in improving communication, extracting information, providing more varieties of entertainment and games but has also helped in advancing and growing business ventures. The consumer preference has changed over time due to easy access to internet, convience , 24 hours availability etc. So all these factors has encouraged business to open online stores and deal with buyers. Due to popularity of e-commerce many upcoming marketers are planning to establish stores online first rather and than gradually opening offline stores. So in such a scenario, e-commerce provides various opportunities for entrepreneurs. In today's world it has become essential for entrepreneurs to run business online in order to build strong customer base and survive in long run. So below are some advantages of e-commerce for entrepreneurs :

  1. Selling globally - entrepreneur can start selling online by creating a website that allows consumer across the globe to interact with the website and make purchases thus e-commerce allows entrepreneurs to reach and expand globally. 
  2. Cost factor - the cost of creating and maintaining online store is inexpensive as compared to physically opening a store as it includes cost of rent, maintainance  etc. So setting online store is a better option as it saves a lot of costs. 
  3. Increase revenue - online presence of business helps entrepreneur to reach more customers thus it directly increases sales and revenue of entrepreneurial venture. 

Today, number of customers tend to go for online shopping instead of physically going for the purchase. Now, e-commerce sites like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, etc offer retailers to sell their products at reasonable rates. Some of the benefits of e-commerce are -

Increases the sale –

As we make the products available online, the customers base increases consequently. This directly increases the sale and revenue of the company. The search engine traffic can be increased to your company's websites by using technologies like SEO to attract more customers towards your brand.

Convenient to reach targeted audience –

This is the most significant benefit of e-commerce. We can increase the business reach by targeting the right kind of audience. This helps in taking your business reach at a bigger level than the actual physical level. The business is not limited to local area only.

No time constraints –

Any physical office would be on for 12-14 hours a day but e-commerce makes your office run 24 hours virtually. Customers can make purchase at any time of the day whenever they want. So e-commerce increase time flexibility not only for the retailers but for customers also.