E-commerce sales in Germany are growing and growing. With the right idea, you can jump on the bandwagon and set up your own e-commerce business.
There are easy and effective solutions for internet shops. For just a few euros per month, you can bring your shop online without any programming skills. Suppliers include:
The prices for a basic shop are usually around 30€ per month. In addition, the large Internet providers such as Strato, 1und1, etc. also offer off-the-shelf shop solutions.
To get started, upload a logo, product images and descriptions and you're ready to go. Before putting your shop live, you should take another look at the legal conditions. You also have to be careful which pictures and texts you use. Plagiarism is not a trivial offence and a reprimand cannot be averted by saying "I didn't know it worked that way".
If you don't want to run your own shop, you can also push your own e-business via E-Bay, dawanda or the Amazon marketplace. This offers the advantage that the marketplaces make clear specifications as to what is allowed and how to do it.
And suddenly you’re receiving your first orders!
If you are not selling digital products or services, it is time to consider how you will handle shipping your products. The goods must be packaged and shipped. Proper packaging is important, because you don't want the first impression your customer has of your business to be a negative one. Orders that are not well packaged can be damaged during the fully automatic processing on the DHL or Hermes sorting lines. There is then also no claim for damages, because the problem was created by the bad packaging itself.
After packaging, we go to the next parcel shop and from there the goods are sent to the customer. Meanwhile, it is important that you offer the customers the possibility to return goods if they don't fit or don't like them. The parcel services offer corresponding returns solutions.
Together with our courier and parcel service partners, we offer tailor-made solutions that save a great deal of time and effort and are usually even cheaper than the standard solutions available. We negotiate discounts with our partners for both parcel shipping and packaging, which we can then pass on to our e-business customers.
Even from small quantities we put our packaging robots to work. With this machine, every single article to be shipped is measured by laser and then packed in a customized cardboard packaging. This ensures that the goods are packed safely and optimally.
It is therefore worthwhile to speak with our customer advisors for small quantities. From the very beginning, we ensure that the logistics solution can grow with your business.