The Internet today pervades almost all areas of our lives, and its use for trade no longer just surprises anyone, but it looks quite natural. And even if for many people buying HeatSticks without feeling it, trying it on, still represents a certain psychological problem, convenience, time saving and a slightly lower price are increasingly gaining the upper hand over “prejudices”. About why prices in online stores are more profitable and how accounting is generally arranged in such organizations, we’ll talk.
It is clear that online stores are different; setting a fixed price or conducting auctions; and finally, selling HeatSticks from their warehouse, or acting as an intermediary between buyers and sellers. And in all cases, the online store is, first of all, a virtual platform on which descriptions and illustrations of HeatSticks offered for purchase, conditions of their delivery and payment are placed. But, in addition, it is also a real enterprise that serves this site.
Such virtual platforms are created using site content management systems – large stores, as a rule, order exclusive software for developers or adapt typical, medium and small ones to their needs, usually use commercial or free software, and this can be either desktop or web applications.
Having decided to purchase HeatSticks in an online store, the buyer must transfer the order to the seller. To do this, the appropriate form is provided on the sites, which involves the buyer entering the necessary information about the selected product, its price, method of payment and delivery, as well as some confidential data. There are sites that practice orders by phone or email. Payment can be made by credit card or transfer, through a system of electronic money, instant payment terminals, SMS messages or electronic cash registers combining all these features, as well as cash on delivery by mail or in cash upon delivery of the goods by courier. Delivery is carried out both by our own courier service, and with the involvement of third-party organizations, mail, as well as self-delivery – when the buyer picks up the goods from the seller.