In the early nineteen-nineties at the birth of web sites they were merely a way of advertising a product be it a removal company or a local window-cleaning service. The web page was nothing more elaborate than an advert and certainly was not at all interactive nor was it capable of ordering products without going back to the old method of making a phone call or perhaps contacting by fax machine which was also a rare and slow machine and very expensive.
Almost anyone could design a simple webpage although the novelty was so revolutionary that many handed it over to web page designers who often charged a pretty penny for something that was rarely more than a single front page.
Through the early years of the nineties the web site was developed into something a bit more useful until the end of the decade when internet shopping began.
Even then there were concerns about internet payment fraud and this put off the vast majority of people who continued only to trust their local stores for all products. Later on this loophole of fraud was further tightened up and nowadays none of us would part with credit card details without recognising the sites protection with things like the presence of http and addresses and phone numbers establishing the whereabouts of the owners of the site.
From those early days at the beginning of the nineties the hundreds of millions of e-commerce websites has meant that there is a great deal more to website designing than meets the eye.
If someone has an idea to launch an online business no matter how good looking the website is, it will never succeed without intricate software to create a good platform on which goods can be ordered, safely paid for, despatched same or next day, and stock records amended appropriately.
The web pages are just the windows of the operation and continuing SEO work must be carried out to ensure success.
Apart from SEO which stands for Search Engine Optimisation there are other aspects of search engine marketing to consider. For all this to succeed it is always better to find an SEO company right at the beginning of the launch of a new product.
If you are thinking of setting up your own online business then you really need to speak to an established Web Design and SEO marketing company preferably with a good long record of success.
Oddly enough, when you say a long record it is possible that this means anything between eight and ten years because that is as long as the business of E-commerce has really been alive and kicking.
As the website is just one aspect of the online business it is necessary that it is designed by professionals in conjunction with other people in the SEO company as all the tricky parts of making those smooth and failsafe parts of the business work faultlessly.
Good website designing involves a great many other aspects and should always be designed with professionals who can respond well to your ideas and perhaps add a few of their own learnt from long experience.