E-Business and E-Commerce Learning Path
Companies are increasingly using computer and internet technology to facilitate doing business. In the modern world the internet provides a vast amount of opportunities for business to help run their business successfully. E-Business involves a wide range of electronic activities a business can partake in whereas E-Commerce refers to the process of buying and selling online. By studying the Alison Learning Path in E-Business and E-Commerce you will learn about the opportunities available to a company when they decide to conduct business online. You will learn how E-Business and E-Commerce can help a company reach new markets, market to customers, and increase sales. The Alison Learning Path in E-Business and E-Commerce is a series of courses that cover different areas of E-Business such as internet marketing and advertising, buying and selling online and social media for businesses.
Courses in this Learning Path
Introduction to E-Commerce
Major advances in technology have seen e-commerce becoming extremely viable for business and also very convenient for consumers. Various topologies and security plans allow producers and consumers to sell and purchase with ease. This course introduces the learner to various topologies used within e-commerce, the infrastructure required and security needed to make e-commerce possible.
This course will be of great interest to business professionals, as well as any learner wanting to expand their knowledge and understanding of e-commerce.2-3 Hours50 Points
E-Commerce - Introduction to Internet Marketing Strategies for Businesses
Before the Internet companies fashioned communication strategies based on whatever medium they had available to them, whether that was print, radio or TV media, to broadcast their message. Companies now realise that the Internet is the ideal communication medium for interacting with a wide variety of stakeholders. They also know that the Internet is not just the Web, but a range of technologies that, in combination, can provide a potent marketing strategy.
In this course you will learn about successful Internet marketing techniques and strategies that are being used today by businesses and organisations around the world. You will be introduced to techniques such as how to break down your target audience, how to build a coordinated marketing strategy using the integrated Internet marketing matrix to reach your customers and stakeholders, and how to measure the effectiveness of promotion strategies.
This course will be of great interest to business and marketing professionals and entrepreneurs wanting to expand their knowledge and understanding of effective Internet marketing strategies, as well as any learner wanting to learn more about the power of online marketing.1-2 Hour50 Points
E-Commerce Web Strategy
With the growing popularity of e-commerce in today’s world, organizations must learn strategies to attract and retain online customers to their webpage. They must also tailor their websites to adapt to their customer’s needs.
This course introduces the learner to various strategies used by firms and organizations to attract and retain customers to their e-commerce, the different types of attractors and attractiveness factors associated with attractors. This course will be of great interest to business professionals, as well as any learner wanting to expand their knowledge and understanding of effective web strategies with e-commerce.2-3 Hours50 Points
Building A Successful E-Business
The course Building A Successful E-Business shows you how using computer and internet technology can facilitate a business of any size to successfully build an online e-business. The many benefits of conducting e-business are explained include expanding a business’s customer base, lowering costs and competing with other businesses.
The course begins by introducing you to the practice of e-business. You will learn about different forms of e-business and when they are used. You will learn how to assess a business’s needs and indicate if a business is ready for e-business. You will learn different ways in which conducting e-business can be beneficial.
Next, you will learn about the variety of issues that need to be addressed once a company has decided to conduct e-business. You will be introduced to a range of services that are available for businesses in order to deal with these issues and conduct e-business successfully. You will learn the importance of creating a web presence for your business and the steps and options involved in doing so.
Finally, you will be introduced to the practices of online marketing and e-commerce. You will learn about different forms of online advertising and why a business should consider employing them. You will learn about the importance of using social media to market your business to current and potential customers in the modern world. You will learn about all the areas that need to be considered when integrating your web system with your business. You will learn about a variety of options available to a business when conducting e-commerce.
This course will be of great interest to business professionals in small-to-medium businesses, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to start using computer and internet technology to conduct business and reach customers in order to stay up-to-date in the modern digital world.2-3 Hours50 Points
E-Commerce and Selling Online
Across the world, e-commerce has become essential for business success. Online purchases are becoming more popular everyday, and businesses that do not master the techniques and strategies of e-commerce and selling online are more and more likely to close down. Just having a physical shop or office is not enough anymore. In the modern world, having effective e-commerce skills can be the difference between a successful and a failing business. This course is designed to make sure you succeed.
The course begins by introducing you to the practice of e-commerce. You will learn what differentiates e-commerce and e-business and how conducting e-commerce can help your business reach new markets. You will then be introduced to the core components of e-commerce and where/when they must be applied. The course will then present you with a list of the most important considerations that need to be made when integrating e-commerce with your business. Very importantly, you will be guided through the security and privacy issues that arise when conducting e-commerce. Finally, you will learn about the current dominant trends in e-commerce and the different e-commerce solutions that are available to you.
If you manage or are thinking of starting a small-to-medium business, then this is the course for you. Whether you have a physical product to sell or a service to offer, either on a B2B or B2C basis, e-commerce skills are essential for ensuring your business success. As such, learning these techniques are a long term investment which can help your business reach new markets and increase business sales and revenue. With this course, you can start making that investment today.2-3 Hours50 Points
Social Media Strategy for Small Businesses
Social media is a powerful tool. If you use it correctly, you can bring your business to places it could never reach before. With social media, you can get instant feedback on your products, stay up-to-date with important industry conversations, and extend visibility of your product way beyond where it currently is. Unfortunately, a massive amount of small business owners do not understand how to use social media correctly, and never take the time to check if they are doing things right. This free course is designed to make sure you are not one of them.
The course will teach you how to integrate social media platforms into your e-commerce website to drive customer awareness of your brand and increase sales. The course begins by describing the need for a dynamic web presence. You will learn how to research and plan for a dynamic website. Next you will learn about the key concepts and considerations relevant to social media, along with the different ways for preparing and sharing social media content. You will then learn how to meaningfully measure social media engagement using platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs.
Utilising social media can be tricky, but worth it. A few small bits of information about where and how to allocate your time to social media will really pay off. And when you think about how short this course is (just 3 hours!) compared to how much time you could be spending poorly on social media without it, the pay off is obvious. So go on, start and stick with your next learning journey today!2-3 Hours50 Points
Advertising Your Business Online
Advertising Your Business Online is a course that will teach you about the different options available for advertising businesses online. You will learn about ways in which online advertising can be used to promote a business and reach a wider audience compared with traditional advertising approaches. Advertising online can help your business reach new customers and increase brand awareness.
The course begins by introducing you to the process of social advertising. You will learn how using social networks for advertising can be an effective and relatively cheap way to market your business. You will learn different rules that need to be followed when conducting social advertising. You will be introduced to suitable social advertising platforms that you can use to promote your business.
Next, you will learn about online display advertising. You will learn how to use online display advertising as part of your business’s advertising campaign. You will learn about a number of different approaches that you can take which all have different areas that need to be considered before deciding the best approach for you.
Finally, you will be introduced to the process of search engine optimization (SEO). You will learn how to use search engine optimization to maximize the number of relevant visitors to your website. You will also learn about many pitfalls and barriers that are involved with search engine optimization. You will learn how to test how effective search engine optimization has been in promoting your website.
This course will be of great interest to business professionals, entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to start advertising their business online.2-3 Hours50 Points