ECOMMERCE

Ecommerce Courses

Build a great customer experience through online stores

The unprecedented rise of ecommerce is irrefutable. Here, you will learn both the technical and business aspects of ecommerce. With ecommerce website creation platforms like Shopify and Wordpress WooCommerce, together with marketplaces like Lazada, Shopee, Amazon and Qoo10, you will have the opportunity to achieve success in selling products online. From website creation to improving sales and ROI, you will be equipped with the necessary skills to leverage yourself in the ever-changing world of ecommerce.

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$4614

3 COURSES FOUND


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1-Day SkillsFuture (SSG) E-Commerce Course

Online Live

Office hours

1-2 days

7.5

$298


SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens above 25 years old will receive an opening credit of $500 in the SkillsFuture credit account. This credit can be used to offset any outstanding course fees for SkillsFuture approved courses.

Certification

Bugis

Online Live

Office hours

1-2 days

7.5

$298


SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens above 25 years old will receive an opening credit of $500 in the SkillsFuture credit account. This credit can be used to offset any outstanding course fees for SkillsFuture approved courses.

Certification

Bugis


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E-Commerce Essentials Using WooCommerce

Online Live

Evenings or Weekends

3-6 days

16

$1712


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Certification

Orchard Boulevard

Online Live

Evenings or Weekends

3-6 days

16

$1712


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Certification

Orchard Boulevard


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E-Commerce Online Store Creation Essentials (WooCommerce) Course

Classroom

Office hours

1-2 days

16

$500


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Certification

Anson Road

Classroom

Office hours

1-2 days

16

$500


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Certification

Anson Road

RELATED QUESTION AND ANSWER

Ecommerce is defined as the buying and selling of goods and services online. It is also the transfer of data and money to execute these transactions. Ecommerce is usually used to refer to the sale of physical products online but it could also be used to describe any kind of commercial transaction which is facilitated through the internet. Ecommerce relies on technologies like electronic funds transfer, mobile commerce, digital marketing, supply chain management, electronic data interchange, online transaction processing, inventory management systems and automated data collection systems.

There are several aspects to ecommerce, like the website, web hosting, domain name, shipping and returns, payment and security, digital marketing, and working with marketplaces. Without a physical storefront, an ecommerce website is the means by which consumers will know the owner’s brand. Web hosting is needed to get your site online. The domain name is the owner’s address on the web. Ecommerce websites need a special set of features to let people make purchases. These could be a shopping cart, secure payment processing, a check out process, customer account creation, customized recommendations, wish lists and discount codes. You can use tools such as Shopify and WooCommerce to build online stores. Ecommerce websites are obligated to invest in security software features to protect the personal and financial information of users.

Packaging and shipping are a big part of the work of running an ecommerce site. The owner also needs to handle returns. A draft of a privacy policy is needed to make customers feel secure about the information they disclose on the site. Lastly, digital marketing or online marketing helps customers know that the ecommerce store exists and the initial step in letting customers know why they should buy from the store. Marketplaces such as Lazada, Shopee, Amazon and Alibaba are some ecommerce sites with high traffic volume that allow  companies and brands to leverage on as sales channel partners.

Ecommerce helps broaden your brand. It is an ideal way of innovating your brand from a traditional brick and mortar store into a well-designed brand. By offering your products 24/7 and by offering online tools such as blogs, online customer service and social media, ecommerce will give character and personality to your business. You can fully expand the range of your product and not worry about transferring to another location or not being able to expand your business.

An online store is available day and night which means your customers can visit your store any time, whatever their schedule is. These days, people don’t always have the time to go shopping physically. People would rather go shop online to find the items they are looking for. If your business could address the needs of your customers, you would obviously appeal to a wider audience who are looking for a flexible and convenient experience.

Because of the accessibility of the internet, millions of people all over the world can reach your website any time. You therefore have the opportunity to a wider audience. Your online store is the best marketing tool that your business can have. A lot of business owners cannot afford the services of a marketing agency but thanks to digital marketing, they can market through social media, email marketing and different digital advertising channels. As your business starts to grow, you would also want your product range and target audience to grow. You would also want to develop your business for consumer demand and customer requirements. An ecommerce site lets you scale your business. It lets you add more lines, more payment options and grow without worrying about changing locations or moving to bigger areas like brick and mortar stores.

There are lots of good ecommerce courses online, and if you have some confusion which one is best for you, it might be helpful to consider a few tips. Check the trainer of the course Before you enroll, check the profile of the trainer of the course. Find out about his experience and track record. You can find out about the background of the trainer, his or her achievements, the number of websites he/she has optimized and also the rankings of the websites. Check his/her track record as well as the number of years he/she has done ecommerce. Try to find out who their influencers are as well as people that they have worked with. You can find out about these from testimonials about the course. Check the course fees as well as the subsidies that you might be entitled to. Check if the course fees are reasonable and also how much you need to pay if you apply the subsidies or grants to the fees.

Ecommerce might be a self-learning process, but if you are a beginner, you might need help on having a strong foundation. Fees may range from $200-$2000 depending on the course as well as the duration of the course. You could also check for subsidies that entitle you to a coverage of 90% of the course fees. Check if the course provides certifications A certification is awarded to individuals who complete an ecommerce course. Some academies offer diplomas if the duration of the course is longer. Certificates are very useful for job placements. They could be assets when you are applying for a job. An example is a WSQ certification which is awarded by the government. Check if the course outline is updated. Ecommerce is always changing. Make sure that the course outline that you are looking at is updated to the latest Ecommerce strategies. Just drop us a message and our course ambassadors will give you our recommendations based on your requirements.


Subsidies Available for Individuals

Skills Development Fund (SDF) for individuals 
This subsidy is often related to Workforce Skills Qualifications or commonly known as WSQ. There are eligibility brackets for self-sponsored individuals who are applying for SDF without being supported by any company. Different brackets mean different subsidies with course fee coverage up to 90%. Up to 70% funding: Singapore citizens and permanent residents below 40 years old Up to 90% funding: Singapore citizens 40 years or older (Mid-Career Enhancement Subsidy or MCES) Up to 95% funding: Singapore citizens who are 35 years or older (13 years and above for persons with disabilities), earning a monthly income of not more than $2,000 (Workfare Training Support or WTS)
Learn more about Skills Development Fund (SDF) 

Skillsfuture Credit 
Skillsfuture credit is a $500 credit offered to all Singaporeans aged 25 and above. It aims to encourage skills development as well as lifelong learning. This credit is exclusively for course fees only and cannot be used for allowances and personal expenses. Also, Skillsfuture Credit is only for individuals. There is no Skillsfuture Credit for companies. 

Credit Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Program Plus (CITREP+) 
CITREP+ is a program under IMDA’s TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative to support ICT workforce in keeping up with technology by providing proactive training of technical skills. CITREP+ has funding for both company-sponsored and self-sponsored individuals. With a CITREP+ grant, you can be eligible for 100% support for course fees and certification fees, capped at $2,500. 

Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore - Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS) 
IBF-STS grant is mainly for finance and fintech-related courses. These courses are accredited and approved by IBF-STS. You are eligible for as high as 90% course fee support for an IBF-STS grant. 

Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA)
The Post-Secondary Education Account or PSEA, is part of the Post-Secondary Education Scheme that helps parents save for their children’s post-secondary education. Parents can maintain a Post-Secondary Education Account for each eligible child. The PSEA was first set up in 2008 with the aim of motivating young Singaporeans to finish post-secondary education, and is geared towards Singaporeans aged up to 30 years old. At present, the approved courses under PSEA include most full-time and part-time full qualification programs provided by publicly-funded post-secondary education institutions, as well as skills-based programs offered by the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) CET Centers, as well as government-supported SPED schools. A Singapore citizen can use his/her PSEA funds to pay for approved fees and charges for WSQ programs. The PSEA will be closed in the year the account holder turns 31. Any unused funds in the PSEA will be transferred to the account holder’s CPF. 


Subsidies Available for Companies

Skills Development Fund (SDF) for companies 
This subsidy is often related to Workforce Skills Qualifications or commonly known as WSQ. SDF for companies consist of both course fee funding and absentee payroll support. Employers can be categorized as SMEs or non-SMEs. SMEs in Singapore are defined as companies with at least 30% local shareholding, group annual sales turnover of less than $100 million or group employment size of not more than 200 workers. Those companies who do not fall under this definition are called non-SMEs. SDF provides higher subsidies for SMEs compared to non-SMEs. Up to 90% funding: All SMEs (Enhanced Training Support for SMEs or ETSS) Up to 70% funding: Non-SMEs, Singapore citizens and permanent residents below 40 years old Up to 90% funding: Non-SMEs, Singapore citizens 40 years or older (Mid-Career Enhancement Subsidy or MCES) Up to 95% funding: Non-SMEs, Singapore citizens who are 35 years or older (13 years and above for persons with disabilities), earning a monthly income of not more than $2,000 (Workfare Training Support or WTS)
Learn more about Skills Development Fund (SDF) 

Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Program Plus (CITREP+) 
CITREP+ is a program under IMDA’s TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiative to support ICT workforce in keeping up with technology by providing proactive training of technical skills. CITREP+ has funding for both company-sponsored and self-sponsored individuals. For company-sponsored individuals, the individual is eligible for up to 90% of the course fees and certification fees capped at $3,000 per trainee. 

Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore - Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS) 
IBF-STS grant is mainly for finance and fintech-related courses. These courses are accredited and approved by IBF-STS. A company-sponsored individual is eligible for as high as 90% course fee support for an IBF-STS grant.