The answer is an Online Shopping Website with E-Commerce functionalities.
An Online Shopping Website is the most easiest form of online business you can start with an eCommerce website where you will be selling your products and services to your customers.
Q. Is making an Online Shopping website is that easy and simple ?
A. Yes its easy now, in earlier days one has to find a good Web Developer and explain him your needs and expectations and in return web developer use to quote you with a big budget.
But now it becomes simpler with open source (free) apps, there are number of free apps like Prestashop, Opencart, Magneto etc. etc, you just need to decide the Domain Name and buy it along with Web Hosting which provides you an option to Auto Install these Free Apps on your website and that’s it, you are ready with your online website, you just need to add your products and other details at the back end and your website is live.
Rather putting your big budget in Web Designing and Development at initial stage, put that money in marketing of your products and website by various mediums e.g. Google Adwords, Facebook Ads, Email Marketing etc. to get more business and once your website start getting good response and of-course good returns from your online sales then you may think of getting developed a more customized, attractive and feature rich website from a developer.
Q. What are the benefits for me and my customers by going Online.
A. First thing is it increases your reachability, at your local offline store you can get customers from local area or near by areas only, by going online you become reachable nationally and Internationally both.
Second thing is your customer need not to check your store timings to know about your products and services, now they can browse the product details anytime they want on their PC, Laptop and even on Mobiles, they can even browse and check your products while they are having tea and browsing your website from their cell phone or tablet. so your virtual store is now open 24×7 for your customers.
Q. What additional things I may need ?
A. The primary thing required additionally is an Online Payment Service, for that may contact the payment gateway service providers e.g. EBS, PayU, PayTM, CCAvenue etc. and select the one which fits as per your budget and requirement.
So what are you waiting for, get the domain registered and turn your existing local store into an Online Store with National or Global Reach in just few hundred rupees.