There will be stores that want to a development of a virtual store to measure, but the majority of companies not can afford it. An online store CMS is a less expensive way of introducing your business on the internet, and you will also have a virtual store safely and with almost all the features that you need. What CMS can I choose? -Oscommerce. The classic, lifetime, although currently with less usage due to the growth of the rest of CMS is still King. -Magento. It combines a substitute for oscommerce. -Zencart.
Many companies choose zencart for its functionalities. -Prestashop. A virtual store with several features and more modern model. -Virtuemart. Its integration with CMS joomla makes that many prefer to use virtuemart.
What are these CMS? -Security. -Seo optimization. -Possibility of multiple forms of payment. -Promotions. -Newsletter. And many other things, that will make that little lacking to your virtual store, and what you need to major contract with a web development company. Then would choose the features you want, payment methods, introduce new categories and products and of course, a good web design. The last step would be to promote the store and start selling. Remember that main thing would then be loyalty (via newsletter, promotions, gifts, coupons, etc) and customer service.