It seems COVID-19 is affecting every aspect of our lives. No more do we feel confident about eating out and partying like we did pre-COVID-19 times. Most of us are still working from home and children are still waiting to see their schools once again. Moving out in groups, hugging, and relishing street food have all become a taboo it seems. The impact of this pandemic has affected traditional businesses by and large. The e-commerce sector, on the other hand, is witnessing unprecedented growth since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out.

Seeing the immense potential of growth and success in this industry, a lot of traditional businesses are also looking for ecommerce industry solutions. In this post, I will discuss about the impact of COVID-19 on traditional as well as online (e-commerce) businesses. Also, we will understand how businesses can lessen this blow.

The growth in ecommerce has already crossed levels experts were expecting until 2025 owing to the pandemic. The industry is thriving and the future seems even brighter with more and more customers preferring to shop online, the ecommerce sector is expected to generate sales worth more than $844 billion this year. Well, this is just an estimate and the actual figure can be higher than this.

Last year, the shift from traditional to online was phenomenal and this year we should expect even faster growth in the industry as more and more businesses are desperately looking for ways to reach out to their customers and are considering ecommerce app development as well as website development.

Business strategies are being redefined and B2B & B2C organizations of all sizes are paying attention to the ecommerce website development. Your brand can also capitalize on the countless opportunities unleashed by the ecommerce websites and apps.

Shopping behaviors of customers across the globe have changed drastically over the last one year. People who never went online to shop anything until the outbreak of the pandemic are now using mobile apps or e-commerce websites to shop for their daily needs, fashion, commutation, and what not! It is believed that even if the pandemic goes away its impact on people will remain long-lasting and they will continue to shop online due to the many benefits of online shopping they experienced and realized during the pandemic.

To digitize their business and start selling their merchandise and services online, businesses need a mobile application development company to turn their vision of ecommerce store into a pleasant reality. Today, more shoppers are online and the traffic to online stores is increasing at an incredibly fast pace. Online shopping and selling bring along several benefits for the shoppers and sellers, respectively, such as the convenience, cost-effectiveness, speed, rewards, more options, more offers, discounts, loyal customers, and many more. You can also make your online business a huge success but for that you must, first of all, have a website or app ready.

Since ecommerce website or web application development is a complex job, you cannot hire just any developer or development agency for the job. Make sure you research well and take your time to find the best IT development company with a proven track record, impressive portfolio, recommendations from other clients (past and current), and skill set & expertise in the domain.

As ecommerce websites and apps are increasing like never before, customers too have more options and greater expectations from these stores. Now they don’t just come and shop rather they compare prices, products, and (user) experience they feel while using different ecommerce websites and ecommerce apps. So, the challenge for the ecommerce app or ecommerce development company you hire is also immense.

However, as a merchant, it is your ultimate responsibility to hire your ecommerce website or mobile app development company after strict scrutiny.

If we talk about the change that ecommerce is making to our everyday shopping, we can say that life is easier and better now! We can shop for our monthly groceries right online, so no need to walk up or drive up to the departmental stores. With ecommerce apps and websites, we can explore and compare thousands of dresses before picking one – now this is just amazing, especially if you compare it with traditional shopping. Would you find so much variety in one store? Or, would you be happy to run from one store to another just to find the dress you want for yourself or for someone else?

As several pharmacies are also online now, you can order medicines from the comforts and safety of your home. That’s not all! You can consult your healthcare provider and expert doctors right online, thanks to the mobile apps and websites.

For businesses, the greatest joy is that they don’t need to really work hard to generate desired sales as most customers end up spending more when shopping online than what they would spend if they were to shop from the store the traditional way. Impulse purchases turn out to be a blessing for businesses as online shoppers usually indulge in impulse shopping.

Online shopping is not confined to grocery, apparel, medicine, clothing, and other things anymore. Those who love to pamper their taste buds with delicious foods from their favorite restaurants are now happy because they have many online food delivery apps using which they can order the food they crave for!

As a business, you can capitalize on this opportunity to sell more & earn more. Hire dedicated developers at your chosen app and web development company and take your business online!


Launching a mobile app or ecommerce website would be smart move for you if you too want to join the ever-growing list of successful merchants even during this pandemic. The time is difficult but we must learn to adapt to the new normal. Trust me, you are not the only one struggling to survive this tough time, there are countless other businesses too in the same boat. But the wise ones are making a smart move – they are going digital because the future of business is DIGITAL.

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Author's Bio: 

Tarun Nagar is the Founder & CEO of Dev Technosys, a global ranking software Development Company. With 10+ years of experience of enabling then Startups which are now global leaders with creative solutions, he is differentiated by out-of-the-box IT solutions throughout the domain. He is known for his visionary qualities and adaptability for technology and trends, passionate as he is in every aspect dedicated to making IT simple, accessible and approachable for business enterprise