These days, clean and sleek e-Commerce web sites are the way to go. And that almost always includes high quality product photos with a flat white, transparent, or solid background. This is not just a passing fad. There are many practical and well-validated reasons for this choice. The graphic below summarizes a few of these:
But if you are a website or app developer who needs to deliver hundreds or thousands of images, or if your site allows its users to upload product images to your site, getting someone to manually edit photos in a graphic editing tool just won't cut it.