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Creating The Perfect Ecommerce Website
If youre thinking of jumping on the bandwagon and going into business with your own ecommerce website, youd do well to look at a few examples before you start. Finding out what a good ecommerce website looks like will help you know what to inclu ...


How An Ecommerce Web Site Can Help You Turn Your Hobby Into A Profitable Business
If youve never considered the idea of starting up your own ecommerce web site or, indeed, your own business youll probably be more than a little bit wary about the idea. Actually, setting up an ecommerce web site neednt be as difficult as yo ...


Quick Ecommerce Tutorial
Quick Ecommerce TutorialWhen choosing to create an ecommerce store, there are 3 important questions to ask yourself.1) Do I need ecommerce? This is important. Generally speaking, consumers are comfortable making purchases online for under ...


Create Your Own "First Visit" Popup Window
Shelley Lowery is the author of Ebook Starter A completeebook design kit. Subscribe to Etips, for a wealth of quality information to assist you in Web Design, Internet Marketing & Ecommerce. All new subscribers receive a free copy of ...


What direction do you see the net going in?
This last year, ecommerce has been all the rage. Going back a year or so,Java applets were hot. That is, the public perception of websites was that"good" websites had ecommerce, or Java applets on them.If we go back before the applets ...


Why Aren't People Buying From Your Ecommerce Website?
Your stock is tempting, your prices right your ecommerce website is good to go, but somehow the customers just arent buying. So where are you going wrong?Make sure people can find your ecommerce website.What are y ...


Evaluating Vendors of Ecommerce Fulfillment Services
Once your website has secured an order, you have to fulfill it. While the fulfillment of digital goods is usually handled online, the delivery of physical goods is handled in a "brickandmortar" world.When choosing a fulfillment company ( ...


Developing a Winning Ecommerce Strategy
One bright spot on the economic horizons around the world seems to be continued consumer spending and ecommerce is clearly a part of this, with sales estimated to be in excess of 9.9 Billion in the next three months according to ACNielse ...


The Ecommerce Myth
IntroductionEcommerce is growing rapidly. Besides the big players such as Amazon.com and Buy.com, small businesses realize that they can also increase their sales revenues by using the Internet. With this realization, more and more online ...


Beginner Ecommerce Mistakes
This is a short article because in the constraints of time and space preclude me from writing a 10 page article. Recently i built a ecommerce web site titled Cynscorion Products that sells knifes. I originally set out in July of 2004 to build an e ...


Get a free eCommerce store with no hidden fees
Yes, you can create an online store with no setup fee, no monthly fee, no hosting fee, and no contract. Sirun eCommerce is offering free eCommerce account for limited time. Here is the link: http://www.sirunet.com About the Author ...


Hosting Options for an Ecommerce Web Site
Deciding how your ecommerce Web site will be hosted can be daunting. There are several approaches available, each with different advantages and disadvantages.Online Storefront If you have a small business, you may want to consider a s ...


Building eCommerce Websites that Work Part 3
An interesting eCommerce success factor that isn't precisely overlooked, but which is often thought about more in terms of being a way of feeding the search engine spiders has to do with providing content. In a very real sense the customer's job i ...


Ecommerce for Beginners
Like most average persons, I wanted some extra money to supplement my regular income. I had considered a part time second job at times, but hated that option because it would take me away from the family, make me more tired and probably just pay m ...


Start a Small Retail Business with Multiple Sales Channels
Starting a small business with several sales channels maximizes your chance of successIn those tender first few years after you start your small business every sale is significant. It's unfortunate that many entrepreneurs attribute a small ...


Building eCommerce Websites that Work Part 2
Succeeding with an eCommerce website is a dream for many these days. It may seem nearly impossible at times, but it can be done. This series covers some of the basic success factors things you must consider in creating, implementing, managing an ...


A Successful eCommerce Website Part 2
Succeeding with an eCommerce website is a dream for many these days. It can be done no matter how difficult it may sometimes seem. this series covers some of the basic success factors things you must consider in creating, implementing, mana ...


How to Create Columns with Div's
When we at Ecommerce Partners (http://www.ecommercepartners.net) started using divs rather than table for web page layout, the most daunting experience for me was how to create columns using divs. So, here is the solution for all those website deve ...


Building eCommerce Websites That Work Part 1
You want to succeed at eCommerce? Welcome to a very big family. Right off, lets be clear there are lots of ways to do business on the internet. And lots of ways to both make and lose money. Successful eCommerce websites come in all shapes, kind ...


B2B? Watch your Mouth
There was a precious time then businesstobusiness (B2B) ecommerce was the sweet darling of Internetbased business. Sure, Amazon.com has a great brand name, but B2B was going to change the very nature of how business would be conducted ...


"How exactly does Ecommerce work"?
"How exactly does Ecommerce work"?This has to be the mostfrequently asked question I receivefrom newbie clients. They know people are buying online andthey know they have to accept credit cards if they want tostand a chance in al ...


Web Store Why Do You Need One?
Internet has opened a new era of business opportunities. Each day, thousands of new consumers are joining the Internet. More and more companies are adopting Internet as their primary sales and distribution channel. According to Forrester Research Th ...


Eyes on your eCommerce Website
Copyright 2005 Richard KeirIn a recent article I talked about Google AdSense placement based on eyetracking research. However, research by The Poynter Institute, Eyetools and the Estlow Center for Journalism and New Media has a lot to say ...


24 x 7 access and instant infomining of the Web
Search It is the only ecommercerelated search tool that you (and your visitors, readers, friends and colleagues) will ever need.The gift that keeps on giving (i.e., searching), it has been designed to be used.Keep it open in the upp ...


ECommerce Is Back On The Fast Track
How much holiday shopping did you do online this year? If you are reading this, then chances are good that you made at least one purchase online. Over 54 of all Americans did it 1. A much higher percentage (>80) of Internet users did it. ...


The Industry Standard Is Gone
Amid the flood of information on how Internet companies performed and contributed in the aftermath of the attack on September 11, was a small item about Standard Media closing the Industry Standard Website, once the epicenter of the Inter ...


Accepting Payments Online: An ECommerce Web Site Overview
There are a seemingly infinite number of choices and configurations to accepting payments online. Choices range from almost total "do it yourself" programming to turnkey packages.You can accept online payments from an ECommerce Web site in tw ...


Get Traffic You Need Make Your Links Work
So you have built a nice web site with good solid content and now want to start selling your products or services.Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is rapidly becoming a dying art. You know that traffic is important in order for a web busine ...


Cost Effective Ecommerce Solutions
Ecommerce use to be about spending thousands of dollars on setting up your shop and hundreds of dollars on getting a merchant. My, how things have changed over the years. Now anyone with a few hundred of dollars in their pocket(or less if you have ...


eCommerce Web Design Solutions
eCommerce web design is a lot more than just putting your company brochure on the net or adding an internet shopping cart to your existing product catalog. There are some fundamental differences between doing business online and doing business the tr ...


How to Sell More Stuff to More People, More Often
So the goal is to sell more stuff to more people, more often? All you have to do is have all the tools the professionals use and put them at your fingertips. You will need to get the best advice from a wide field of business and marketing experts. ...


10 Reasons Why People Won't Buy A Second Product From You
1. You didn't follow up after the first sale. After thesale you could have introduced your other producton the thank email.2. You didn't ship the product in the about of timeyou stated. If they needed it in a hurry and ...


Web Source Web Design Tips Decreasing A Website's Load Time
The main page of your web site should load in 8 seconds or less with a 56K modem. According to two recent surveys, conducted by Forrester Research and Gartner Group, ecommerce sites are losing 1.1 to 1.3 billion in revenue each ...


Credit Card Snafus Tons of Dog Food What's Going On Online?
Imagine this scenario. You are ordering vitamins at drugemporium.com. You register for the site, put in your shipping and payment information and press "Express Checkout." Up comes an order not for your vitamins, but for the products ordered by Ester ...


My Top 7 Favorite Ecommerce Tools
When you make your living on the Internet, you sometimes forget that the resources you use every day (and take for granted) might rate an incredible discovery to anyone who doesn't already know they exist.Whether they help you make money, s ...


Get your products, services and business featured in magazines, newspapers and on TV. (Free)
Public Relations just got easier: This is the software kit that will help you generate the public relations exposure that will build sales.Use these software templates to attract the media Get your product ...


Is your site ready to face the New Year?
As we look back at another year, and forward to another, theres time to reflect on how our websites performed in the last year and decide on what improvements need to be made for the New Year ahead. This is the first part of a twopart a ...


A Successful eCommerce Website Part 1
So you want to succeed at eCommerce? Welcome to a very large group. First off, lets be clear that there are a lot of ways to do business on the internet and a lot of ways to both make and lose money. No way can I cover all of them in a few ...


Passion Is Key To A Successful Business
Passion. Passion alone can make your business successful. As an entrepreneur, you are a passionate person. For why would anyone invest such incredible amounts of time and energy on something they have no REAL desire to do? If you do such a thing, ...


Identity Theft Is Your Business At Risk?
More and more business owners are purchasing document shredders then ever before.Why?... Identity theft for starters.A new law is going into effect in the summer of 2005 which states that if you employ anyone for any reason and have ...


The Story of a Perfect Fuchsia Headboard: How Small eBusinesses Can Benefit From Certification
The Story of a Perfect Fuchsia HeadboardHow Small eBusinesses Can Benefit From Certificationby Lisa EvensonCindy Gill, a Boston college student, searched high and low for the right headboard for her new apartment. But, in all the loca ...


Browser "Safe" Fonts
Browser "Safe" FontsBy Shruti GuptaFonts make a big difference to the look and experience of the website. Usage of fonts requires sense of aesthetics and discretion. We have the liberty to use any font we want in an image but when we spec ...


Use Bundling To Increase Your Profits And Sales
Use Bundling To Increase Your Profits And SalesAn effective way to increase your profits and sales is to bundle many products or services together into one package. This gives people more reasons to buy you ...


Getting Started in ECommerce Part Two
In Part One we talked a little bit about what Ecommerce is, getting a domain name and setting up a merchant account. Ecommerce is more than that, much more. To have a really good online presence that gets people to stop and shop you need a strateg ...


Online Web Marketing Tips
Here is a list of a few of my favorite marketing tips and ideas. They all proved to be effective in my business, use them them for yours as well1. Seek out link sites. Linking up with other sites and linking other sites to your webpage is ...


Getting Started in ECommerce Part One
In 2004, Enquiro.com conducted a study of the search behaviors of men vs. women. They found that women spend more time in their searches and at specific sites. The study also revealed that women tend to be more deliberate in reading search results ...


What is Spam?
spam: noun Spam is unsolicited email on the Internet. From the sender's pointofview, it's a form of bulk mail, often to a list culled from subscribers to a Usenet discussion group or obtained by companies that specialize in creating email ...


Target the Little Guy. This Could be a Reely BIG Shoo
Out once again to illuminate the dark corners of internet showsfor the tiny shining light of small business tools, I have justreturned from AIIM 2002 where they describe the show thusly:Enterprise Content Management creates successful ...


Search Engine Friendly Shopping Cart Software
Web stores are usually much harder to optimize then regular websites. The main reason for that is that most websites are custom while web stores use ready script. That's because web store script, let's call it shopping cart software from now on, has ...


Advertising Your eCommerce Web Site
8 Tips for Increasing Your Online SalesOnce youve launched your eCommerce web site, youll need to show it off to the online world. Whether youre paying someone to submit your site to all the major and minor search engines and directories, ...


Don't Neglect The Humble Check
Internet commerce is an instantaneous purchase medium. A customer sees the product he or she likes; enters credit or debit card details; the product gets shipped. Simple. No messingaround with mailing out checks, no waiting for the merchant to ca ...


What Hosting Package is Right For You?
As an owner of an online store you are probably faced with a number of important decisions. One of the first choices you can make is your selection of a web hosting package.Since a hosting company is responsible for showing your web ...


"EPower" The Ezine Advantage
"Regular communication with your customers is essential to your success." Heidi Richards Ezines The alternative of choice for many companies is a great way to market your company. All you need is an email account and permission from ...


InfoMining Made Simple
Search It Phil Bradshaw All Rights reservedSearch It is the only ecommercerelated search tool that you (and your visitors, readers, friends and colleagues) will ever need.The gift that keeps on giving (i.e., searching), it h ...


Get Legal, or Get Cheated
"Get Legal, or Get Cheated"Are you an Ecommerce business owner, or do you just seem to be one? There is a difference, and that difference will hurt your business.When you sell products on the Internet, just like anyplace else, you need to be ...


Entrepreneurship: Insight and Closer Look At The Entrepreneur
Life as an entrepreneur is the American Dream. To be able to be your own boss, own your own business, never report to anyone else, work from home, make unlimited earnings and income potential, etc. Owning your own business most definitely has its ...


Online Merchant Account Costs and Alternatives
Merchant Account BasicsA Merchant Account is a commercial bank account established by a merchant to receive payment via credit cards. Three parts are required to accept credit cards. Besides a merchant account, you need a local bank checkin ...


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Shopping Cart Abandonment Solved
Imagine yourself at the local Sears carrying a shopping basketdown the isles looking for the perfect gift for your spousewhen you come to a great looking watch in the jewelry department.You know she'll love the design, but also know she h ...


Web Hosting Tips For Your Website
We generally do not endorese free hosting services. You don't want the site to be covered with those annoying banner and popup ads that the free services burden your site with. You want something which gives you everything you need for a low fixe ...


eCommerce, How much does it cost?
Making profits with your existing website design or creating a new online store can be exciting, affordable and most of all; rewarding. Mmmm . . . that's what the last sales guy told me.What is eCommerce (or selling via the Internet)? It is s ...


The Lowdown On ECommerce: Making All The Pieces Fit Together
The Lowdown on EcommerceEcommerce is truly the most confusing aspect of purchasing web design services. This is unfortunate since most (if not all) businesses online would like to provide their customers and potential customers with easy ac ...


Effective Online Advertising Tips
Helpful Tips for Increasing Your Online Sales Once youve launched your eCommerce web site, youll need to show it off to the online world. Whether youre paying someone to submit your site to all the major and minor search engines and directories ...


Network Monitoring for Serious eCommerce
Network Monitoring for Serious eCommerceBy David LeonhardtIn the real world, businesses come in every size, from selfemployed entrepreneurs like me to mega malls like WalMart.On the Internet, companies come in every size, too, f ...


Cold Laser Therapy
Cold Laser TherapyLook At The Business DecisionMultiple studies have demonstrated that Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) hastens a complex set of physiological interactions, known as biostimulation, at the cellular level. Results are reduce ...


Successful Planning & Deployment of an Ecommerce Portal
Many retailers think they have Ecommerce on their website and are not happy with its performance, yet all they have is a basic shopping cart, and, although most web sites with just a catalogue/shopping cart are good enough to ensure a satisfactory ex ...


5 Strategies for Order Fulfillment
Fulfillment is simple at a brick and mortar store.The customer pays for the merchandise and carriesit away. However, fulfillment is more complicatedfor a mail order business or a business that isselling via the Internet.Fulfil ...


The Rumors of Ecommerce Death
As Nasdaq sputters along in dot com shame, a few million few dogged Internet consumers have ignored the crash. They continue to happily buy away. The goodnews story is not popular with business writers, but Web retailing continues to gro ...


Choosing the Right Online Shopping Cart
Are you a website owner or a web designer/developer? If either applies, I would venture to say that eventually you'll need an online shopping cart for one of your websites. In fact, almost all new websites today need some sort of ecommerce builti ...


How One Word Or Even One Letter Can Boost Conversion Rates By Over 400
Recently I was reviewing the keyword specific conversion rate data of a consulting client of mine. I have been working with this client for a few months now, helping her improve the sales conversion rate of her website and we have had very good re ...


The Dream Still Lingers
Remember how the world was going to change? Smart sensors in your refrigerator would notice that your milk freshness date had expired and it would add a half gallon to your electronic shopping list. As items gathered, you would click the ...


Business Web Hosting: Which is Right for You?
Business web hosting is what you need. You have a website you need to put online. When you look around on the internet, there are thousands of choices. How do you choose the right web hosting package for your business?Reliable web hosting ...


Don't Get Taken by a Fake Distributor
"Don't Get Taken by a Fake Distributor"When you're a small business starting out on the Internet, or even when you're an established 'Net business, you NEED drop shippers.Why? Because working with drop shippers eliminates the need for you to ...


Impulse Click And Buy:
Is making money on the web impossible? I think not. Large companies don't have any problems with this one. But the web levels the playing field so that a high school webmaster can design pages that sells more than a site designed by expensive web ...


Alternative Online Payment Systems
One of the most frequently asked questions I get as awebmaster is "can you setup an ecommerce system forour company?" For most businesses venturing into ecommerce, epayment means accepting credit cards. This involves setting up a ...


Affiliates Need To Read Their Newspaper
Millions of people check the news everyday in the morning paper, online, and on the nightly news.But far too often affiliates do not find out what has occurred in affiliate marketing that day; this is important because affiliate marketing change ...


Leveraging Open Source Technology
Open Source applications can bring unique value to business owners. Since the base application development costs of open source applications is free, small and medium business owners are able to leverage previously unobtainable technolgies against ...


Ask Mr. D ECommerce
Dear Mr. D,I have owned a sporting goods store forthe past 15 years. A few months ago Idecided to take the plunge into the worldof ecommerce. Boy, what a differencebetween a brick and mortar store and astore on the Interne ...


How to Build and Make Your Own Website
Perhaps the biggest mistake a webmaster can make is failing to perform a competitive analysis before building the website. I have encountered many creative entrepreneurs who have spent countless hours designing a beautiful web page that no one can fi ...


SelfPublish Your Ebooks Through ClickBank
There was a time when ebook publishing was seen as a reluctant halfmeasure for authors who had failed to impress the mainstream press. But as onscreen reading technology improves and the buying public becomes aware of the instant gratification a ...


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