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Old 09-12-2008, 07:33 AM
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It is increasingly easy to set up an online business. However, the ease of operating a
great online storefront can be greatly hindered or helped by the software that you
choose to set up and maintain your website. One of the outstangding features to consider
when determining which is the best software for your business is the SEO Friendliness.
You want your website to be pleasing to search engines so that your site can be found by
new customers. Make sure that you look for the best ecommerce software that incorporates
SEO friendly services.
Bad ecommerce software makes it difficult for users to navigate your site and causes
headaches on your end when trying to track the orders taken online. On the other hand,
good ecommerce software will encourage customers to use your simple interface to place
orders for your products and service. The best ecommerce software will also allow you to
simplify your tracking and purchase management through features implemented on the administration
side of the site.


What you need to realize as you set up your ecommerce website is that itís going to save you
a lot of time and money if you invest up front in getting great software. You need to carefully
think through the process, review the features that you require from your software and select a
vendor based on a rating system that addresses their ability to provide the service you need.
Doing this will let you create a site which improves the online shopping experience for both
your customers and yourself.

Choosing the Best Online Shopping Cart Software
If youíre going to operate a website which sells any type of product or service, you need to
implement online shopping cart software on your site which allows you to maximize sales on the
site by making it easy for customers to make purchases. Additionally, it saves time on your
end because order-taking and tracking are done by the system. Unfortunately, there are a lot
of choices an not all of the software out there is going to offer a great user-friendly,
online shopping experience while maintaining the admin functions that youíll benefit from
the most. Finding the right software will be crucial to making sure that your online storefront
thrives.

Give your Customers a variety of payment options
Offering a variety of payment options is concept your E-Commerce site may be missing. If you
give the customer more options, it only makes sense that you will get more sales, because what
if you donít offer the option they prefer? They may break down and go with an option that you
do offer, but they are just as likely to go to one of your competitors that does offer that
option. Why take the chance?

These are only the framework of your website, if you really want to make money from, you have
to fill it with blood and fresh to make it work. After a few days of hard working ,then you
can make money at home.

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Old 09-12-2008, 02:04 PM
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We often get clients signing up for a domain name, which gives them a free hosting account with us, but they have no clue how to go from there to set up their online business.

When they then approach a web designer for help, many of these guys just see bucks coming and they quote exorbitant prices to set up a shopping cart for them.

We try to assist as far as we can, but if the client has no knowledge of the subject he often ends up being taken advantage of.

That's why I recommend that you first read as much as possible about how online shopping works before you make use of a web design firm. There are many open source shopping carts out there that work just fine, and you don't even need a merchant account with your bank. You can use a payment processor like Clickbank, Worldpay, Setcom ot 2Checkout.

Just a remark Jamison 364: The link in your signature file gives a Page Not Found error. I am sure you provide a valuable service, so perhaps check that out otherwise nobody can find you.
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Old 09-14-2008, 01:38 AM
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Top5Hosting, I must agree with you there are defintely a lot of people that are getting taken advantage of on the internet. A lot of it comes back to people just simply need to do a little research before umping in and throwing a bundle of cash out hoping that the promoise of massive returns will be true. Or maybe it is more so not wanting to expect the other side of things.
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:56 PM
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Consider these:

1. The Idea
2. Legal Matters
3. Your Domain Name
4. Selecting a Web Host
5. Designing a Website
6. Marketing and Search Engines
7. Interactive Websites
8. Build a Customer Base
9. Repeat Business
10. Accounting and Taxes
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Old 09-22-2008, 03:07 AM
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I can recommend you and your readers taking a close look at FastCommerce.com. It is a complete e-commerce platform that functions as an easy to use, low cost, high performance e-commerce application.

It puts together so many features for a non-techie. Automatically secured shopping cart, for FREE. Automatic submissions to Google Shopping, for Free. In fact, it is entirely free for the first fifty products.

FastCommerce free shopping cart Software

Great templates (free) full back office management for customizing shipping, payment and more. By simply signing up and signing in, you automatically generate a professional webstore, and back end tools to run it.

And when your business grows, it is only $30 a month for two thousand products and no contract. You don't have to sign up and spend money to get your business going.

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