E commerce Solution Shopping Cart or Web Store
If you’re planning on opening your own online store, you should make sure that you learn all about e-commerce, so that you can select the best online store builder for your business. One big decision you want to make early on is whether you want your online store to consist only of a shopping cart, or if you want your online store to be your entire site, with shopping cart functionalities available to every page. Let's look at the options.
Ecommerce Option One: Complete Online...
Small Business Ecommerce Web Design
If your small business is venturing into ecommerce, you may be daunted by the technical wizardry you think is involved. But fear not: complete web store software packages will keep all the technical wizardry safely behind the screen, so you don't have to worry about it. All you have to do is choose a design, stock your store, and promote it. Here's how to do that.
Designing Your Online Store: Choosing a Template
When starting a brand-new online store for a small business, you're better off...
Accept Credit Card Online Software Lets Anyone Accept Credit Cards
At one time (say, five to ten years ago) there were big barriers to entry when it came to accepting credit cards. There were stiff application fees, lengthy applications, and detailed credit history checks. In most countries, it's still like that. But in the US, competition for the exploding ecommerce market has eroded those restrictions. The shift from a hardware-based to a software-based credit card processing system has also helped democratize things. Now, virtually any adult in the US...
Merchant Credit Card Processing Services Easy Cheap and Necessary
Your online business needs to accept credit cards. That’s true whether your business is the next ebay or you’re just selling your old collectibles on ebay. You’re simply holding your business back if you don’t accept the payment method of choice of the internet. Sadly, many people think they won’t qualify for a new merchant account to accept credit cards, or that it will be too expensive or complicated. That might have been true a few years ago, but not anymore.
Why Anyone Can Accept Credit...
Beating Adware the Sneakiest Software
Promoters of adware, software that shows advertising on a user's computer, use some cunning tricks to get you to install their software on your machine. Here's what to look out for.
Adware is, by definition, something reasonable people don't want on their computers. That's why malware can't just come out and ask people to install it. Often, the computer owner is completely unaware of it being installed. But not always.
When adware doesn't want to sneak in through an open window, it will...
Grow Your B2B Small Business without More Marketing
Want to grow your business-to-business small business without chasing after new clients? Expand with new value-added services that complement your existing offering. Find out how.
If you have a business-to-business small business, some of your clients inevitably will go out of business, get bought out, undergo management shake-ups, or just get seduced by a new vendor. You have to grow your business just to stay in business.
• Undertake costly and time-consuming marketing and...
VOIP Small Business Home Business Advantage
Small businesses, home-based businesses, and self-employed individuals have been turning to internet telephone service (also called broadband phone or VOIP) in droves. What is the attraction? As a self-employed, telecommuting, small-business-owning freelance writer, I can provide some insight.
I switched my business to internet phones early in 2005. Despite a few hiccups, I'm not going back to landlines. Internet phone service has too many advantages, which I'll describe for you. I also...
Bedroom Furniture Contemporary Choices Beds
Buying bedroom furniture? Here are some ideas for choosing a bed for a contemporary bedroom.
Contemporary Bedroom Furniture: Planning a Bed
Don't let your bed be an afterthought. Your bed will be the most prominent object in your room, so it has to go with your bedroom's theme, color-wise, size-wise, and style-wise. A huge bed in a small room will likely look out of place, as would a four-post bed in a room with sleek modern furnishings.
The most popular bed sizes are king, queen,...
IT Networks How to Argue for a Bigger Budget
IT network managers have to fight the if it ain't broke don't fix it mindset to win resources. With computer networks, that mindset is dangerously complacent. IT networks will keep pumping data until they die or let in hackers. Here are some winning arguments against if it ain't broke…
IT Network Maintenance: Better Analogies Don’t let your IT network's budget get lumped with IT in general--or worse, operations in general. If it ain't broke, don't fix it sometimes makes sense in IT or...
Buying Furniture Online Can Be Safer than Offline
Furniture sales have historically been a major area of consumer complaints. Luckily, there are a number of reasons why buying furniture online may be safer than offline.
No Fast-Talking Salesmen
Many complaints say the furniture salesperson made promises that were not kept. In reality, furniture salespeople don't always know what they're talking about. The actual fulfillment of furniture orders is often handled by a different department, or even a different company.
Not having salespeople...