March 20, 2006 at 8:00 am (Uncategorized)

What’s the Right E-commerce Package for Your Business?

Recovering from the dot com crash in 2000, e-commerce is rising once again. Stay in the comfort of your home. Spend more time with your family. Be your own boss. The benefits of having a home business are numerous. That is why so many people are trying to run their own home business. Being enthusiastic about igniting their own income through the Internet, these people search to find how they can create their own business. Then they realize that there are so many options for them to choose from. So, what is the best e-commerce package for you? When it comes to e-commerce packages, most online merchants
have the same basic needs. The trick is to make sure an e-commerce package satisfies your needs. Causing less frustration, you should also try to find something that will be easy to use.

Some important things to look for in an e-commerce package are:

1. Choose a provider that will give you a site and hosting combo.

Choosing a provider that helps you set up a site and hosts it for you can save you from a lot of frustration. By choosing a website and hosting combination, you are guaranteed that your e-commerce package will not have to be manually altered.

2. A wide variety of templates

While all templates can be customized, sometimes that just does not work for every business. If there is a large amount of templates to choose from, there is bound to be template for your business.

3. Payments

You need to make sure that the payment options that your e-commerce package uses will satisfy your customers needs. For example if your e-commerce package only accepts Paypal, you will miss out on the customers that do not use Paypal. This will decrease your earnings.

4. Shopping Cart

Most people like to see what they are purchasing. Customers may also want to change what they want to buy. Perhaps they found something better.

5. Calculation of tax and shipping

While most customers probably will not be shopping from your state, tax is not a major problem. Shipping is a different matter. Shipping must be calculated for all customers. Customers also want to see what their shipping costs will be.

6. Reports

While reports are not beneficial to customers, they are beneficial for you. E-commerce packages that offer reports help you keep track of your expenses and earnings. They save a lot of frustration.




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