7 Suggestions for an i-Mom Friendly Web Site (e-commerce news and statistics)
The Internet began as a male dominated medium, but those days are long gone and merchants are advised to make sure their websites are female friendly to faciliate the rising surge of busy i-Moms shopping online for their family and friends.
Women now account for 51.7% of Internet usage according to a 2005 Lucid marketing study but that's only the tip of iceberg. When it comes to online purchasing, women are clearly leading the way. According to a Bizrate survey, women accounted for 62% of online purchases in the fourth quarter of 2004!...
Cheap Cigarettes, Discount Tobacco and Cigars Online - Is It Legal?
Many people online today still believe that buying tobacco products via the Internet is an experience that is doomed to failure. Either, the package will go astray, or the HM Customs and Excise storm troopers will smash down the door and abseil from the roof to collect the pennies that they are allegedly due for "tax evasion".
That may on the face of it seem silly to some of you guys out there, but let us consider the propaganda issued by the UK Government before we find this amusing.
I'm a smoker myself and the prices that we are expected to pay in the United Kingdom are outrageous to say the least....
Helping Your Visitors: a State of Mind
What does "helping your visitors" mean exactly?
It means writing your sites, newsletters and emails in such a way as to help each visitor achieve his or her goal.
That may sound like a simple task, but it isn't. Before you can write in a way that helps your visitors, you have to recognize and achieve a number of things.
1. Recognize that websites are hard to navigate
Even the simplest site is a lot harder to figure out than a catalog or magazine. We all know how to "use" a catalog....
Managing Project Risks and Issues
Inherent (or Business) Risk
Inherent Risk is the risk that exists in the environment around your portal project. It will tend to be unique to your organisation; it's culture and politics. For example, if you have a fragmented business (either geographical or functional), then this will create a higher inherent risk of poor communication.
Project (Specific) Risk
Project Risk is the risk specific to your project. Some Project Risk stems from the nature of what you are doing; there are certain risks common to any project (e....
....there's much more to Google than you thought:
With the wealth of information currently available on the Internet, for many web-users, Google has long been the search-engine of choice. But Google is so much more than just a search-engine. For example, did you know that Google runs a shopping site called Froogle? Or that for a small fee, you can have Google experts answer even the most obscure of questions? No? Well read on!
For the Group-Focused
Google groups is a free service that helps groups of people communicate effectively using email and the Web....
10 Compelling Benefits of Having A 3rd Party Merchant Account
If you have been wrestling with the idea of applying for your own 3rd party merchant account then take a look at the following compelling benefits of using a 3rd party provider to mange all of your credit card processing needs.
1. The most inexpensive way to accept credit cards with hassle free, quick application process and set up.
2. New start-up businesses, sole traders and home-based businesses individuals are very welcome.
3. Incredibly low fee structure considering there are no application fees, leases, no monthly fees, no statement fees and no extra charges for software....
Complementary-Relational Linking and How It Could Save Your Internet Business
The concept of linking is that sites with common interestsshould link to drive more traffic to each other's businessesand to increase their "popularity." Search engines, such as Google, give much higher ranking to sites with highpopularity. They feel that when many sites are linking toyours, it's a sign of ranking value.
The standard linking philosophy of most websites is to havea "links page" that piles all the link partners into onecommon pool, without any indexing. That type of link willonly help you with SE ranking but not sales....
12 Powerful Ways To Use Autoresponders That Will Take YOU To The Top
If only I had known that autoresponders are a necessity to your online business when I first ventured online, I would have saved a lot of time and money. You have to automate in as many areas as possible and if used responsibly, autoresponders can be your best friend.
Your customers expect prompt replies to their email inquiries. But finding the time to answer every inquiryby hand will quickly eat all your time. The good newsis an autoresponder is an inexpensive - or even free - method of quickly responding to your customers andprospects email....
Increasing E-Commerce Website Sales: A Guide for the Online Newbie
Because of this encouraging surge in activity, many individuals are now interested in becoming e-commerce merchants. To profit from your online business, you must first produce a unique website that will intrigue visitors and interest them in your items.
In reality, the e-commerce business is not much different than your average offline retail venture. Both vendors have products that he aims to sell, and each retailer must discover the appropriate avenue to market these items. Online shoppers crave the same things that traditional shoppers demand: a pleasant shopping experience, in-stock merchandise, and a courteous vendor....
Intranet Portals - Collaboration through Team Rooms
Knowledge Management for beginners
Knowledge Management (KM) can be defined simply as the process through which organizations generate value from their intellectual and knowledge-based assets. Knowledge assets are often grouped into two categories:
(1) Explicit Knowledge
(2) Tacit Knowledge
The rest. Tacit knowledge is the know-how contained in people's heads. The challenge inherent with tacit knowledge is figuring out how to recognize, generate, share and manage it.
Most often, generating value from such assets involves sharing them among employees, departments and even with other companies in an effort to reach - or go beyond - best practice....
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