Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Daily Diary...the 7th of August...

Checked out Online Business 101
What is our unique selling point? Matching products, educational products for children, therapeutic, collectors items,
What business model do we emulate?
  • Sell a Product
    Most money in e-commerce is made by selling products - either physical or digital. Many of the same common sense rules apply whether you are selling online or "offline." Look for products with high margins, high demand, low competition, etc.
Check out the meaning of "high margins". High profit!
  • Find a good name ~ Offline, a good name is usually short, easy to remember, and reflects your business in some way. It’s the same in the online world. Your domain name is how you’ll be known on the Web. Customers will have to remember it, spell it correctly, and type it into their Web browsers. Good domain names are memorable, short and easy to spell, and usually reflect your business purpose. (There are a lot of exceptions to the latter rule: think eBay and Yahoo!).
PJ's Corner Gift Shoppe
  • Build an Effective Online Store ~ Think of an effective offline store: it is attractive, projects the right image, and is easy for customers to find what they want. Make sure your online store has the same qualities. It should be easy to navigate, with a good search function. The design should reflect the image you’re trying to project: professional, hip, up-scale, etc. Good offline stores also offer easy check-out, accept credit cards, and have a good return policy.
  • Rent from a Reliable Landlord ~ You wouldn’t want your offline store to lose sales because it was frequently closed for repairs, would you? Choosing the right Web host for your site is like renting from a reputable landlord. A good Web host offers uptime guarantees (always open), can handle a lot of traffic (customers), responds to your questions quickly, and offers the services you need.
Register.com awarded JD Power and Associates Award
  • Spread the Word ~ A store on Main Street is guaranteed at least a little foot traffic. An online venture might get a few walk-ins as well. But to guarantee traffic, you have to do some marketing. Online, you can spread the word in a variety of ways:
        • Submit to Search engines
        • Pay for Search-Engine placement
        • Exchange links with other sites
        • Advertise
        • Use e-mail (don’t SPAM!)
        • Develop a PR strategy
        • Use promotions
  • Get Paid ~ Just like a real store has “back-end” systems in place, an online store needs mechanisms to accept credit cards and process orders. To automate even more, you can also integrate your online store with accounting, inventory, and fulfillment systems.
Using megawebservers store that accepts credit cards that processes orders.
  • Make Your Customers Happy ~ Successful shops have great customer service. An online store can keep its customers happy by offering lots of online information, answering inquiries promptly, shipping quickly, and providing for easy returns.
Update Customer Service form
  • Refine and Improve ~ Good offline stores are constantly evaluating their performance and trying new approaches. They rearrange merchandise, design new window displays, calculate profit per square foot, and count foot traffic. Make sure you do the same for your online venture. Use statistics programs to find out where your customers come from and what they do on your site. If you advertise, make sure you test ads and measure their effectiveness.

Joined Digg.com
Joined BUMPzee.com

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Thank you for making memories in PJ's Corner...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great work.Really appreciable!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks a lot.