Online Business Help

  Homes arrow Online Business Help arrow Page 3 - Could You Run an E-Commerce Site?
 Webmaster Tools
 
Base64 Encoding 
Browser Settings 
CSS Coder 
CSS Navigation Menu 
Datetime Converter 
DHTML Tooltip 
Dig Utility 
DNS Utility 
Dropdown Menu 
Fetch Content 
Fetch Header 
Floating Layer 
htaccess Generator 
HTML to PHP 
HTML Encoder 
HTML Entities 
IP Convert 
Meta Tags 
Password Encryption
 
Password Strength
 
Pattern Extractor 
Ping Utility 
Pop-Up Window 
Regex Extractor 
Regex Match 
Scrollbar Color 
Source Viewer 
Syntax Highlighting 
URL Encoding 
Web Safe Colors 
Forums Sitemap 
Weekly Newsletter
 
Developer Updates  
Free Website Content 
 RSS  Articles
 RSS  Forums
 RSS  All Feeds
Write For Us 
Contact Us 
Site Map 
Privacy Policy 
Support 
 USERNAME
 
 PASSWORD
 
 
  >>> SIGN UP!  
  Lost Password? 
ONLINE BUSINESS HELP

Could You Run an E-Commerce Site?
By: KC Morgan
  • Search For More Articles!
  • Disclaimer
  • Author Terms
  • Rating: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars / 3
    2008-11-12

    Table of Contents:
  • Could You Run an E-Commerce Site?
  • Navigation
  • More Features
  • Make E-Commerce Happen

  • Rate this Article: Poor Best 
      ADD THIS ARTICLE TO:
      Del.ici.ous Digg
      Blink Simpy
      Google Spurl
      Y! MyWeb Furl
    Email Me Similar Content When Posted
    Add Developer Shed Article Feed To Your Site
    Email Article To Friend
    Print Version Of Article
    PDF Version Of Article
     
     

    SEARCH DEV MECHANIC

    TOOLS YOU CAN USE

    advertisement

    Could You Run an E-Commerce Site? - More Features


    (Page 3 of 4 )

    Customer Login

    You may want your site to remember repeat customers, keeping their billing information and past purchases ďon file,Ē so to speak. By requiring your buyers to register a user account, you can keep track of any regulars you may be getting. Often, these customer registries require that users provide their e-mail address and create a password. This is a great tool to include if youíd like to send out promotional offers like coupons, or special announcements on upcoming sales. Customer recall also makes online shopping easier for your consumers. This way, they can use your site many times while only entering their information once.

    Tax Calculator

    Sales tax varies by state. Since you are dealing in money, you want to make sure everything is on the up and up. Put software in place which will automatically calculate the appropriate sales tax, and charge your customers accordingly.

    Inventory

    You canít have your customers ordering a bunch of items that arenít in stock. Make sure your site knows exactly how many of each of your products are available. You can still display products which arenít in stock, but a helpful disclaimer will pop up to let customers know this. Having the inventory tools right on your site helps you easily keep track of what youíre selling, as well. The last thing you want with e-commerce is a bunch of customer orders you simply canít fill.

    Security

    Even in todayís tech-friendly world, many people are wary of using e-commerce for their transactions. You want to offer completely secure purchasing to your customers. Youíll also want to display that your site is secure, so visitors know theyíre in good hands. Have security features and measures in place to give your traffic the safe experience they crave.

    Shipping

    Make sure you offer more than one shipping option for your customers. Itís common to offer standard shipping, express delivery, overnight mail, etc. Clearly display the cost of all shipping methods for every single purchase. Customers want to pick and choose whatís best for them, so you want them to have plenty of options.

    More Online Business Help Articles
    More By KC Morgan

       

    ONLINE BUSINESS HELP ARTICLES

    - Social Media: An Analogy
    - Make a Digital Trail for Site Performance
    - Communication is Key Even in SEO
    - Look Past Your Web Analytics Blinders
    - Everything is Marketing
    - How to Be Transparent Online
    - Respecting Customer Privacy in Social Media
    - Testing Your Site For the Holidays
    - Speak Your Customer`s Language
    - Don`t Ignore Social Media
    - Focus on Business Goals, Not the Internet
    - Solve Problems to Make Money Online
    - Offering Coupons Without Alienating Customers
    - Build Relationships to Build Conversions
    - Online Reviews Matter More Than You Think

    Developer Shed Affiliates

     



    © 2003-2018 by Developer Shed. All rights reserved. DS Cluster - Follow our Sitemap