If you have a product to sell, there are ecommerce tools that can make it
very easy to set up you own ecommerce website. Often called Store
Front packages, they include features that make it easy to accept credit
cards, provide shopping cart features, and create invoices. Some
packages also include features that let you export information to your
accounting software so that it's easy to keep track of your revenues
Here are some questions
to consider when choosing Store Front or ECommerce software
Do you need to
install special software, or can you manage everything on the Internet
Does the company
provide best practice information to help you start making money quickly
How long does it take
to get an account set up, and incorporate the features into your website
Are the tools easy to
use, or will the require help from a web design expert
What features are
offered? Popular features include wish lists, email to a friend,
and gift wrap
Does the software let
your customers create profiles that remember their information the next
time they visit your site?
Do the provided
templates look professional and give you the flexibility you need in
order to demonstrate your brand?
Can you export data
to your accounting software?
What kind of reports
can you run?
Are the fees
one-time, or ongoing?
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