Tag: Small Business

Comparison of 5 Ecommerce Platforms for Small Business

Traditionally, most buying and selling was done in person in a brick and mortar store. But today’s increasingly digitalized age has caused a significant shift from an in-store to an online shopping experience.

Ecommerce Tips: How to Prepare for a Successful Holiday Season

Successfully launching an Ecommerce site for the Holiday Season requires sufficient lead time for business planning, building your site and carefully rolling it out before the “stresses” of Cyber Monday.

Data Security: Do I Need an SSL Certificate?

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The potential need for an SSL Certificate is an important consideration for any website that handles visitor information in order to protect it and assure visitors that their sensitive data is being sent to the correct source rather than to a criminal enterprise.

Why PCI Compliance is Vital to Your Business

PCI compliance is important to any business that accepts credit or debit cards in order to maintain the security of customer accounts and customer relations as well as to avoid security breaches and their resulting financial impacts.

Add a Website to Your New Business

Discussion of the process involved in adding a website to a new business including one-size-fits-all versus customization, collaborative process with website developers, waterfall and agile development methodologies and potential goals of a new business website.

Planning Your E-Commerce Shipping & Customer Service Policies

Discussion of shipping charges & customer service policies for a business adding e-commerce to its brick & mortar. Topics include whether customer or business will bear shipping costs, how customers will contact you online and policies for responding.

Will Your New Ecommerce Business Span the Cyber Globe?

Discussion of the planning process for analyzing targeted online customers and the potential geographic scope of an E-Commerce business including considerations of geography, demographics and socio-economics, as well as payment and shipping issues abroad.

What’s the Plan to “Staff Up” Your New E-Commerce Business?

Giving consideration during the e-commerce planning process to the “people power” required for the addition of online sales. Options discussed include engaging employees or freelancers, outsourcing to development firms and “off the shelf” products.