|Merchant Account Information|
Why You Need A Web Site
"I have a small business with just a couple of employees and I donít think my product can really be sold online. Do I need a web site"
In this day and time, there is very little that canít be sold over the Internet. There are over 20 million people shopping online, buying everything from movies to cars to real estate property. Research predicts that revenues will be over $200 billion in 2004 and will grow at a rate of 30 to 50 percent over the next few years. These numbers alone should be enough to persuade you that you and your business should be online.
Regardless of whether you sell your product online, you should at the very least have an online presence so that customers, potential employees, partners and even potential investors can easily and quickly find more information about your company, the products and services you have to offer, as well as how to contact you.
But Can I Afford a Web Site
Given the competition and current market trends you canít afford NOT to. Think of your web site as your new marketing tool which, when applied correctly, will generate a return on investment. Your competition is probably already on-line and you need to use every possible avenue just to keep up. You should look at having a web site as an investment in you and your companyís future.
So whatever time or money you currently spend on marketing, supplementing it with a web site is probably a good idea. Your site will help you expand geographically and compete on a much larger scale.
Leveling the Playing Field
One of the most wonderful things about the Internet is that itís helped to level the playing field when it comes to competition with the bigger companies. With a professional-looking web site, your small business can project the image and professionalism of a much larger company. Itís also a good signal to potential customers that you take things seriously.
Breaking the Ice into e-Commerce
Taking credit card orders over the Internet is quite an investment, especially if you donít already have a merchant account. There are several e-Commerce solutions that can be custom-built for you that use payment gateways such as PayPal, which only requires a bank account and an email address. Customers can pay you through their credit card or even their checking account, and itís a great solution if youíre looking to test the waters.
The Bottom Line
To be taken seriously, itís not enough that you simply have a web site, but you must have a professional-looking web site. Many customers now search for information online before making a purchase; your web site may be the first chance you have at making a good impression on a potential buyer. If your site looks like it was designed by Uncle Bob, your chance at making that good first impression will be lost.
No matter what size your business is, and even if youre not planning on selling online, a well-made web site is essential for any business. If you donít have a web site, youíre already losing business to companies that do.
The Technical Stuff
including how to build a fantastic website, all the elements you need to consider and how to make it work with little or notechnical abilities.
The 13 Hidden Treasures of Internet Marketing
Most people get into internet marketing because it looks like a good way to make money from home. These people usually dont realize that initial sales are only a small piece of the pie. Dont be like them and miss out on all the hidden treasures!
7 Questions to Ask A Potential Internet Merchant Account Provider
Recently, I went looking for an Internet Merchant Account. My mission was two-fold:
21 Success Strategies of eBay Powersellers
The online auction giant - eBay - has exploded on the Internet scene. Currently boasting over 29 Million members, eBay is one of the most visible and far-reaching Internet companies in existence, with a large segment of the population either using the service, or at the very least, aware of it. Among the eBay sellers, there is a designation given to approximately 4% of the people. These are eBays "Powersellers", a group of sellers that is distinguished by the amount of volume they produce. The entry-level Powerseller, the Bronze level, does at least $2,000 a month in eBay sales, maintains a 99% positive feedback level and maintains their eBay account current. Higher award levels are granted at the $10,000 level, Silver level and at the $25,000 level. Gold level
Choosing a Merchant Account
3 Points of Choosing A Provider
5 Quickest Ways To Massive Windfalls Of Cash Online
These days everyone wants to know how to make money online.
Secured Credit Card is similar to a prepaid credit card since the funds you are using are actually yours and not the issuer of the credit card. Generally people who apply for secured credit card or prepaid credit card are people with poor credit or unemployed. Prepaid Credit Card spending limit is the amount of money you loaded to the card. There are no interest or finance charges on a prepaid card. With secured credit card, your credit line could be from 50% to 100% of your deposit depending on the institution giving you the secured credit. Therefore the company giving you the secured credit card has zero risk.
Focus and Fear of Success - The Biggest Monkey on Your Back
If you have been on the internet for awhile, you know that there are millions of people trying anything and everything to get your attention. They want in your wallet. Its a great big money grab out there folks, and the net has become the biggest marketing arena on the planet, driving whole industries and generating Billions of dollars in sales.
Residual Income: An Interesting Theme Of Your Online Business
Residual income is when you do the work one time and get paid forever.
My Rich Mums Ebook Secrets
As usual, I walked into the Starbucks for my morning coffee.
What is a Business Opportunity
People throw the term business opportunity around pretty loosely these days. Before the internet took off, a business opportunity was a franchise like McDonalds or Wendys. Or maybe a vending machine route or insurance sales position in your local area.
Learn To Embrace Failure
Failure is a must to succeed in business and in life. So often we are told we can not fail, itís a bad thing. From the time we start to school, till we go to the here after, fail, that 4 letter word is a bad thing. It is almost like a curse. My question is how do we learn and continue to grow if we donít fail How do we succeed in business if we donít fail
Accept Credit Cards Online without a Merchant Account
It is often assumed if you want to accept credit cards on your website that you must have a merchant account. This is not the case. You can accept credit cards with a Third Party credit card processor.
The Story of a Downsized Manager and His Ebook Business
If youve been following the business and economic news around the globe, you should know about how unemployment rates have hit year lows. The recent economic downturn was one of the worse in history and has affected loads of people. In fact, companies were cutting cost for any small reason and retrenched numbers hit more than 1 million worldwide.
Your E-Business Strategy: Is It Love ... Or Fear
I read recently that every human thought originates from either love or fear. The more I thought about it, the more true it became. I began to apply it to business - after all, every business success or failure originates ultimately from human thought. This article examines the effects that love or fear can have on your e-business - is it love, or is it fear, that dominates the way you do business online
Effective methods of doing business online!
With all these dot com failures so rampant, you may question, is it still viable to consider an online venture The truth is: while spectacular rise and fall of many dot com companies have been overly publicized, sales through Internet are still increasing by 20 Ė 25% each year. Even economic down turn of the recent years has not hampered this growth.
Sell Multiple Products Through a Single ClickBank Account
A ClickBank merchant account allows you to define and sell up to 50 separate products. If you have more than one product in your range, it makes sense to sell them from a shared ClickBank account. Here are three good reasons why: Every active ClickBank account incurs a setup fee of $49.95. Why pay this more than once Managing multiple ClickBank accounts adds unnecessarily to your administrative effort The combined sales of multiple products through one account will significantly boost your Marketplace ranking
Increase Sales with Payment Solutions
Take a second and imagine your shopping on a website, find the product youve been looking for, and as you go to the order form to purchase it, you find out that the company doesnt accept payment online. Instead, you must mail a check. If you were like me, you would probably click off the site and search for another company that offers the same products and *does* accept payment online, whether it is by credit card or online check. It doesnt take a super, intelligent person to realize that it is inconvenient, time consuming, and adds on lag time till you get your purchase when you must sit down, write out a check, and mail it.
How To Start a Profitable Online Business in 5 Easy Steps and For Under $40
Youíve heard it a million times; ďIt takes money to make money!Ē Although this is very true -- I have targeted this article for every one who is looking to start a profitable online business with a $40 average budget.
To conduct business on the Internet, whether informal, one-time only transactions between two friends, or a full-fledged business selling products or services, payment arrangements have to be made. Before 1998, this often meant either checks sent through snail-mail, or very expensive, and often hard-to-obtain, merchant accounts for online credit card processing. In 1998, PayPal was introduced to fill the payment processing gap.
|home | site map|