E-Shopping Has Arrived! Why It's HOT And How You Can Get Your Piece of the Gold Rush
The Internet isn't just another way to do business any more. Increasingly, the Web is becoming THE way most people want to shop and buy.
Recent holiday shopping shot past even the most optimistic predictions, surpassing the $7 BILLION in sales mark at last count. Half of all North Americans use the Internet to make a purchase.
While only 46% of Americans have a computer at home, most e-business sites get their biggest surge during the middle of the day when most people are at work. Internet sites let people do their shopping chores at their desk during a coffee break. Given the busy lives most of us struggle with, the amazing convenience and selection offered by the Net is a powerful motivator.
Will a few giant corporations take over online selling the way they've dominated regular retail sales? Not a chance.
There will always be plenty of room for small, home-based entrepreneurs. The Internet is simply too big for any one tycoon to dominate. The Web requires millions of business owners like you, working together, to make it succeed. That's why even massive online firms like Amazon.com rely on thousands of small individually owned affiliate sites to drive sales.
Here are important things to look for when setting up your Internet store:
1) Get the latest technology that allows you to have an advanced e-commerce site up in seconds. There is no longer a need to spend thousands of dollars and months of your valuable time waiting on a web design team to finish the job.
2) Insist on online sales reports. You should be able to access your customer info and downline genealogy 24 hours a day.
3) Increasingly, highly responsive customer service is what satisfies customers and keep them coming back to buy. Use your instant information to insure no orders become orphans or are filled incorrectly.
4) Keep your online store simple to operate 24 hours a day even if you are on vacation. Make it as paperless as possible with all forms and customer messages handled online by your website and autoresponder-driven email.
About the Author
Sam White shows people how to earn full or part-time income working from home with their own Internet mall. His instantly created e-commerce storefronts let you sell America's most in-demand electronic, home, and business products automatically, around the clock. Find out if E-Commerce is for you at : http://www.homebusiness.to/kmnet