Taking Payments On-Line

By , July 28, 2017 6:29 pm

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Solutions for small websites to accept on-line payments using shopping carts.

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There are ways of selling goods and services on line without the visitor having to make a telephone call. Many people, these days, are perfectly happy to give their credit card details on line, providing a secure server is utilised to gather sensitive information.

In its basic form a shopping cart could be just a button or a hyperlinked piece of text that takes the visitor to an order page. The page will usually allow additional items to be added.

There are many commercial shopping carts that use templates and they can look very professional, but be sure to compare all the facilities offered before you make a decision. These solutions are ideal for a trader that has many similar items for sale and allow frequent updating and price changes. They also permit a high level of customisation to incorporate the house style of your website with logos and images etc.

You will need to have a bank merchant account in order to accept credit cards and they have very strict entry conditions which sometimes preclude smaller operators. In these cases why not consider using Paypal? This gives you a credit card facility without a bank merchant account and can be very cost effective as it is charged on a transaction basis rather than with a monthly fee.

Some firms offer the complete e-commerce solution including the banking side, but make sure that it can interface with your own business bank account. These solutions are quite tempting for someone who operates from home as some banks refuse to provide merchant facilities for home workers.

One word of caution regarding charge-backs. In these days of increasing card fraud it is the retailer that loses the money if a customer uses false details or challenges a transaction. You must do all you can to check the details a customer has supplied before accepting a transaction and with the power of the internet this is much easier to do than it used to be. There are websites which allow you to check phone numbers and addresses against official databases for a small fee and I would recommend you always do this with a new customer until a trading relationship has been established.

Multi-channel retail – keys to success

By , July 24, 2017 6:13 pm

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The maturation of multi-channel commerce

More and more retailers are realizing the benefits of multi-channel retailing. Leveraging brand equity in multiple touchpoints has been proven to drive loyalty and interaction among consumers. With trends clearly showing the Internet as the core component to pre-purchase research, brick and mortar brands can ill-afford to take a wait and see approach as it relates to core multi-channel offerings.

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The maturation of multi-channel commerce

More and more retailers are realizing the benefits of multi-channel retailing. Leveraging brand equity in multiple touchpoints has been proven to drive loyalty and interaction among consumers. With trends clearly showing the Internet as the core component to pre-purchase research, brick and mortar brands can ill-afford to take a wait and see approach as it relates to core multi-channel offerings.

Three core enhancements must be executed flawlessly to have true multi-channel integration:

?In-store associate kiosks

Leveraging the eCommerce store within an in-store environment solves fundamental out of stock situations, provides a new channel for up/cross selling, and maximizes profitability per square foot.

?In-store pickup

Incorporating buy online and pickup in-store functionality eliminates the barrier of shipping in the online sales equation. With shipping costs being the number one driver to why shoppers choose to not purchase online – this initiative help reduce key customer based purchase inhibitors while drive incremental sales in-store traffic. The solution also provides added convenience and satisfaction to the consumer, as they no longer have to wait to receive their merchandise.

?In-store returns

Returning products that were bought online, in-store, can bring many back-end technology bottlenecks to the radar screen. Forward thinking retailers must accurately map their order processing and inventory data to empower service associates with the data they need to reconcile and close the transaction efficiently at the POS.

Slow processing and a poor return experience will virtually erode a consumer relationship that was costly to start and maintain.

Getting your organization on board with change

Convincing company executives that these initiatives deliver ROI may be challenging, but that challenge pales in comparison to what is faced in your store network. The perspective change within the rank and file employees in your organization will prove to be your most daunting task as it relates to these initiatives.

Within all three of the solutions above, the web transaction integrates with the physical store. The store is the final piece of the puzzle in all three scenarios, making it the most crucial element to deliver a proper transaction. If your employees do not execute properly on this level, the result will be an un-utilized solution, or even worse, a customer perspective that your employees are incompetent.

The key is getting your employees aligned with multi-channel change. This happens by driving two key operational strategies in conjunction with a multi-channel technology solution.

?Training

Store managers must take the lead in understanding multi-channel solutions, while leading efforts to replicate this knowledge among customer-facing employees.

Prior to solution launch, be sure to communicate the internal and external value among the manager base, create a solution handbook for employee questions, and bring managers in to the home office for a ?day workshop to become experts right before the solution goes live.

?Incentives

Employees must feel that the web-generated order still has some benefit to them. To drive accountability, some type of carrot must be given to ensure that employees have reason to treat the web-driven transaction seriously.

Because in-store employees receive bonuses for comp sales, create some type of awards program for efficiency as it relates to in-store multi-channel solutions. Or provide a piece of all web sales, distributed on a regional basis.

Understand the dynamics of your employees – how they work and what motivates them. By closing the gaps in training and incentives, multi-channel success becomes much closer to being reality.

Craig Smith

Trinity Insight LLC

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Why Hide Your IP Address?

By , July 20, 2017 4:51 pm

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Hiding your IP address is the best way for surfing the net anonymously. IP address is the Internet protocol address. This is the unique address of a computer on the Internet. The IP address consists of four numbers divided by periods. These numbers indicate the domain, the subnetwork, the network and the host computer. Each IP address mostly has an equivalent domain name address, spelled with four letters. It is very important to hide your IP address online. Hiding your IP ad…

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Hiding your IP address is the best way for surfing the net anonymously. IP address is the Internet protocol address. This is the unique address of a computer on the Internet. The IP address consists of four numbers divided by periods. These numbers indicate the domain, the subnetwork, the network and the host computer. Each IP address mostly has an equivalent domain name address, spelled with four letters. It is very important to hide your IP address online. Hiding your IP address online ensures that your personal information is not leaked out to the outsiders.

By installing software in your PC, you can hide your IP address. Anonymous surfing of the web will enable you to safeguard your Internet privacy. There is nothing illegal in hiding your IP address, for the proper reasons. If you have any doubt regarding this you can always consult your legal advisor. The legal advisor can guide you about the matter.

An IP address changer can help you change your IP address when you are surfing online. The tools of IP address changer will let you change your IP address anytime by routing your Internet traffic through an overseas server. The tool has drop down box that enables the user to choose an IP address from one of the countries mentioned in the box. Hiding your IP address is the best option to protect your self from any kind of fraud.

Hiding your IP address also enables you to protect your computer from spyware. Spyware is the software that monitors the activities of the user of a computer. Some webmasters and software producers offer free downloads for your computer. Most of the free downloads are embedded with spyware. After you complete the download, the spyware gets installed in your computer and your activities can be monitored.

Hiding your IP address also gives you freedom from the constantly bombarding pop up ads in your computer. Whenever you enter a website, you will be flooded by the pop up ads. Constant flooding of the pop up ads in the computer can be very irritating and disturbing for the user. The efficiency of the computer also gets diminished due to this. Your computer can stop functioning when you have an urgent piece of work to do. Hiding your IP address will protect you from such situation.

The main advantage of hiding your IP address is that you are protected from any website that wants to monitor your online habits and activities. Hiding the IP address also makes sure that you do not receive any junk or bulk emails in your inbox. Good software for hiding your IP address will keep your computer safe from the hackers. If the software has the ability to support frequent IP address change, the chances of protecting your privacy increases.

You can also use the web-based email to send anonymous email to people. This can sometimes be necessary for your work. Your IP address is meant for your personal use and nobody has the right to misuse this without your permission.

Web Business Overview ?Site Practicalities

By , July 16, 2017 3:31 pm

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When starting a web business, the first step is generating a business plan. Once completed, it is time to move on to the particulars of your site.

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When starting a web business, the first step is generating a business plan. Once completed, it is time to move on to the particulars of your site.

Research

Are people actually buying your widgets from other sites? To find out, you could check stock of stores and Web sites, ask for friends’ opinions and find more data online, in media and at the library. If it turns out people are not buying very many widgets these days, now may be a good time to change you business plan. Also research what your competitors are doing and if there is any way to improve upon their business models.

Web Site?

After you have a business plan and done some research, it is time to begin building your business. Though it is not essential for a web entrepreneur to have a web site, for our purposes we will assume one will be required. Other methods of making money on the web are quite possible, such as by creating an opt-in mailing list or selling products though services such as eBay.

Host and Domain

In order to have a web site one must have a host and a domain name. Think of the host as the home of your web site and the domain, such as www.widgets.com, as its address. Domain names can often be registered for less than $10 per year. Free hosting is even available, but a user of such services is required to have the host’s banners on their site, which is not particularly desirable.

A host should have reliable customer service, have very high uptime, meaning your site is accessible on the web as close to 100% of the time as possible, and give your business room to grow. You don’t want your host to crash if you get ten thousand visitors in one day. If you need programming or ecommerce, you will want to make sure your host will support your needs. Server stats are also very handy.

Build It

After you have a home and address for your web site, you will need to build it. There are two roads you can walk down. Many web entrepreneurs choose to build their own sites and learn as they go. This is often desirable if you are interested in HTML and programming, have time to spare and don’t require a professional polish. Many sites that make money promoting affiliate programs attract an audience that expect a rough, non- professional site to lead them to a polished sponsor site where they will spend their money.

The other road is to have a professional design your site for you. This is the best solution for many. Like a construction worker who knows the best way to build houses and can do it better and faster than the average layman, so it is with web design. If you are planning on selling a product or service directly, it is essential to have a sharp image by which your potential clients will judge you. With so much information and so many web pages available, surfers often move on after only a few seconds. A professional design will ensure you will be making the most of each visitor that views your site.

Now you have a plan, a product or service and a web site to sell it with. This is all very nice and all, but without people viewing your web site, you can’t make any sales. You need a solid marketing plan to get the visitors to you site, by which you can make sales.

And that’s the subject of our next article.

What Is Drywall?

By , July 12, 2017 2:57 pm

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Drywall (also called wallboard, gypsum board, and plasterboard) is an economical building material usually used to face walls and ceiling inside structures. Composed primarily of gypsum rock stretched out in a flat sheet between two pieces of thin board (or heavy paper, as some say), drywall is low-budget and easy to install-two reasons why it’s the most commonly used interior building material throughout the world!

Forms of Drywall
White board-regular. This form of drywa…

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Drywall (also called wallboard, gypsum board, and plasterboard) is an economical building material usually used to face walls and ceiling inside structures. Composed primarily of gypsum rock stretched out in a flat sheet between two pieces of thin board (or heavy paper, as some say), drywall is low-budget and easy to install-two reasons why it’s the most commonly used interior building material throughout the world!

Forms of Drywall
White board-regular. This form of drywall looks appealing, is the cheapest, and is used for those who need either a quick-fix or wish for a nice appearance at a very cheap price.

Fire-resistive (“Type X”) ?A bit more expensive, for obvious reasons. This form of drywall holds up better, although it has its drawbacks as well.

Green Board-washrooms and other high-humidity areas. This form of drywall presumably absorbs moisture well.

Drywall Specifications and Types
The standard cut for drywall in the United States and Canada is 4 feet (1220 mm) wide and eight feet (2440 mm) long, although these sheets can be custom cut to exact-fit the specifications and dimensions of any home. Some industrial sheets are cut at 16 feet (4880 mm). The standard measurements for drywall in other countries are slightly different: 1200 mm wide and 2400 long, although that varies.

Thickness varies, too. Typically, drywall is from one-half inch (12mm, 12.5 mm, or 12.7 mm) to one inch (25 mm), but it slightly differs in every country, depending on that country’s building regulations and system of measurement.

The United States and Canada together possess the greatest number of gypsum board users in the world. The gypsum board (drywall) market is booming and continues to rise. This is probably due to increased real estate and the fact that “an average American home contains seven metric tons of gypsum?(U.S. Geological Survey), which offers the possibility that drywall might contribute to the increase in home value.

Drywall is the material for all seasons. This material provides protection and lightweight support and adds an attractive appeal to the home.

Your New Website is Inside

By , July 8, 2017 2:15 pm

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Today’s Internet is a lot different than it used to be. With new developments such as SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and web standards, building websites the same old way just won’t cut it anymore. The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) creates guidelines and regulations that designers strive to follow to make their sites as accessible and functional as possible. Compliance with W3C standards ensures that your site achieves its full potential across a range of systems.

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Today’s Internet is a lot different than it used to be. With new developments such as SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and web standards, building websites the same old way just won’t cut it anymore. The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) creates guidelines and regulations that designers strive to follow to make their sites as accessible and functional as possible. Compliance with W3C standards ensures that your site achieves its full potential across a range of systems. However, the W3C regulations continue to change everyday. Do these new rules and regulations on the Internet mean that your website has to suffer aesthetically? The answer is NO. With CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), web designers have the ability to do anything on the web, from browser compatibility to full control of all the aesthetics of any web page. CSS also gives a more solid foundation for SEO, usability, and compliance with web standards.

From a development aspect of web design, the first great advantage of CSS is cross browser compatibility. Every web designer has sat down at a foreign computer and opened one of their websites only to find that the layout is mangled. Everything is either in a different spot or not present at all. This happens because different Internet browsers, and even different versions of the same Internet browser, display websites slightly differently. Web designers are forced to test their builds on as many browsers as possible to minimize this problem. However, users constantly upgrade their computers and download new features to enhance their experience on the Internet. As a developer, you can never control all the variables, but you can eliminate the majority of the problems by using CSS ?an extreme advantage when one considers that everything on the Internet is about usability. If the user is at ease and comfortable then they are more likely to return to your site, purchase your product, recommend your service to others, etc. If they get confused because the navigation moves or doesn’t function properly, they are more likely to move on to another site.

Web designers know that the power of CSS gives them many options, but a great deal of designers do not use CSS to its full capabilities. By learning about this language, you can develop it to do more. The cascading part of CSS is the most important feature and yet it is still the most over-looked. CSS makes it possible for the designer to alter one file and, in doing so; make modifications to the entire site. For example, rather than adjusting every font tag individually, this programming technique allows the designer to alter every font in the entire site by changing a single tag in the CSS file. CSS also creates code that is cleaner and less bulky than other scripting languages. Less code means that the search engine “bots?will have enhanced access to the content on your website. In turn, your website will be indexed more effectively, matching your site with appropriate inquiries from users looking for your services. Older development techniques like frames and tables limit the search engines?ability to crawl your website, so the bot will leave without registering the content. This significantly limits the search engines?ability to view and catalogue all of your information, and ultimately limits your presence online.

Increased ease and efficiency is another great benefit of CSS. Once you have obtained a decent knowledge of the programming technique, however, it is very easy to let the styles of the CSS control the way you design. CSS functions much like building blocks. At the bottom levels, building is very easy to accomplish, but the larger you go the more advanced and detailed the work becomes. I see many websites that boast about the designer’s ability to utilize CSS, but the site is rather plain and boring. I am a big fan of minimalism but not when it results from a lack of creativity. Which brings me to the question, has the ease of CSS made designers lazy? For some, the answer is yes, but others use the many advantages of CSS to connect creative design with utility and performance. As a full-time designer, I devote all of my energy to creating graphic-focused, visually stimulating websites with CSS as the structure everything is built on.

A website doesn’t have to be simple or boring to work properly. CSS does not limit the design graphically but instead gives the designer the power to create an aesthetically pleasing and fully functional website. If you took two identical designs and built one with tables and one table-less (CSS), the CSS site would have a higher usability across more platforms, it would rank better with the search engines, and the overall performance of the website would be better. Graphically intense CSS layouts do take more time to think through and build out, but that is why I make custom websites. In the ever-changing online world, CSS-based sites are the most up-to-date and effective way to build W3C compliant websites that push the limits of design and function.

Is A Cash Advance A Rewarding Factor?

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Sometimes, an accident, automobile accident or property servicing emergency can cost considerably more than your money can cover. Your regular income might not exactly include the unexpected emergency, and it is not really easy to drum up additional money. Payday loans can occasionally be a great help for most of these situations. Continue reading to get some good info about these sorts of personal loans.
Individuals who require dollars now may need to use online payday loans. People need to understand anything they are however before signing up and obtaining the cash. There could be big fees and high rates of interest that will make the financing more challenging to pay back.
Watch out for slipping right into a capture with payday cash loans. In theory, you might spend the money for financial loan back 1 to 2 days, then proceed with your life. The simple truth is, however, many individuals cannot afford to pay off the borrowed funds, and the equilibrium will keep rolling over to their following income, amassing massive amounts of interest throughout the procedure. In such a case, a lot of people end up in the positioning where by they could never afford to pay for to repay the financing.
Usually take out a pay day loan for the money you require. Urgent matters that can just be solved by using a speedy funds infusion happen, but bear in mind that a income infusion will come at the cost, specifically sky-great interest and charges which are unheard of with bank financial loans or a credit card. Minimize the expenses be preserving your amount borrowed to a minimum.
When you have to acquire online payday loans frequently, you should find a remedy for the long term like financial debt guidance and to understand more about individual financial situation. Online payday loans could really be unhealthy for you should you don’t make use of them the correct way, and it also could force you to shed a ton of money.
Make definitely confident that you may be capable of paying you financial loan back again with the thanks particular date. When you overlook the payback day, you may well be subjected to very high costs. All pay day loans should be paid completely with the because of time.
Learn about later repayment fees and penalties. It is obvious which you have every single intention of producing your payments punctually, but scenarios can change. You need to read through over any of the small print on your deal so you know what forms of costs you’ll have to pay. Later charges can be very high for pay day loans, so make sure you understand all costs before you sign your contract.
Whenever feasible, try out to obtain a pay day loan from your financial institution face-to-face as opposed to on-line. There are many suspect on the web cash advance loan companies who could just be stealing your cash or private information. Genuine stay lenders are much far more respected and ought to give a less hazardous transaction for you personally.
Don’t feel that your poor credit stops you from acquiring a payday loan. There are numerous people that could benefit from paycheck loaning that don’t even try out mainly because they feel their credit rating will doom them. Payday loan companies generally wish to see evidence of constant career rather than a good credit history.
Learn about the standard payment plan for your lender you are interested in. You might find oneself without the money you must pay off it after it is due. The lender may give you the possibility to cover just the attention sum. This may roll more than your borrowed sum for the upcoming fourteen days. You will be liable to spend another attention charge the subsequent paycheck as well as the personal debt due.
If you do not know significantly with regards to a cash advance however they are in distressed necessity of one particular, you really should talk to a personal loan specialist. This could be also a friend, co-worker, or relative. You desire to successfully will not be receiving conned, and that you know what you really are engaging in.
Look into any payday loan provider before taking yet another stage. Even if it could seem to be your final salvation, will not accept to a loan except if you fully understand the conditions. Also, research the firm you might be credit from, to obtain all the information and facts you need.
Understand the rules. Picture you take out a payday loan to become repaid with by your following spend period. Should you not pay the loan rear on time, the lending company are able to use that this check you applied as guarantee regardless of whether there is the profit your bank account or perhaps not. Beyond your bounced verify fees, you can find claims the location where the financial institution can claim three times the amount of your authentic examine.
Do not obtain a financial loan for virtually any more than you really can afford to repay on your own next shell out time. This is a good thought so that you can pay out the loan back in total. You do not wish to shell out in installments for the reason that fascination is indeed great which it can make you need to pay a lot more than you lent.
Information is strength in almost any move of lifestyle, and getting info on payday loans will help you make informed selections relating to your finances. Payday cash loans can meet your needs, but you must study them and recognize everything that is required people.

What do you need to know about internet business

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Internet owes the credit of presenting world as a global village. It has brought the entire planet earth to our rooms. Gone are the days when an event in A corner of the world remained unknown to those in the Z area

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Internet owes the credit of presenting world as a global village. It has brought the entire planet earth to our rooms. Gone are the days when an event in A corner of the world remained unknown to those in the Z area, when we had to perspire in long queues and take an off from the days work to get our bills deposited, when long distance calls were the only mode to communicate with those dwelling thousands of miles away, when exams would not just commence without the invigilators around and businesses across the seas were a cumbersome task. Now from payments or investments to education or exams, everything is possible through Internet while relaxing on your couch. Thus Internet has changed our lifestyles, altered our parameters and has given us new horizons to achieve.

The foremost worldwide use of the Internet is in acquiring information. The task is well accomplished with the aid of remarkable search engines such as Goggle, Yahoo and others. These search engines display the requisite details the moment you enter the topic of research in the box and click on the search button. The variety of search engines that exist nowadays on the World Wide Web have information regarding any and every field of study like medicine, astronomy, philosophy, mythology and so forth. You can play and even gain knowledge about popular casino games, their rules and strategies via Internet. Along with the home page and other linked chapters of the site what flashes on screen are different types of advertisements from various sources? For instance “Click here and you will be a millionaire? “ensure your investments in safe hands through? etc. Well, these are all marketing techniques that many companies opt for.

So, besides education, Internet is also a wonderful hub to business. Numerous companies market themselves globally through the channel of Internet. Though not all the companies receive loads of contracts yet most often they are not left barehanded. But advertising online is not as simple as it seems. The Interactive Advertising Bureau devises certain norms or standards, to be followed by all the Internet advertising companies. In 2004, IAB had created rules for the pop-ups that appear on screen. Similarly laws are also formulated for e-mail advertising like unsolicited commercial e-mail must not be sent etc.

Internet is an upcoming mode for the sale and purchase of stocks and for making investments too. The Dot-com bubble signifies a surge in the stocks and investments pertaining to internet. Amazon.com, eBay and other big companies have the onus of incredible gush in the Dot-com bubble. The bubble blew more due to increase in stocks and share prices. However, this tremendous upsurge had an undesired downfall when the companies overestimated their potential and their expenses superseded their incomes. In the Internet world, this came to be known as bursting of the Dot-com bubble.

The money so earned through e-business, can be invested in e-shopping. While chilling out at home you can take a look at the spectrum of items available online. From beach sandals to laptops and mobile phones, everything is available on the net for sale. Internet also brings at your doorstep numerous auctions where you can display your items and take home many others.

But the internet security i.e. viruses etc. remain an issue of concern for the users as well as for the internet authorities. Though there are anti-virus software and their updates yet pop-ups, spam’s etc. fetch virus with them. Moreover, banking through internet has the risk of theft. Thieves catch your Wifi (wireless local area network) by presenting some phony networks. The user gets confused and avails this network to manipulate their accounts. Thieves trace these networks and the entire information gets stolen. So users are requested to be very particular about the network to which you connect, avoid checking you account through wireless Wifi network, and close the browser window once you are through with your online payments etc. and last but not the least use ambiguous passwords to ensure safety.

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