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Solutions for Small &
You Don’t Have to Spend
a Fortune to Start Selling Online
By: Learn2succeed.com Incorporated
Take a look at why e-commerce is so important today. Learn about Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) which is involved in Business to Business (B2B) relationships and e-tailing in the Business to Consumer (B2C) area.
Find out how to accept payment and how to deal with international currencies. Learn about the fulfilment process and why timely delivery is so important to the success of your business. Look at why security and privacy are such important issues for your customers and how to address them. Examine hosting alternatives, cybermalls and other issues relating to e-tailing.
Take a tour of inexpensive software which you can use to establish your own e-commerce Web site. Most of these are easy-to-use solutions that don't require any programming knowledge and can get you up and running in no time. Take a look at the challenges of integrating your back office and accounting systems with your e-commerce software.
A full chapter is devoted to hints on how to fine-tune your Web site and make it e-commerce friendly. There is also a brief description of affiliate programs.
You will find out how to plan for e-commerce and what it is going to cost. Take a look at some of the taxation issues relating to e-commerce and then take a trip into the future and find out why e-commerce will be so important for the survival of your business in the years to come.
This book is a great place to start if you want to learn about inexpensive e-commerce solutions for your small or home-based business. Find out how to do it inexpensively for about $100 per month. You don't have to spend a fortune to start selling online!
What do We Mean by E-commerce?
B2B and B2C
E-commerce is a Component of Web Marketing
Chapter 1 How Much Business Is Being Done Over the Web?
The Current State of Retail E-Commerce
The Status of Worldwide B2B E-Commerce
Chapter 2 - Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
The Role of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
Value-Added Networks (VANs) & Value-Added Services
The Focus of the Rest of this Book
Chapter 3 - Retail E-Commerce or E-Tailing
What is E-Tailing?
Traditional Retailing vs. E-Tailing
The Role of Disintermediation
The Disintermediation Balancing Act
Impact of E-Tailing on the Commercial Real Estate Market
Impact of E-Tailing on the Employment Market
Chapter 4 - Methods of Payment, Security & Privacy
Credit Card Merchant Status
Third Party Credit Card Processors
Security of Transaction
Credit Card Merchant Identification
Credit Card Adjustments for Returns and Lost Shipments
Chapter 5 - Fulfilment
What is Fulfilment?
US-Canada Cross-Border Shipments
Customs and Tax Matters
Chapter 6 - To Host or Not to Host?
Use a Hosting Company
Chapter 7 - Cybermalls
What is a Cybermall?
Financial Transactions in Cybermalls
Examples of Cybermalls
The Future for Cybermalls
Chapter 8 - Issues Relating to E-Tailing
Main Types of E-Commerce Software
The Shopping Cart
Chapter 9 - Examples of E-Commerce Software
Just Add Commerce® (JAC)
Just Add Promotion® (JAP)
StoreFront™ Standard Edition
EROL® Electronic Retail Online
PDG Shopping Cart
Q-Shop Storefront System
Chapter 10 - Integration with the Back Office
The Back End Gap
Chapter 11 - Fine Tuning Your Site for E-Commerce
Make Your Site User-Friendly
Make Your Site E-commerce Friendly
Clearly State Your Shipping Charges
Frequent Shopper Discounts
A Word of Warning About Contests
Chapter 12 - Affiliate Programs
What is an Affiliate Program?
Chapter 13 - Planning for E-Commerce
Get to Know the Competition!
The Marketing Strategy
Methods of Distribution
Advertising and Lead Generation
Premiums and Incentives
The Marketing and E-Commerce Plan
Sources of Online Marketing and E-Commerce Statistics
Chapter 14 - What's it Going to Cost?
A Rough Estimate
The Time Costs
Chapter 15 - The Future For Taxation on E-Commerce Transactions
Cybertax?? - Oh NO!!
Taxes on Inter-state and Inter-provincial Transactions
Chapter 16 - The Future of E-Commerce
E-Commerce is Here to Stay
The Future of E-tailing
The "E-commercialization"of Education
The "E-commercialization" of Legal, Accounting and Other Professional Services
The "E-commercialization" of the Hospitality and Travel Industries
The "E-commercialization" of the Publishing Industry
The "E-commercialization" of the Gambling Industry
The "E-commercialization" of the Adult Entertainment Industry
The Battle of Free Content vs. Paid Content
Inexpensive E-Commerce Solutions for Small & Home-Based Businesses: You Don't Have to Spend a Fortune to Start Selling Online by: Learn2succeed.com Incorporated; 130 pages, ISBN 978-1-55270-118-8 softcover; published in 2002; Canadian $24.95.
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