E-Commerce Tips and Tricks
» Get a competitive discount rate on your merchant account
and internet gateway
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rate on your merchant account and
Authorize.net gateway. Simply complete the
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» Submit your product feed for free to Froogle - a division
A great alternative (or at least an addition) to pay per click
advertising on Bizrate, Yahoo Shopping, and Shopping.com is
Froogle. You can submit your products for free to Froogle.
Your items will be listed at
www.froogle.com, and will
even appear at the top of searches for your product at Google.
An important note - you must resubmit your products
every 30 days, or the products
will be removed from Froogle.
» Send Bulk E-mails to Your customers - Free and Pay Solutions
Group Mail is a great program if you have a small list to maintain,
and don't mind manually adding new subscribers. They offer both
a free and pay version of Group Mail. Read more about their
If you need to manage a larger list, or want to have an online
signup feature, use
Constant Contact. It is easy to use, and they offer a ton
of free newsletter templates to use!
» Start an online business with a FREE, powerful shopping
to have an online business? Have the perfect product to sell?
DON'T spend ANY money on a shopping cart! That's right - the
best shopping cart around is FREE!
is an open-source shopping cart that has all of the features
of the high priced shopping carts, and MORE! Because it is open
source, many modifications have been made by developers, so
no matter what the desire, you can find a solution our there.
DON'T PAY A DIME FOR A SHOPPING CART! Download and install
Commerce today - better yet, choose
website hosting company (almost all
we recommend do) that offers OS Commerce,
and avoid installing OS Commerce manually!
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or don't want to hassle with the set-up? We can help.
Contact us or read our
osCommerce page for more information.
» Submit a Site Map to Google, with an easy to use tool
Google now allows webmasters to submit an XML file with all
pages on their site. An easy to use tool is available at
It is easy to use, and although Google does not guarantee to
crawl your site, submitting a site map is a good idea!
» Have an eBay store? List it in a free directory of eBay
If you have an eBay store, or want to
set-up an eBay store list the URL of your store in a FREE
directory of eBay stores can be found at
Take a couple minutes, and generate some extra traffic to your
» Know what visitors visited your site, where they came from,
how long they stayed...and MORE!
Knowing just the number of visitors that came to your site
is NOT enough. You need detailed analysis about your visitors.
A great FREE tool (yes we LOVE FREE TOOLS) is
It is the best FREE log analyzer available today. Download it
today and get to know more about the visitors to your website!
If you need help installing AWStats,
» A 30 second modification to osCommerce that helps a lot
with search engine optimization
Have osCommerce display the product name as the title of
the page. The modification can be found at
and it is a really simple install. Should take you no more than
» Get free exposure - submit a press release
Want to get more exposure? Of course you do!
a free press release distribution service. One thing...you know
we love things that are free...but it is worth the $30 to get
even more exposure. If you pay $30 they submit your release
to more sites, which means more exposure and more links to your
» Send and Receive Faxes through E-mail
- 30 day free trial
Send and Receive faxes through e-mail with
myFax. A great service for a low cost - internet fax service
for as little as $10 per month. Plus you can get a free 30 day
trial. Just click one of the link below.
» Get more customers to your site
Use paid search advertising to bring more visitors to your
site. Use the link below and get $25 to $50 in your account.
» Make money by placing ads on your site