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8 Reasons Consumers Like To Shop Online – Cater To Them For Online Retail Success

Because of the numerous advantages and benefits, more and more people say they prefer online shopping over conventional shopping these days. It’s important to understand the psyche of the online shopper. Cater to this and you’ll have them flocking to your… er, online store. Here’s what they say are important to them — and here’s how you can get a leg up by catering to these desires and fantasies. Know what the consumer wants and play to it — plug into your thinking all the ways that you can meet these desires, through your competitive intelligence, competitive pricing, customer service, and more. From shopping in their pajamas to convenience for elderly and disabled, the consumer comments below highlight what’s positive about online shopping for them. Also because of wider choice, not subject to upselling or impulse buying, better prices, good for the environment, and more. There are many reasons for online retailers to be sanguine about the future of online retail. Here are some consumers’ reasons for buying online, in their own words: 1) Convenience: Where else can you do shopping, even at midnight, wearing your jammies? You don’t have to wait in a line or wait till the shop assistant helps you with your purchases. You can do your shopping in minutes even if you are busy, apart from saving time and avoiding crowds. Online shops give us the opportunity to shop 24 x 7 and also reward us with ‘no pollution’ shopping. 2) Better Prices: I get cheap deals and better prices from online stores because products come to you directly from the manufacturer or seller without middlemen involved. Many online shops offer discount coupons and rebates. 3) Variety: One can get several brands and products from different sellers at one place. You can get in on the latest international trends without spending money on travel; you can shop from retailers in other parts of the country or even the world without being limited by geographic area… These stores offer a far greater selection of colors and sizes than you will find locally. If you find that the product you need is out of stock online, you can take your business to another online store where the product is available. 4) Fewer Expenses: Many times when we opt for conventional shopping we tend to spend a lot more than the required shopping expenses, on things like eating out, traveling, impulsive shopping etc. 5) [...]

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Win a FREE Online Store

Win one of 3 FREE Online Store Setups worth R 7995.- each between now and 30th of May.  Win a FREE Online Store   Follow our LinkedIn Company Profile Terms: Must be a registered SA business for 3 years Must have product range or service ready to retail online immediately. Winner will be announced on the 15th of May

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Costs of Starting an Online Retail Business

Online retail businesses are a popular option for entrepreneurs with minimal capital to invest up front. What’s more, online retail is a great business to run as a home-based, solo, parent or part-time entrepreneur. It can also be a fantastic outlet for your creative talent or hobby.   So you’re asking yourself—what does it actually cost to start an online retail business? We’ve got a real-life example for you: Amy Weaver, corporate refugee and owner of a new online greeting card company. Amy took her creative ideas about a tried-and-true product—greeting cards—and launched her own online retail business. “Your words, not ours” is the humble tag line that sums up the unique niche of Amy’s Whoopzie Daizie Cardz. “I’m a card addict,” Amy explains. “But for me, greeting cards always seemed a little over the top—the glitter and the butterflies and everything else. I just want them to be simple. Maybe start a thought or give a good impression of what the card will be about on the front, and then let me fill in the words.”   Amy, a 32-year-old Dallas resident, began thinking about starting her own business more than a year and a half before she taxied down the runway. Her career as an airline property manager left her feeling confined. “Both my parents had their own companies, and I always felt claustrophobic working for someone else,” Amy admits. “So I’ve been attracted to the entrepreneurial lifestyle through experience.”   “I was drawn to the card industry because it’s a low-risk industry,” she continues. “Other than printing cards and the other basics, it’s pretty low cost—it’s not like I’m building superconductors.”   To finance her startup venture, Amy secured a $30,000 line of credit from a Texas bank and tapped into personal savings to keep up with her regular living expenses. While securing a line of credit is not typical for a startup that has been in business less than two years, many entrepreneurs are able to leverage personal savings, credit cards, friends and family or home equity loans to get started.   Amy then mapped out three critical areas on which to focus her financial resources in the initial startup phase:   designing a dynamic website creating a top-quality product implementing a strategic marketing program. Let’s take a look at these priorities one by one.   Designing a dynamic website “First, I had to have a wonderful website because essentially [...]

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Client Tutorial – Online Store – Domain Transfer v1

Domain Transfer: If the desired domain for the Online Store is currently registered in your personal email address, then please follow these instructions: 1. Create a PLAIN TEXT email. MS Outlook: Create a new email > Select the options tab > Select Plain Text (under the Format section) GMAIL – New Compose: In the lower right corner you will see a downward arrow. This is “More options”. Click on it and select “Plain text mode”. GMAIL – Old Compose: By default this is “Plain text”.   2. Insert this email address: 3. Insert this as subject: 4. Cc this address: (This is step is optional, it is just so that we can see if there was any mistake, and rectify it next time around) 5. Paste text: Insert exactly, (do not change anything) directly from the attached .txt file. Copy all the text and insert into body of email In order to select all you can use the Crtl +A command. Open txt file, click anywhere in text and press the “Ctrl” button, while holding it down press “A” key. Then copy and paste as instructed. Send the email. 6. You should receive a response within 5 minutes. Forward the response to me. Thanks!    

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Package Add-on Features

Professional Add-ons for Online Stores Features Chart Legend: Included in Package     Not Eligible in Package Starter Add-on @ R29.- per month PRO Add-on @ R49.- per month   Add-on Description Setup Fee STARTER Add-ons . . . R –.-       R 299.-       R 299.-       R 299.-       R 299.-       R 299.-       R 299.-       R 299.-       R 299.-       R 499.-       PRO Add-ons . . . R 499.-       R 499.-       R 499.-       R 499.-       R 499.-       R 499.-       R 499.-       R 499.-       R 499.-       R 999.-       R 999.-       Domain Services . . . R –.-       R –.-  R 199.-     R –.-  Starting at R199  Starting at R199  Starting at R199 Professional Investments/Integration       R 499.-       R 499.-       R –.-  R99 per month     R –.-  R199 per month  R99 per month   R 1199.-      R 499.- pm R 1899.-      R 699.- pm Professional Services for Online Retail   Feature Description Total Cost  R1999  Once-Off  Total Cost  R2999  Once-Off  R1799 pm  R1799 pm R1799 pm  R1899 pm  R1899 pm R1899 pm 

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Online Store Theme Options

RESPONSIVE THEMES Metro Theme Store Demo  Details   Metis Theme Store Demo  Details   Toys Theme Store Demo  Details   Sapphiro Theme Store Demo  Details   NON-RESPONSIVE THEMES Caramella Theme Store Demo  Details   ApolloTheme Store Demo  Details   TG Diablo Theme Store Demo Hera Theme Store Demo Dragon Theme Store Demo Taweret Theme Store Demo

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Full Product Comparison Chart

Permanent Online Store Features   Feature Description                                1 Users  2 Users  5 Users Single  Dual Checkout Full Checkout   *Care Packages 2 Hours          Email  Email & Phone   *Care Packages     *Care Packages      DIY                             R 299.-  R 499.-  R 999.- Initial Online Store Setup   Feature Description 3  15  35         Add-on      Add-on                          *Care Packages 2 Hours    Add-on            R 1995.-  R 2995.-  R 4995.-

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