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Archive for the 'Selling Online' Category

2006 Online Sales Projections

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Online sales (ecommerce) projections for 2006 are predicted at $211.4 billion vs. 2005 $176.4 billion. Study (2006). “Online Sales to Surpass $200 Billion This Year, According to Study “. Retrieved May 23, 2006, the press release discuses the increasing trend in online sale. The study explains the breakdown ecommerce sales by general category and discuses how consumers buying process when making a purchases.

GST Change Is Your Sales Software Adaptable

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Federal government of Canada is proposing that the GST (Goods and Services Tax) will be reduced from 7% to 6% on July 1, 2006. It is uncertain if this change will happen but if it does happen it will affect nearly all small and medium sized businesses. Make sure your business is prepared by checking to see if your current business processes are adaptable.

Chargebacks For eBusiness

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Accepting online payments makes ecommerce risky for fraudulent chargebacks. History shows that ebusinesses are usually on the losing end of chargebacks. “Web merchants fight costs of fraud” explains some of the ways ebusinesses have protected themselves and how the credit card companies will impact the situation.

Open House

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Student Connections (SC) and Technology Training Centre (TTC) University of Alberta would like to invite you to our Open House on Friday, March 17th, from Noon - 4:00 PM.

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) In Retail

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

RSS feeds are an inexpensive, effective way for an ebusiness to communicate with its customers. RSS feeds are requested from people who are interested in your products, therefore, your RSS audience has a higher potential to be a new or repeat customer.

The Internet: Changing The Way Sales Are Made.

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

The Internet has changed the way sales are made by giving consumers access to information. Many consumers now research mid and high level involvement products on the Internet before they purchase them. As a small business owner if you understand how consumers make purchases you can be more effective in making sales.

Using E-mail Marketing Effectively

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

E-mail marketing is an inexpensive and effective way to market to your clients. However with the amount of Spam and unwanted e-mail that people receive everyday, you need to make sure that your message is never lost in the shuffle or worse yet viewed as spam by your customers. Ebiz.enable has an excellent series of articles on how to do e-mail marketing properly.

Retailing Online shopping up

Friday, December 16th, 2005

According to the Toronto Star article “Retailing Online shopping up”, about 39% of Canadian adults are planning to make an online holiday purchase. It suggests that $1.9 billion will be spent online this holiday season.

Christmas Online Sales

Monday, December 12th, 2005

“Canadian online Christmas shopping could increase by as much as 25 per cent this year over last.”

Banking in US currencies for E-Exports

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

Clients who plan to sell to Canadian and US customers on-line will have to organize their banking accordingly. It is not possible to have an account that receives deposits in both currencies. This is not necessarily a function of any ‘law’ per say, but is standard banking practice.