Archive for January, 2011
Electronic commerce, e-commerce for short, allows domestic and international trade over the Internet. E-commerce is boon for both global sourcing and import and export. The boost to global sourcing through E-commerce is because of it’s to conduct online marketing, monitoring supply chain and monetary & data transaction in a dependable manner. E-commerce makes global sourcing easier to monitor with its evolutionary phases.
International trade depends much on E-commerce. International trade community was skeptic about e-commerce let alone conducting import/export and global sourcing. It is harsh to blame them for not conducting their regular global sourcing and international trade activities as there were gaping security concerns as there was lack of awareness. E-commerce isn’t all about money transfer and/or credit card processing over internet as was assumed.
E-commerce permits online shopping, e-filing of customs documents enquiry floating and invoicing before a single dollar is transmitted. All these are exact same activities involved in offline import/export in a global sourcing scene with huge amounts of time and labor removed.
The foundation of any online store is its e-commerce software. This software shapes every minute of your visitors’ experiences, from browsing to checkout. For this reason, it is imperative to choose the best e-commerce software for your business.
There are many e-commerce software programs to choose from, which is both good and bad for you: good because more choices make it more likely you’ll find what you’re looking for, and bad because there are actually too many for you to compare all of them. Fortunately, you don’t need to compare all of the available software in order to ensure your business gets a top quality website — you just need to know what features are the most important to look for.
Here are several important features to look for in e-commerce software.
Easy Item and Category Setup
E-commerce software ranges from simple shopping cart or payment options, to software that can practically build your entire website for you. Features such as formulated listings, picture resizing, and the ability to copy listings into multiple categories make it simple to set up an online store.
World Wide Web has offered a new platform of business. In the past, hardly a number of business concerns could trade globally. But, with the introduction of web there has been a drastic revolution in the market trends. Today, business companies make websites to reach to the millions across the world. In fact, small business enterprises are equally competing with big multinational companies to make their presence felt in the web world.
Increased competition across the cyber market has sped up the growth of new technological development. The obvious outcome was attempt to devise new ways to make the website more user friendly. E commerce web design became the ideal choice of the business concerns for its flexibility and user friendliness.
One of the most important feature of an e commerce web design is that it is very much user friendly. Moreover, an e commerce website is highly feasible solution for the web owners. Certain basic usability of e commerce website design are stated below:
* Easy product upload – New products of sale can be easily put up on the web page. These new goodies stored in the database of the website is uploaded in no time according to requirement.
All websites are different. Web masters have to take website design into account, and those dealing with money and customers directly have make some extra considerations. After all, for e-commerce websites owners, “conversion” is priority number one. Conversion means converting visitors to a website into buyers, and “conversion rate” of an e-commerce website is highly dependent on how the customers feel about website itself.
But there are questions… When a website is to be designed, what is difference between an e-commerce website design and common website design? Are you able to design an e-commerce website just like an informational website page that you may design? NO is the answer. Both are similar in idea and execution, but still there is a difference between e-commerce website design and regular website design. Detailing by e-commerce website designers is the main difference.
When a net user visits an e-commerce website, he wishes to buy something. But the reality is, if that he doesn’t feel good about the website, he won’t buy– even if the product for sale is just what he is looking for.
As turning browsers into paying buyers is the way to make money for an e-commerce website, e-commerce website designers should keep in mind to create trust and good feel with potential customers. Before deciding to invest, most online customers want security, ease, and accessibility, and a good e-commerce website should have such priorities. Due to this, e-commerce website designers must focus on:
Innovative Software and Technology Provider, Cornerstone Consulting, Launches Comgine E-commerce for Sap Business One Application
Cornerstone Consulting, a global provider of integrated accounting, electronic commerce, CRM, inventory management and shipping solutions, today announced the product launch of Comgine E-commerce for SAP Business One. Due to the success of Combine’s e-commerce platform for Sage Pro ERP, the development team expanded the capabilities of the software to integrate with SAP Business One. Comgine E-Commerce for SAP Business One is a fully integrated e-commerce system, designed for SMEs (Small to Midsized Enterprises) that want to sell and market online. Comgine is an affordable e-commerce software solution that enables SAP Business One users to utilize B2B (Business to Business) and B2C (Business to Consumer) e-business features with the most advanced level of ERP integration currently available.
“The Comgine brand stands for exceptional e-commerce software innovation, integration capabilities and unsurpassed quality. We are extremely proud to be the premier reseller, implementation and customization specialists of Comgine’s E-commerce solution for SAP Business One,” said David Boos, President of Cornerstone Consulting. He added, “Comgine’s easy-to-use dashboard interface, in combination with SAP Business One’s integrated accounting, inventory management and CRM (customer relationship management) system, offers the ultimate streamlined e-business management experience.” Comgine E-commerce facilitates real-time order status information, instantaneous viewing of tracking numbers, secure sockets layer (SSL) encrypted transactions and much more. By implementing a streamlined accounting, customer relationship management (CRM), inventory and e-commerce solution, SAP Business One users can easily maintain: accurate sales forecasting, appropriate inventory levels, a lean business operation, sufficient company resources, customer loyalty and increased revenue generation.
E-commerce, abbreviated as EC, as the name suggests, consists of two aspects of its content, first electronic means, and the other is the commercial and trade activities. E-commerce refers to the use of simple, fast, low-cost electronic means of communication, not met buyers and sellers to conduct various business activities. E-commerce can be through a variety of electronic means of communication to complete. Simply, such as you conduct commercial and trading activities with customers by telephone or fax, it seems that can also be referred to as e-commerce. However, now e-commerce is mainly to complete by EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) and Internet. Especially along with the technology of internet increasingly mature, the real progress of e-commerce is built on the technology of Internet. Therefore, the e-commerce was also referred to as IC (Internet Commerce).
E-commerce is the inevitable trend of international trade development, with the norms and improvement for the environment of international e-commerce, E-commerce of China will inevitably move towards the world, which is also the need to further expand economic and trade cooperation, to adapt to economic globalization and to enhance the international competitiveness for Chinese enterprises. With the enrollment of China as a member of the WTO, foreign e-commerce enterprises will also be penetration into China; it also will pose severe challenges to China E-Commerce Business.
Mobile Commerce (M-commerce)
Rarely has a new area of business been heralded with such enthusiasm as “mobile commerce”, that is the conduct of business and services over portable, wireless devices. Due to the astronomical growth of the Internet users, maturation of the Internet technologies, realization of the Internet’s capabilities, the power of electronic commerce, and the promising advancement of wireless communication technologies and devices, mobile commerce has rapidly attained the business forefront. An m-commerce application can be B2B, B2C or any other of the classifications available with e-commerce world.
Motivating Factors for M-Commerce
Internet use has grown to such a level on the strength of PC networks. Due to the huge base of installed PCs, which is predicted to grow in a faster pace in the days to come, electronic commerce and other communication applications are bound to thrive further. Also, these computing systems will have greater power and storage capability, the best ever price-performance ratios, more powerful and sophisticated applications will likely emerge for desktop computing and the Internet. However, there are two major limitations on PCs. First , users have to sit in front of them, PCs, even portable-notebook computers, have to load software, dial into and connect with a network service provider and await for the initial process to be accomplished before launching an Internet application.