Sunday, April 23, 2006
First of all, what is e-commerce? E-commerce is commerce, including business, trade, buying, and selling, that is transacted electronically, rather than hand-to-hand. Businesses need efficient technology and strong marketing in order for e-commerce to be successful. The goal is to increase your business by making it easier for customers to shop, and if your
yahoo store lacks technology and marketing making it difficult for them, they
may as well drive to the mall.

Before we look at e-commerce solutions, we need to first figure out some of the problems with
e-commerce. There are many complaints from customers when it comes to purchasing items online. A few include:



  • Disorganized site that is
    difficult and confusing to navigate


  • Lack of information on
    the website including failure to tell customers about special deals or
    prices


  • Lack of contact information


  • Missing simple and recognizable text/images of quality customer service


  • Not enough information on policies (shipping, returns, etc)


  • Frustrating and confusing shopping carts and check out procedures.


Well then, what are some e-commerce solutions? Having a professional looking website will attract customers and make them feel confident in buying from you. You want your
website to be organized and easy to navigate, and if you have an informational
website that is search engine friendly; shows promotional deals; encourages up
selling in a friendly way (such as showing related items or showing items that
customers purchased who also purchased the item you are purchasing).


Ask yourself these questions....


1. Where do I shop online?

2. What attracted me to this website?

3. Why do I feel safe buying from this store?

4. Would I shop again at this site? Why?


Now look at your site and see if your site contains all things that attracted you to buy the product
from the other site.


Does your site meet your needs? Would you shop here?


If the answer is no, fix your site to make it a yes!

Need help? Check out our design packages. We focus on design, marketing, seo,
and more. What is the point of an online store if nobody buys from you?



by: Shawna Seigel



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Monday, April 17, 2006

There a lot of people who have a Yahoo Store
but not all of them become successful. Some end up loosing their money. In
order for a store to become successful the person/persons involve in it should
know the proper business handling. They should know how to make their store
popular so that a lot of costumers want to visit it.



Below are a few tips to Marketing Your Store



1. Build a mailing list and use auto responder for your newsletters and other
information that your subscribers would want to know. Put the newsletter
subscribe on your pages as well as in the shopping cart.


2. Offer incentives to your subscribers. Give
away something or give them a discount.


3. There are a lot of affiliate programs that
you can use. People fail because they do not have the ability and proper
knowledge to market their affiliates. Next months newsletter will focus on
Affiliate Marketing and different Programs available.



4. Familiarize yourself with all the features in your store. In order for you
to start selling or promoting something online you should understand all the
functions of your yahoo store. Are you using Cross-Sells?



5. Write articles about your website. This will help you get a spot on the
search engines. Always keep it informative as possible. Do not write negative
articles about your rivals in the business. Writing articles is an excellent
way to get unique content into your site. Need help? We can write articles for
you!


6. Learn the strategy of pay per click, by
using pay per click you can gain traffic for your website. What keywords are
you using that will convert into the most sales?


7. Use shopping search engines. They are a
great way to bring traffic into your site and usually have a higher conversion
rate then other types of PPC advertising.


8. Visit relevant forums. Have a dog store?
Join a forum about dogs. Use your expertise as a dog store owner to give
advise and of course put your URL into the signature of your posts.


9. Add content. Wasn't that in number 5? Yes
but it is THAT important that you need to do it. Sites that are updated with
relevant content on a consistent basis will do better then those stores who
leave their site stale. Add unique quality content


10. Most important, DO SOMETHING! What helps
your website if you do nothing at all?



by: Shawna Seigel



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Monday, April 10, 2006

It is probably safe to say that the most
important, least expensive marketing tool you that you can do for your Yahoo
Store when it comes to Internet marketing on a budget is your time—the time
you spend and the time you wait.



The more time you have to devote to marketing your product will be out there.
Whether you create a very detailed website or simply run a blog about your
products, who is going to take the time to check it out if you have not
invested the time it takes to really promote it?



Once you figure out your target audience, or customer base, use these three
effective and inexpensive tricks to Internet marketing on a budget: article
submissions, newsgroups or forums, and online classifieds. Each of these is
either inexpensive or completely free. When using article submissions and
newsgroups or forums remember not to be pushy in promoting your products.
Briefly mention your important business in your articles (which do not have to
be based on your business itself), and approach members of newsgroups and
forums in a friendly manner. Also, be sure to read the rules and regulations
of each newsgroup and forum to make sure you are allowed to promote yourself.
When using online classifieds, make sure to use a variety of headings that are
both professional and intriguing and repost frequently. Double check the
results and see which headings bring you in the most traffic. If you use the
same one over and over again, you will not know if you can get better results
by improving your ads.



Also equally vital is the time you wait to reap the rewards of your marketing.
Perhaps your business will be booming after just a couple of weeks; if so,
good for you! However, it’s important to remember that the results of your
Internet marketing efforts may even take a couple of months to show. When this
is the case, do not get discouraged.



Though it may seem difficult, Internet marketing on a budget is indeed
possible. If done properly, the potential for effective marketing within the
means of a budget is great.


So how can 1 Choice help you with your
Internet Marketing?


First....how much time do you have to spare?


I have lots of time!.....Consider having us
design a blog for your website that matches your site. We can provide you with
unique articles to add to your site or blog.

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OR


I have some time.....Then consider purchasing
articles from us that you can post to your own blog, to article directories,
etc
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OR


I have barely enough time as is!....Then
consider adding one of our blog content packages to your store. We write the
articles, we link the articles, we post the articles.
http://store.1choice4ystore.com/blog-content.html



by: Shawna Seigel



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Wednesday, April 05, 2006
If you are trying to find an inexpensive, yet
effective way to promote your yahoo store, you should consider an article
directory submission. An article directory submission is a chance for you to
write an article about a topic relevant to your website and business, rich in
keywords, and get the link to your store out there for potential viewers and
customers to see.

Before you start looking for websites that offer article submissions, make
sure that your article is ready. Aside from keywords, make sure that your
article is formatted correctly, your grammar (spelling, punctuation, word
usage, etc.) is correct, it is the appropriate length (generally 250-500
words...if it is longer, try dividing it into different articles), and that it
offers useful, organized information.

After you have proofed and edited your article, write a brief summary for your
article to present with your article directory submission and prepare a
resource box. A resource box is what is going to get the traffic for your own
website. Keep it short and include the most important information...your name,
title, business, a catchy tagline and the main address for your website.

Once you have that taken care of, start searching for websites that will allow
you to make an article directory submission.

Each website may have its own rules, regulations, and requirements, so be sure
to read up on all their information regarding submissions.

People are always looking for content for their websites, so by using an
article directory submission, your article is sure to be read, thus your
website traffic and sales will increase. Write your article, prepare it for
submission, submit it to the best sites for your website, and watch the your
website traffic and sales skyrocket.

Don't have time to write your own articles? We can help with that!


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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

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Is fresh and unique content THAT important in order to get listed #1 in the
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you need



  • Content

  • Content

  • Content


Fresh unique original content for your website will assist you several ways:



  • Search Engines (especially Google) wants to see a site updated often

  • Search Engines want unique original content - This is one thing you can
    not fake

  • Unique Original Articles can be reposted at Article Directories with one
    way links coming into YOUR site - These non reciprocal links are a favorite
    and hard to get

  • Sites that have 5 pages of information do not do as well as sites with 100
    pages.


Give the search engines what they want....CONTENT!!




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We have hired the best writers to provide you with only original content
based on your specifications. You tell us what your keywords are, we provide you
with unique content. It really is that simple. Many of our customers have very
specific guidelines with respect to the formatting of their articles. This is
done for no additional charge. If you want your articles written with 5%
keyword density or 15%...it's your choice when you get your articles from 1
Choice. We recommend staying at 8-10%.


When you place an order online for articles, we will
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What keywords are you wanting to use. What keyword density you are wanting. We
will customize your articles for you.


FAQ


Q. What do you with your new articles?


A. If you have a Yahoo Store, add the articles to your
store. Start a new section called articles or have us design and optimize a blog
for you that you can easily add your articles to.


Q. Who owns the copyright to the articles?


A. YOU! If you want to post your articles on different
article directories with your website in the bio information, YOU get those
nonreciprocal links. Goarticles.com is one such article directory that many
people use. Check out articles there and look at the author bio. That could be
you.


Q. How long does it take?


A. We send you the articles within 10-14 days after
receiving the information from you.


Q. Can I use your service to write my item
descriptions for my store?


A. Absolutely! We recommend it. Many stores use
their manufacturers descriptions for their products. The problem is that every
other store offering those products also use that same description. Your site
will have Duplicate Content and that HURTS your rankings. Let's say you wanted
to search for a blue shirt. You go to your favorite search engine and put in
blue shirt. The first 20 search results are the EXACT same item over and over
again. Now what do you do? You go to another search engine to find what you
need. Google is used by 47% of online users for their search. When you do a
search on Google you get 10 different results on the first page. If your website
has the same as everyone else, only one of you will get listed in that top 10.
Be unique and don't fight with everyone else. Just BE NUMBER 1!



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Monday, April 03, 2006

Come check out our newest Newsletter full
of SEO tips and information specifically for Yahoo Store Owners.


During the month of April, we are going to be
focusing on Online Marketing for Yahoo Stores. Technically speaking
Online marketing is anything that you do

any kind of promotion your company does with the use of the Internet.

Any way you use the Internet to
encourage people to buy your product
s.
This can include Pay Per Click Advertising, SEO, Banner Exchanges, etc.



BUT
before we get into marketing in April, I want to have you consider some
important facts:


When it comes to Searching Online, do you know
where your customers find you? Do you know what search engines are being used?



Google 48%

Yahoo 22%

MSN 11%



Want to know more important facts?
Read our
newsletter!



Also included in this months newsletter


* Automate Your Yahoo Store


* Yahoo Store Seminar


* FREE Store Editor Class


* Online Poker Tournament For Yahoo Store
Owners! Play for FREE and win 1 Choice dollars that can be used for programming,
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