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How to Setup an Online Store

Online stores allow entrepreneurs to design a business revolving around products for which they own a passion. A web-based store also provides a low-overhead means to launch an endeavor that could grow into a much larger operation. However, without specific web-design training, creating an effective e-commerce website from scratch could put your small business dream out of your reach. You can purchase prepackaged e-commerce tools at reasonable prices to get your online store up and running quickly.

Instructions

  1. Open a business account with an online payment service. Provide the necessary qualifying information, which could include your bank account number and a valid credit card. Online payment services have less rigorous qualifying standards than credit card companies, which makes it possible for novice business owners to accept credit card payments from customers.
  2. Open an account with an online store builder. Such tools offer a range of integrated services that include hosting, email, retail store templates and shopping carts to help you set up your retail store. You may even be able to purchase your website address, commonly known as a URL, from such companies. Generally speaking, you must provide your name, address and a credit card to pay the monthly fee a online store builder charges for using its platforms.
  3. Set up your online store. This includes, but is not limited to, choosing a template, adding pages — which could be as simple as clicking on menu items provided within the store template — and naming categories for your merchandise. You also should add a write-up about your company on an “About Us” page. Place your contact information in a prominent location on your website, usually on a “Contact Us” page or at the top of the home page.
  4. Take high-quality photos of the merchandise you plan to sell using a digital camera. Save the images in the digital format and file size recommended by the online store builder. Upload the images according to the instructions provided in the template. Add product prices and descriptions alongside each image.
  5. Test your online store to confirm that it works correctly and fix problems as needed. You can accomplish this by adding one of your products to your store’s shopping cart and paying for it with your credit card. You should also test any forms on your retail store’s website, such as a subscription invitation box and email messaging forms, to gauge the visitor experience.

How to Start a Clothing Store Online

These days, just about every kind of business enterprise has an online presence. Depending on the type of business, you can either start out in a brick-and-mortar shop or online. A good example of this is a clothing store, which in today’s world of 24-hour shopping, is easiest to do on the Internet. Starting a clothing store online simply requires the inventory to sell and some business and marketing savvy.

Instructions

  1. Determine what kind of clothing you will sell: Will you be a specialized clothing store, selling to specific sizes or an all-purpose boutique, for men, women and children of all shapes and sizes? This is an important consideration because your specialty is what will set you apart from the competition, and the more specialized your online clothing store is, the more likely it is that you will be able to build a faithful clientele. Some of the more popular options when it comes to online clothing stores are kid’s clothing, plus-size apparel and online shoe boutiques. Remember, your entire marketing campaign will be built around the type of clothing you sell, so be sure to make an informed decision based on the size of the market and the demand for such apparel, the money it will take to amass an inventory of items and how large an inventory you plan to offer at first.
  2. Acquire and assess your clothing inventory: Depending on your niche, you can get clothing from just about anywhere. You can start by purchasing items from hard-to-find dealers and retailers that will sell to you at a wholesale price and allow you to mark up the items for profit. You can also frequent some of the retail markets, which feature dozens of dealers in one place, selling the latest fashions. Another option is to work directly with up and coming designers, particularly ones in your area, that are new to the fashion scene and have fresh looks to offer. The more creative and fresh your inventory is, the more likely it is to sell and get exposure in a saturated online clothing industry.
  3. Put together all of your price points and don’t forget to include shipping costs. The most that it costs you to purchase an item wholesale, the more you will have to mark it up. This can drive customers away, so you must try to negotiate the best deal you can when purchasing items from clothing vendors. This is where it helps to work with new or little-known clothing designers, because they are usually hungry for exposure and won’t charge you as much as a well-known vendor to sell their clothing.
  4. Build your website. Just like a brick-and-mortar shop is the calling card of a traditional clothing retailer, your website is just as important for you. Your online clothing store should be catchy and eye-popping without being overwhelming. The clothing should be prominently featured on the site and checkout should be extremely easy to locate. Moreover, your site should be up to date at all times with an easy to remember–and type–name. If you can afford to have a professional build your site, it may be a worthwhile investment if you are not very technically savvy; otherwise, use a template (preferably Flash-based) with enough bells and whistles to make your site look exciting, but with your clothing front-and-center.
  5. Optimize your site so it shows up on lists under your category of search terms. Most often, customers will find your store by typing terms into a search engine. If you specialize in kid’s clothing, then “kids clothes” or “kid’s clothing” will likely be some of the terms potential customers will use to find you. Because of this, it is important to include search terms in the language of your site so that Web crawlers will pick it up and deliver eyeballs directly to your homepage. Again, if you hire a professional, he should be able to assist you with this as part of your Web design package; if not, search the category you specialize in and check out the language of the competition (particularly the top 20 companies listed). Use some of the same terms in the information on your site to get yourself as high on the list as possible.
  6. Spread the word through online advertising, message boards, social media forums and just about anywhere else that you can. Letting people know about your online clothing store is the best way to get inventory selling. Take advantage of every opportunity possible to spread the word about your store. Sign up for a Facebook and/or MySpace page and amass a collection of friends who are privy to special discounts and sales (you won’t believe how quickly your friend lists will grow). Offer information about your store to fashion bloggers and/or reporters. Offer to be a resource for future articles. All of this will work in conjunction with traditional forms of advertising/marketing to get your store optimal publicity and enhance your chances for success.

How to Start An Online Clothing Resale Shop

We are all looking for ways to earn more money. This is an option for people looking to earn money from home. Starting an online clothing resale shop can be challenging at first, but it will become easier with time. An online clothing resale shop can also be very profitable.

Instructions

  1. Begin by cleaning out your closet to see what you no longer need. This will be the most profitable items, because you do not have to purchase them.
  2. Shop yard sales close to time when they would end the sales. Most people will be getting rid of there clothing by selling them at a large discount, or donating them. Ask if you can by the clothing for one bulk price.
  3. Ask friends and family if they may have clothing they are wanting to get rid of. Most of them will not mind giving them to you. If they want a portion of the earnings offer them a small percentage.
  4. Track all of them purchases you make, and the percentage you have offered the friends or family. This will give you your expenses, and show what you need to make to profit.
  5. Set the price based on the above step, as well as the name brand and quality of the item.
  6. Take quality pictures of the items. Write down the sizes, name brand, description, and measurements if required. You should be as descriptive as possible with these.
  7. Organize a place to store the items. This place should be clean. You do not want odors to get on the clothing.
  8. Set up a personal website or list the items on an auction site. The auctions sites may be easier in the beginning, but you will want to expand after you see how profitable it may be.
  9. Track all of your sales. You want to begin to see a trend on what sells better, and what may not be worth the time. It is also beneficial to see your profit or loss in your business.

How to Buy Clothes Online

Although you can’t finger the fabric or try on the item, the payoff in convenience and an almost unlimited selection may make you a convert once you master the basics of buying clothes online.

Instructions

  1. Ask a friend, a tailor or a clothing store salesperson to help you measure your chest, waist, hips, arm length and inseam (the distance from your crotch to where you want the hem of your pants to fall). Another way to get your inseam is to measure a pair of pants that fit perfectly.
  2. Look for sites that provide you with lots of information about their clothes via high-quality photos and detailed descriptions, dimensions and sizing information.
  3. Check out one of the coolest aspects of buying online: virtual model technology at sites like MyVirtualModel.com. You can see clothes you’re interested in on a generic model or on one that you customize with your weight, height and body shape, so you can virtually try before you buy.
  4. Find jeans that were literally made for you. Sites like IC3D.com, LandsEnd.com and AmericanFitClothing.com give you options to design your own pants, from $54 to $125. Customize lengths, colors, waistlines, leg styles and more.
  5. Contact customer service by phone or e-mail with any questions not addressed by the site’s frequently asked questions (FAQ) area. Representatives often have additional notes about the fit or care of items. Some sites let you converse with customer service reps by typing in questions and receiving instant answers.
  6. Buy several items at the same time to avoid paying individual shipping charges. Look for retailers that offer free shipping when you spend a certain amount.
  7. Understand the return policy. Some online retailers let you return clothes to their local store, which saves you shipping charges. Be sure to bring your shipping invoice. Some stores provide a prepaid shipping label for returns, which reduces the hassle of returns. Many stores don’t charge additional shipping when exchanging an item for a different size. See How to Make Returns.
  8. Read the fine print before you click the button to finalize your order. Reputable retailers have secure sites to keep your credit card and personal information safe and private, but you may have to check a specific box to prevent your name from being sold to other mailing lists or to avoid receiving additional catalogs.

How to Return an Online Purchase

If you purchase something online and then find out–once it is delivered–that it is not what you wanted, there may be a chance that you can return it to where you purchased it. The return policies vary from online store to online store, but generally, the rules are the same. There is usually a 30-day return guarantee on any new purchase you have made at an online store. This means that you have to return the merchandise within 30 days of receiving it.
Most online stores will also only accept returns of un-used and unopened items. If you use the item at all, chances are that you will not be able to return it. If it is clothing, you must keep the tags on the clothing in order to return the purchase.
In many cases, the online business will pay for the return shipping if the error was theirs, meaning that they sent you an incorrect or damaged item. Usually if an item is opened or returned after 30 days, you will only receive a partial refund.

Instructions

  1. Return to the Web site where you purchased your merchandise.
  2. Find and read their returns policy. If your package is new and unopened, returning the item should not be a problem.
  3. Print a return shipping label from the Web site where you purchased the merchandise, if you are able to.
  4. Call or e-mail customer service of the Web site where you purchased your merchandise for help if you are unsure of any aspect of returning your product.
  5. Contact the seller directly to arrange a return or refund if you have purchased an item from a third-party seller such as eBay or Amazon.

Hire X-cart Developer to make online shopping website

X-Cart can be termed as a server based shopping cart. It is a powerful E-commerce cart which is written in MYSQL/PHP using smart templates and is loaded with excellent built-in features. Custom URL’s can be defined that specifies meta-tags for category and product pages which results in better search engine ranking. X-Cart customization can be easily done by a X Cart development expert.

X cart online shopping system stores all the details of stocks in the database. When user adds product then the IDs of that product is added in shopping cart. User can delete the products by deleting the IDs of the products he/she want to remove from the cart. PHP shopping cart has an ability to call for an external PHP file.X cart Development comes under E-Commerce Development which is the acronym of Electronic Commerce, the term used to describe the process of buying and selling the products or services over the internet or any other network infrastructure.It helps a business to gain all the possible benefits of technology by implementing the world class technologies in practice. The scientific and strategic design models designed to suit business requirements can propel a business.

The PHP based X-Cart is a powerful e-commerce online shopping cart software in the large family of advanced web development and online store management applications. The web portal designed by using ecommerce shopping cart platform will be rich with inbuilt features and custom-made functionality like AJAX-based components, WYSIWYG editors, Web-basedinstallation wizard, customizable heading tabs, intuitive navigation and so on.

Some of the luring features of X-Cart – ecommerce shopping cart software are as follows:

1. X-Cart shopping cart is fast. For most web stores there is no need to arrange a dedicated server

2. It is 100% PCI-DSS compatible. With help of PA-DSS certified X-Payments software you can accept credit cards right on your X-Cart powered web-site.

3. X-Cart consists of a W3C-compliant storefront with a CSS-based layout. And it comes with several professional e-commerce design templates

4. X-Cart is search engine friendly. One can add meta-tags and define custom titles and URLs for product and category pages, that improves standing of a web store with popular search engines

5. Smart template engine and simple PHP code make X-Cart flexible and easy to modify.

6. X-Cart team offers professional design creation and custom programming services. That allows one to get a unique storefront design and a custom-made functionality to ensure the web store meets business requirements completely.

Now the question comes that Why hire X Cart developers for custom X Cart Development solutions? The reason is that a X cart Developer plays very significant role in X Cart customization of module development to build a successful online e-commerce based online store. A X Cart Developer is the right person who put result-oriented strategies along with core knowledge of X Cart Customization in order to offer tailor-made development and customization solutions. Every online visitor will give first preference to well designed and visually appealing web portal running in World Wide Web. Only OS Commerce customization experts or X cart Development experts can make it possible to finalize the customization process with ease in minimum possible time. Hiring services of expert companies in X Cart customization and X Cart Development can help in maximizing the benefits offered by Cart system. A skilled and knowledgeable X Cart Developer can provide best solutions by putting advanced professional approach to deliver customized and optimal solutions.

Online shopping is now made easy for cricket enthusiast

Selecting the right cricket equipment will take plenty of time and effort. At times, you will need to travel to each cricket shop to get the equipment you want. This can be extremely tiring and discouraging especially if you cannot find the gear or cricket training equipment you want. But with the online cricket store, you can easily shop for the gear you require. You can now effortlessly look for your sports related stuff through an online sports shop There is a rising trend of shopping for cricket equipment in UK due to various factors, because of the following reasons.

Convenience

You can spend hours locating the cricket equipment you want. But at times, this can be inconvenient, especially when you have a game coming up soon. With the online cricket store you only need to search for the available brand or equipment you require and purchase it on the spot. This is extremely convenient as compared to visiting every cricket shop for the cricket equipment you require. In addition to this, most of the online stores also provide beneficial features that will endorse their brands. Factors like cash on delivery will allow you to purchase any cricket training equipment or gear you want, wherein you can pay only when it is delivered.

Competitive pricing

The benefit of online shopping is that, there are several online stores. Each cricket shop will provide a wide range of cricket equipment ranging from training to protective gear, each at a competitive price. This will provide you with a great value for your money. You can get great deals and discounts on these items. In addition to these, you can also be alerted about cricket equipment in UK as soon as they become available in the market. In this way, you can easily purchase the item at a moment’s notice without the worry of it going out of stock.

Variety of choices

At present, there are numerous online shopping websites which are selling all sorts of cricket equipment. From fashionable apparels to branded sports gear, you can obtain everything online. Most of this equipment is well placed in different categories, making it easier for you tosearch for them. In fact, some leading shopping stores are trying to entice customers by offering hand-picked items and cricket training equipment. This one best way procure special items and gears which are not easily available in a traditional store. In addition to this, you also have a variety of choices when it comes to the different brands that are available. In this way, you can now discover the key features associated with all the sports products. Thus you can single out the best product with any hassle. Through this way if you are looking for your favorite cricket equipment in UK, you only have to go online and search for it.

Buy Fresh Food on Online Grocery Store in Jaipur

Jaipur is popularly known as ‘Pink City’. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, who was the king of Amer. The place is mixture of long-established values, opulence and contemporary luxury. The rich and varied culture is the centre of attraction for all the visitors. It proudly flaunts its ethnic history through its forts and palaces. It is indeed one of the best places to visit and stay in India.

Jaipur has strong cultural routes in its shopping habits as well. Usually natives love to shopfor provisions in city markets and malls, but now-a-days, with the changing lifestyle people are busier and has many diversions. The traditional city is making progressive changes every day. Shopping fiasco can be avoided with the advent of modern technology. One can order the particular things needed with just few clicks of a button as per one’s convenience. The advantages of online shopping are passed on to buying groceries online. The biggest advantage is: shopping online is time saving as one need not personally go and purchase. Also one need not worry about whether there is a parking space available. One can order via app or website of store online and the items are dropped at the customer’s doorstep and hence one need not stand in long queues to pay for the items purchased. Second main advantage of online shopping is that online grocery shopping can be done 24 hours a day and 7 days a week and 365 days in a year. These stores also offer discounts on the products and thus one can save on money too. The customers can keep a track of the number of grocery items purchased by looking at the shopping cart. This helps to maintain the monthly budget.

Online shopping is gaining popularity in Jaipur as well. People here; now prefer getting their necessities without burning their feet in the hot and scorching heat. People can order the groceries as well as other daily necessities from the online stores available. Jaipur has many such online stores which provide all the necessary items to the customers right at their door step and that too free of cost. Customers have to just place their orders online. These online grocery stores provide everything right from fresh vegetables and fruits, pulses and millets, grains to spices and condiments. The stock of the stores is not only limited to this, but pooja accessories, herbal products and medicines are also available online.

E-stores for grocery believe in serving the customers by providing what they need in time. There is a tough competition among the online stores these days to get and maintain customers. Customers can get a complete shopping experience as they get to browse through almost all the brands of nearly all the necessities needed for day to day life.

Online food store has the key to save your time!

Life has simplified like anything in the 21st century. Today, technology has given birth to every facility and technique that can reduce human efforts in his day to day life. Vehiclesswiftly take you from one place to another; man has stepped on to the moon and explored so many planets present in our galaxy, television remote saves you from the pain of getting up every time to change the channel; mobile phones connect you to the person sitting overseas! Technology has made all that possible today, which humans could not even imagine happening in reality, centuries ago from now!

Nobody would have ever thought that there will come a time, when all the stores will come on their knees to a customer’s doorstep and he would be receiving so much importance. Online food stores have made a virtual world available to the customers, from where they can buy products of their choice and need. When you do online shopping, you are guaranteed to save your priceless time. You don’t have to go out and drive down to some supermarket on a hot day or rainy evening for buying monthly grocery. Simply pick up your laptop or smart phone, search for a good online food website, choose the items you need for your home needs and put them in the cart. Your placed order will arrive on its own to your mentioned address in the given time. Till the time you can just play around with your kids, cook food for our family orcomplete your pending office file, being tension free. The time that you would have lost in going, buying and bringing the required products home; you can utilize that same time in the way you feel it right.

You be a homemaker or a working individual, online food stores give you the freedom of placing your order from anywhere. Even if you are stuck in your office or you are out of town for some work, you can place the order from whichever place or city you are currently present and it will reach to your home address directly. What could be better than this, when being far away from home cannot hinder the execution of important work in your life? Apart from this, online stores also let you place the order throughout the entire day. It might be the time when the whole world is in a deep slumber; but these stores are open 24*7 hours for serving its customers. Whenever you get time out of your busy life, you can buy the grocery.

Add comfort and convenience to your books with the online shopping of food and grocery and live a carefree life!

Online buying of beds can earn a huge discount

Bed is that furniture of our homes which are the places to rest. It is unavoidable furniture. Thefurniture bedis a must for every household. We sleep and relax in the coziest way in ourbed.

There are different types of beds available in the market. They can be grouped.

Types of beds available:

  • Platform beds
  • Panel beds
  • Sleigh beds
  • Four poster beds
  • Canopy beds
  • Bed stead basic
  • Tester beds
  • Sleigh beds
  • Low post beds
  • Day beds
  • Upholstered beds
  • Water beds
  • Air and flotation beds
  • Adjustable beds
  • Great bed of ware
  • Canopy bed.

Furniture bed Bangalore online is also available. Online service has made buying of things like beds very easy. These online websites give huge discounts at time of festivities and also other times and attract many buyers. There are many websites owner who had offline stores too in Bangalore. With the huge income from selling online sellers are moving from offline stores to online stores. Online shopping has gathered support and has become one of the easiest ways of shopping. This is the popular way too. Internet has taken over the offline markets. Online business is a booming one. We get everything with just one click.

There are many advantages of buying online

  • Buying online saves so much time that people just love to buy online. We do not have to go the markets and buy things by looking for it from one shop to another.
  • Buying online saves our energy a lot and we can utilize that energy in other fruit full ways. We just can sit lazily on beds or couches and click and get the goods delivered at our hose doors.
  • Comparison of prices can be done best with this buying online. Different websites sell at different prices. They even give huge discounts and free gifts. They reach the product with utmost care to our door steps.
  • We can buy anytime of the day. These online sites are opened for twenty four hours seven days a week. We do not have to rush anywhere within time to get something.
  • We can easily buy what we want. We don’t have hop from one shop to another.

Bedroom furniture includes some other items other than bed. They are:

  • Bed tables
  • Almirah
  • Dressing tables
  • Mirrors
  • Dressers
  • Chest
  • Nightstands
  • Armoires
  • Vanities
  • Trunks

Thus buying beds and bed room furniture’s are easy online.

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Discount Coupon Helps is Your Best Decision in Online Shopping

Nowadays a growing variety of individuals have an interest in on-line shopping. Internet market is popular everywhere for its varied positive benefits. Ranging from food things to most helpful nappies for infants, customers like better to purchase each necessary item on-line. It doesn’t need to suffer standing within the long queued bill counter or it avoids serious crowd at outlets. Rather individuals like peaceful promoting sitting home or elsewhere they require. It may be at train in a very long journey or at lunch time at workplace or in a very mall in a very gathering with friends. Where customers wish they’ll build their looking method having simply lap prime or good phone and a web association.

 

Not only online process may be created sitting at any places, you want, however conjointly it’s terribly easy to deal. Even a toddler can precede the process. Step by step you’ll reach to the ultimate step. Each step you’re asked confirmation confirming your opinion either true. If you alter your opinion in one step, you’ll cancel the dealings once you area unit asked for confirmation. So the method is as easy as easy.

 

In physical shop it’s quite embarrassing seeing immense things evolution them. Suppose you’re attending to purchase an ideal engaging party dress, what number times you’ll raise the salesperson to unfold the garment? At some extent you’ll begin feeling embarrassed for this behavior. And it’ll be most discourteous if once seeing several things you are doing not purchase one as none looks excellent and selection ready to you. And you only depart from the look in Associate in nursing empty hand. However in on-line looking there’s no embarrassment during this facet. You want to opt for detail info of thousands of things. However if you can’t get selection ready and suited one, you’ll simply ignore buying terribly nonchalantly with none hesitation and may visit another web site seeking your required things.

 

In on-line looking, most portals supply free shipping. so it’ll be terribly fascinating to the users obtaining things in hand while not having any further carrying charge.

 

Timely delivery helps customers obtaining most imperative things in hand at excellent time. The shopping portals are terribly reliable and accountable providing product at mentioned time. The time interval is marginal so customers like on-line looking. Immense discounts, flat discounts, purchase one get one free supply and alternative engaging offers will get whereas looking on-line. Of these benefits area unit got regardless of the item is. Customers will save their cash if they select those discounted things to shop for. Cash saving is that the most vital feature of on-line looking.

 

Availing vital discount offers, you have got to go to some reliable websites that rendersSnapdeal Coupons buying the required things simply in a cheap manner. These coupons may be saved for lasting. Whenever you get Amazon coupon codes, you’ll use those in your next look buying most well-liked item at subtracted rate. Thus simply save your cash by mistreatment these discount coupons provided by most authentic suppliers

Buy used clothes online – Consider few things

Check the reputation of store aptly while planning to buy used clothes online.

Want to buy used clothes online? Yes, now it is possible without any regrets. Before buying definitely you can’t feel the fabric or try it but after buying if you don’t like it then you can get it exchanged or return. Exchange and return policies depends on online store you are selecting for buying used clothes.

Enjoy maximum convenience by shopping for used clothes online as online stores can make it possible for you to enjoy viewing unlimited collection. Yes, used clothes market is no smaller now! You can enjoy shopping for used clothes just like the way you enjoy online shopping for new clothes. There are certain online stores, that won’t even make you realize that you are here to shop for used clothes. Services offered by such stores are amazing and they can guide you 24/7.

In order to buy used clothes online, here are few things you need to consider:

Know some details about your measurements

Take measure tape and scribble your measurements on piece of paper so that you can find it easy to compare it with online size chart offered by the store. Measurements related to length, bust, waist, hips, arm length, etc are offered by the store depending on the apparel. Compare these measurements with your measurements and buy the right size of used clothes accordingly.

Be careful while selecting color

Apparel you may watch on screen and the one you may watch in real may be slightly different in terms of color shade. Colors also vary depending on brand you select to buy used apparel. For instance, yellow color used dress of one brand will not have same color like that of another brand. So it is advisable to be little flexible with colors.

Get details about shipping cost

Shipping cost drafted by the particular online store may not be same like other stores. Depending on company policies, shipping charges vary. Good search work can also help you to find online store that charges no shipping fees for customers.

Inquire about reputation of online website

Online website you select for shopping used clothes should have good market reputation.Buy used clothes online from the website that can meet your requirements in terms of quality as well as budget factor. Check reviews added by clients about the services and products offered by the store because this can help you to make out reputation of online store.

5 Reasons why you should buy Women’s Wholesale clothes online

The digitalization has made it possible for everyone to connect with the world communityby just sitting on one’s computer or laptop. With so much technological advancements, business community has benefited the most as it has made market penetration so easy like never before.

Be it a retail or a wholesale business, one’s presence online makes a huge difference in your brand name and sales. Especially when one has to deal in women’s clothing line that requires huge variety and competitive pricing, online searching for the economic deals is the best bet. If one is opting to open up a wholesale business in this field there are apparent reasons to navigate online.

Here are the 5 reasons why you should buy Women’s Wholesale clothes online:

1. Searching online for kind of stuff one needs spares you from physically going to various shops and stores. By sitting in comfort of your home you can do as much survey on the prices and quality of clothes till you get your dream bargain. When it comes to women clothing in particular that encompasses a lot of designs, fashion trend and clothing texture, choosing to search online saves you from a lot of physical stress.

2. One has the option to deal with manufacturer directly and eliminates middlemen costs of distributorship and transportation. This gives a cost advantage to the consumer. You can easily find if the manufacturer is genuine and does not default in quality and delivery by navigating his reviews online.

3. Wholesale means buying in bulk and one needs to be particular about the pricing quotation, quality and timely delivery. Online brings all the dealers under one umbrella and helps one to do a comparative analysis and arrive at the best deal.

4. As we have online secure payment gateways, the payment can be made instantly without the risk of carrying bulk cash to the vendor.

5. Online purchasing saves you the cost and time in meeting different wholesale traders. The traders may be located at different points in and out of the city and due to snarling traffic it is a daunting task to visit all of them if one has limited time. Your transportation costs add to the cost price of the product and can decrease your profitability if costs rise. This is an important factor if one has to resell the products in the retail market.

It’s high time that business and consumers embrace the creative and technological changes that will revolutionize all aspects of their interactions with Enewwholesale, consumers can do lot more and get great shopping deals.

Shopping vegetables made easy with cheap veg online!

In case you are looking forward to shop vegetables then one of the good option is to shop cheap veg online.

One thing that you need everyday is vegetables. Being it being so important people tend to spend lot of money in it. For this people everyday go to the market to get some good vegetables at the reasonable prices. People purchase cheap vegetables from various vendors so that they will be able to save some money from it.

It has become a routine for majority of the people. But then this routine can be transformed along with saving some money also. It is very much possible with purchasing cheap veg online. This is one of the alternatives that is preferred by lot of people these days.

In case you check out internet you will find that there are innumerable site that sell vegetables and fruits at reasonable prices. When you choose to go for this option you will not require going to each vendor and finding out the prices and then bargaining with them.

In order to buy from these sites you will just be required to register with the site and look out for the discounted prices and order whatever you like.

A very good thing about this kind of shopping is that you will not be needed to travel to the market everyday in order to get best deals. This means that you will be saving on your traveling expense to the market. The money that you saved from this can be utilized in various purposes.

To get cheap veg online the very first thing that you need to do is to check out online sites that offer you with this. Make sure that you choose the site that is reliable. You can check out for the reliable site through reading the reviews and testimonials of the site. With this you will be able to get idea whether you should buy from this site or not.

Do not ever select the site that you come across first. You should always shortlist a few of them. Once you have shortlisted few of them you need to make comparison on the basis of various factors. Some of the factors that you need to consider are whether the site offers fresh vegetables or not, if the site offers quick delivery, if the site has secured payment options and other such factors.

When you make comparison on the basis of these factors and prices you will be able to select the best site to purchase cheap veg online.

5 Great Benefits of Shopping for Cheap Toys for Kids Online

 

Toys are not just for recreational purposes. They are not only made for kids to have fun and excitement. Rather, they are also created to boost the child’s learning and development. Toys are beneficial for many purposes such as – enhancement of motor and cognitive skills, improvement of basic senses, encouragement of social interaction and increase of self-esteem.

With the help of the Internet, it’s fortunate that toys today can be bought in just a few clicks. Yes, we are talking about online shopping for toys. But, what does shopping in cyberspace feature that more and more parents are taking advantage of this method to get the best toys for their kids?

 

1. Convenience

Traditionally, you need to change clothes if you go shopping. You spend money for your car’s fuel or when riding a cab. Once you get to the store, you spend time to find the kind of toy you want to buy. And it doesn’t end there! The long queue can also be irksome especially during the holiday seasons.

There’s no such things with online shopping.

When buying cheap toys for kids,you relinquish travel time and the money to spend on fuel. You can even wear your bedtime clothes while shopping on the Internet. Indeed, online shopping is the most convenient method to purchase your favorite toys for your adorable one.

 

2. Price Comparisons, Promos and Discounts

Typical toy stores may offer discounts, some even more than 40%. Yet, have you tried comparing the prices to other stores right away? Surely, that takes a lot of time and you won’t be able to do it if you have other plans for the day.

In online shopping, comparing prices of the same toy in as much as five online stores can be done in a jiffy! You can easily tell which toy is the cheapest without traveling from store to store.

Online toy stores are also well-known for their slashed prices. Since doing an online business is more competitive, you can expect that the prices online are most of the time discounted. During promos, they would even grant free delivery charge. This is buying an item at a manufacturer’s price!

 

3. Unlimited Choices

When shopping in a traditional store, your choices would usually be limited. You get unlucky if the toy you want to purchase is out of stock. You can always go to another store but, that would mean consuming more time and money on traveling alone. This bottleneck is abdicated with online shopping.

If you haven’t tried shopping on the Web, do so and see the vast array of choices. You’ll even get confused due to countless offers … all at reasonable prices!

Another benefit of online shopping is that toys are automatically categorized according to types. Stores usually categorize their items according to age and gender. Searching for toys online has never been this easier.

 

4. No Pressure!

Unlike traditional stores where you’re somehow forced to buy more items, with all thosepersistent sales ladies, online shopping has a different and simple approach. In the latter, no sales ladies at all and that means no pressure! You can always stick to your own budget, guaranteed; unless you really are a certified shopaholic.

 

5. Secondhand Items

When you’re on a limited budget, there’s no need to worry! Countless online stores also sell secondhand toys. Aside from having super economical prices, these toys even look brand new, plus, you can still return or exchange them when unsatisfied.

With amazing toys for kids found on the Internet, there’s no more reason why you need to go to those typical stores with such expensive prices. Online toy shopping is a great choice with great features, not to mention being able to watch over your child while searching for his favorite toy.

How Does an Online Store Work?

An online store is a website through which customers place orders. It may represent a small local store, a major retailer, an e-commerce store or an individual who sells projects through a third-party site, such as eBay. The online store can operate under a number of business models, including business-to-consumer, business-to-business or consumer to consumer. To operate an online store, you’ll need a product catalog, a shopping cart and other items.

Web Hosting

  • A web server hosts an online store and e-commerce hosting provides the functions required to create, operate and manage an online store. Web hosting features include the shopping cart software, SSL protocol, database support, payment processing services, security features and other functions. E-commerce hosting is a service that web-hosting service providers offer in addition to the web server needed to host the site

Domain Name

  • An online store requires a domain name to set up its online presence. The business owner registers a domain name with a registrar and links it to the online store. The domain name is a store’s online identify.

Dedicated IP Address

  • An online store’s web server has an IP address that allows the user to connect to the server. In turn, an online store encrypts the data that flows between a browser and web server using the SSL protocol to protect customer data. A private SSL certificate ensures customers the website is secure.

Shopping Cart Software

  • Shopping cart software, or e-commerce software, powers an online site. The software supports the online store catalog and order processing. You can purchase this software through various vendors or hire a developer to create a shopping cart for you.

Merchant Interface

  • A shopping cart interfaces with a merchant account with a financial institution that’s required to process a credit card payment over the Internet in real-time. You obtain the merchant account needed for your payment system from a bank. The payment system can integrate with the billing system.

Product Catalog

  • The product catalog is a virtual gateway that provides customers a listing of available products and their descriptions, their classification as well as a retrieval function. It consists of category pages and product listing pages. Using the product catalog, the customer can order goods, make payments, access customer service, provide feedback and perform other functions.

Online Payment Processor

  • An online payment processor allows an online store to accept credit card payments. A payment gateway validates the credit card data and then processes the transaction. After decreasing the payment amount by the processing fee, the gateway deposits the remainder into the online store’s bank account.

Shipping Costs Calculator

  • Shipping costs can be calculated after the customer places an item in a shopping cart. After or before the order is finalized, the calculator then determines the shipping fee based on the criteria entered by the online store customer. For example, shipping costs may be calculated on the basis of weight, destination and other criteria.

Tax Calculation

  • An online sale is not complete until taxes have been calculated. The online store site manager updates the tax rates on a periodic basis. You can also purchase software that automatically updates the tax rates. Some shipping companies provide software to merchants to ensure the rates are current.

How to Sign Up for an eBay Store

After meeting eligibility requirements, registered users open an eBay store by choosing a subscription level and entering a store name. Stores come with a monthly subscription fee and are best for high-volume sellers. Once you open your eBay store, you can start listing and managing your products while marketing the store to maximize profitability.

Signing Up

  • You need a registered eBay account and verified PayPal account connected to your eBay account to open a basic eBay store. You also need a credit card on file.

    Go to Subscribe to eBay Store to register. Choose a subscription level. EBay offers three subscription types: basic, premium and anchor. Premium and anchor stores cost more per month, but the fees for each auction are lower and come with more free insertion fee listings per month. An anchor store comes with 2,500 free listings, while a basic store comes with only 150 free listings, as of publication.

    Insertion fees for auctions are 25 cents for a basic store, 15 cents for a premium store and 10 cents for an anchor store. With all store types, you have the option of signing up for a monthly subscription or a yearly subscription. Committing to the full year lowers the monthly cost of the store. For example, a basic store costs $19.95 per month with a monthly agreement, or $15.95 per month with a yearly agreement.

    Once you choose the type of eBay store you want, enter the name you want in the Store Name field, which becomes part of your store’s URL. Click Continue to subscribe to eBay stores.

Designing the Store

  • Your eBay store serves as the virtual storefront for your business. Creating a custom look for your store helps develop your brand and makes the online store look professional and appealing. The store page features a large billboard section across the top and a smaller logo image, allowing you to add custom images for your store. The store description section is another area allowing you to personalize the layout.

    To edit these sections, go to My eBay and choose the Manage My Store link on the left side of the screen. Click the Change link next to the field you want to edit. EBay store users also have the option of creating listing frames with custom headers and navigation bars to develop the store’s image. To manage listing frames, click on My eBay, go to the Account tab and choose Marketing Tools. Choose the Listing Frame option at the left. After making the selected changes to the frame, click Apply.

Listing Items

  • You need inventory in your eBay store to look like a professional business. EBay store owners add items just like any other eBay user. Choose the Sell link on any eBay page while logged in to your account. Enter the details of the product just as you would for any auction. The products automatically appear in your eBay store.

    For bulk listings, eBay provides Turbo Lister and the Selling Manager free of charge. Turbo Lister is a software download available in your eBay store that allows you to create listings while offline, which are later uploaded to eBay in one action. It also allows you to duplicate current auctions and edit listings.

    Selling Manager is an eBay store online tool used to track auctions and manage listings. Once you create auctions through My eBay or Turbo Lister, you can use Selling Manager to relist items or list similar items. Selling Manager Pro costs extra but allows you to make templates to create new listings.

Running the Store

  • Opening an eBay store allows you to manage your inventory easily from the store page, but it still takes work to get the store off the ground. Use the featured items option to promote your most appealing inventory. When visitors go to your eBay store, those are the items they’ll notice first. Go to the Manage Your Store link under My eBay to select featured items. EBay offers tools to promote your store, including email marketing to customers who subscribe and buttons to share on social networks, such as Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. To use these promotional tools, go to the Account tab under My eBay and choose Marketing Tools.

How to Use ATM Cards to Shop Online

Using your debit card to shop online can be safe and convenient as long as you do so securely. Learn how to purchase items online with your card while keeping your financial information safe.

Using Your Debit Card Online

Step 1

Most websites use a checkout process that includes steps to enter your contact, shipping and billing information. If your debit card has a Visa or MasterCard symbol, it can be used on websites that accept those credit cards.

When you are ready to purchase, click Checkout or the website’s equivalent option. Some sites may use Finish Shopping or Done. Some websites have options for members to log in or to create an account, or to shop as a guest. Choose the best option and click Continue.

Tip

  • If you plan to shop at the website often, creating an account saves time during the checkout process for future orders.

Step 2

Enter your billing information, including your name, contact info and address. If your shipping information is the same as your billing address, click Ship to this Address. If you are purchasing a gift or your mailing address is different from your billing address, choose Ship to Different Address. You’ll be directed to a Shipping section to enter the shipping information. When finished, click Continue.

Tip

  • Some sites have an option to click if the purchase is a gift. This can be used if you plan to ship to a different recipient without sharing the invoice or billing information.

Step 3

Most of the time if you order online, the purchase will be shipped to you. Choose your shipping method and click Continue.

Tip

  • Some companies or stores allow in-store pickup for local purchases, but you’ll still need to complete the address information for billing.

Step 4

When the website prompts you to enter your payment info, select Credit Card to pay with your debit card.

In the pop-up, make sure you have a secure connection and then enter your debit card information exactly as it is on your card. Your card number is the 16-digit card number on the front of the card. Enter the expiration date in the format shown on the form. Find your Card Verification Value (CVV), a four-letter code, on the back of your card and enter it in the box. Click Save. On the payment information section, click Continue to proceed. Review your order for accuracy and click Done or the website’s equivalent option. Some websites use Pay Now or Complete Order.

Tip

  • A secure connection means that the data is encrypted before it’s sent to the server to protect the information from hackers. The padlock icon and “https” in front of the website address indicate a secure connection.

Keeping Your Information Safe

Always check that the website has a secure connection before entering personal information. If you don’t see the padlock icon or “https” in front of the website address, your information won’t be encrypted and could be accessible to hackers.

Always avoid using public Wi-Fi to make purchases. If you don’t need a password to access the Internet, others may be able to see the information you enter.

Although it may save time to have your browser store your debit card information, if your computer is stolen, the thief can use the browser to make purchases with the saved information. Avoid saving sensitive data and use a password to protect laptops and other connected devices in case of theft.

How to Use Amazon for Online Shopping

With over 230 million active customer accounts, the online giant, Amazon, is the most popular online store at the time of publication, and even ranks as one of the ten most popular websites on the entire Internet. Even if Amazon’s own warehouses don’t have what you’re looking for, one of its third-party Marketplace sellers might — though potentially at a high price. Whether you want to shop from Amazon directly or in the Marketplace, head to Amazon’s website to start browsing the shelves.

Find an Item

  • Amazon’s home page provides three methods to start finding and buying items. The front page itself shows off featured items, and once the site starts learning your tastes, it will display products based on your history. To find a specific item, type in the search bar at the top of the page. Press “Enter” to search the entire catalog, or select from the drop-down menu set automatically to “All” to search a specific category, which also enables the “Refine” capability for more specific results. If you’d rather just window shop, click “Shop by Department,” to pick a section to browse.

Make an Account and Check Out

  • As you come across items you want, click “Add to Cart” to save them. If you’re undecided, add it anyway and you can always take it out of the cart later. When you’re done, click the “Cart” button at the top of any Amazon page and select “Proceed to Checkout.” Your first purchase includes creating an account. When Amazon prompts you to log in, enter your email address, choose “I Am a New Customer” and fill in your personal info. You’ll also need to enter a credit card to complete your purchase. If you haven’t shopped online before, the prospect of giving out your card number might seem intimidating, but online stores use encryption to prevent hackers from stealing your information. To stay safe on Amazon, just as with any other site, never give out your password, keep up-to-date anti-virus software on your computer and watch your bill for unexpected charges. Some credit card companies also provide one-time use numbers for shopping online — check your card company’s website to see if it offers this feature.

Shop on the Amazon Marketplace

  • Many items on Amazon come from third-party sellers on the Marketplace, indicated by a “Sold by” line near the “Add to Cart” button. If both Amazon and third-party sellers offer the item, the large “Add to Cart” button buys from Amazon, and you’ll see a few alternative “Add to Cart” buttons with different prices and a link to a full list of used and new versions of the product. Marketplace sellers set their own prices, so you might find a great discount on a used item, or come across a rare, discontinued product that’s only for sale at a collector’s price. Even when buying from another seller, Amazon itself handles your payment, so you don’t need to worry about your credit card information leaking out.

    One important caveat about the Marketplace is that unlike eBay, sellers do not control their own shipping costs, and therefore cannot provide a shipping discount if you buy multiple items. Also note that some product pages include ad links to items sold on other websites, which are not affiliated with the Amazon Marketplace.

Return an Item

  • If your new dress doesn’t fit right or a gadget arrives broken, Amazon accepts returns on most sales within 30 days of delivery. In general, third-party sellers offer the same policy, although you’ll usually have to pay for return shipping to the seller unless the seller advertises free returns, whereas Amazon often provides a prepaid shipping label for its own returns. The cost of the return may be subtracted from the refund if the item was returned for some other reason than Amazon’s mistake.

    To start a return, visit the Returns Center, press “Return Items” and pick a product. A few types of items, such as groceries and high-priced goods, carry different return policies, which you can check on the return policy page.

Save With Amazon Prime

  • Amazon’s Prime subscription service costs $99 per year and provides free two-day shipping on items purchased from Amazon that display the “Prime” logo. Prime includes free shipping on Marketplace items that sellers opt to have delivered via Amazon’s warehouse, but not on most third-party purchases. Even without Prime, orders over $35 include free basic shipping, but Prime can save you a good amount on shipping if you frequently place small orders or need items delivered quickly. In addition, Prime includes extras such as Prime Instant Video, a streaming video service similar to Netflix, Prime Music, which provides free streaming music, and the ability to borrow one Kindle e-book per month from the Amazon Kindle Lending Library. To start a subscription, click “Your Prime” at the top of any Amazon page.

How to Put an eBay Store Widget on a Blogger

Advertising an eBay Store widget on your Blogger-powered blog is an excellent way to drive traffic to the store and increase sales. Creating an eBay Store widget for your website is a simple process thanks to the easy-to-use wizard provided by eBay. Once the widget is created, you can quickly integrate it into your Blogger theme in just a few mouse clicks.

Create Widget

  1. Navigate to the eBay Stores To Go wizard at pages.ebay.com/storestogo/ and then click “OK, let’s go.”
  2. Click “Store” and then click “I want this one” to customize your widget.
  3. Enter your eBay user name then click “Search.” Click “Next” once your store is located.
  4. Enter a common search term to display items from your store matching that query and then click “Next.”
  5. Click “Copy” to copy the embed code to your clipboard. This code will be pasted into Blogger in order to display the widget on your blog.

Post Widget on Blog

  1. Log in to your Blogger account.
  2. Click “New Post.”
  3. Click the “Edit HTML” tab and paste the embed code copied in the “Create Widget” section.
  4. Add additional information to the blog entry, if needed, and then click “Publish” to post the eBay Store widget to your blog stream.

Add Widget to Blogger Theme

  1. Log in to your Blogger account.
  2. Click “Design.”
  3. Click the “Add a Gadget” link that most closely matches where you would like the eBay Store widget to appear.
  4. Click “HTML/JavaScript.”
  5. Type a title for your widget and paste the embed code copied in the “Create Widget” section and then click “Save” to post the eBay Store widget to your selected location.

How to Find Coupons and Discounts

The key to financial success often lies not in earning more, but in simply getting the most out of the money that you have. Seeking out the best deals can help you reduce your spending in nearly any category. Coupons and discounts are popular ways to do this. The Internet abounds with sites offering all the information you need to yield great savings on your everyday purchases. By taking advantage of these resources, you can reduce your spending on everything from groceries to clothing.

Instructions

  1. Browse available coupons online at coupon sites such as Smart Source, Red Plum, Coupon Mom and Coupon Map. If you find coupons matching items on your shopping list, print them out.
  2. Check weekly ads for the stores where you shop to find discounts on items that you need. These ads are often delivered right to your mailbox or included in the morning newspaper. To see weekly coupons, visit store websites or check out sites such as Coupon Mom and Red Plum for a list of deals in your area.
  3. Locate discount and clearance tables at your favorite stores. Grocery stores will often feature baked goods that are near their expiration date at a deep discount. Other items that are overstocked or are no longer in season can be purchased for a discounted price as well. Discount shelves are often placed at the back of the store and often look like a random jumble of items, but you can find some great prices if you’re willing to dig through what’s offered.
  4. Achieve group discounts through Groupon or Living Social. With Groupon, a required number of people must sign up for a deal for it to become active, so you can increase your chances of getting the deal by inviting friends and family to participate as well. If the required number of people isn’t met, you don’t lose any money, but you won’t receive the deal either. Through Living Social, you have the opportunity to get the featured deal for free. If you invite three people who purchase the deal, yours will be free.

How to Save Money with Online Shopping

During the recession, everyone is looking to save a little money wherever they can. If you’re one of these people, and you’re looking to make any purchases, think twice before making any major buys in store. With a little searching you can almost always save money with online shopping.

Instructions

  1. There are thousands of internet shops, so whatever it is you’re looking to buy, you will be able to find it online. You can begin your search on any search engine you like, such as Google. Be as specific as possible in your searches to ensure you find exactly what you’re looking for. Many times, the same products are sold on multiple websites, so you can compare prices and see which is the most affordable.
  2. Once you’re found websites that sell what you are looking for, check RetailMeNot.com or similar websites to see if there are any online coupon codes available on those websites that could save money. The same goes for items you see in a store that you would like to buy. First go home and check online to see if that store has a website that has online coupons available or if it is available cheaper on any other websites.
  3. The great thing about shopping online is that many websites allow users to rate each product, so you can decide whether it is worth the money or not. Online coupon codes are constantly changing, so keep your eye out for good deals; many times there are free shipping coupons available. With a little bit of searching you can often save money with online shopping.

How to Open an Amazon Affiliate Store

An Amazon store allows you to sell products that Amazon carries without having to worry about storage, tracking stock, shopping carts or shipping. Amazon stores are managed through the Amazon Associates program, an affiliate program that allows users to earn a percentage on each sale from their store. Affiliates can increase the amount they earn from each sale by selling more products and moving into higher fee categories, earning a higher percentage commission from each sale.

Instructions

  1. Open an Amazon account, if you do not already have one. If you have an Amazon shopping account, you can use the same log-in information for the Amazon Associates site. Fill out an affiliate application on the Amazon Associates website at affiliate-program.amazon.com. Provide your mailing address. Supply a profile of your website by entering the name and URL of your website, along with a brief description of the site’s content. Read the terms and conditions of the “Associates Operating Agreement” and submit your application.
  2. Check the e-mail account you use in connection with your Amazon account for an application submission confirmation, which lets you know that your application is in the system to be processed. Your affiliate approval e-mail will follow shortly — usually within a few hours or a day at the most — officially welcoming you to the affiliate program. Log in to the Amazon Associates website with the link provided in the confirmation e-mail.
  3. Click on the third blue tab along the top, titled “aStore,” and then click on the button in the upper right hand labeled “build an aStore now.”
  4. Open your first store page by clicking the “add a category page” button and naming your page. Click the radio button for the product display option. Go to hand pick products, display products from Amazon Listmania lists or display the best selling products from the selected categories according to your needs. If you have chosen the option to hand pick your products, look them up by name or item number. Add each one to your store, arrange them in your preferred order and return to the category page.
  5. Click the yellow continue button at the bottom left side of the page to continue to the next page and select different colors and designs for your Amazon store. Experiment with one of Amazon’s eight predefined designs from the theme drop down at top of the page or change the background and text colors individually by clicking on the color boxes in sections A, B, C, D and E and clicking on a new color.
  6. Type a name or header for your store in the text box labeled “name your store.” Upload your logo or featured image as a store header from a URL hosted on another server by pasting a direct link to the photo in the box provided at the bottom of the page. Click on the yellow continue button at the bottom of the page to move to the next screen.
  7. Click on the radio button for right or left side placement of the widget sidebar. Mouse over the widget types to learn what they do. Click the check box for one of the five widget types you want to include on each type of page, such as “Similar Items” and “Accessories” widgets on the product detail page or “Customers who bought this also bought…” on the shopping cart page.
  8. Click the yellow button at the bottom of the page labeled “Finish & get link.” Click on the blue links to learn more about the different options for publicizing your store. Link your store as a standalone site, imbed your store using an inline frame or imbed your store using a frame set. Copy and paste the link provided to your website to link to a standalone store that Amazon hosts. Embed the store on your webpage so customers view the store without leaving your site by clicking the appropriate radio button, copying the code and pasting it into the source code of your website where the store will be displayed.

How to Buy Cheap Designer Clothing Through Online Sample Sales

Websites such as Hautelook, RueLaLa, Ideeli, Beyond the Rack, Editor’s Closet and Gilt Groupe sell designer clothing, handbags, accessories and more at inexpensive, discounted prices. There are some important facts that an effective designer-loving shopper must know to effectively shop at these sample sales. The sales typically last around three days, feature only a limited number of items and sell out in the blink of an eye, so it’s important to shop fast.

Instructions

  1. Understand that these sales are called sample sales, but in many cases, you actually aren’t buying samples. You’re buying clothing from the lines that your favorite designers create. Online sample sales are attractive to designers because they gets their brand name out there and let them sell out when there is a surplus of certain items. Or, a designer can use these sample sales to get rid of last season’s merchandise.
  2. Get invitation codes. To participate in these designer clothing sales, you’ll need to be invited. The benefit to needing an invitation code to join is that only a limited number of people are users of the sites.
  3. Sign up for daily designer sale reminders. Each site allows you to sign up for daily reminders so you know which sales will be starting each day. This is great for fashionistas who want to grab their items immediately when designer sales begin. Don’t be alarmed by your inbox filling up with email; each site has an email address that clearly identifies what site it is (One Kings Lane, Row Nine, One Kings Lane, etc. will show up in your from line) and what the daily sales are. You won’t even have to click in to most emails to know what’s on sale that day.
  4. Shop as soon as each sale begins. Popular items, especially Juicy Couture, Gucci, Coach and Fendi, sell out fast. As soon as a sale starts, log on. If you want an item, put it in your cart. You can always put it back if you don’t want it. You just need to claim your items before anyone else does.
  5. Understand the differences between each sample sale site. Gilt features women’s clothing, men’s clothing, travel destinations and more. Beyond the Rack features a lot of accessories such as bags and sunglasses. One King’s Lane features only home decor. Ideeli allows you to pay a yearly fee and receive early access to sample sales.
  6. Invite friends to join the sample sale websites. When each person you invite makes a purchase, you get a credit between $10 and $50 — depending on the site — toward a future purchase of your own. You will receive $25 when each referral to Ideeli makes her first purchase and $50 with Row Nine.

How to Get Walgreens Employee Discount Online

All Walgreens employees receive an instant 15 percent discount on all items, whether you buy them in a Walgreens store or on the company’s website. When you were first hired, you received an ID and password that could be used to access the employee website. From that site, you can access the discount website and begin putting your employee benefits to use.

Instructions

  1. Visit Walgreens.com. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Careers” under “Company Information.” Click the red “Current team members search jobs here” button at the top right of the page. This link will lead to the Walgreens employee website.
  2. Enter your authenticator ID in the “Authenticator ID” text box. Type your password in the “Password” box. You were given an authenticator ID when you were first employed with Walgreens. Click “Login.”
  3. Click the “Walgreens.com” link on the right side of the page. Do not click “Back” to go back to the original Walgreens.com site. The discount website is a separate from the original site, and you will not receive a discount unless you click the discount website link.
  4. Choose which items you’d like to buy and add them to your cart. The items are automatically discounted, so the price you see in the Walgreens shopping cart is the price you’ll pay. Enter your payment information to complete the purchase.
  5. Click “Log out” to end your session. You can also close out the Web page, and the site will automatically log you out.

How to Link Your Domain Name to eBay

eBay is an online marketplace for buyers and sellers to conduct auctions and buy and sell items and services. It is the largest online auction site in the world. Many sellers are professional and have eBay stores. A seller may wish to give his eBay business a more professional image with a private domain name, that links directly to his member page or eBay store. This gives the appearance of a more proprietary brand for the seller, particularly if the domain name and the seller ID name match.

Instructions

  1. Register a domain name for your eBay store from a reputable domain name registrar such as GoDaddy. For branding purposes and easier memorability, try to register a domain name that matches your eBay user ID. You must register the domain with a registrar that allows domain name forwarding. With domain forwarding, customers will be redirected to your eBay store when they type in your domain.
  2. Log into your registrar’s control panel using the user ID and domain name the registrar gave you upon registration.
  3. Find the domain forwarding options in the dashboard for your domain name’s control panel. The appearance of your domain’s control panel can vary widely depending on the registrar with which you registered. Try to find an option that reads “DNS settings” or “Forwarding and Parking.” It may also say something like “Domain Aliases” or “Domain Masking.” Click until you get to the screen that asks you to input to what site you’d like your domain to forward.
  4. Enter your eBay profile or eBay store URL in the field provided in the domain forwarding screen. The syntax for this URL is “http://www.stores.ebay.com/your_store_ID” without quotes. Replace “your_store_ID” with your unique eBay store ID. If you want your domain to just forward to your eBay profile, type “http://myworld.ebay.com/your_eBay_ID” without quotes. Replace “your_eBay_ID” with your unique eBay member name. You can also forward the domain to your current list of items for sale, by copying and pasting the “Items for sale” link in your member profile.
  5. Save your settings in your domain control panel. Once your domain registrar has processed your request, which can take as little as five minutes or as long as 72 hours, your domain name will now to your eBay account.

How to Use Coupon Codes to Get Great Discounts on Clothing and Shoes

In today’s volatile economy, many are trying to find ways to cut back. Families with young children are experiencing difficulty because growing children constantly require new clothing and new shoes. Some families are choosing to save money by visiting thrift stores and yard sales. However, it is possible to save a great deal of money on clothing and shoes by using coupons and coupon codes. If you know when to shop and are proactive in your search for coupons, you can maximize your savings and clothe your family for a fraction of the regular retail price.

Putting Your Game Plan Together

  1. Record your children’s growth. Begin keeping track of height, weight, clothing sizes and shoe sizes. You should start to see a pattern. You can use these patterns to estimate what size of clothing your children will need for the next year. Make sure that you update these figures every three to six months, or as your children grow, and keep these figures on hand in a purse or wallet so that you can easily refer to them whenever you are shopping.
  2. Watch your local clothing stores. Department, specialty and even discount stores all have a threshold of time for merchandise to sit on the racks. Once that time limit has been reached, there is almost always a surplus. These items are then put on sale at a generous discount. Once you become familiar with the patterns of your local stores, you can use that knowledge to your advantage.
  3. Be proactive in your search for coupon codes and traditional coupons. You can scan your favorite coupon sites, the local newspapers and mail inserts to locate coupons that you can use to discount your purchase. You will find that several of your favorite stores offer coupons in online and paper versions, so whether you prefer to shop in-store or online, you can easily obtain a discount on your purchase.
  4. Keep your coupons organized. You can find handy little coupon organizers at a variety of places or through online merchants, but if you want to get even more organized, make smaller tabbed inserts to put your “expiring soon” coupons up front. If you shop online frequently, then keep your favorite coupon sites bookmarked so that you can access your coupon codes quickly and easily.
  5. Keep an updated list of items that you and your family need. Cross off the items as they are purchased so that you don’t end up overspending later. If you are the main shopper for your family, it is unlikely that your spouse will accidentally purchase clothing or shoes without your knowledge. However, if you share the shopping responsibilities with your spouse, it is wise to keep him or her updated on what has been purchased. A quick text, note on the fridge or conversation over dinner will keep you both informed.

Shopping Strategy

  1. Use your coupons or coupon codes when your favorite stores put their clothing and shoes on sale. Most stores do this near the end of a season, so be sure to pay attention to reap the benefits.
  2. Sign up for a rewards program if your store offers one. Rewards programs are a great way to earn additional discounts on your purchase. Many stores allow you to combine any rewards you earn (often redeemable in the form of exclusive store coupons or vouchers) with coupons and other discounts as well.
  3. Search online before your shopping trip if you do not yet have a coupon for the store that you plan to visit. It might take you a few minutes, but it could save you a significant amount on your purchase. There are several sites online that are dedicated to bringing their visitors all of the best coupons, so if a coupon for your store exists, you should have little trouble finding it.
  4. Buy what you and your family need and only what you need, use your coupons at checkout and enjoy keeping more money in your pocket when you shop!

How do I Use a Sears Associate Discount Card Online?

Most companies provide discounts to their employees. Sears provides its associates with a discount card number that can be used to obtain discounts at both Kmart and Sears. This discount can be applied in person by providing your Associate Discount Card. You can also use the same card number to obtain a discount online; however, you must first register your card online to create a profile. You can then enter the card number during the checkout process for a discount that is reflected in your order total.

Instructions

  1. Go to www.sears.com or www.kmart.com and click on the “My Profile” link at the top of the page to create a new user profile for your card number..
  2. Add your personal account information by clicking on the “My information” link. You will be asked to provide your associate discount number here.
  3. Click the “Save & Return to Overview” button and your card will update immediately.
  4. Shop online and enter your card number when prompted for an associate discount number at checkout. The discount will be applied automatically.

Hollywood Twirling E-Cigarette Sticks

The number of Hollywood personalities puffing e-cigarettes is rising and pushing the device to the awareness of the public. Suppliers and vendors, and consumers and advocates of the goods are gently rejoicing as having these celebrities puffing is just as good an endorsement as can be. Most recently, paparazzi-favorite and tabloid-mainstay Lindsay Lohan was captured on camera smoking an e-cigarette. Her explanation was that she was hoping to cease the tobacco habit. Similarly, Leonardo di Caprio and Johnny Depp, well-known e-cigarette clients, have also been noted to have been using the electronic strategy to stop smoking. Other public figures seen to have used the unit are Jose Canseco, Tom Petty, Katherine Heigl, Kate Moss, Ryan Seacrest, Kevin Connoly, and Kevin Federline.

Without a doubt several common faces are seen “turning on” their electronic tobacco sticks as opposed to lighting one. The broader presence of these renowned individuals using e-cigarettes is being taken as a delicate nod to the expected health benefits the device creates. Their actions also stand as subtle protests versus a handful of government prohibitions on the purchase, sale, and importation of the tool and associated items such as e-liquids. They are also compelling the public sector to force numerous government food and pharmaceutical ruling agencies to produce a very definitive position.

As an example, both United States and Canada continue to pursue studies regarding the product’s overall health benefits. The former’s Food and Drug Administration has also recently reported that it’s going to categorize and regulate e-cigarettes as a typical tobacco item. New Zealand’ Ministry of Health, meantime, has now announced that the device is less dangerous than smoking tobacco.

The final judgment on e-cigarette is still out there as health industry professionals need to put out definitive evidences on whether its ill-effects are real or not. Long-time smokers, meanwhile, profess that the amazing benefits far outweigh the assumed poor effects. As it stands, the product is fairly new with no controlled research has yet been made on its continual use. The majority legal and health discussions continue to take on whether it will be able to help hold back the smoking habit, or if it’s a medical device.

Originally marketed as being a device to help long-time tobacco users stop or limit the tobacco habit, e cigarettes are like nebulizers or humidifiers, that contain a heating part that creates fumes that can be breathed in. At times referred to as e-juice, the e-liquid is needed to produce the fumes and is marketed separately in cartridges. Most vaporizing solutions contain varying doses of nicotine and come in coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and fruity flavors. A lot of brands simulate the appearance and flavor of common Lucky Strike and Philip Morris brand names.

Recently, e-cigarettes continue to get bigger in popularity as more Hollywood movie star consumers including Ms. Lohan innocently advertise their use. For individuals that wish to try out one, be sure to look into the labeling to find just how much nicotine a capsule has. While long-time tobacco users might seem to be enjoying its benefits, it is far better that the health advisories that accompany the the labels need to be read before switching on one.

How to Set Up an Online Shopping Cart

Expand your business by selling your products on the Internet. Setting up an online shopping cart is a simple task. Either buy the shopping cart software and host it yourself or use an online shopping cart company. All you need is a basic knowledge of how to copy, paste and update your website.

Instructions

  1. Research available shopping cart companies or software. If this is your first time providing online sales, choose a company like Ecommerce, PayPal or another online cart supplier. If your company already has high online sales, buy shopping cart software and host it yourself.
  2. Find the online shopping cart that is right for your company. Prices vary depending on the available shopping cart options. For a new website, use a cheaper cart with basic options. Many cart suppliers have levels of membership and options to choose from.
  3. Sign up for a shopping cart service. You need your company’s information, including the banking information, so the service can deposit online transactions into your account. You also need to set up a user name and password. Write down your password and store it in a safe place in case you forget it.
  4. Set up your cart. Enter item information and prices into the appropriate form on the cart’s website or in the cart’s software. Some carts allow you to change colors and layouts of the cart page.
  5. Add the shopping cart to your website. Either copy and paste the button information onto your website or add a hyperlink that leads to the cart to your website.
  6. Upload your website to the server and wait for sales to come in.

How to Set Up an Online Shop

Many people follow the mantra of “If you build it, they will come” for online business. It may be true if you have an offline business in a good location, but online you need traffic. If you don’t know how to market, setting up an online store won’t make you rich. But if you have a good product, know how to get the word out about it, and you’re looking to utilize the Internet to expand your customer base, then setting up an online shop makes sense.

Instructions

  1. Find the right store package. The days of getting a “shopping cart” from here, “payment processing from there” are pretty much over. The trick for setting up an online shop now isn’t being tech savvy, it’s figuring out the company with the right package for your needs.
  2. Build a separate website to serve as a hub for your business and attach a link to your store. If you can provide a website with good quality information about the type of products you sell, you add a personal touch and build trust in your potential customers before they buy from you.This is especially important if you’re selling information.
  3. Take photos of your products and upload them to your store. With the exception of ebooks, which will have an image you most likely will have created with a graphic design program like GIMP or PhotoShop, most products will require a photo to entice customers to buy. Make sure you use a high-quality digital camera to make taking and uploading pictures easier.
  4. Market your store to drive traffic to it. Treat your online shop just like you would a brick-and-mortar business. Advertise both in the online and the offline world to drive traffic to your website.

How to Buy Designer Clothes Online Cheaply

Do you drool over designer clothing in fashion magazines like “Elle” and “Lucky,” but doubt you could ever afford to purchase such items? It’s easy to buy designer clothes cheaply online. Just follow a few simple tips, and you can fill your closet with designer clothing without spending all your money.

Instructions

  1. If you’ve yet to discover the world of online sample sales, you’re sure to be surprised by how low designer prices can go. Designers often create more merchandise than they’re able to sell. In order to get rid of the excess merchandise, they host sample sales, selling their wares at deeply discounted prices. More often than not, designers will agree to have an outside organization produce the sample sale on their behalf. If you live in a fashion mecca like New York City, it’s easy to visit these sales and browse all the beautiful clothing and accessories in person. However, Web-based companies like Hautelook.com and Gilt Groupe feature online sample sales in which anyone can participate.
  2. It’s free and easy to sign up to shop at www.hautelook.com. The dynamic, user-friendly website showcases designer clothing, shoes and accessories by premium designers such as Cynthia Vincent and Elizabeth and James at up to 75 percent off. New sales occur daily and last for approximately 24 hours. Hautelook sends sale announcements to its members via email, but won’t litter your inbox with spam. An added bonus is the ability to watch informative videos about the featured designers.
  3. Like Hautelook, Gilt Groupe uses email to alert its members to its daily sample sales for men, women and children. Found at www.gilt.com, the site hosts sales by top-tier designers like Oscar De La Renta and Kate Spade. Access to the site is by invitation only, but browsing fashion blogs and magazines, asking around or even performing some savvy Googling will easily score you entrance to this “exclusive” club. Members who invite their friends receive an extra $25 off any purchase, so you’ll be doing others a favor by asking them to send you an invitation.
  4. Not only does www.ideeli.com host sample sales, it also provides frequent giveaways featuring new merchandise from designers like Marc Jacobs and Bill Blass. The site is, like gilt.com, accessible only to members, but asking around on fashion forums like www.retailmenot.com will quickly get you the inside scoop.
  5. While not an online sample sale, Shopittome is a great way to locate designer clothing at discount prices. Sign up for free at www.shopittome.com to receive daily emails listing on sale items in your size, by designers and stores of your choice. You’ll be able to score heavily discounted items by top designers like Dian Von Furstenburg, as well as learn about sales at stores like The GAP and J. Crew without having to scour the Internet yourself.
  6. If member registration isn’t your thing, not to worry. Online sample sales open to the public happen all the time, and you can learn about them simply by browsing your favorite fun-to-read blogs. Here are some websites that are more than happy to share sample sale news with their readers:www.dailycandy.comwww.chicalert.com

    www.racked.com

    www.thebudgetfashionista.com

    www.stylelist.com

How Does Online Grocery Shopping Work?

Creating the Website

  • The most important part of online grocery shopping is the website itself. The website should have a complete list of groceries that are able to be delivered as well as the prices for each item. This website should then have a “shopping cart” where a user can add items to a list of things to be ordered, as well as view and edit items that she is planning to purchase. Finally, this website should have the ability for the user to enter her address and pay for the order.

Filling the Order and Shipping

  • The next step is to take the submitted order and use it to collect and deliver the items on the list. In general, fulfillment of the grocery order needs to be done manually by a stockboy or other employee. This process can be made easier by having a well-organized room where the products can be easily and efficiently located. The stock person should also check to make sure that the items placed in the order match the list that the user created. Then, once the order has been compiled, the collection of food needs to be placed in a vehicle and delivered to the customer.

Restocking and Processing Payments

  • Clearly, it is critical to ensure that all the items listed on the website are in stock and able to be shipped. As a result, the stock room needs to be carefully checked to ensure inventory levels are sufficient. Also, it is important to have the ability to obtain and process payments made by credit card. Also, in order to encourage repeat customers, it can be helpful to require customers to have a user name, which would allow information to be stored. This can also help create “suggested” carts of food items they commonly purchase.

Grocery Shopping Secrets: Tips to Save $$

You can skip coupons and still save money at the grocery.

With food prices rising, most everyone wants to find ways to reduce their grocery bills. But not everyone wants to spend hours and hours clipping coupons or scouring grocery aisles only to realize a few dollars of savings.

You don’t have to. This simple guide will help you save big at the grocery store without too much work.

First and foremost, create a budget — a maximum amount you’re allowed to spend at the store. “Just having a plan can save you hard-earned money,” said Jane DeLaney, president and founder of eMeals, based in Birmingham, Alabama. A great way to make sure you stick to the budget once it’s made? Pay with cash, instead of credit, said Kevin Gallegos, vice president of Phoenix operations for Freedom Financial Network. “If you use a credit card and cannot pay off the balance in full each month, you run the risk of paying up to 15 percent interest on your grocery purchases.”

Second, use helpful tools, like a written shopping list or a shopping app on your phone, to plan what to buy, so that you don’t buy unnecessary things, said Jodie Fitz, creator of the Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club based in Albany, New York. Useful grocery shopping apps include Grocery IQ and Grocery Pal, both of which help you create grocery lists and find relevant coupons (no clipping required!).

Educate Yourself on Pricing

Build weekly meals around sales items. (photo: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Browse through the sales fliers and base your weekly meals on the bargains offered there. “For example, if skinless, boneless chicken is on sale for $1.99 a pound, it’s going to be in my recipe mix for the week,” Fitz said. “And I’m going to purchase extra, cut it, pound it, wrap it and freeze it for the future for when it’s not on sale.”

Also, learn the prices of items that you purchase frequently so you’ll know a good deal when you see it, especially unadvertised specials, DeLaney said. In fact, make sure the packages you are buying are a good price. “Pay attention to unit pricing,” Gallegos advised. “Ounce-for-ounce, bigger packages often provide the most value for your dollar, but not always. Check the unit pricing displayed on tags on store shelves. Midsize packages sometimes will be the best purchases.” Use the Apples 2 Oranges app to help you compare unit pricing.

Trade Convenience for Savings

Buying in bulk can add to your savings. (photo: Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images)

Another way to cut costs is to do more prep work at home. “For food items, remember that the convenience of bagged lettuce, precut fruit and veggies, and shredded cheese comes with a higher cost,” Gallegos said. “It only takes a few extra minutes to rinse lettuce and tear it by hand or to shred a block of cheese.” He also recommended skipping the more expensive single-serving packages in favor of larger sizes. Just dole it out into smaller portions in sandwich bags or small containers, he said.

Along these same lines, shopping the bulk bins can build up savings, too. “Many times, it’s cheaper to stock up on items like nuts and dried fruits from the bulk bins rather than using prepackaged products,” DeLaney said. “Sacrifice an ounce of convenience, and watch the savings add up.”

Bottled drinks are another item that can drain your grocery budget. “For juices, lemonades and sodas, remember that their plastic packaging adds to the cost,” Gallegos said. “Instead, think about buying powdered mixes and making your own at home.” Better yet: Just drink tap water.

Shop Seasonal

Seasonal, fresh produce equals great savings. (photo: Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

For savings on fruit and vegetables, DeLaney suggested shopping for produce that is in season, especially at the farmers market. (The app Locavore can help you determine what’s in season in your area.) “Many times you’ll find fresher foods and lower prices at your local farmers market — and occasionally you can negotiate the price down just by asking,” she said. Purchasing frozen or canned produce can also result in savings, DeLaney stated.

With all produce, make the most of your purchase. “Do your best not to waste produce you do buy,” DeLaney said. “If you notice the bananas are rotting, put them in the fridge and make banana bread, or freeze other things to make juices or smoothies later.”

How to Buy Stuff Online With Electronic Checks

To purchase items online using electronic checks, you must ensure that the website is secure and processes electronic checks. Websites maintain different payment options, such as pay by credit card, debit card, or electronic check. You will need to submit your bank’s routing number along with your checking account number. Additionally, you need to provide the name and mailing address associated with the checking account.

Basics

  • Anyone can create a website to sell products and accept online payments. Avoid buying stuff online when the website is not secure so that you can try to prevent fraud and identity theft. To buy stuff online, you must disclose personal information. Make sure that the website is safe by searching for an unbroken key or closed padlock located at the corner of the internet browser. Another signal involves checking the URL for a ‘s’ after the http, (e.g., https://…). If a scam artist lures you into buying stuff online, then you are at risk of being a victim of theft because the scam artist can make multiple purchases using your checking information.

Payment Policy

  • Most major merchants (e.g., amazon, ebay, apple) establish simple, user friendly procedures so that consumers can buy stuff online rather easily. To protect consumers, reputable merchants utilize encryption technology, which scrambles personal information. Encryption of information, including checking account numbers, serves as a vital precaution against theft, such as from a computer hacker. Before buying stuff online, review the privacy policy to learn more about the merchant’s security. For instance, many merchants disclose if they will share your information after your make a purchase with affiliates or third parties.

Cookies

  • If you buy items online, be aware that merchants can track your spending habits. Cookies allow merchants to identify the websites that you access. There are short-term cookies that expire after you close a browser, while persistent, long-term cookies remain until you delete or empty your computer’s cache. You can recognize persistent cookies because upon accessing a website, your information (e.g., user name) is readily available.

How to Find Cheap Stuff to Resell on Ebay

The online auction site eBay has become a popular source of extra income for many people who enjoy making money from the comfort of their home. Once your eBay account is set up, you’re ready to start selling. Finding unusual items that bring high bids is a lot easier than you might think. The best part is there are a number of unusual places where you can cheaply buy items to resell and make a nice profit.

Instructions

  1. Browse through the eBay “Want It Now” pages. This section is dedicated to postings from buyers who are looking for specific items that you can send information to about your auctions. Plus, it gives you an idea of items to keep an eye out for while searching for items to resell.
  2. Search recently ended auctions on eBay to see what kind of prices other sellers are getting for their stuff. This will give you an idea of the average amount you might receive for like items and lets you know how much to spend on these items and still make a good profit.
  3. Visit all of the local thrift stores on a regular basis. Prices at thrift stores are usually very reasonable and if you know what kind of stuff sells the best and gets the higher bids, then you know what to look for while shopping. Some unusual things you might not think about are vintage jigsaw puzzles and games, which sell well and can usually be bought for as little as a quarter or no higher than a couple of dollars.
  4. Go to as many garage sales as possible. These are great places to find bargains and if it’s later in the day on the last day of the sale, people are even more willing to make a deal, because they want to get rid of as much stuff as possible. This is especially true when several people come together at one location and have one large garage sale, they don’t want to load up everything that didn’t sell and take it back home.
  5. Shop at flea markets, swap meets and other places where people set up booths to sell their stuff in one big location. Like garage sales, these people don’t want to load up a bunch of stuff at the end of the day.
  6. Look for estate sales in the local newspaper. Many estate sales are run by a company on behalf of the family, who will usually hold the sale over a number of days. Generally on the last day, they will mark prices down as much as 50 percent. Estate sales are a good source to find antiques, which can also be very big sellers, if you know what to look for and get it for a good price.
  7. Check out antique stores. Although items in antique stores tend to be higher in price because the vendors are aware of the value of these items, if you can catch something on sale or if the store is overstocked and trying to reduce inventory, you might still find a bargain.
  8. Attend various types of auctions, especially consignment auctions where there’s a better chance of finding lots of different kinds of stuff. Most auctions will sell things in lots, which allows you to buy large amounts of stuff at one time for one low price. The only drawback is that you tend to only want a few of the items from the lot. However, you simply need to weed through the stuff that won’t sell well and donate it to local thrift stores or hold your own garage sale.
  9. Drive to other cities close to where you live once or twice a month and check out their thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales. If you live in a smaller city, you could eventually run out of good selections and may have to visit larger cities on a more frequent basis to find plenty of cheap stuff to resell on eBay.

How to Advertise an Online Store

A beautiful, easy-to-navigate online store with a tempting array of products is just the start when you’re ready to make sales via the Internet. You also need to create a consistent flow of traffic to your site. The only way people will even know your site exists is if you promote it. Include both digital and online advertising to reach the widest number of shoppers possible.

PPC Campaigns

  • Set up a pay-per-click campaign via sites such as Google Adwords or Facebook. For Google Adwords, determine which search terms shoppers might use to find the products you sell. Your ads will appear when someone types one of your keywords into a search engine. If you have a variety of keywords that aren’t related to each other, create separate ads for each keyword to get the attention of the searcher. Facebook ads are based on target market characteristics you select, such as location, age and interests. Your ad will then pop up on people’s Facebook news feeds or in the margins.

E-mail Marketing

  • Create and send emails to your customers and prospects who sign up for your email newsletter. Use the email to advertise new products, highlight specials and recommend items based on holidays and other pertinent events. Besides using your own marketing emails to advertise your online wares, look for e-newsletters that appeal to the same demographic. For instance, if you sell candy-making supplies, look for businesses focused on sending cooking or recipe e-newsletters that accept ads. Finding newsletters that allow advertising takes a bit of work, so visit websites you like and sign up for their ezine to see what they allow. Visit The Ezine Directory to find lists of popular enewsletters that may accept advertising.

Forums and Blogs

  • Get involved with forums related to the products you sell in your store. Then, when people request help finding a product you carry, the fact that you’re already participating on the site and can offer help makes people feel more confident shopping at your store. Find blogs related to what you sell, sign up as a follower and then occasionally send a news release or email about specific products you think the blog’s followers would enjoy hearing about. Encourage the bloggers to share the information on their blogs – they look good because they’re keeping up with new products, and you get business from their followers.

Appeal to Repeat Customers

  • Repeat sales are key to building traffic to your site. Enclose a special, limited offer and your store’s website address on invoices or billing statements you send with each order. Include an expiration date to encourage your customer to order right away. Another way to appeal to current customers is to send a “thank you” email, and include a special offer good on their next purchase. Surprise your customers by sending a small, lightweight freebie with each order. Advertise your website address on the freebie to remind customers to visit your site when they’re ready to order again.

Use Postings and Links

  • Use your business Facebook page as well as Instagram and Twitter to build a following of loyal customers and to meet new shoppers. Set up a blog where you can really go into detail about the products you sell on your site. Use your social media postings to showcase new merchandise and explain how various products work. Encourage happy customers to post testimonials, and ask them to upload pictures showing them using your products. Ask websites with related, but not competitive, content to provide a link to your store. Offer to provide a link to their website to encourage them to take you up on your request.

How to Use Weebly to Create an Online Store

Learning how to use Weebly to create an online store is relatively easy, once you have the steps in place to teach you how. Weebly has helped those with limited HTML knowledge build and create professional looking blogs and websites for quite some time, and with their new e-commerce partnership with such popular sales clients, such as Google Checkout and PayPal, it is now more convenient than ever to add an online store to your Weebly web repertoire.

How to Use Weebly to Create an Online Store

  1. Create a Weebly account by visiting Weebly.com, if you do not already have one. Click on the “revenue” tab under the Weebly Editor tool bar.
  2. Choose between the four product elements listed: Product Block, Product Small, Product Regular and Product Large. Mix them up to create a more diverse, original look to your store.
  3. Drag your selected elements onto your page. Enter your Paypal or Google checkout information to link it to your Weebly website. Step-by-step instructions will appear to help you do this.
  4. Upload a picture by clicking on the blue “upload a new image” link on the top left of the page.
  5. Type in a product name and description using the product toolbar found along the top of the page. Enter a price, edit any additional information, and save.

How to Save Money on Amazon.com

The Amazon.com website is already a mecca for bargain hunters of everything from books to bacon, office equipment to origami supplies. Routinely discounted prices aside, there are other ways you can save money on Amazon, keeping even more of your hard earned money in your pocket. Read on to learn more.

Instructions

  1. Search for coupon codes online to save money. There are numerous coupon code websites that often include entire lists of coupon codes for featured items. The coupon codes can be for everything from a percent off a certain item to free shipping. Examples of coupon websites are Deal Catcher and Secret Coupons.
  2. Spend at least $25 on eligible items on the Amazon.com website, and you qualify for free super saver shipping. Super saver shipping takes a few extra days to ship, and the shipping time is usually longer than regular shipping. But if you’re not in a rush to get your items, this is a great way to save money on Amazon.com.
  3. Take advantage of special promotions on Amazon.com to save money, including free items with the purchase of a qualifying item, multi-item discounts and best value discounts.
  4. Buy a Gold Box Deal to save money on Amazon.com. For example, Deal of the Day is an item or collection of related items on sale for one day only. Lightning Deals is another example of Gold Box Deals in which discount prices are offered on items for which there is limited stock. The deal is good for four hours or until the item sells out.

How to find the perfect cheap authentic Coach handbag on eBay & save money

Have you ever wanted a Coach handbag, or wanted to give one as a gift to someone you love? Are you in “Sticker Shock” when you look at the retail price of Coach handbags in the Coach store or the high end retail stores? I understand! Me too!

But did you know that you can find Authentic Designer Coach handbags for way, way below retail online? The best place I have found to shop for them is on eBay. The variety is endless and the prices are truly amazing.

Instructions

  1. Log onto eBay and you will see the main home page. Once you are here, you can begin your shopping adventure. If you type in Coach in the search field and select “Clothing, Shoes & Accessories” from the drop down Categories box, you will be engulfed by nearly 50,000 results. Yipes! But at this point, start to filter down to find what you are looking for.
    Click “Women’s Handbags & Bags” in the Categories left hand column. This will reduce your results by over 45%. (You don’t want to see Coach shoes, Coach clothing, Coach scarves, etc in your search for the perfect handbag!).
  2. Once here, you can filter down even further by the bag type. You can pick “Handbags & Purses” (the most populated filter), or you can look for specific items like briefcases, diaper bags, eyeglass cases, etc. You’ll probably want to pick Handbags & Purses.
  3. Up will come all the handbags & purses, with more filter options on the left. You can then choose to search by style (bucket bag, hobo bag, tote, shoulder bag, satchel, etc.). You can also search by color, by material, by price or by condition. Searching by price may be very useful to you because if you are buying a gift, you may have a certain budget to stick to. You can plug in your minimum and maximum dollar values and eBay will return those handbags that fall within your budget. Very useful tool!
    You can also filter by condition, which may be important when purchasing a Coach bag as a gift. Most of the Coach bags sold on eBay are “New with Tags”, but filtering by that condition helps to de-clutter the search. You can do both; filter by condition and then by price. This makes it much easier to pinpoint what you are after.
  4. Another way to shop for a designer Coach bag on eBay is more specific. Say for example you know the name of the bag you desire (or your daughter mentioned it to you and you want to buy it as a gift…). You can search for it in the main search box. For example, Coach Madison or Coach Julianne. Then, filter by price or condition as mentioned in the previous step if you wish.
  5. This also works great if you happen to visit the Coach retail store and can remember the style number of the handbag you lusted after. Coach items have a 5 digit style number assigned to them. It appears in the upper left corner on the top portion of the Coach tag. This style number is helpful to search for a specific bag on eBay. Simply plug in Coach #13245 (for example) and up will come only that style!
  6. Once you find what you are after, either bid on it (if it is an auction format listing) or Buy It Now. Many eBay sellers are offering Free Shipping so be sure and watch the shipping costs. You can filter by Free Shipping too, which can end up saving you a fair amount of money. But, be aware that many sellers offering Free Shipping simply add in that cost ahead of time to the price of their item. You need to compare “apples to apples” as they say to be sure you are really saving.

How to Buy Things on Amazon Without a Credit Card

Having a credit card makes shopping on Amazon easy and convenient. But even if you don’t have a major credit card issued to you by a financial institution, you can still buy goods on Amazon. The online retailer offers six additional ways to pay:

  • a checking account
  • a prepaid credit card
  • an Amazon payments account
  • Amazon store credit
  • a gift card
  • a debit card

Register Your Checking Account

Here’s how you do it: Put the item you want to buy in the Amazon shopping cart. Then, when you check out, Amazon prompts you to enter your routing number and bank account at the “Shipping & Payment” screen. Have a check handy because the numbers you need run across the bottom of it. Amazon saves your checking account information for future purchases.

Some Prepaid Credit Cards Work

Amazon accepts some, but not all, prepaid credit cards. According to information posted on Amazon, if the bank that issued your prepaid credit card requires you to enter the three-digit number on the back of the card to use it for online purchases, the transaction won’t go through.

Tip

  • Numerous banks offer prepaid credit cards. Research the cards in which you’re interested by contacting customer service to find out if they can be used to buy stuff on Amazon.

Use Your Amazon Payments Account

In some ways, Amazon Payments works like PayPal. You can deposit money in the account from your bank account and use it to buy things on Amazon and on other websites that accept Amazon Payments. You’ll also have funds in the account if you have a business — whether you’re a freelance writer or operate another business — and allow your clients to pay you with Amazon Payments. Use your account balance to buy stuff on Amazon.

Apply for Store Credit

Amazon extends store credit — not linked to any major credit card logo — to customers with good credit ratings. If you have good credit, you might consider applying. Once approved, Amazon assigns an account number to you; it then automatically appears as one of your payment options when you check out. You’ll receive a monthly bill with minimum payment requirements just as you would any other credit card.

Warning

  • If you don’t have a credit card due to a poor credit rating, it’s unlikely you’ll be approved for Amazon store credit.

Two Ways to Get Amazon Gift Cards

You can’t buy an Amazon e-gift card without a major credit card, so consider asking a friend of family member to buy one for you. Or, put Amazon gift cards on your holiday and birthday wish lists, and make it known that’s what you want. You can also buy plastic Amazon gift cards in up to $100 denominations at authorized vendors across the United States, including CVS, Wegmans and Toys R Us.

Old School Debit Cards Work

If you have an old-school debit card, with no Visa or MasterCard logo, you can use it to make Amazon purchases if it has the NYCE, the common acronym for the New York Currency Exchange, or the STAR logo on the back. Amazon allows you to decide whether or not you want to use your debit card’s PIN as part of the checkout process.

The Catch

Shopping with a credit card issued to you by a financial institution based on a good credit rating gives you the most flexibility shopping on Amazon — otherwise you do face some restrictions accessing Amazon products. For example, you can’t use your checking account, prepaid credit cards or Amazon Payments to sign up for Amazon Prime, the service that gives you free shipping and unlimited access to some digital media. You also can’t buy downloadable digital media or e-gift cards with some of the non-credit card payment methods.

How to Start an Online Flower Shop

You are thinking of building an online business and you love flowers. You can start an online flower shop and get your product out on the market. You can build your business using a variety of software programs available on the Internet. Flowers are very important to people on holidays and celebrations, so this venture could be a profitable business.

Instructions

  1. Do your research and find out what would be the best software for you to use for your online flower shop. See if it is a program you can work yourself or if you have to hire someone to build your shop.
  2. Create your online flower shop with the help of someone who knows computer programming if you do not know how to. Look for the best deals when it comes to getting a webmaster to build your site. Decide if you will take orders online or run a retail shop only.
  3. Obtain inventory. Make sure you have a reliable supplier so you will get regular flower deliveries at a good price. Buy the type of flowers you are prepared to sell on your website. Make sure you have your webmaster create or upload all of these photos of your arrangements and baskets on your website.
  4. Design flowers by mixing different types of flowers and greenery together. Make your arrangements and gift baskets unique from the rest of your competition. Teach yourself flower design or take some community college classes to improve your skills if you are a bit rusty.
  5. Decide if you will ship flowers out of state and worldwide, or just delivery locally by car or truck. Find the best method to keep your flower arrangements fresh and to be delivered quickly.
  6. Start advertising your services both online and offline. Place an ad in your local newspaper and yellow pages, and also put yourself in gift directories online. List yourself in flower directories online and get a placement ad in your local papers. Make some business cards with your online address.

How to Start An Online Store

Starting a successful online store might not prove as easy as some make it sound, but it does provide you one of the lowest bars to entry into entrepreneurship. Rather than a high capital investment, starting an online store requires you to invest time and energy in product selection, managing the site setup and promoting your store.

What Will You Sell?

  • A Web-based store gives you the option to sell physical or digital product that you create or that you get from a third party. For example, you can offer e-books that you write or retail products through a wholesaler that provides drop shipping. While jumping into a hot trend looks enticing, you may struggle to get up to speed on the ins and outs of the product category. Sticking close to home by selling a product related to your own area of expertise reduces the learning curve and lets you develop marketing materials that don’t just scratch the surface. Some online entrepreneurs go with products or topics they are passionate about, as that passion helps carry them through the inevitable rough patches in building a business.

Setting Up Your Store

  • If you plan to set up an independent store, you need to deal with a few essential requirements. You need to buy a domain name that reflects your business name or directly ties to your products. You also need to get a Web host with a track record for reliability and robust security, as you do not want to lose sales from downtime or face a data breach. To actually sell products, you need an e-commerce solution that includes a secure shopping cart. Many Web hosts provide e-commerce solutions or you can install a self-hosted e-commerce package. If that sounds too technical, hosted e-commerce packages typically give you a drag-and-drop store builder, and the company handles the technical elements.

If You Build It, Will They Come?

  • A successful online store demands marketing in the same way a physical store demands marketing. You can choose from a variety of options to promote your store. For example, you can purchase ads that appear in keyword searches or through ad networks. You can trade banner ad space with other stores. A popular approach for stores selling digital products is to develop an email list that lets you market directly to previous and potential customers, after the obligatory double opt-in. Do not forget about tried-and-true practices, such as asking for referrals from your customers and developing guest blog posts or articles that appear on other people’s websites.

Things to Consider

  • Even after you pick a product type or category, establish an online store and promote the store, establishing a steady stream of customers takes time. If available, watch the metrics to see how customers get to your store. Those metrics show you the promotional methods that work, which lets you focus your marketing efforts in those channels. Also, develop a set of baseline goals, such as revenue or volume of sales, which you must achieve or come close to achieving to keep the store open. If your store does not meet those goals, evaluate whether the store needs more time to hit its stride or if going another direction offers more potential.

How to Buy Groceries Online

Why would you want to buy your groceries online? To save on gas prices, perhaps? Or maybe because sometimes you simply don’t like to or have time to go out shopping. Either way, with some careful planning, you can make online grocery shopping work for you.

Research

  1. The main online grocers are Peapod, Safeway, Vons, Netgrocer and Amazon. Before doing any of your actual shopping, compare prices from the online grocers to each other and to the price at your local store. Also keep in mind that, unlike your local grocer, online grocers do not accept manufacturer’s coupons. However, they might offer other incentives.
  2. Amazon’s groceries are sold in bulk. This is good if you often use the same products or if you are part of a co-op. Also consider where you’re going to store your extra groceries. When buying in bulk, you will want to determine the price of each individual product. Twelve 10.4-ounce boxes of cereal for $26.74 will amount to approximately $2.23 per box. This is where your calculator comes in handy. If you know you paid, $2.50 for an individual box of the same cereal at your local grocer last week, you know you’re getting a good deal. Even if you paid $1.99 for the cereal at your local market, you might still consider this a good deal if you take into consideration not having to pay sales tax, not having to drive to the store and having the product delivered to your door.
  3. Shop through Ebates. Ebates offers rebates on purchases made via online merchants that sponsor the site. When you make a purchase through Ebates, you get a specified percentage of cash back from your purchases. Safeway, Peapod, Vons and Amazon are all merchants listed with Ebates.
  4. Seek special offers. Amazon regularly offers free shipping. In addition, when you go to their grocery site, click the tab for “Sales and Special Offers” to see what merchants are offering percentage discounts and instant rebates.

Buy

  1. As with any grocery shopping trip, keep your list handy and try to avoid impulse buys. If you’re shopping to meet a rebate or minimum-purchase incentive, it’s best to stick to the products that fall into your selected category before moving on to other items. Bear in mind that you usually can’t combine offers or incentives within one shopping order.
  2. Proceed to checkout. Again, avoid impulse buys that the merchant will try to draw you into from the checkout pages.
  3. Before entering your credit card information, check to ensure you are on a secure server. Look in the address bar to make sure the URL begins with https://. The “s” stands for “secure.” Verisign is another way to ensure a site is secure. If you’re still hesitant, you can use a Paypal account or call and give your credit card information to the merchant via phone.
  4. Sit back and wait for those groceries to arrive!

How to Open an Online Store for Cheap

An increasing number of Internet users are shopping online these days. While it’s true that many people browse online and shop offline, there is plenty of money to be made in ecommerce.
Aspiring small business owners are often intimidated by the prospect of starting an online store, because they fear that it will be expensive and difficult. But there are ways that one can get started in the world of ecommerce with very little startup capital and a minimal amount of web design know-how.

Instructions

  1. Find something to sell. If you are a crafter or have connections with suppliers, this part will be pretty easy. If not, there are sources online that will drop-ship products for you. That means that you get the orders through your website and collect payment, then you send payment to the company and they ship the products directly to your customer.
  2. Design your website, or have someone else do it for you. See the Resources section below for some options for learning how to do it yourself. Some web hosts also offer website builders as part of their hosting packages, or you can buy software that will allow you to design a website with ease.
  3. Sign up for an account with Mal’s E-commerce if shopping cart software is not included with your web hosting. This free service allows ecommerce store owners to put a simple shopping cart on their sites. Orders can be viewed on the Mal’s website.
  4. Sign up for a business PayPal account. Processing payments through PayPal eliminates the need to qualify for an expensive merchant account to accept credit cards. Buyers can pay for purchases with a credit or debit card without signing up for a PayPal account, and they can also send e-checks if they do have an account. PayPal integrates nicely with Mal’s E-commerce, and they have a free shopping cart of their own as well if you prefer to use it.
  5. Optimize your site for the search engines. That means including lots of keyword-rich content. This can be accomplished with articles, descriptive category pages and detailed product descriptions.

How to Start an Online Grocery Store

Imagine shopping for hundreds of people instead of worrying about pleasing only your family’s appetites. An online grocery store may net you profit if you start your business out the right way. Use your talent for picking the best produce and sleuthing out seasonal bargains to launch an online grocery store that will keep customers well fed and your bottom line operating in the green.

Instructions

  1. Check out your competition. Compare online grocery stores to learn how they operate and what they charge. Pay attention to site navigation–getting where you want to go without running a gauntlet of pull-down menus, links and roadblocks. Assess pricing structures and delivery policies. Make notes about aesthetics, like the colors chosen by the web designer to build the brand’s identity.
  2. Fund your online grocery store with a home equity line of credit, collateralized business loan, investment funds from venture capitalists or another source of cash. Present lenders with a business plan drawn up to show that you understand the financial risk, operational requirements and vendor relationships that can make or break an online grocery store.
  3. Rent a warehouse. Install industrial refrigeration units, racking, shelving and packing tables, if these essentials aren’t already in place. Put in a conveyor belt system to help speed the process, if you have enough capital. Obtain standard food handling licenses and permits. Buy insurance to protect your online grocery investment. Affiliate with wholesale food brokers and purveyors. Set up accounts with wholesale butchers, dairies, farmers, bakers and other resources.
  4. Purchase software to design your online grocery website, like Dreamweaver, pay a fee to have the job done by an online firm offering low-cost pre-designed site templates or hire a professional web designer to accomplish the task. Establish a system for updating and hosting your site once it goes live or affiliate with a hosting service so that you may focus on being a grocer.

    Establish business relationships with credit card companies, PayPal and others, offering another payment method for shoppers who prefer not to use their cards online.

  5. Order packing supplies, like plastic and paper grocery bags, boxes and containers. Consider going green and using plastic tubs or reusable bags that can be filled at your online grocery store’s picking and packing area and used for deliveries to conserve resources. Keep plastic carriers clean and disinfected so food isn’t compromised.
  6. Publicize your online grocery store on the Internet. Place print ads in publications. Count on word-of-mouth referrals to market your store. Keep an eye on markups to stay competitive with other online grocers, while striving to offer loyal customers the best and newest products on the market.

How to Shop Online at H&M

Hennes & Mauritz, commonly called and marketed as “H&M,” is known among 20-somethings for its popular and inexpensive fashions for women and men. However, as of August 2010, its clothing is only available for purchase in brick-and-mortar stores in North America.

Explanation

  • If you’re scratching your head wondering why H&M doesn’t sell its clothing online, you’re probably not alone. Via its “Frequently Asked Questions” section, the Swedish clothier apologizes for the inconvenience and explains only that it “is not set up for mail order, phone orders or e-commerce at the present time.” However, H&M’s website does feature a photo gallery of styles that are currently in stores.

Other Countries

  • H&M does sell its fashions online for a select group of European countries, including Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Norway and Sweden.

Alternative Websites

  • While you may not find every item in every size and color, H&M items are easily found online within auction and secondhand retail websites. For example, H&M clothing can be purchased on websites like eCRATER and eBid, as found in the Resources section.

How to Start an Amazon aStore

Instructions

  1. Join the Amazon Associates Program and become an affiliate. (See Resources for a link.)
  2. Sign into your affiliate account and select “aStore” from the menu toolbar at the top of the page.
  3. Select the products you want to sell in your store. You can include specific products or search by keyword for recommendations. Pick as many items as you want.
  4. Group your items into categories. Using categories makes it easier for people to find what they want. An aStore selling women’s shoes can have categories such as “boots” and “athletic.” An aStore selling video games can include categories like “action” and “role playing.”
  5. Select and customize a theme. Pick the color of the page background and text. Decide which font you want to use. Optionally, name your aStore and upload a logo for the header.
  6. Click “Finish and get link” when you’re happy with your aStore. Use the link to embed the aStore into your blog or website.

How to Sell Frozen Food Products on the Internet

Frozen few products can be sold on the Internet using an online shop, which is linked to a distribution center. This makes start-up costs low, as there is no need for a customer-focused store. There are a variety of frozen food products available to sell. You need to decide which products you are going to specialize in before you can start marketing and developing your business.Select a frozen food product you know you can profitably sell online before opening for business.

Instructions

  1. Pick your frozen food products to sell. Research the frozen food retailers in your area and look for a niche in the market. For example, you can sell homemade frozen products or organic meats. Select products that are easy to obtain so you do not run out of stock as your business grows.
  2. Create a business plan. Include your target geographical location and consumer market, the resources you need (both human and financial) and your marketing and expansion plans. Ask friends and family to review your plan for spelling, grammar and punctuation. Consult a business consultant if you do not know how to create a business plan.
  3. Find start-up funding. If you do not have sufficient savings to cover start-up costs, visit your bank with your business plan and ask to speak to an adviser about loans for small businesses. Contact the U.S. Small Business Administration and ask about SBA loans for entrepreneurs (see Resource).
  4. Find a distribution center. This should be close to major transport links, such as a highway network, and have the capacity (in terms of space and power points) to hold industrial-scale freezers for your products.
  5. Set up a website. Select a domain name that is related to your business, such as frozenfoodproducts.com, and pick a Web hosting service. Many companies offer an all-inclusive package that offers both services together. Employ a Web designer to build your website. Make sure there is a shopping basket and a secure payment system, such as PayPal.
  6. Obtain a food license. Before you can start operating, you’ll need a food distribution license. This costs $75 to $200 and is available through your local health department.
  7. Market your business. Tell friends and family about your venture and post it on local business directories.

How to Buy eBay Items From European Sites

Buying on eBay from anywhere in the world is a very simple process. eBay has been a popular online marketplace since 1997 and millions of sales have taken place every year. For those who are new to the eBay experience, it is quite straightforward to purchase items from European sellers as well as the rest of the world.

PayPal

  • It is important that you set up a PayPal account to secure your details and make online buying a safe form of payment. PayPal protects all its members with buying and selling policies and paying through PayPal means that you do not give your personal details to a seller.

Find the Item

  • Conduct a search on eBay for the item you wish you buy. If you wish to purchase from a European seller you can set the search criteria to cover the rest of the world and find a seller in Europe who is offering the best price for your chosen item. Check the seller’s feedback rating to satisfy yourself that he is of good standing. Check his mailing details to make sure he can send items to your location.

Bid or Buy

  • Auctions will give you the chance to bid on the item or you can choose an item that has a “Buy It Now” option. If you bid and win you will be sent an invoice. Click the “Pay Now” button to be taken to checkout and choose PayPal as your preferred method. You will need to sign into PayPal to complete the purchase. The same applies with “Buy it Now” items but immediate payment is required.

How to Build an Online Store With Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver is multi-faceted and has an application that comes with it called extension manager. Inside the extension manager one is alloted the option to share and gather add on extensions for Dreamweaver. One of the extensions available to users is called Cube Stores. This option will connect with a e-commerce solution provider and requires a fee. One can also add an eBay merchant toolkit and PayPal buttons. This article addresses information on how to set up a real working store with a basic template from Dreamweaver and a paypal account.

Instructions

  1. Create the first page using a template. The template will create a two column CSS layout with navigation on the right. Create folders on your desktop until you are ready to upload your store. When using this type of CSS template, Dreamweaver will ask you to save it immediately. It will create an .htm file, a .css file and a _notes folder. Inside this same folder create a folder called ‘products’ and drag products to the folder. Give the new template a title. Give the store a name and give the links titles. It is recommended that your store has a police and a contact email link.
  2. Insert the featured image and write a paragraph about the featured product. On the menu bar, select ‘insert’ and from the drop down box select ‘layout objects,’ then ‘insert a layer.’ Drag the new layer next to the product. Go to your PayPal account and log in, Paypal offers merchant services for free–click on the tab in your paypal account titled merchant services. Choose the option to create a button and choose the button type you’d like to use. Some use a ‘buy now’ button, one may also use add to cart buttons and your customers will be able to shop for multiple items. After you fill in the details about your product, generate the code and copy it. Go back to the Dreamweaver template and click on the layer.
  3. Once you have selected the layer, right click and a drop down menu will appear. Choose insert html and paste the paypal button code in the layer. The paypal code is inserted into the layer for design purposes. The button can be easily placed next to the products by dragging the layer. Save your work.
  4. When you are finished adding products and buttons to the store you will need to upload the folder to your web hosting service. Test the store–it is important that you keep your folders in order and that each item is uploaded unchanged. Use FTP with Dreamweaver to upload your files to your site. Test the store by inputing the name of your host directory and the name of the folder and index.html.
  5. Offer a page for your customers to print and send an order through the mail. Add store polices and customer service contact forms. This Dreamweaver store is the simplest and least expensive way to open an e-commerce store, yet it is fully functional and reliable under paypal terms.

About Online Shopping

Online shopping is very popular among most Internet users. Almost 85 percent of web users in the United States shop online. Korea, with 99 percent, is one of the most popular countries where Internet users shop online. Internet shopping is easy, fast and convenient because users can shop from the privacy of their homes and computers. While online shopping is easy, there are also some precautions you should take as well. Continue reading for some tips about shopping online.

Identification

  • Online shopping allows people to from their own computer. When a person visits an online retailer, purchases an item with her credit card and has it delivered to an address, she has completed the process of online shopping. Online shopping has become more popular through the years and is becoming a more widely used way to purchase goods. Online shopping grew 33 percent in 2005 (see Resources).

Benefits

  • There are many benefits to online shopping. Online shopping is extremely popular during the Christmas shopping season. People would rather from home or even during breaks at work instead of waiting in long, stressful lines at retail stores. Also, people can shop online at any time of the day. Shopping online allows a person to shop at ease without being rushed. She has the chance to save a page and come back to it later to decide whether she will purchase the item.

Warning

  • Double-check with shopping websites to make sure they are legit. Look them up in the Better Business Bureau database. Also, watch out for phishing websites. Always double-check the URL in your web address bar to be sure it matches with the website. When checking your items out, be sure that the URL reads “https://” to know that it is a secure website. Never give out payment information on a URL that is not. Use a credit card when shopping instead of debit or checking account information. You can always cancel transactions or turn off your service if you believe your credit card number has been misused.

Considerations

  • Note the shipping prices when you are buying online. Be sure that they match with prices listed by the United States Postal Office, UPS or FedEx. Do not overpay for shipping. Some online retailers often try to take advantage of customers by overcharging for shipping. Be sure to read all material regarding returns, order cancellations or customer complaints. Locate the customer contact information and be sure that it is a working number. Always double-check with a company before placing an order if you are unsure of the business.

Types

  • Individuals can buy almost anything online these days. Groceries and food products can be purchased and delivered to homes. Also, those who need medicines or herbal remedies can also buy them online. One of the most popular items purchased online are books. According to an online article in January 2008, Nielsen online reported that 41 percent of Internet users had bought books in the past three months (see Resources). Other items that are popular purchases and can be shopped for online are DVDs, electronics, games, tickets and clothing. Almost anything that is tangible can be purchased online. Another way that shoppers can buy online is through online auction houses such as the popular website eBay.

How to Buy Cheap Stuff Online – Woot

Woot.com is a retail web site dedicated to bringing products to consumers at extremely low prices. Woot’s tagline is “One Day, One Deal”. In General, Woot sells one product per day until they run out or the clock hits 1!:59 PM. Then they move to the next day’s product. Products are never announced beforehand and can easily sell out in a few hours, minutes, or even seconds. It’s all part of the fun, according to Woot.com.

Instructions

  1. Check woot.com every day and as early as possible. Woot.com updates at midnight. Check the site early to ensure that you have the best possibility of buying the product. If you don’t check the site daily, you may miss something you may have purchased.
  2. RSS. Sign up for woot’s RSS feed at http://www.woot.com/blog/rss.aspx. Getting the feed will help you to remember to check the site daily, thus providing you with the best opportunity to purchase the extremely discounted items.
  3. Woot-Off. Sometimes woot.com will change their format a bit and offer a “woot-off”. A woot-off lasts anywhere from 24-72 hours and is unannounced by woot.com. A woot-off means that when a product sells out, a new one becomes available so several products may be available during the term of the woot-off.
  4. Random Crap. Instead of a legitimate product, woot.com will offer Random Crap, a grab bag of miscellaneous products kicking around the warehouse, however don’t be deceived into thinking it is garbage. The BOC, “Bag O’ Crap” is can contain several dollar store type items or significantly more expensive items, making the one dollar investment worth that much more.
  5. Product launches. Woot occationally partners up with various companies in order to launch new products. An animated rocket ship on the page identifies a product launch and that the product, for that day, is only available through woot.com.
  6. 2-for-Tuesday. Every Tuesday woot offers a two-pack product, doubling your savings! Sometimes the packs will even be more than two.
  7. Woot Wine. If you are looking to purchase luxurious wines at discount prices, keep your eye on wine.woot.com for great deals.
  8. Woot Shirt. Check out shirt.woot.com for great prices on shirts. Watch for random shirt day, where you can receive a random t-shirt at an extremely discounted price.

How to Buy Cheap Designer Handbags Online

Cheap designer handbags online are not hard to find, if you know where to look.
Online sample sale websites, Zappos.com, eBay, Craigslist and a few ritzy off-price retailers sell cheap designer handbags everyday to bargain fashionistas from Miami to Maine. In addition, savvy shoppers are looking for cheap Chanel handbags and cheap Louis Vuitton handbags online, quick and fast. If you love authentic designer handbags, you’re just a mouse click away from finding your own buying cheap designer purses online.

Instructions

  1. Look for deals on cheap designer handbags at Overstock.com, Zappos.com and Bluefly.com. There are a multitude of internet sites that sell fake designer handbags. To be sure that you are buying a real designer purse, only shop at retailers that purchase authentic bags as overstock items from luxury department stores and boutiques.
  2. Head over to eBay or Craigslist to score sweet designer handbag deals for less. Celebrity shopping divas like the Kardashians have eBay boutiques where they unload their designer duds and purses for handbag lovers on a budget. If you are lucky, you can find a cheap designer purse on at online swapping and selling site like Craigslist for a steal.
  3. Sign up for cheap designer handbag deals at online sample sale and designer deal websites. Hautelook, Gilt Group and Ideeli all sell cheap Coach handbags and deeply discounted designer purse deals each week. Become a member of these shopping sites to get a daily email advertising their online purse deals and shopping bonanzas.
  4. Shop at online designer consignment stores. Most ritzy designer consignment stores have a fresh selection of Prada, Burberry, Balenciaga and Coach handbags from fashionistas who cannot wear the same item twice. Take advantage of the cheap designer handbag selections found at online consignment boutiques.

How to Use Multiple Coupon Codes Online

Shopping online allows you to get products delivered to your door that you may not have otherwise been able to attain. You will be able to make shopping more beneficial to yourself by using promotional codes when you place an order through an online website. These codes are similar to cents-off coupons you would use at the grocery store. They allow you to save a certain percentage or dollar value off the total of your order. Sometimes you may be able to use more than one coupon at a time.

Instructions

  1. Locate the coupon codes you wish to use. These coupons are generally sent to you through e-mail. They can also be located on the back of a catalog or on an advertisement sent through the mail. One website to find coupons is Retail Me Not (see Resources).
  2. Visit the website you wish to purchase products from. Fill your shopping cart with your desired merchandise. Continue through the check-out process until you see the option to enter coupon codes. Sometimes you will be able to enter coupon codes from your cart without having to go through the checkout process. If this is the case, there should be a box somewhere on the page of your cart labeled “coupons” or “promotional codes.”
  3. Enter your promotional codes. The number of codes you may enter per transaction at any given store’s website will vary. Victoria’s Secret has the space for up to three promotional codes per order. Other sites, such as Amazon, allow for unlimited promotional or coupon codes per order, as long as the order meets the minimum requirements for the code. Stores such as Clinque only allow one coupon per order. If you are having difficulty finding out if you are able to use multiple codes in one transaction, read the “help” section on the website or call customer service.