Are you thinking of selling online?

After my suggestion last week that businesses need to explore the idea of e-commerce e_commerce_manI thought it was only appropriate for me to do a little research around that. First off it’s important to have a website and I came across this article ‘10 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Webmaster’, which I thought was quite comprehensive. What I liked about the article was it suggested to ask for examples of the Web designers work and also ask for a list of current and past customers. After that suggestions like; who will own the website, and asking questions about copyright and security issues make this article a good one for everyone with a website to read.

Did you know there are many e-commerce solutions out there including some that are Canadian based? This article ‘Small businesses offered easy e-commerce options’ on offers a couple of solutions for those that are serious about having online sales. Shopify helps businesses create independent e-commerce sites and take orders online. ShopLocket on the other hand is an e-commerce component to which sellers can direct potential buyers from their Web sites, blogs, or Facebook pages. ShopLocket is free until you sell something while Shopify has a monthly fee that starts out as low as $29.00 per month.

Still confused by it all? Why not attend our Digital Technology Learning Forum? To be held at Centre 2000 March 20, 2013. We are hosting the experts as they use digital technology to help explain social media, SEO, social commerce, mobile applications, databases, and 3D printers. Look for more information in the upcoming blogs.

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About Janet, doing it better.

I grew up and still reside in Northern Alberta. While I have numerous interests I am passionate about the Peace River region, its innovation, its people, and the creative spirit that envelopes us all.

Posted on February 5, 2013, in digital technology, e-commerce and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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