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ECommerce Shopping Site
Created on June 15th, 2013

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GT Bulmer
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Jun 15th 2013 at 19:09 PM

Shopping online has certainly increased over the years! Not many years ago, most people were timid and cautious about shopping online. Now, most people feel somewhat comfortable doing it, depending on the site where they are deciding to make purchases.

My focus online is Internet Marketing and like many home business enthusiasts, I have a favourite affiliate marketing program that I promote and where I am growing a second income. The thing that has me MOST excited about my affiliate program is the e-commerce shopping site that is the foundation of our marketing, sales and Internet income program.

In my opinion, for an affiliate program to be successful, at its core it needs to have products or services available to the consumer. Some programs focus on a particular niche or market segment. Others, like our e-commerce site, opens it up to dozens of different product categories with many tens of thousands of product and service listings. It makes it easy to promote the site to the general public because it literally offers something for everybody.

E-commerce shopping is only going to get bigger and bigger, so smart marketers will position themselves to effectively capture their share of the potential. That is why I am into affiliate marketing online, and why I chose the affiliate program that I did.

GT :-)


GT Bulmer
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Jul 8th 2013 at 13:52 PM

There are still lots of things I don't yet feel comfortable buying online. Maybe you are the same? But as time goes on, I find myself spending more time on my favourite e-commerce shopping site (and other shopping sites) and, in fact, I keep looking for excuses to buy online whenever I can.

I guess I have just finally come to accept it as the next wave of commerce and I want to keep pace with it. Of course, one reason for my interest is the fact that I am involved in Internet Marketing and that fact alone has forced me to re-evaluate my opinion and comfort level with e-commerce shopping.

But there is probably little doubt that millions of people around the world spend more time shopping online now than they do traveling to and from local shops. That is a growing trend, anyway.

GT :-)


GT Bulmer
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Aug 31st 2013 at 13:40 PM

Something that holds people back from shopping online is concern about the security of the shopping site and the person's credit card or banking information. I never shop at a site unless I KNOW they are secure, dependable and have a good reputation.

There are too many stories of fraudulent activities happening, so I prefer e-commerce sites that make both the sellers and the buyers register and all transactions go through the site administration. It doesn't mean that a bad apple can't slip in now and again, but when you have the admin on your side, it's easier to deal with the situation.

GT :-)


GT Bulmer
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Sep 13th 2013 at 11:00 AM

Of course, the Internet income program that I most actively promote has its own e-commerce shopping site with dozens of categories and tens of thousands of products and services listed by members.

A good shopping site has items of interest to a wide variety of people. Everything from physical products to digital products. It must also have secure payment processing and easy access to admin support.

I mentioned earlier that (we all know) e-commerce shopping is going to get more and more popular. Therefore, more Internet Marketers are going to expand their inclusion of elements of e-commerce into their marketing and their websites. So, the more an aspiring marketer learns about it, the better. And experience is a great teacher.

GT :-)


GT Bulmer
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Sep 24th 2013 at 7:07 AM

There are various kinds of e-shopping sites. E-shopping sites are as diverse as Internet Marketing is in general.

You have your niche sites that focus on a specific type or line of products, and you have your general sites that cover a wide variety of categories.

The success of a site usually depends on a few factors, like ease of navigation around the site, convenience of shopping cart and check-out features, various payment choices, and reasonable (or free) shipping costs.

Of course product quality and pricing are important, and good customer service.

If a site does its job well, then people tell other people about it and it has the potential to go viral. Yes, an e-commerce shopping site can be a wonderful place to go and an even more wonderful place to promote to earn monthly income from!

GT :-)


GT Bulmer
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Sep 30th 2013 at 9:31 AM

Here are two angles you can consider for creating an e-commerce website or blog to attract and convert your online shopping prospects and customers.

First, you can set the entire site up yourself, registering a domain name, selecting a website template, setting up the pages, the products, the descriptions, the shopping cart, the payment processing and the final checkout. Some of these elements you can purchase as software packages and instal. Content creation will be your responsibility.

Second, you can become an affiliate member of an existing e-commerce shopping site and then your job will be to find ways to advertise and promote your affiliate link to that shopping site. You can do this through your own website(s) or blog pages; through article marketing; traffic exchanges; social networking, etc.

Many online marketers choose the second option because it is easier, quicker, and the affiliate e-commerce site does a lion's share of the work and handles all of the "e-commerce" parts of the process.

Once you get more experienced online, you might then start looking at setting up an e-commerce site that is entirely your own.

GT :-)


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Oct 13th 2013 at 23:14 PM

Just a note about the advantage of setting up your own site.

First, when it is your site, your domain, you have full control over what you post on the site.

Second, most Internet Marketers set up some kind of a sign-up form or special offer on their website to encourage visitors to provide their name and email contact. This is so the website owner has a way to contact the visitor with other offers and information even if they don't buy anything on a particular visit. When you market with an affiliate site or page, on the other hand, then it is the affiliate company who collects the contact info of the visitor. Sometimes, that is good because the affiliate company will send follow-up emails to the prospect to try to get them to join your program or buy something from you. But this is not always the case.

GT :-)


GT Bulmer
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Oct 21st 2013 at 21:59 PM

What kinds of products or services should you sell on your e-commerce shopping site? Here are some things to think about when considering what to sell:

- Choose products or services that you believe in and will feel comfortable promoting and selling. You will probably have the best success selling products you know and understand and use yourself.

- Choose a company or supplier that you trust. You need to feel confident in the supplier in order to feel confident and enthusiastic in promoting their products. Due your do diligence and check them out before you get involved with them.

- Choose products that are in demand or that have a broad market appeal. You will have a better chance selling popular items than items that appeal to a limited market. Unless, of course, you have a talent for marketing and you have access to a big list of targeted prospects.

- Choose products that have exciting features that lend themselves well to promotion. You don't want products that are hard to explain or that you need to convince your prospects to buy. You want products with obvious value that you can use as leverage to show your prospects why it's in their best interests to buy them.

Those are a few ideas to think about when considering what products or services to sell on your e-commerce shopping site.

GT :-)


GT Bulmer
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Nov 12th 2013 at 21:01 PM

Most of us here at IM faceplate are Internet Marketers in one form or another. That means we have a vision for the future because we know the Internet is an increasingly popular marketplace for BOTH sellers and buyers.

e-Commerce shopping sites are only going to get bigger, better and more widely popular. Since that is the case, then it is in our own best interests as visionary Internet Marketers to get our e-commerce money-making machines in motion and moving towards even greater efficiencies than they may be operating at today.

It doesn't matter where you are right now, the fact is there is room for improvement in how you are running your online business and in how much monthly income you are currently making from it.

What I am saying is, wherever you are right now, keep working at getting better! If you want to earn more, you've got to learn more and use that education to improve your business and your marketing methods and processes.

GT :-)


GT Bulmer
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Nov 26th 2013 at 14:54 PM

As I write this entry, Black Friday is approaching in the USA. Black Friday has always been a popular shopping event offline, and since the advent of the Internet, it has become astoundingly bigger online!

And what is it all about?

Why, e-Commerce, of course! Smart marketers know that buyers are looking for deals online and that they are especially tuned into opportunities on and around the Black Friday event.

So. . . what are YOU doing to capitalize on Black Friday? Don't you think you'd better stop reading and get out there to set up your offerings? LOL

GT :-)


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