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How do you increase spending in your online shop? Whether you're a new or an existing online store, increasing the amount of in-store spending as well as growing term sales is always an important objective. Right now, with Christmas right on our doorstep, online shops will be ready to try and grab as much of the Australian Christmas shopper dollar as they can. If you have a website with online shopping cart, or have just set...

Can press releases help or hurt your shopping cart website? Press Releases are written news communications dispatched to media outlets to announce key news about a brand or event. Releases have been a staple part of media relations for many years, and with the growth of web services businesses offering to dispatch news releases to a number of journalist's lists and archive releases on the web, search engine marketing (SEO) companies have marketed news releases as...

One of the main reasons that a potential buyer will abandon their shopping cart before completing checkout is that they find that the cost of shipping the item to their location is not what they expected. As a shopping cart website owner, what can you do about this? There are no set rules about what the actual cost of delivering your products to your customers will be, but you should make sure that you understand your...

Retail competition is heating up. With more competition than ever in the online marketplace, what can you do to make your site stand out? Competing online is like having a little stall at a market. There are lots of other sellers and many people around. The key is making your online website with shopping cart visible to the right people at the time when they are looking, and when you have their attention turning them into...

Ready to start selling online? Here are the first steps with getting your business and domain registered. If you have decided on the product to sell online and taken the first steps in deciding how you will take it to market, you will be starting to think about how to get your business registered and domain name sorted. Your first steps are getting your business name sorted, then registering your name and getting a domain. You can...

How can you kick start your online business with social media? When starting up a new online shop, finding the right products to sell to the right customers is a big part of the process. So is choosing the right shopping cart software system and deciding how you will manage your stock. But how will you get your business going once all the products are loaded and your online shop website is set up? How can...

Drop shipping or Holding Stock? How do you decide? If you're planning to start selling online, one major decision you need to make is what you will do about stock. Will you hold a small amount of inventory? Will you buy in stock on demand? Or will you get stock sent directly from suppliers to your end customers (drop shipping)? What you decide to do will play a big part in the type of shopping cart...