Choosing Your Shopping Cart

Your online sales process absolutely must be a smooth process from beginning to end. The marketing that you do in order to gain visibility on the major search engines will come to absolutely nothing it your online sales cart is broken in any way. There is no reason that you should pay the price for having a less than professional sales cart service; here are a few things that you should look for in your online sales cart so that you do not lose customers because of technical difficulties.

First, you should make sure that the sales cart looks good. Put yourself in the shoes of the customer: Would you use your own sales cart if you had to make a purchase? Does the sales cart look spamming? Are all of the fees and the taxes that you owe put in plain view so that the customer is not surprised once he or she receives the receipt for the credit card that was used? All of these things are absolutely essential when determining which sales cart you will put on your website. Remember that even though the sales cart is another company, the customer will consider it your company and your brand will be negatively affected by any bad things that happened during the transaction.

Second, you should ensure that your shopping cart guarantees its uptime. This is the main feature that will help to create transactions that do not falter in the middle. The servers that underwrite your shopping cart should have mirrors and redundant servers so that no transaction will be lost. The server should also be protected physically as well as through their IT infrastructure. These are questions that you should ask your online service cart provider before committing to them in any long-term contract.

If you are looking for a reputable company that has served many industries for years, then you owe it to yourself to consider the services of They will give you all of the services that have been mentioned above and more. You can expect a premium experience for your customers when you do business with this company.

Trekking and Watches

I am so glad that the weather is getting better and the days are warmer here where I live. This means that I am going to go trekking in the mountains soon, which is great as I have been looking forward to it very much for some time now, especially since winter was so long and cold. I am sure that I am going to take a G-shock watch with me to be able to keep track of time. This type of device will be helpful to me for sure, so I am going to take it with me wherever I go.

There is Something about Diamond Rings

There is simply something about diamond rings that makes so many women desire them so much. Maybe it’s because diamond rings are so shiny and they are a symbol of luxury? I am not sure, but all i am sure about is that diamond rings are some of the highest quality diamond rings you can find on the market these days and for a good reason.

Spending Time Outdoors

I have some very fond memories from the time I spent driving my ATV in the summer last year. I don’t own one myself, but a friend of mine does. He was more than happy to teach me the ropes and show me how to use this magnificent device. I am very grateful for this as because of it I’ve had a chance to learn how to drive one. It turns out that more and more people out there seem to be owning youth ATVs. I am glad that this is the case as spending time outdoors is always a good thing.

Are Super Bowl Ads Worth the Price Tag?

No matter what time of the year it is, there is a football fan yearning to see his or her team in the big game, and an equally bored spouse who gets through all the fist pumping by enjoying the Super Bowl commercials. For the 2014 game, ads ran companies upwards of $4 million that’s more than many Americans will make in his or her entire lifetime, for a brief 30 seconds of TV glory. So is that spectacular price tag worth it? The answer might surprise you.
Why Companies Are Willing to Pay So Much

The simple answer is audience. With the Super Bowl you have a riveted audience of millions, across many age and race demographics, plus both genders. At no other time during the year are so many Americans huddled around their TVs for those contained hours, and now that Super Bowl commercials have become the primary source of entertainment for an estimated half the viewers, companies can see the benefit of pouring money into creating memorable ads. But should your small operation aspire to the Super Bowl, when 29 Prime focuses on branding your local business for a much more affordable rate?
Opposing Views

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enormous audience (about 108 million viewers in 2013), plus the aura of importance that surrounds a brand who has nabbed a coveted spot. Critics, on the other hand, say that the gargantuan is just too high.
So Who is Right?

If studies are to be believed, the nay-sayers are in the right. According to research firm Communicus, four out of five commercials fail to spark enough interest in consumers to make a purchase, despite the fact that they are about 10 percent more likely (than non-Super Bowl ads) to stay with viewers after the big game.

Face it: the odds aren’t in the brand’s favor, so you should probably shelve those Super Bowl ad dreams and focus on marketing to your local audience.

Building a Website

Building a website can be an overwhelming task for novice web masters. Fortunately, professional website development companies provide assistance in completing all processes for launching a successful site on the world wide web. The first step towards website development is registering a domain name. The domain name simply includes a specific combination of letters or numbers that are followed by a dot and an extension. Some common extensions in domain names include .org, .net and .com endings. After a domain name is registered with an official registrar, the next step is to actually build the content of a website.

Some websites can be built quickly by using templates. All a web master has to do is load custom photos, text, videos and other multimedia into templates that have spaceholders for such content. To manage all of the content of a website, a web master needs to use an FTP program. A File Transfer Protocol software allows for uploading and downloading content on a website through a managed host. Therefore, web masters must sign up for a hosting service before a website can be actually placed on the world wide web. Hosting services usually require monthly fees in order to cover expenses such as disc space and other server operations.

Website development companies may have “shop today” links that prompt web masters to start searching for unique design and management services for sites. In the internet age, outsourced website design jobs are very common and they offer very high quality results.

Tips for Keeping Clients Happy

Being your own boss can be tremendously rewarding, but it�s also hard work. One of the toughest jobs you�ll face is creating and maintaining positive relationships with your clients. It�s through these relationships that you�ll nurture loyalty, and that loyalty will not only gain you new clients through word of mouth, but keep your existing ones coming back. Here are some tips to make it a little easier.

First, while it�s not true that the customer is always right, it doesn�t mean good customer service isn�t important. Always be pleasant, respond to emails (and make sure you have a professional email address-sexyguy1 isn�t going to go over well!) and voice mails promptly, and make sure your clients know exactly what to expect from you. A contract is a must, and if the project is extensive, providing an estimate is also a good idea. You can find a sample estimate template online. These tools will help insure your clients won�t be taken by surprise when they get your bill.

You should also be sure to make your clients feel appreciated. This can be accomplished by sending a holiday card at the end of the year, offering occasional discounts, and if your budget will allow, sending a small gift on a special occasion like the client�s birthday.

One word of caution, while doing all you can to make your clients happy is well worth the effort, there will always be clients who take advantage of your goodwill. Don�t be afraid to set boundaries-if you have specific business hours, don�t return emails or phone calls you receive outside those hours. If a client has a rush job and you can handle it, great. If not, don�t be afraid to politely decline and refer them to a trusted colleague. If you do accept, it would not be out of line to charge a rush fee!

Finally, despite your best efforts, there will always be clients you just can�t please. It happens to every business owner. If this happens, it�s okay to �fire� them. You�re not obligated to keep working with a client that makes you miserable, no matter what!

Why you are losing revenue and how to fix it

Your sales team is one of your most important assets. Sales reps work hard and diligently to bring and keep clients. They are the generators of new business and they are good at it. But the human factor is not always perfect, especially when it comes to organizing, and syncing contacts and activities or using all the available data to generate more leads or sales.

You have probably already been complaining about your CRM data being often missing or incomplete. Your sales team spends a lot of time inputing data into your CRM, or simply does not do it. Most of the time they do it once in a while when forced by their manager, so the data is never really up-to-date. Plus, since they input data manually, you cannot be sure the data is 100% accurate.

There already exist applications that will help you import data in Salesforce. But these tools, as helpful as they might be, only work to the extent they are used by each member of your team, people who are already busy enough with convincing customers of how great your product is. To make the most of your data you need a seamless application that does not bother your sales reps with complicated setup processes or plugin-ins. Salesforce integration with Google Calendar provided by AutoMagic Sync is seamless. Once the app is set up, at the org level, it starts syncing the selected users� calendars and accurately completing the activity history and open activities sections of your Salesforce records. Sales reps suddenly do not need to juggle between calendars anymore. The chances of missing or being late to a meeting or missing a follow up phone call go down and their productivity triples, at least.

Something similar happens when you sync Salesforce app with Google Contacts using AutoMagic Sync. You`ll get complete and up-to-date information about each and every lead or client in Salesforce and sales reps will not need to input all their contacts manually anymore. This way the common practice of just forgetting about a lead or client because the contact got erased or was not inputted in time will be obsolete in your company. You`ll have more control of the contacts, even if an employee leaves the company, and you will be able to easily transfer contacts from one sales rep to another. The sales reps will also love you to death because they can reduce the time they invest in a task they dread.

But wait, what you use the most is e-mail, right? Salesforce integration with Gmail provided by AutoMagic Sync brings goodies beyond imagination. The app basically fetches e-mails sent and received from leads and clients and assigns it them to the right records in Salesforce (leads, contacts and accounts), in the activity history section. This way you will have access to all your Sales reps email activities and you`ll be able to manage the team better, with more insights. It will help the sales reps as well because the app enables them to see all the interactions with a lead or account and take the appropriate action at the right time, which will increases the conversion rate. Last but not least, AutoMagic Sync increases the ability of your sales reps to collaborate, sharing their information more efficiently. Many sales are lost because data is not managed well. You may be missing out on a good deal of revenue just because a potential big client was not managed well due to a bit of chaos in the way the team organized data. An app will always be more accurate than a human being. Accepting our flaws and finding solutions will eventually make us more successful, don`t you think?

Going Paperless is the Only Option

Working for the government used to mean that you had to do tons of paperwork processing all the documents. As a matter of fact, many government jobs are all about document processing or at least they used to be about paper document processing until the Internet changed everything. I am really glad that this is the case, because online document processing makes a lot more sense.

Many modern businesses take advantage of the latest online document management and sharing solutions such as Zoho Docs. I have to admit that it is good for them, as the more reliable solution you have at your disposal, the happier you will be with the way your documents are handled.

If you are a business owner, and you have done nothing when it comes to online document management yet, I urge you to do something about it as fast as possible. I am sure that your competition doesn’t sleep when you do. They make sure that they use the latest solutions giving them an advantage over you as well as many other business owners out there in your niche. They know that they can achieve an advantage by doing as many things as possible to increase the productivity of their businesses.

Monetizing Your Smartphone Apps

I am sure that nobody has any doubt that these days most things in life revolve around mobile phones and mobile technology in general. While in the past only a few people had mobile phones, it seems that everybody has one today. Some mobile phone users even have more than one cell phone.

One thing that changed recently when it comes to the way we use our mobile phones is the way in which they can be useful. No longer are cell phones serving us by allowing us to converse with others, but they also allow us to browse the Internet, play games, and take advantage of thousands of thousands of mobile applications available out there. If it wasn’t enough, hundreds of mobile phones applications join the fray of thousands of applications battling for our attention. It is no wonder then that companies such as Tapjoy decided to step in to make things a little easier for us.

If you sign up on the Tapjoy Facebook Page you will have a chance to make yourself familiar with the way everybody can benefit from their mobile phone application solutions. If you are still unsure how it works, I would like to encourage you to watch how it works at the Tapjoy Youtube Channel. The videos will be especially helpful to you if you are a mobile phone application developer. They will teach you how to monetize your apps in a way that suits you the most.