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Re: Report: Small Business Remains an E-Commerce Wallflower
Posted by: ECT News 2001-07-24 15:10:45
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Although small businesses have had ample opportunity to tap a wealth of available
resources designed to help them sell their products and services online, many are still
sitting on the sidelines when it comes to e-commerce,
according to a report released Tuesday by IDC.


The Framingham, Massachusetts-based research firm said that of the 5 million small
business that were online by the end of last year, 725,000 were actively selling
via the Web, even through a far greater number had planned to do so.


Re: Report: Small Business Remains an E-Commerce Wallflower
Posted by: kerry 2001-07-27 21:09:24 In reply to: ECT News
Try ezimerchant Professional. You can download the app for free from www.ezimerchant.com to try.

Re: Report: Small Business Remains an E-Commerce Wallflower
Posted by: Joan 2001-07-24 15:15:11 In reply to: ECT News
So what are some of those 50 companies that help small businesses with e-commerce solutions?
I am shopping for a good e-commerce site developer...
Any suggestions?

Re: Report: Small Business Remains an E-Commerce Wallflower
Posted by: Lynda Partner 2001-07-25 10:25:40 In reply to: Joan
To the person who was asking about storefront services...
Try Yahoo (in their small business section)
or
FreeMerchant, www.freemerchant.com

Re: Report: Small Business Remains an E-Commerce Wallflower
Posted by: Sandy Cummins 2001-07-26 16:35:16 In reply to: Lynda Partner
Joan, you need not limit yourself to within the USA for small business solution providers for ecommerce - little old NZ is a global test bed and has extremely innovative and capable ecommerce solution providers who also appreciate global cultural issues. So check out NZ as well.

Re: Report: Small Business Remains an E-Commerce Wallflower
Posted by: Greg 2001-07-25 17:38:56 In reply to: Lynda Partner
I recently read a press release about a service called MerchantAmerica.com, which gives you an easy-to-set-up basic web page. The company has a demo on their web site. I think the total price for the service, with a merchant account is only about twenty bucks, so it sounds like a deal.
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