Monday, September 26, 2011 is offering a Facebook tutorial/seminar to Clients

Good afternoon clients!

We be offering a facebook seminar on October 13th, 2011. Jennifer Rosa and I will be on the phone going over how to:

  • Use Facebook for marketing purposes
  • Use Facebook for search engine optimization reasons
If your interested in attending please contact me at to sign up!

In the mean time we are now offering Custom Facebook Business pages which I highly recommend. Facebook is NOW indexing your business page so your content is excellent for SEO. View the custom pages here -

Friday, September 23, 2011

Important Tips on Your Policy Pages

Happy Friday!

It's very important that you make sure your policy's are in place on your site. issues you the policy's, but you need to modify those polices to fit the needs of your website business.

1) Make sure your shipping and return policy is UP and CLEAR to customers.

2) Make sure you have a security policy that fits the needs of your particular business.

3) And as always make sure you're backing up your site to your hard drive if you have made any major changes to your site.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Roland DG Australia's New B2B Portal is Live!

Recently Azox launched Roland DG Australia's new business-to-business online store. This site is fully integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP and allows for instant customer account creation in Dynamics GP at checkout.

Roland DG, is a leading supplier of solutions to the Graphic Arts, Design and Technology industries.

Top Features
  • Express Lane - Easily find and validate items instantly by item number and quantity.
  • User Specific Catalog - Link special pricing in Dynamics GP with pricing on the website.
  • Check Order History - View account history and invoices. Search by PO#, Document Date, Document Number and Item Number.

Monday, September 19, 2011 says "Back Up Your Site Weekly!"

We encourage you to backup your website on a weekly basis. This is especially important when you are adding new products or updating your content. It is simple, easy and always best to be safe - be sure to back up your site to your computer's hard drive! Security is key when running a website business. Just remember it only takes 5 minutes and it is always best to be safe than sorry!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cariloha Consumer Shopping Website is Live!

We are glad to have recently delivered a number of new websites to customers not just in the U.S., but also across the globe in countries like Australia.

Just last week Azox launched Cariloha’s new consumer facing ecommerce website. This site is fully integrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP and allows for instant customer account creation in Dynamics GP at checkout.

Cariloha, is a retailer that provides eco-friendly island-inspired apparel for both men and women. Check the website out here.

Top Features
  • One Page Checkout - Allow customers to checkout easier and not abandon their carts
  • Guest Checkout - Have shoppers checkout without the need to register for an account
  • Social Commerce - Share your products across your shoppers social media networks.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Will Google block websites that host copyrighted material?

The FT is reporting that Google will being approached by the British Government and urged to block websites from its search results that host copyrighted material for free download.

The attention will focus on advertisers and credit card companies to take, what the Government call "reasonable steps" to make life more difficult for websites that flout copyright.

We intend to take measures to make it more and more difficult to access sites that deliberately facilitate infringement, misleading consumers and depriving creators of a fair reward for their creativity.

This is welcomed news for publishers, especially with the continued rise in eBook sales. But will it do any good?

For Packt, the majority, and if not all, of the websites that illegally host copies of our eBooks for free download, are based outside of the UK. So will the Government put pressure on Google to roll this out across all of its search engines and sites that profit from AdWords across all territories?

I hope that this announcement will act as the start of a movement towards an agreement with hosting companies and search engines that should apply to all domains, regardless of where they're hosted and what countries they serve.

Full article here.

Monday, September 12, 2011 Clients-What's New in the Elearning Library

Be sure to check out the tutorial info on how to work your Squidoo Lens. We have inserted the document into the step 5 portion of the library. Be sure to check it out.We also attached some information on social bookmarking!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Ikea announces the death of paper books

I'm really going all out on these sensationalist headlines lately. This is actually in response to a TechCrunch article, which suggests that Ikea's BILLY bookshelf is:

...becoming deeper and more of a curio cabinet. Why? Because Ikea is noticing that customers no longer buy them for books.

I think I've been out-sensationalised by TechCrunch with that suggestion, although to some extent they do have a point. The data suggests that Amazon is selling more eBooks than print and so Ikea is just rolling with the times. However what 'curio' items would people keep on these thin bookshelves instead? Not CDs, clearly...

So is this just an elaborate publicity stunt designed to generate mass protest among disgruntled shoppers who want their full-size, put-it-together-yourself bookshelves back? Will Ikea announce, to much fan-fare, that due to overwhelming feedback they are to reintroduce the original sized bookshelf because there are so many customers that require shelving for their ever-growing collections of books, and in fact this demonstrates that the print book isn't dying at all?

Probably not, but it's a nice thought.  

Economist article on the digital revolution in publishing

The Economist has published a short but balanced article on how digital editions are affecting the publishing industry. Whereas many thought pieces suggest that Amazon's grip on the eBook market presents authors with the opportunity to bypass publishers, The Economist identifies the role publishing companies play in bringing books to market.

Yet there are still two important jobs for publishers. They act as the venture capitalists of the words business, advancing money to authors of worthwhile books that might not be written otherwise. And they are editors, picking good books and improving them. So it would be good, not just for their shareholders but also for intellectual life, if they survived.

This backs up my thoughts on the modernisation of publishing, with the article going on to outline that, despite this, publishers need to modernise to stay relevant:

They also need to become more efficient. Digital books can be distributed globally, but publishers persist in dividing the world into territories with separate editorial staffs. In the digital age it is daft to take months or even years to get a book to market. And if they are to distinguish their wares from self-published dross, they must get better at choosing books, honing ideas and polishing copy. If publishers are to hold readers’ attention they must tell a better story—and edit out all the spelling mistakes as well.

I agree that agility in publishing is a problem and this is something that we have addressed at Packt. Our Read as we Write (RAW) program enables customers to buy a book up-front as it's being written. When the author finishes a chapter it gets added to the eBook and customers can download and read straight away. It's not fully edited or proofed but that's part of the appeal in many ways because these early adopted customers then contribute to the book's development with errata and suggestions. It's not quite community publishing, but it's close.

You can read the full article here: As a side note, I was surprised that The Economist hasn't used keyword rich URLs for its articles. Surely that's rule one in site design these days?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Azox is a Gold Sponsor at 2011 GPUG Summit

Azox is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor at the 2011 Dynamics GP User Group (GPUG) Summit on November 8-11 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Summit, now in its fourth year, is the largest independent user conference dedicated exclusively to Dynamics GP. It features over 100 breakout sessions in which GP Users and subject matter experts share how-to’s and real-world GP experiences, along with structured networking opportunities to connect Users with others in the community who can help address their specific GP challenges. Summit also offers up opportunities to connect directly with top Microsoft Dynamics GP leaders, and the Expo Hall allows attendees to shop for new add-ons and solutions from GP Partners and ISVs.

To learn more about GPUG Summit 2011 please visit

Friday, September 2, 2011

Need Product Loaded to Your WebSite Business?

For Pure-Ecommerce clients only we are loading 500 products for $400.00. That is a savings of $350.00. We are offering this for the next 7 days. Email us at if you want to take part.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Preparing Your Internet Business for the Holidays

Remember the holiday shopping season begins soon. Email Pure-Ecommerce to set up your holiday consult!

Also, don't forget to back up your site to your hard drive! If you need help or the tutorial please email us and we will send to you the link!