Friday, December 28, 2012

Be Safe and Back Up Your Site Today!



Happy Friday and soon to be Happy New Year! This is a friendly reminder to backup your site. It is very important that you take the time to do this on a weekly basis. This is especially important when you are adding new products or updating your content. You always want to keep your work safe and it is best to back it up frequently! Be sure to back up your site to your computer's hard drive too.

Security is key when running a website business. Just remember it only takes 5 minutes - it is simple, easy and always best to be safe!


Not sure how to run a backup of your site - watch this quick tutorial video - http://www.poweredbyearthgirl.com/billing/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=2

Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Holidays


Wishing everyone the best this holiday! And sending thanks to all our customers and partners who have helped make this year a success. Cheers to many more!

Just a reminder, Azox will be closed December 24, 25 and 31 as well as January 1, 2013 in observance of the holidays. Again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New eSource Update Includes Compatibility with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 and Other Features


eSource has been updated to version 3.3 and now offers new functionalities, settings and web parts along with some routine fixes that have been made, allowing the software to operate more smoothly.
With eSource 3.3, now Azox can build your ecommerce site online as well as for mobile users. These mobile ecommerce sites have different configurations; however they provide the same look as the parent site and give users the option of switching back and forth between the mobile site and the full site to optimize the shopping experience.

There are several new settings that are part of this update, including buy/get specials available as pop-up windows or promo pages that become available as customers move from shopping to checkout, admin reports and updated settings windows for browsers. First, changes to the settings windows include login/password retrieval or reset for users who have forgotten these credentials.



Additionally, display and details of items now have more features. On the Item Detail Page, a new “Images” tab has been added. This allows large images to be configured on this page only. It also allows these large images to be displayed or hidden. And lastly, a final change made has created new fields for alternate images under the Item Detail Image window.

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) are another feature of eSource 3.3. This report generating software comes from Microsoft and is server-based. It allows a variety of interactive reports to be generated and printed via an administered web interface.

New documentation for “Shortest Ship to Distance,” “Dimension Group Validation,” and “Recently Viewed Items” is now available, along with a few additional changes and bug fixes. And perhaps the most important feature, this ecommercesolution is completely compatible with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013. To learn more about this product, or to schedule a demo, be sure to contact Azox today.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Step 6 has been Updated in the Elearning Library

Attention Clients: We wanted to let you know Step 6, Parts 1, 2 & 3 have all been updated. New visual references, tips & content, plus a new video have be added to help our clients as they learn about setting up, writing and running a Pay-Per-Click Campaign. If you are currently working on this step or have already completed this step in our process we encourage you to check out this all new material as you work on your Pay-Per-Click Campaigns for your ecommerce business.

We encourage you to use the Elearning Library as you tool as you continue to grow and build your business. Log-in often to see all the great new info that can benefit you and your ecommerce business!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Pure-Ecommerce's Holiday Gift For You!

Our Gift to You - 25% off the following services:
 
-Product Loading - Now Only 75 cents per picture with description
 
-Mobile Marketing App & Site - Regular Price: $250.00/Now Only $200.00
 
This special pricing offer is available until December 31st. Email us at pureecommerce@gmail.com if you would like to purchase!
 
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~~We are closed December 24th until January 1st.~~

Monday, December 10, 2012

December Webinar Topics: E-Commerce, Online Bill Pay and Credit Card Processing for Microsoft Dynamics GP


This week Azox will be hosting three different webinars, one on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 and two on Thursday, December 13, 2012. Join one of these informative webinars at no cost to learn about online bill pay, how to improve retail with e-commerce for Microsoft Dynamics GP or secure credit card processing.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Learn what this e-payment solution can do for your organization, including how online bill pay makes it possible to accept payments through your existing Microsoft Dynamics GP back office and improves customer self-service.

Thursday December 13, 2012
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Attendees of this webinar will learn how having an e-commerce solutionintegrated with Microsoft Dynamics GP will improve business processes including effective cross selling or upselling, real-time inventory and pricing updates, SEO management, online order taking and secure credit card processing through tokenization and more.

Thursday December 13, 2012
12:45 – 1:15 p.m.
The goal of this webinar is to inform attendees about what secure credit processing entails, such as use of tokenization for improved security. The Azox Credit Card Extension also provides real-time verification, fewer errors that might otherwise occur due to manual data-entry and a quick ROI. Register for this webinar to learn about these benefits and have other potential questions answered.

Monday, December 3, 2012

BIOLASE E-Commerce Site Now Live


BIOLASE Technology, Inc. has a new e-commerce store developed by Azox. Using our eSource software, the company now has business to consumer and sales portal e-commerce sites that also use our credit card extension. The sites are easy to browse, integrate with the company’s existing Microsoft Dynamics GP back office and mirror the original website's design.



BIOLASE’s B2C provides smooth checkout and the ability to track orders online. Order histories are also saved making reordering simple. Further, this site offers some SEO capabilities, including customizable title pages and meta data. These SEO functions help a web store get found by the search engines. This software also provides customers with real-time pricing and inventory information.

The Sales Portal site is for the support staff at BIOLASE to use. This software application makes it possible for the staff to view a customer’s order in their Microsoft Dynamics GP history. This allows the sales staff to not only provide efficient customer support but also to place orders, provide accurate inventory and pricing information and send invoices to these customers.


Through using yet another Azox product, Credit Card Extension, BIOLASE customers can be assured their credit card and ACH payments are processed securely. This credit card processing application is PCI compliant and makes use of tokenization, which is a process that takes the credit card number and replaces it with a token. By doing this, less information is saved on a server, making for a more secure transaction.

BIOLASE is in the dentistry and medicine industries. The company is based out of Irvine, Cali. and specializes in the development of lasers and related products, which also includes manufacturing and marketing of these items. These lasers are used to issue safe, pain-relieving treatments.

For more information about the Azox e-commerce solution, visit our website.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

eSource 3.2 Has Been Launched


eSource 3.2 Has Been Launched

A new and enhanced version of Azox e-commerce engine eSource has been released and offers improved features for users. The following has been altered:

One Page Checkout
Users are now able to proceed through checkout on a single page. With the next release, more features in one page checkout will be added.

eSource Installation
Users are now able to install, register and update/upgrade eSource via its home site.

Address Book (RK)
New look created for the address book.



















Item Details – Attributes
A new web part for displaying attributes of items has been created.

Web Parts Clean-up
1.       Company Setup
2.       Gift Card Admin
3.       Log on static page
4.       Load Changes on Production/Customer with Version
5.       User Maintenance with Salesperson ID
6.       Breadcrumb with CatalogEngine-List

If you are interested in learning more about the new update, contact Azox E-commerce.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Press Opportunity for Pure E Canadian Clients

Pure-Ecommerce is looking for clients who have purchased an internet business from Pure-Ecommerce and are located in Canada. Our PR team is looking to feature your business for an upcoming press opportunity in a national Canadian Magazine. If you have interest, please email us today at pureecommerce@gmail.com! Our publicist, Linda, will contact you to acquire additional information and explain the opportunity to you!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Holiday Greetings



While the Thanksgiving holiday means something different for everyone, including those of us here at Azox, we would like to take this time to express the gratitude we have for our partners and customers alike. Wherever you are and however you spend this holiday weekend, we wish you the best.

In observance of the holiday, Azox will be closed Thursday and Friday. Again, our way of giving thanks this time of year involves wishing you, your family and friends the best and safe travels as applicable. We’ll be back at it bright and early Monday morning. So, until then, cheers!

Sincerely,
Azox

Friday, November 16, 2012

End of November Webinars


Azox, Inc. is offering three informative webinars this month that are complimentary to anyone interested. Follow the links to sign up. Any feedback is always welcome!

November 27, 2012
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Learn how Azox Credit Card processing allows you to process a transaction anytime, save time and reduce errors through eliminating the need for manual data entry and refrain from storing credit card information on your website through use of tokenization and encryption of data. These features and more integrate with Microsoft Dynamics GP.

November 28, 2012
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Attend this webinar to see how this Azox product gives customers a portal to pay their invoices online with secure login and safe storage of credit card information through tokenization. These capabilities will save you time, reduce human error and improve customer service.

November 29, 2012
12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
The Azox e-commerce solution integrates completely with Microsoft Dynamics GP and provides a way for users to place orders a variety of ways, view payments and sales order history, track orders, make and see instant price changes, monitor stock changes, send invoices and update customer account information all in one spot.

Special Dates & Reminders from Pure-Ecommerce

We wanted to send you some quick updates and reminders for you!
  • Pure-Ecommerce Offices will be closed Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.
  • 2012 Cyber Monday is upon us - Be ready it's November 26th!!! Have your site ready, include fresh new products on your home page. It is also great to offer shoppers an incentive or coupon to purchase from your site.
  • Check your holiday return policy! You might want to extend it out so people feel comfortable shopping for the holiday season.
  • It's Friday - Be sure to back-up your site!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Be Safe & Backup Your Site Today!

We want to share the importance of backing up your website business. We like to send you a friendly reminder to let you know this is an important task you need to include in your maintenance schedule.

It is very important that you take the time to do this on a weekly basis. Backing up your site is extremely important when you are adding new products or updating your content. It is best to keep your work safe and back it up frequently! Make sure you are also saving your back ups for your site to the hard drive of your computer too.

Security is key when running a website business. Just remember it only takes 5 minutes - it is simple, easy and always best to be safe!

If you do not know how to run a backup of your site - watch this quick tutorial video - http://www.poweredbyearthgirl.com/billing/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=2

Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Few Announcements from Pure-Ecommerce.com


-We will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd.

-If you have any design maintenance needed we are running about 2-3 days turnaround for your request.

-Be sure to take a moment to back up your site! It's Halloween..Spooky things happen!

Happy Halloween from Pure-Ecommerce.com!

To our East coast clients we pray you're safe and didn't suffer too much damage!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Attention Pure-Ecommerce Clients

Thinking of Starting Another Web Business! We are offering our CLIENTS the Custom Turnkey Package 3 for only $3600.00. Email us at pureecommerce@gmail.com to let us know you are interested in taking advantage of this special offer!

Custom Turnkey Package 3 Includes:
· Professional Web Design and Install
· Text Logo ( with or without stock graphic)
· Vendor Research
· Vendor List (size depends on area of trade)
· 500 Products Uploaded
· Merchant Account Installed 
· Shipping Set Up and Installed
· Matching Blog
· Matching Twitter Template
· Matching Facebook Timeline design
· Matching Pinterest Button Installed
· Google Plus Button Added to Each Product
· Blog Banner
· Facebook Banner and Hook Up
· Twitter Banner and Hook Up
· Newsletter Hook up
· Live Chat Feature
· Flash Slide Show on Front Page
· Unlimited technical support via host
· Upgraded Shopping Cart
· Mobile Marketing Site Set Up for an additional fee

What does the Professional Web Design and Cart Include?
· Unlimited Pages & Categories
· Search Engine Friendly Shopping Cart and Back End
· Email Accounts Set up in Site’s Name
· Matching Favicon
· Custom Designed Buttons for “Add to cart” and “Gift Registry” Icons
· Custom Designed Checkout Process
· Flash Slide Show
· Picture Splash
· Featured Products Area
· Affiliate Program
· Product Enlargement Feature
· Cross Selling Feature (if you like this you will like this feature)
· Tell a Friend
· Gift Registry
· Gift Certificate Page
· Newsletter Function
· Unlimited Categories
· Unlimited Products
· SEO Friendly Shopping Cart

What does the Search Engine Optimization Include?
· Site Map Submitted to Google
· Keyword and Meta Tag Added for Each Product
· Keyword and Meta Title Added for Each Category

Friday, October 19, 2012

IMPORTANT: Backup Your Website Today!

Happy Friday! This is a friendly reminder to backup your site. It is very important that you take the time to do this on a weekly basis. This is especially important when you are adding new products or updating your content. You always want to keep your work safe and it is best to back it up frequently! Be sure to back up your site to your computer's hard drive too.

Security is key when running a website business. Just remember it only takes 5 minutes - it is simple, easy and always best to be safe!


Not sure how to run a backup of your site - watch this quick tutorial video - http://www.poweredbyearthgirl.com/billing/knowledgebase.php?action=displayarticle&id=2

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wireless Giant Goes Live with Multiple B2B Sites

Wireless Giant, a provider of innovative solutions for retailers offering mobile phone products, accessories and services, has gone live with multiple e-commerce ordering sites from Azox. The Michigan based company has opened four stores selling Verizon, Sprint, Boost and Virgin Mobile products.

This website makes it easier to manage inventory and pricing between the web store and Microsoft Dynamics GP. They will soon deploy a consumer facing site as well.



Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Special Pricing on Photo Loading, Mobile Sites, and SEO Services

Pure-Ecommerce is offering the following special rates for our clients. Super savings to enhance your ecommerce business before the holiday season - take advantage of these special rates now!

Photo Loading
Add new and fresh products to your site now!
  • 500 Products Load to Your Site
  • Regular Rate: $500.00 to $650.00 - NOW - $350.00

Mobile Marketing
Save $40 on each package!
With these great packages it is easy to create your Mobile Site In time for the Holiday Season.....

SEO Package
Get Your Keywords Ready for the Holidays with our 3 Month SEO Package
  • 3 Month SEO Package
  • Regular Price: $450.00 - NOW $350.00 per month
Now is the time to prepare your internet business for the approaching holiday shopping season - don't wait - act now to receive these great services at exceptional prices!!!

Contact us at pureecommerce@gmail.com to order these services at these special rates!

How to Authorize a Batch in Microsoft Dynamics GP

Last week we discussed how to authorize a credit card in Microsoft Dynamics GP. In this post we are going to cover how to create authorizations for a group of sales documents in a particular batch. This is useful for merchants who have a large volume of credit card transactions and want to process an entire day of authorized sales at once.

1. Open the Credit Card Batch Processing Window [Go to Transaction-Sales-CC Batch Processing].












2. Choose the Transaction Type as Authorization.
3. Select the batch you want to process and click [Redisplay].
4. The system will pull prior approved Authorizations in that batch for further processing. Select the documents you want to process or click [Check All].
5. Click [Process].
6. The system will return a PNRef and Status back instantly. Each PNRef you see represents a specific credit card transaction.













You also see these credit card transactions through the CC Transaction Inquiry Window [Inquiry-Sales-CC Trx Inquiry].



Monday, October 1, 2012

Spread the Word - Special Contest & Auction Going on Now in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Pure-Ecommerce invites you to help spread the word about our exciting Giveaway & Auction - both in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In the 2nd Annual Survive & Thrive Business Giveaway, we will be giving one breast cancer survivor  the turnkey site, www.stylishteeshirts.com. This is a terrific opportunity to help a breast cancer survivor - survive & thrive!
CLICK HERE to find out more!

For the Bid & Win Auction the winning bidder will receive the turnkey internet business, www.puresportsgifts.com. The proceeds from this auction will go to benefit the Pacific Cancer Foundation's 4th Annual Paddle for Life to help support the Patient Navigation Program for uninsured and under-insured women in Maui County.
CLICK HERE to learn more!

Both the winner of the Giveaway & the Auction will be selected on November 1st.

We appreciate your support and would love for you to spread the word about these exciting opportunities that help to support such a great cause!

Monday, September 24, 2012

How to Authorize a Credit Card in Microsoft Dynamics GP

In this post we are going to cover how to authorize a credit card transaction in Microsoft Dynamics GP. We will begin in Sales Transaction Entry and authorize a credit card first, which will reserve funds on a card. Next week we will go over post authorizing which will actually charge an authorized credit card.

1. Open Sales Transaction Entry Window [Transaction-Sales-Sales Transaction Entry]
2. Create an Order
















3. You will notice a CC Authorization window underneath the Sales Transaction Entry window.
4. Click [Transact] on the CC Authorization window. The CC Transaction Entry window will open.







5. The Amount will default to the Total amount in the Sales Transaction Entry window, in this case $107.00.


























6. The default credit card on file will pull through.
7. Click [Process] on the CCTransactionEntry window.
8. A message box will be displayed to confirm the transaction. Click [Yes], if the transaction is approved, the CCTransactionEntry window will close and go back to the Sales Transaction Entry window and CC Authorization window. The authorization for $107.00 will be inserted into the CC Authorization window and a reference number will be provided for the originating document number.


      Friday, September 21, 2012

      Attention Clients: New Step 4 Video Just Released!

      We wanted to let you know we just released an instructional video for Step 4. The video includes step-by-step instructions to demonstrate how you use the backend of your internet business. This video is available for you to watch and review as many times as you like to be sure you understand how to use the backend of your site.

      To view this video, please log-in to your Elearning Library account, the video is included in document within the first tab in Step 4 - "How to work the StoreAdmin/BackEnd". This is where you will see the link.

      When you are ready for Step 4 or if you would like to go back and review the information in this step, we invite you to watch this instructional video! After reviewing the video several times and if you still have questions, you can setup a 30 minute consult time at www.pure-ecommerce.clickbook.net.

      Thursday, September 20, 2012

      Pure-Ecommerce is Hiring!

      We are looking to hire additional Project Managers as our business grows. Our Project Managers are responsible for managing the development of our turnkey and custom turnkey internet businesses. In this process the Project Manager researches and contacts vendors for the site. Plus, they select the products to that are loaded to our turnkey sites. Our Project Managers also work with our clients to provide their vendor list and answer any questions the client may have about their vendors and products.

      If this sounds like the job for you and you are interested in joining the Pure-Ecommerce team, please contact Jen at pureecommerce@gmail.com.

      Tuesday, September 18, 2012

      Preparing Your Internet Business for the Holidays

      Now is time to prepare your internet business for the holiday season since it is just around the corner. Be sure to log into the elearning library to check out the calendar of important shopping days and how to prepare. This document is located within Step 7 - the marketing step.
       
      Also, if you have any design changes in preparation for the holidays, such as a holiday shopping banner, holiday shopping category, etc. be sure to get your requests in early. The waiting time for design requests can get longer around the holidays!
       
      Happy Tuesday!

      Monday, September 10, 2012

      Reminders to Start Your Week

      Happy Monday! We wanted to send you some friendly reminders and notifications as you start your week.

      Be sure to....
      • Back up your website each week
      • Log-in to the ELearning Library to check out the new documents. 
      • Continue working on your current step, when you are ready for your next consult you can schedule a time with our consultants at www.pure-ecommerce.clickbook.net
      • Stay tuned for information being announcement about our new SEO Monthly Services. Pure-Ecommerce will be launching PureSearchEngineOptimization.com next week. We will be offering our clients monthly SEO services.
      Have a great week!

      Thursday, August 30, 2012

      Attention Clients: Please Excuse Our Dust

      We are in the midst of switching over to our new site today! We are very excited to bring you a new look to Pure-Ecommerce.com. Last night we switched the servers so you might experience some technical difficulty while we do so. Please excuse our dust and be sure to check out our new look!

      Stay tuned for our brand new site design and cart system. Thank you for your patience and support. We truly hope you like the new site as much as we do!

      Monday, August 27, 2012

      Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month w/Pure-Ecommerce - Announcing the 2012 Survive & Thrive Contest

      Pure-Ecommerce will be launching our Survive & Thrive contest in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month. The link to the article is below. If you plan on doing anything special in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month, please let us know! We would love to help promote your idea, as of course, this is a cause near and dear to the owners of Pure-Ecommerce.com.
      We would love not only to promote and support your idea, but to also work together with our PR team for ideas.

      Friday, August 24, 2012

      Rossi USA Site is Live

      Rossi USA went live earlier this week with a consumer facing e-commerce site from Azox that provides one point of product and customer maintenance in Microsoft Dynamics GP.

      Rossi has been creating firearms since 1889. Browse barrels, grips, apparel and other firearm accessories by visiting www.shoprossi.com.


      Check it out! Even More Info Just Added to the Elearning Library

      Lots of great information added to the Elearning Library this week. Check out the following which was just added today:
      •  Ways to Search for "Guest Blogging" - Step 5
      • SEO Link Log - Step 5
      • How to Monitor Your Site for Uniqueness -  Step 5
      • Places to Look for Adwords vouchers - Step 6
      If you have not already taken a look at the other information added earlier this week - be sure to look at the following as well:
      • Comparison Chart for Merchant Accounts - Step 2
      • Vendor Letter Template - Step 3
      • Tips on Updating Inventory - Step 4
      • List of Press Release Distribution Services - Step 5
      • Distribution Networks in Canada - Step 5  
      We encourage you to use the Elearning Library as you tool as you continue to grow and build your business. Log-in often to see all the great new info that can benefit you and your ecommerce business!


      Thursday, August 23, 2012

      Toronto Port Authority Bill Pay Site Goes Live

      Toronto Port Authority has just went live with an online bill pay system from Azox that provides their customers with the ability to view account history (invoices, payments, and credits), as well as print and pay invoices by credit card.
       
      This system also keeps their payment collection process more streamlined by integrating with their existing accounting software system, Microsoft Dynamics GP.

      Toronto Port Authority provides important transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses in the City of Toronto. 

      Tuesday, August 21, 2012

      New Info Being Added to the Elearning Library This Week

      Be sure to check out all the great new information being added at the Pure-Ecommerce Elearning Library.

      New Today:
      • Merchant Accounts Comparison Chart - Step 2
      • Vendor Letter Template - Step 3
      • Tips on Updating Your Inventory - Step 4
      • List of Press Release Distribution Services - Step 5
      • Distribution Networks in Canada - Step 5
      Log-in and check out this useful information today!

      Stay tuned....more to come!

      Friday, August 17, 2012

      Imporant Notification: Experiencing Email Problems

      Happy Friday! We wanted to let you know Jen is experiencing email problems with her pureecommerce@gmail.com account. If you have not received a response from her in the last few days, please either come on chat, call her or email her at pureeleads@gmail.com to let her know. Thank you!

      Tuesday, August 14, 2012

      NEW Article Directories Just Added in the Elearning Library

      Pure-Ecommerce has just added a NEW list of article directories to the Business Organizational Tools area of Step 5 in the Elearning Library. This is an excellent resource as you are working on the SEO for your ecommerce business. All the information and resources found in the elearning library is exclusive for Pure E clients and we encourage you to utilize these tools as you work on your internet business. Be sure to check to it out!

      Tuesday, August 7, 2012

      New Consumer Sites Go Live with Azox

      More sites went live this months using Azox e-commerce platform that integrates inventory, pricing, orders and customer information with Microsoft Dynamics GP.


      Since 1999 Bargain Locks has been focused on selling security-related hardware and locks. With their new online ordering site they can now easily maintain their products and pricing in Dynamics GP and have all that information reflect on the website instantly. On the site customers can buy padlocks, door locks, deadbolts, lock boxes and more. Visit their site at www.bargainlocks.com

















      AKJ Books is a book wholesaler of K - 12 schools, literacy programs and companies through out North America. Shoppers can narrow their results through filters and sort results by ISBN, author or price. Check out their store at http://store.akjbooks.com


      Wednesday, August 1, 2012

      2012 Holiday Prep Calendar is Now Available

      Channel Advisor was kind enough to share with Pure-Ecommerce the 2012 Holiday Prep Calendar. Log into the Elearning library today to read through!  The information can be found under the "Resources & Articles" section of Step 7.
       
      There is also the Top 10 ecommerce shopping days of the year listed! Don't miss out! Now is the time to start preparing for the holiday season!

      Monday, July 30, 2012

      See You at the 2012 Partner Event

      The Partner Event makes its return for 2012 being held at its old stomping grounds of Fargo, ND. We at Azox are looking forward to attending the event this year from September 9-11. The Partner Event always provides our organization with insightful tips on ways for our sales and marketing teams to learn effectively and better sell and market our business. One of the best takeaways from attending the sessions is learning how other colleagues in the field are utilizing new marketing and sales strategies to help grow their business. Whether it is web marketing, referrals, or blogs and social media there are many workshops to choose from, each bringing something unique and interesting. We look forward to being there this year and networking with new and old colleagues in the Microsoft Dynamics community. View our video testimonial below and learn why we attend The Partner Event.



      Friday, July 20, 2012

      WPC 2012 Wrap Up

      WPC 2012 in Toronto was a blast. A lot of exciting announcements were made by Microsoft including the October 29th release date of Windows 8. In addition, Windows Server 2012 will be released in the first week of August. Microsoft also reiterated the importance of the Microsoft Partner Network (MPN) and based their findings in a study conducted by IDC that mentioned a typical 50-person Microsoft partner organization with between US $5-10M in revenue and 2 – 5 competencies can realize US $320,000 in value directly from MPN benefits. According to Julie Bennani, general manager of the Microsoft Partner Network, there are more than 10,000 gold and 25,000 silver competency partners. Here are some pictures from a session at WPC that went over the current state of MPN. We look forward to attending WPC 2013 next year in familiar Houston, TX (location of Convergence 2012).

      Friday, July 13, 2012

      Using Social Media to Boost E-Commerce

      In our recent post on ERP SoftwareBlog we mention how social media can be used as a channel to communicate with your customers and drive business back to your e-commerce store. With more and more consumers speaking their minds and becoming comfortable expressing their views on channels like FaceBook, Twitter and LinkedIn companies are taking more time making sure their customers' voices are heard.

      As Azox we have a number of customers in the retail sector who run our integrated e-commerce solution and have incorporated successful social media marketing strategies that complement their e-commerce business. Download our article on "The Importance of Leveraging Social Media in E-Commerce", and learn how retailers like Del Sol, Cariloha and Dr. Hauschka have used social media to connect with customers and drive business back to their e-commerce sites.

      Friday Reminder - Backup Your Website

      Happy Friday! This is a friendly reminder to backup your website today. It is best to backup site up weekly so you do not loose any of the changes or updates that have been made to your site.

      If you are unsure how to backup your site log into your Earth Girl hosting account, go to "Knowledgebase" and search for the tutorial called "How to Backup Your Web Site".

      Wishing you a safe and happy weekend!

      Tuesday, July 10, 2012

      Worldwide Partner Conference is Here

      The 2012 Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is here. The event is being held in Toronto and runs through July 12 of this week. Our Sales Director, Giuseppe Ianni, will be on hand to discuss the latest product updates and answer any questions you may have.


      Deepak Chopra, the renowned physician, public speaker and author known for being a thought leader of the mind-body-spirit movement will be at WPC. Don't miss this best selling author's address on Wednesday at 9:00 A.M. in the Air Canada Centre Arena.


      Thursday, July 5, 2012

      Pure-Ecommerce is Hiring

      This is a hourly position in which the person will be working with and assisting clients. You work from home and must be available daytime and est hours.
       
      The job pays $15.00 an hour and you will be able to set your schedule. For more information please email pureecommerce@gmail.com.
       

      Tuesday, July 3, 2012

      Happy 4th of July from Pure-Ecommerce

      The offices of Pure-Ecommerce will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in the observance of the July 4th holiday.

      The team of Pure-Ecommerce wishes you and your family a happy and safe holiday!

      Saturday, June 23, 2012

      Update on Google Base

      Pure-Ecommerce would like to share with our clients Google is moving away from Google Base. They are "building a better shopping experience" for their users. To find out more check out this link - http://googlecommerce.blogspot.com/2012/05/building-better-shopping-experience.html.

      We also wanted to bring to your attention the cart - current and future versions - will NOT support this feature. 

      Wednesday, June 20, 2012

      Experiencing Summer Time Slump? Ramp Up Your Website Business Sales!

      Summer is a slow time for retail sales. June is the time when many children are getting out of school and families are planning their summer vacations. That is why so many big name retailers have blow out sales in July. Use this time wisely, start gearing up for what could be the busiest time of the year! The holiday shopping season begins in August. The 2011 holiday season was the most successful internet holiday sales season in the history of ecommerce. DON'T MISS OUT on this opportunity to be a part of the 2012 holiday shopping season. Start planning and preparing your online store now!

      Be sure to be working on your seo and marketing techniques. Have a month by month plan and budget in order to get your business ready. Remember what you do today will be a reflection of where you are in the search engines come August. So use this down time to really focus on good SEO and prepare an overall marketing strategy to prepare for this holiday season.

      Be sure to also be on the lookout for local shows, trade/vendor shows, craft fairs, art shows, etc. Search for any venue that may be a good opportunity for to sell your products locally. Think of any other entrepreneurs who have a product to sell and reach out to them to further develop your holiday product line. Consider having an open house/party featuring all of your different product offerings. For instance, if you have 8 friends with 8 different groups of friends, use this opportunity to get them all together to cross market and introduce your business to lots of new people.

      Get creative and plan now. End 2012 with a great holiday shopping season for your internet business!

      Monday, June 11, 2012

      New Sites Upgraded to eSource 3.1

      Azox is pleased to have recently upgraded several integrated e-commerce sites to our latest version eSource 3.1.



      Sunrise National Distributors, a warehouse distributor for aftermarket automotive products for over 20 years has upgraded their B2B e-commerce environment to eSource 3.1. Through the website dealers can order a variety of products like tonneau covers and floor mats from a variety of manufacturers while having pricing, inventory and customer information dynamically updated between their ERP system and their website.

      Aqua Hot, manufacturers of hydronic heating systems for the RV industry, has also upgraded their site to the latest version of eSource. On the site dealers can order parts, tools and heaters, check their recent orders, view favorite catalogs, and check their account.

      Promote Your Ecommerce Business with Discount Coupon Sites

      Check out the newest information just added to Step 7 of the ELearning Library. Find out how you can utilize discount coupon sites to help market and promote your internet business. Great resource - check it out today!

      Thursday, June 7, 2012

      New Product Feature Now Available


      Pure-Ecommerce is excited to announce we are now offering a product review feature to our sites.

      The cost to have this added to your site is $90.00. If you would like to see an example of how the product review feature works check out http://www.growlearnandplay.com/.

      This product review feature is only able to be installed on those who have the upgrade cart system -2.8. If you would like to upgrade your cart the cost is $130.00

      Please email me directly at pureecommerce@gmail.com with any questions!

      Monday, June 4, 2012

      Azox ePayment Solutions Compatible with CyberSource Gateway

      We have added another gateway for our ePayment solutions. Azox payment processing solutions now work with the CyberSource gateway. We are pleased to have out-of-the-box functionality with CyberSource for our Credit Card Extension product version 10.0.0. We look forward to adding more gateway compatibility in the future as we continue to build upon our ePayment solutions and its offerings.

      Wednesday, May 30, 2012

      Start Making Your Plan Now!

      Hopefully everyone had a great Holiday weekend!
       
      I wanted to remind everyone that the holiday shopping season is only 9 weeks away. Start preparing! Below are some business tips to keep in mind!

      Start doing research on keywords related to what you sell so you can start working on seo for those keywords and phrases
      • Start researching and find some new and exciting vendors & products to sell this holiday season
      • Devise a month by month marketing plan
      • Research and find out if any local holiday shows would make sense for you to participate in
      • Think about hosting a holiday open house
      • Be in contact with your vendors to find out when new products come out and what their holiday shipping schedule will be
      Also, if you have not found us on Facebook yet, PLEASE DO-we post many special events, happenings and giveaways via our Facebook page!
       

      Friday, May 25, 2012

      Important Message from Pure-Ecommerce.com


      Be sure to back up your site today!
       
      Pure-Ecommerce.com wishes everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

      Monday, May 21, 2012

      3 Friendly Reminders from Pure-Ecommerce

      Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend and we wanted to start off this week with a few friendly reminders.....
      1. Be sure to check out our new Pinterest information in the Elearning Library
      2. VERY IMPORTANT - Backup your site each and every week
      3. The offices of Pure-Ecommerce.com will be closed Monday, May 28th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday
      We are wishing you a great and productive week!

      Have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!!!

      Thursday, May 17, 2012

      In Remembrance of Steve Lublin

      A dear friend and partner of ours, Steve Lublin, passed away peacefully on Monday. Our condolences go out to Steve’s family, the team at InterDyn CFO and anyone who was fortunate enough to know him. We have built a good working relationship with the people at InterDyn CFO and Steve was the foundation for that. We were extremely fortunate to work with him over the years and are deeply saddened of his passing. We look towards honoring his memory and continuing our support and commitment towards the company he has cared for over the last 25 years.

      Azox Launches eSource 3.1

      Azox e-commerce engine eSource has been updated to eSource 3.1 providing more enhanced features for users. The latest enhancement contains the following new features:

      Online Bill Pay Multi-Currency
      Allows Allows users to create payments with GP originating currency by adding invoices to be applied in the Cash Receipt Note field

      Apply Credit Memo, Returns and Payments
      Allow users to apply credit memo, returns, and unapplied payments to open invoices.

      Admin Panel New Layout
      A new admin panel has been created with a new appearance and look, making changes on the website faster, easier and more user friendly.



      A collapsible Admin Panel allows users to have more visible room while working.



      Version Number

      eSource version number is not displayed on the Admin Panel and the eSource Settings page.

      If you would like to learn more about the latest update, please contact us.



      Wednesday, May 9, 2012

      New Sites Go Live with E-Commerce Solution

      Azox is pleased to have recently launched a couple of new integrated e-commerce sites for Sportsman Cap Network and Connolly Music.
      sportsmancapnetworksSportsman Cap Network 



      Sportsman Cap Network, a wholesaler of blank headwear and bags for screen printers, embroiderers and promotional products dealers went live with their new b2b shopping site allowing dealers and distributors to easily order products online and check order and account history.

       connollymusic
      ConnollylogoConnolly Music Company, is the US source behind several brand of best-in-class music products. Their new consumer b2c shopping site allows visitors to place orders online and allow those orders to be fulfilled and processed in Microsoft Dynamics GP instantly.

      Friday, May 4, 2012

      Attention Wordpress Users - Update Time!

      Please note that there is a new version of Wordpress available, ver. 3.3.2.  Take a moment to login and update, it is very important that you do so.  I'm pasting the contents of the how-to blog post below:



      WordPress is a fabulous tool, it makes blogging easy or intricate – whichever you prefer. There are many pros, and a few cons.  One of the biggest cons:  software vulnerability. It’s important to keep your WordPress up to date, because the writers are WordPress are aware of the fact that hackers take advantage of these “holes” – so they constantly put out updates.

      Updating WordPress is quick & easy.  Just login to the admin area, the link will be similar to www.example.com/blog/wp-admin – and if there’s an update, you’ll see the notification at the top.  It looks like this:


      It’s always advisable to backup your database before updating, and you can do that from your cPanel in a few clicks.  After that, just click that “Please Update Now” link and you’ll see something that looks like this:


      When you see this, click UPDATE NOW.  You’ll see WordPress work her magic, and you’re updated.  This is a VERY simple step that could save you a lot of trouble down the line.

      Thursday, May 3, 2012

      Congratulations to Pure-Ecommerce!!! We have some exciting news to share with you...

      We wanted to take the time to thank you for voting in the 2012 Start Up Nation Leading Moms in Business Competition. Thanks to you - Pure-Ecommerce.com and owner, Jennifer Varner, came in 55th place out of thousands of entries. We are very excited to share this news with you!!! Find out more here - http://www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-in-business/contestant/11677/index.php

      Thanks again for all your support!!!

      Monday, April 30, 2012

      Get Your Sites Ready Now to Capture Sales for the Upcoming Holiday Season!

      The Mother's Day and Father's Day holidays are right around the corner! Now is the time to get your ecommerce business ready to maximize your sales.

      To create the most effective shopping experience for your customers be sure to feature products on your site's home page and change them out every other day to show your customer fresh new products that make great gifts. It is also a great idea to create a separate category to feature products that are perfect to purchase as mother or father's day gifts.

      Don't forget to Facebook, Tweet and Blog about these products and include information about any incentives you are offering your customers!

      Thursday, April 26, 2012

      Pure-Ecommerce.com is Hiring

      Pure-Ecommerce is looking for Sales Representative

      If you are great at selling and looking to work from home - please apply today at pureecommerce@gmail.com.
      • Hourly pay
      • Daytime hours needed
      • Must be good at selling and talking with prospective clients.

      Tuesday, April 17, 2012

      New Info Added to the Pure-Ecommerce ELearning Library!

      Be sure to checkout the new QuickBooks & Accounting Step! It can be found in the Step 9 portion of the Elearning Library.

      We have also added into Step 1 a document on the tax benefits associated with owning and starting an ecommerce business!

      Thursday, April 12, 2012

      Special Announcement from Pure-Ecommerce.com

      Pure-Ecommerce.com is working with online websites, magazines and blogs to acquire special discount pricing EXCLUSIVE for our clients. The list will be located in the Elearning Library. It will be enclosed in the marketing step! As we acquire these relationships this list will grow. Watch for the first round to be added on Friday!

      Friday, April 6, 2012

      News From Pure-Ecommerce.com!

      1) It's Friday...BACK up your site!

      2) We have added a NEW Quickbooks step! Check it out in Step 9 of the Elearning Library. Did you know Pure-Ecommerce.com has both an accountant and bookkeeper on staff? Melissa who is a bookkeeper is now doing our QuickBooks step. Nicole who is an accountant has written our new QuickBooks step.

      Have a Wonderful and Blessed Passover or Easter!

      Monday, April 2, 2012

      Important Messages from Pure-Ecommerce.com

      We have been busy reorganizing and adding to our ever expanding Elearning Library. ...

      Last week we added some terms and conditions you can use of modify for your site.

      We also added a document called "Ways to Market Your Business Locally".

      This week we will be adding a document on building and creating a brand.  Watch for that in the marketing step!

      Thank you for support and we wish you a Happy and Productive Work Week.

      PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO VOTE FOR Pure-Ecommerce.com - http://www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-in-business/contestant/8437/index.php

      Thursday, March 29, 2012

      2012 Post-Convergence Wrap Up

      Another Convergence has come and gone. This just happened to be the largest Convergence ever with over 10,000 attendees, and 40% of those attendees were existing Microsoft Dynamics GP customers. This was our 10th consecutive year sponsoring Convergence and each one provides us with something new.



      Some of the big announcements Microsoft had this year included a demo of Microsoft Dynamics ERP running Metro UI on a tablet. With Windows 8, Microsoft is pushing the Metro user interface which features a cleaner and more refined layout that is optimized for tablets and mobile devices. Another big announcement was GP 12/2013 web client. This will allow Dynamics GP to run from a browser, which will have to be Internet Explorer. Microsoft is also stating that all GP windows and third party add-on products should be available to work right away.

      Not everything was business, and we had time to party, sponsoring the Rock-N-Rave party, which was held at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar and Lucky Strike Lanes. We had a great time meeting up with partners and customers even if Team Azox did get beat in bowling.



      The closing keynote was terrific and General Colin Powell’s speech on leadership was truly inspiring and humorous at the same time. It provided a good closing to a great show. We are looking forward to taking what we learned from Convergence 2012 and applying it to the year ahead.

      Please check out our photos from the show on Flickr.

      Wednesday, March 28, 2012

      Thank You from Pure-Ecommerce.com

      I just wanted to say thank you to all of my clients for your patience and support last week. Obviously what happened was not expected, we really appreciate your patience and understanding. We consider the relationship we have with our clients as a partnership. We consider our clients more than clients, but partners in success. Thanks so much for the numerous well wishes and emails of support we received last week. I can't tell you how much that touched both Jeff and I, as well as, our whole family.

      I am feeling good and am so happy to be back to work!
       
      Thanks again for all your support and encouragement.

      Monday, March 19, 2012

      Important Changes From Pure-Ecommerce.com-Please READ!

      In an effort to simplify support requests, we've made a few changes. This will help ensure that you get the help you need by going through the right channels. We have added a NEW Client Support page to Pure-Ecommerce.com. Check it out here - http://pure-ecommerce.com/pages/support.htm 

      At the new Client Support Page you can do the following:
      • Schedule a Step Consult via ClickBook
      • Consulting Steps Support via Email
      • Technical & Design Support
      • Tracking a Support Ticket
      PLEASE Bookmark this page today!!! http://pure-ecommerce.com/pages/support.htm

      Friday, March 16, 2012

      eSource 3 to Launch at Convergence 2012

      At Convergence 2012 in Houston Azox will be unveiling its latest e-commerce solution, eSource 3, which helps Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 users by connecting their Sales Order Processing and Inventory with their web store. This will be the tenth year Azox has been a sponsor at Convergence and the latest solution adds easier online setting and catalog engine management, mobile store capability, linked attributes for narrowing of search results (i.e. make/model/year), swatch capabilities for displaying multiple product styles, and shorter URLS which will help improve search engine optimization.

      Stop by Booth 1210 to learn more about Azox latest e-commerce release and how companies can connect e-commerce and Microsoft Dynamics GP and how it can help businesses grow online.

      Thursday, March 15, 2012

      ATTENTION All Pure-Ecommerce.com Clients - PLEASE READ

      Head's Up! We do not want to cause any alarm, but we do want to make you aware of a new Hacker that is out there. That being said there are thousands of hackers, but we strive to bring you the latest information to keep your site safe!

      Our technical team has seen few sites with the Black Hole Exploit Kits on them. It's a Russian malware/crimeware virus that attacks the person looking at the site and disable elements of the site.
       
      1. It has been advised that you update Wordpress OFTEN ~ http://poweredbyearthgirl.com/blog/got-wordpress-check-for-updates/

      2. If you're not using an antivirus program, we STRONGLY advise you do so to protect yourself and your site. We recommned this antivirus program - It's $50/yr. -- http://www.avg.com/us-en/internet-security 
       
      4. Our technical team are running checks on both servers right now, so far only 2 infected sites.
       
      5. BACK UP YOUR SITE TO YOUR COMPUTER TODAY - here's a tutorial on how to backup your site if you have not done this before - http://tutorials.earthgirlhosting.com/inc/content.php?q=/videos/cpanel-whm/cpanel/x/m/Backing-up-your-account.php
       
      Again we do not want to alarm you just to make you aware this hacker is out there. PLEASE take precautions and backup your site today!

      How To Stand Out From The Competition-Make Your Business Shine

      Are you looking for the Golden Ticket? Marketing 101-How is your business going to stand out from your competition? What is the unique quality or offering that makes your business different then the others offering the same type of product. With my first company that grew into a multi million dollar a year web business I had two things that set me apart from my competition.

      Read our recent blog post to learn more - Click here to read more -  http://jennifervarner.com/. Don't forget to follow Jennifer Varner's new blog - bookmark it today!