Friday, May 31, 2013

Now Hiring! 3 Positions Available

Do you want to work with the Pure-Ecommerce team? We currently have 3 positions available. If you are interested and would like to be considered for any of the following positions, please email Jennifer Varner at jen@pure-ecommerce.com. Thank you!

Positions Available:
  • Hourly Product/Vendor Researcher
  • 2 Client Consultants for Steps 5 & 6 - Consult clients on the best SEO and PPC practices
Training will be provided ~ Flexible Hours ~ Paid Per Hour

Apply today!

New Content Added to the ELearning Library

Pure-Ecommerce would like to let all of our clients know the following has been updated in the ELearning Library:
  • Step 1 - NEW - Part 1, Section F - Setting Up Your Pinterest Account
  • Step 7 - NEW - How to Run a Facebook Contest
If you are currently working on either of these steps or have already completed them in our process we encourage you to check out this all new material.
 
The ELearning Library is there for our clients to utilize as you continue to work through the Pure-Ecommerce process. Log-in often to see all the great new info that can benefit you and your ecommerce business!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

B2B Ecommerce is on the Rise in 2013; Are You Missing Out?

B2C ecommerce has been around for a while now. When compared to B2B ecommerce, B2C  ecommerce is by far the veteran, however according to research conducted by Forrester, by the end of 2013, B2B ecommerce sales will reach $559 billion. This amount is more than twice the amount of B2C ecommerce sales. With that said, it is clear that B2B ecommerce is growing at a rapid rate.

What’s so appealing about B2B ecommerce?
Providing a B2B shopping environment online for your customers greatly enhances convenience. Customers are able to browse and research products at their leisure any time of the day. Creating this 24/7/365 access is crucial for companies in the global market.

How to make your B2B ecommerce web store a hit amongst customers
Since B2C web stores have been around longer, many have mastered the art of creating a user-friendly environment that customers enjoy. Think Amazon, for example. Given this fact, it is no wonder why many B2B ecommerce websites mirror some of the more successful B2C web stores in an attempt to provide their customers with an intuitive shopping experience and a secure, streamlined checkout process. To do this, B2B ecommerce websites will often have advanced search capabilities to make it easier for users to browse their large inventories. Thorough product details are another important feature. Simply providing the product name and price is not enough with all the media available. Product demo videos or multiple images should be used as well.

In addition to the benefit of having an online shopping environment that is always available, another advantage of a B2B ecommerce web store is the ability to provide users with logins. These logins can be linked to accounts that provide each customer with features that simplify making purchases, like the ability to reorder previous orders or view catalogs specific to them. Other self-service features that help with the user experience might include online bill pay or the ability to view different types of reports, like payment history.

To have a successful B2B ecommerce business, it is important that you target your buyers effectively and have a strong web store with features that make the user experience enjoyable. With the predicted growth in B2B ecommerce sales, a great deal of revenue is being missed out on by companies that do not have an Internet presence.

B2B ecommerce websites build on Microsoft Dynamics GP are one of the products offered by Azox. To learn more about this solution, visit our website.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hiring for Hourly Consulting Position

Do you want to work with the Pure-Ecommerce team? Well, if you have a passion for SEO and/or PPC then we may have the position for you!

Pure-Ecommerce is looking to hire 2 new consultants to join our team. The positions will be for Steps 5 & 6 to consult our clients on the best SEO and PPC practices.

To be considered for this position it is recommended you must have -
  • Good Understanding of Search Engine Optimization and Pay-per-Click
  • Good Customer Services Skills
  • Good Understanding of the Pure-Ecommerce Process
Training will be provided ~ Flexible Hours ~ Paid Per Hour

If you would like to inquire further about this consulting position, please email Jennifer Varner directly at jen@pure-ecommerce.com to receive more information. Thank you!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Figures of Ecommerce in China in 2012

Figures of Ecommerce in China in 2012 


The China Internet Network Information Center released its figures for the Chinese e-commerce in 2012 and there is only one way to describe them crazy. Overall, the CNNIC said the Chinese E-commerce market has seen more than 1.2 trillion RMB ($ 190 billion) in transactions during the year.

This is such a huge number that I will write all the way so that you can really feel how it is massive: 1,259,400,000,000 RMB. Perhaps even more important, however, is that CNNIC said 242 million Chinese users bought things on the web last year. That's a lot, but in a country with over 1.3 billion people, it also belies just how much space there is for the Chinese e-commerce market to grow over the long term - especially if the Chinese economy continues to grow with it.

more information : http://ecommerce-china.blogspot.com/2013/05/chinese-e-commerce-in-2012.html

The most common online shopping - by far - were clothing (including shoes and hats), with 81.8 percent of e-commerce users who have purchased at least one article of clothing in line every six months. Next was daily necessities, that 31.6 percent of users bought. Third in line was computers and other digital electronic devices, bought 29.6 percent of users.

+40user in China !


40.7 per cent of e-commerce users in China used a mobile device to navigate e-commerce sites at least once in the past half year, and these users, 53.6 percent used a printer connected to the platform mobile e-commerce application, they grazed (instead of the phone's web browser). Not surprisingly, this is a significant increase over last year.

Read also : 
http://ecommerce-china.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-chinese-web-e-commerce.html
http://ecommerce-china.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-rapid-growth-of-e-commerce-in-china.html

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ecommerce for Baby Industry in China !

Ecommerce for Baby Industry in China ! 


A picture of this beautiful chubby baby well, the Chinese reasons to smile e-commerce and believe in his destiny ...



The personal Ferret, I do not know what idea took me to try to understand how it was there ... but I confess big headache ... and feel dizzy at all succeeding tabs on my browser as the intersection numbers and information about this market is not easy ... dizziness before the immensity and density offers. And typos sites not easily deciphered .... lol. To do his research ...
 source ecommerce

beautiful but not easy! Also impressed by the incredible advances of the Chinese e-commerce for 5 years ... with projections that are staggering: a steamroller! And most importantly, like any china, they are'' off'' patterns ... those which we have used Amazon, PayPal and other eBay .... leader in the'' new world'' and should suffer locally (PDM Amazon Joyo 3% ...) players.


With this problem that Jeff Bezos to understand: if you are not quick on Chinese market ... we do not exist globally. To give a first idea: shops combined, Asia will represent 41.4% of sales Consumer World in 2016, 23% focused on one China (vs. 9.9% in 2012). We understand that companies, brands, and pure players are fighting to exist on the market at a time when our Western economies suffer. And I think they also suffer 'cause the majority of investments are there and more in our ... And take two dimensions: -

1 / local volumes are unbelievable, doing business is difficult, but the winners will be amply rewarded for 30 years.
 2 / Chinese websites will not settle for the local market .. they hope to Alibaba picture impose their model on a global scale.

Be referenced on their'' platform'' and marketplaces will be vital ... And again you know my motto: 2013 pivotal year ...  Well preamble, this confirms once again: now No. 2, it is in 2013 that China should become the world's first e-commerce market ahead of its parent'' "United States of America:   As the rounds of Beijing ... ca stands'' serious'' and there are towers that rise faster than others ... the incredible slowness of France and Germany, yet so dynamic. So for me, after the U.S. market, trying to understand the hub of e-commerce, not just to address the topic: But you have to take the coil at one end ... and try to unfold.    


Very generally what I remember in first vision in 360 a /

EVERYTHING IS HUGE ...


 (An understatement I started badly) ... Start by looking at the deep end of a site Chinese e-commerce is infinite. The Tmall.com website (Alibaba Group - online bazaar'''' off food) claims 70,000 marks referenced to 180 million customers of the site! The market place Taobao Alibaba CtoC (local √©quivalement eBay but with 90.4% of the market ... against 0.6% for eBay ...) claims 6 million e-tailers pro and individuals

Ecommerce in China blog

Friday, May 24, 2013

Google Releases the Penguin 2.0 Webspam Algorithm

Pure-Ecommerce would like to inform our clients on the recent roll out of the Google Penguin 2.0 Webspam Algorithm.

Matt Cutts with Google announced on May 22nd. The next generation of the Penguin webspam algorithm referred to by the Google team as Penguin 2.0 will affect about 2.3% of English-U.S. queries which will be noticed by the regular user. The scope of the latest version Penguin does vary by language which will impact languages with more webspam.

At Pure-Ecommerce, we believe now is the time to be vigilant and monitor the next couple of weeks what is being said about this update, plus watch the analytics on your site. This update is supposed to only affect about 2.3% or less of sites and is aimed at those who practice Black Hat SEO and Link Spam. 

We would suggest that you continue to focus your SEO efforts on creating great content, as well as, enhancing the user’s experience on your site. As long as you are practicing the White Hat SEO policy we teach at Pure-Ecommerce, everything should be fine.

To read the complete release by Matt Cutts, go to http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/penguin-2-0-rolled-out-today/.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Big Fireworks Ecommerce Website Built on Dynamics GP is User-Friendly, Navigable and Includes Streamlined Payment Processing


Streamlined Payment Processing
The most recent deployment from Azox is both a business facing and customer facing ecommerce website built on Dynamics GP for BigFireworks. Big Fireworks uses these ecommerce sites to sell fireworks to both consumers and distributors. The different types of fireworks available include aerial assortment packs, firecrackers, fountains, roman candles, three inch finale repeaters and more.

Big Fireworks needed a website that would allow potential customers to navigate their broad product portfolio, make purchases smoothly and securely and would have an overall positive impact in order to promote repeat business.

Navigability
From the homepage, shoppers are provided with a left side menu that separates the various fireworks alphabetically by type. From here, a consumer or distributor can select the type of firework they are interested in, for example bottle rockets. This will take them to a new screen where all variations of bottle rocks are displayed with more in depth product information, such as price and stock availability. These products can further be sorted by price, number or name to help customers find what they are looking for. From here, the customer can choose to add any quantity of the desired firework to their cart by entering a custom number in a box provided. Some fireworks feature video demos as well.




Secure Payment Processing
On the homepage, Big Fireworks provides a minimum that consumers and distributors must reach for making an order in their ecommerce store. Once the order minimum has been added to a shoppers’ cart, they can click “checkout” and begin the process of making a purchase. Return customers can login to retrieve their saved data, such as shipping address, or new customers can create an account. Several types of payments are accepted include ACH and credit cards. Payments are processed securely and sensitive data is stored off site.



A Lasting Impact
Big Fireworks has an ecommerce website that is easy to browse. There are video demos and product reviews for consumers to view prior to making a purchase decision and several payment types are accepted to make the checkout process smooth. These features provide a positive experience for customers. It is also easy to find Big Fireworks on social media for further company research by following the links provided on their website.

Big Fireworks is one of many full ecommerce solutions built on Dynamics GP developed by Azox. Learn more about Azox ecommerce and secure ACH/credit card processing software for Dynamics GP by visiting our website


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The rapid growth of e-commerce in China

The rapid growth of e-commerce in China! 


The rapid growth of e-commerce in China supported by an ecosystem of more sophisticated which accelerates consumer products makers online shoppers. The emergence of well-designed, China's e-commerce market is expected reach RMB 1.5T in 2013, driven by B2C China's online shopping market (RMB B) China's online shopping market is still relatively small, but rapidly growing Market size indexed online Our study verified the high growth potential in e-commerce.


A growing ecosystem of e-commerce in China ! 



The majority of buyers non-e-commerce expect to make their first online purchase in 2012. About 40% of them lead to either or Taobao Tmall. The most popular categories for the first time e-commerce buyers are electronics, clothing and grocery.

Approximately 40% of online shoppers veterans Cities Tier-1 and Tier-2 plan to increase their spending the year 2012. The categories are the most frequently shopped clothes and groceries, but respondents Tell us about electronics and appliances offer the best value. consumers say that their purchasing decisions are influenced by the retailer credibility, reliability and overall services, especially if it has an easy return and policy changes, the system safe and convenient and a fast and reliable delivery.

They prefer thirdparty payment methods to credit cards and cash. the main reasons why buyers are dissatisfied with their online shopping, including the fact that the product is not what they expected, quality is bad or that it took too long to arrive. Among survey respondents, most who are not satisfied with their experience they say take measures, including posting a negative review online or complain about customer service. Consumers we surveyed decide where to shop online largely based on the recommendations of mouth-to-mouth (Over 45%) and the results of the search engines

more information Ecommerce in China ! 



See also this exhibition  ecommerce-expo-china

Join Us For a Webinar in May!


In the market for an ecommerce or epayment solution built on Microsoft Dynamics GP? Join Azox this month for a complimentary webinar to learn about our product offerings! Next week we will be hosting three webinars that will provide an overview of our products. The first will cover online bill pay, then secure credit card processing and the final webinar will be highlight our ecommerce solution. All products integrate with Microsoft Dynamics GP. Follow the links below to register.

Monday, May 20, 2013
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. EST

Web stores that implement Azox Online Bill Pay are able to provide a portal that allows customers to log in and view, print and pay outstanding invoices online. This solution integrates seamlessly with your Microsoft Dynamics GP back office and allows payments to be accepted in a more timely manner.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. EST

Accept credit card and ACH payments from your web store in real time. Azox Credit Card Extension uses tokenization, which allows sensitive data to be stored securely off site. This decreases your business’ liability. This secure solution is PA-DSS certified and allows you to get more out of your Microsoft Dynamics GP investment.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. EST

Some of the latest features of Azox eSource include built-in CMS with WYSIWYG editor, one page/guest user checkout, web-based promo pricing and more advanced filter and sort features that help users refine search results. This ecommerce solution built on Microsoft Dynamics GP allows you to better monitor inventory, provides analytical data about shopping behavior and offers your customers an ecommerce environment where they can place and track orders.

So, if you are shopping for an ecommerce or epayment solution, be sure to join us for awebinar next week! Follow the links to register or contact our sales team today to setup a personal online demo.

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Chinese web e-commerce


The Chinese web e-commerce


Today we will focus on another aspect of the central Chinese web e-commerce. It is a vast industry that has now grown to 242 million online shoppers, which is the largest in any country in the world, and that means 43 percent of all Chinese Internet users buy things online.


 here are some more statistics e-tailing sector in China:


  • 25 percent of buyers and more online in China in 2012 over the previous year
  • China has twice as many online consumers as Japan, it is 75 million more than the United States
  • Older e-buyers can not be ignored, as five million of them in China over 50 years
  • There are 83.27 million shoppers daily deals sites Groupon style
  • The total transaction value of all e-commerce in China just Q3 2012 was 319 billion U.S. dollars, equivalent to $ 40,000 spent per second in the country on the web.
  • Here are some slides focusing on the leader Taobao (C2C) market and Tmall websites (B2C), both of which are managed by Alibaba Group, and some statistics for mobile commerce in China:
some graphics created by We Are Social (embedded in full below)



Chinese e-commerce in 2012

 Chinese e-commerce in 2012


The CNNIC published its figures for Chinese e-commerce in 2012 and there is only one way to describe them crazy. Overall, the CNNIC said the Chinese E-commerce market has seen more than 1.2 trillion RMB ($ 190 billion) in transactions during the year. This is such a huge number that I will write all the way so that you can really feel how it is massive: 1,259,400,000,000 RMB.

Perhaps even more important, however, is that CNNIC said 242 million Chinese users bought things on the web last year. That's a lot, but in a country with over 1.3 billion people, it also belies just how much space there is for the Chinese e-commerce market to grow over the long term - especially if the Chinese economy continues to grow with it.

The most common online shopping - by far - were clothing (including shoes and hats), with 81.8 percent of e-commerce users who have purchased at least one article of clothing in line every six months. Next was daily necessities, that 31.6 percent of users bought. Third in line was computers and other digital electronic devices, bought 29.6 percent of users.

40.7 per cent of e-commerce users in China used a mobile device to navigate e-commerce sites at least once in the past half year, and these users, 53.6 percent used a printer connected to the platform mobile e-commerce application, they grazed (instead of the phone's web browser). Not surprisingly, this is a significant increase over last year. And if the numbers Alibaba are any indication, next year is likely to be even greater.

source
China Internet Network Information Center

incomes

eCommerce China

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Upgrade eSource to Get the Most Out of Your Ecommerce Website


If you are still on an earlier version of eSource, our ecommerce solution for Microsoft Dynamics GP, you are be missing out on features that can take your website to the next level. In addition to improving the code and vulnerability testing, which has enhanced the overall operation of eSource, many new features have been added.

Adding and editing products is now easier than ever with built-in CMS and what you see is what you get (WYSIWYG) interface. These features allow you to see text and graphics onscreen while editing, rather than looking at hard code. This will give you an idea of what the final product will look like and is very user friendly.

eSource has had filtering capabilities for some time now, but with the latest release these are even better. Now users are able to filter and sort product search results with multiple criteria in each category. This means, if you sell shoes for example, a potential customer would be able to search your web store for shoes that are Nine West pumps in brown, black or white, are size eight with two to three inch heels, depending on what attributes you set up.

Online bill payment is another highly sought out feature that you may be unaware of. This add-on allows merchants to accept customer payments online via credit cards and ACH. For customers, online bill pay provides a portal for them to log in to and view the remaining balance on an invoice, apply a credit memo to an open invoice and review payments that have been made.

Another feature of eSource that helps with online advertising is web-based promo pricing. Some examples of this include coupon codes, offering free shipping, buy one, get one specials and markdowns. These are all different pricing options that you can take advantage of when you upgrade your version of eSource to the most current release.


Other standard features of eSource include wishlist/saved cart, one page/guest checkout, store locator and support for both crystal and SSRS reports.

Updates that are specific to the latest release of eSource, version 3.4, include guest user checkout, which allows a customer to make a purchase without making an account and CAPTCHA for forgotten logins and passwords.

To learn more about the benefits of upgrading eSource, join us for a webinar May 15, 2013 from 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST. For more information now, contact our sales team or view this eSource version comparison document.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Follow Pure-Ecommerce on Facebook today!

If you haven't done so already please take a moment to "Like" Pure-Ecommerce on Facebook. Follow our Facebook page for the latest news and our special service offerings!
 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Thank You for Supporting Jennifer in the 2013 StartUpNation Leading Moms in Business Competition

We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for supporting Jennifer Varner in the 2013 StartUpNation Leading Moms in Business Competition. It was a great year for us since our vote total reached 1403!!! It exceed our total of 1048 from 2012.

We also wanted to announce the winners of our Client Voting Contest! Congratulations to Bill B. as the grand winner of the 700 product load. Jennifer was so pleased with the support she decided to do name a second winner too! We would like to announce Catherine J. with a 200 product load.
 
StartUpNation will announce the top 3 winners on May 8th. Again, we truly appreciate your time and support in voting!!! We are looking forward to your support next year :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Latest Ecommerce Websites from Azox Built on Microsoft Dynamics GP


Azox has recently completed new ecommerce sites built on Microsoft Dynamics GP for two different customers, Panama Jack and Pakedge.

The ecommerce websites developed for Panama Jack include a business-to-business site and a business-to-consumer site with a mobile friendly version. Panama Jack sells sun care products including sunglasses, hats, casual apparel for men and women, shoes, bags and totes, beach chairs and umbrellas along with bikes and skateboards. The company also sells indoor and outdoor furniture and décor. For their web store, Panama Jack elected to use several add-on features of our ecommerce solution to make browsing easy for users and also to cross sell products. These features include dimension group and related products. Dimension group is a feature that allows similar items to be grouped together based on defined characteristics, such as size, color, brand or manufacturer. This makes it easier to present a large number of SKUs. The other feature, related products, displays items similar to the product currently being viewed as a suggestion to users. This encourages them to dig deeper into a web store and possibly make additional purchases. Panama Jack also uses Azox Credit Card Extension for secure ACH/credit card processing in Microsoft Dynamics GP and an array of other features.


The second ecommerce website built on Microsoft Dynamics GP was developed for Pakedge. This company opted for a business-to-business web store for distributors that also has a mobile version of the site. Pakedge sells devices and software to distributors, including switches, routers, IP power and related accessories. Pakedge also opted for the related products features along with one page guest checkout, RMA return, promo pricing and shipping rate calculator. These features of Pakedge’s web store provide distributors with a secure environment that makes ordering and reordering products a streamlined process. Pakedge also uses Azox Online Bill Pay to allow distributors to make payments on invoices via a portal as well as Azox Credit Card Extension for secure ACH/credit card processing in Microsoft Dynamics GP.


Azox ecommerce websites are easy to update using our built in CMS with WYSIWYG editor. They also offer advanced filter and sort capabilities on product search results pages in addition to many other features. You can obtain a complete ecommerce solution when you choose eSource paired with Azox Credit Card Extension and Online Bill Pay. To learn more about our ecommerce websites built on Microsoft Dynamics GP, visit our website or contact the sales team and schedule a personal demo online.