How to set up a secure certificate

September 27, 2006

Categories: Webmaster, Articles, Ecommerce

Secure ordering online
When you operate an ecommerce site, the likelihood is that you’ll need to use a secure server to take orders with.
Actually, it’s pretty essential.
Even if you don’t technically need a secure server connection for online payments, your online customers will almost certainly demand one, to ensure that their personal details - not […]

How to succeed in business

September 13, 2006

Categories: Business, Articles, Ecommerce

Alright, we’ve told you how to fail a business – let’s look at how to give your business the best possible chance by looking at elements you’ll want to get right to succeed.
1. Planning
Most sources of advice on starting up a business will rightly point out that you need to plan. But you can’t just […]

How to quickly fail a business

Categories: Business, Articles, Ecommerce

Start-up businesses have a high failure rate. Many factors can be involved, from poor planning, to adverse market conditions. It doesn’t have to be anyone’s fault - it’s just a general hazard of starting a new business.
However, there are some very simple and easy ways to fail a business quickly, and we’ll list some of […]

Good manners are good business practice

February 1, 2006

Categories: Business, Articles, Ecommerce

There’s an ancient saying - Good manners are worth gold.
Applying them to your business isn’t simply good practice – it can also increase revenues through customer retention and acquisition.
Here’s a few tips in how to apply good manners in a customer-centric business model:
1. Communicate
When a customer asks for help, reassure them that you are there […]

A simple default .htaccess

December 30, 2005

Introducing mod_rewrite and .htaccess
Using mod_rewrite and .htaccess together can produce some very useful effects.

What is mod_rewrite?
Simply put, a piece of software commonly installed on Linux servers, that allows the server to modify internet addresses (URLs) before the pages reach the a browser.
What is .htaccess?
Simply put, a file that you place in the main web […]

Online ordering: Does yours work?

October 9, 2004

Categories: Articles, Ecommerce

Problems ordering online
This may seem like a stupid question – but if you have ever set up an online processing system, then have you ever actually tested it to see if it actually works?
You have? Good. But under what conditions?
The problem is that a lot of companies are fine and dandy setting up a system […]