La Poste & ePages: Strong Partners for French E-Commerce

by Volker Schwarz, 30.11.09

France‘s e-commerce market continues to grow. For the second quarter of 2009, FEVAD (France’s umbrella organization for e-commerce and distance selling) has determined that French e-commerce merchants once again experienced sales growth. Sales rose by an average of 25 percent compared with the first quarter. And with Box e-commerce — a new product from La Poste, France’s state-run provider of logistics services — a new and strong competitor will soon enter this market. The technology behind Box e-commerce: ePages 6.

 



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Payment methods in online shops IV – Setting up your ePages shop

by Volker Schwarz, 23.11.09

How to set up specific payment methods in my ePages online shop? The fourth blog-article of our mini-series “Payment methods in online shops” gives you the answer to that question using four tutorial videos specifically created for you.

 



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Free shipping on selected products: Boost your sales

by Volker Schwarz, 13.11.09

Turn visitors to your website into customers by offering them free shipping on selected products. Especially concerning premium products, a discount of just a few euros does not constitute a true incentive to buy. Many customers regard free shipping, on the other hand, as a much better bargain. Good news for merchants: regardless of whether your special promotion is free shipping or a discount of 5 euros, the costs for merchants do not change. So, how can you offer a discount on selected products in your ePages online shop?



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ePages for SAP Business One: Online Shop meets Enterprise Resource Planning

by Volker Schwarz, 13.11.09

Your online business is thriving and you are looking for ways to simplify the processing of orders? You are a medium-sized business with SAP Business One and want to enter the world of e-commerce? Then our new product “ePages for SAP Business One” is the perfect solution for you! Please read in our ePages blog just how easy it is to combine a rental shop with an enterprise resource-planning system — even without programming experience.



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Search Engine Optimization: Content is King!

by Volker Schwarz, 11.11.09

The easiest way is not always the best way. If you want to sell well online, you must learn how to draw attention to your website and persuade people to buy from you. The ePages Blog will tell you why self-created content helps to boost your sales figures.

 



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First aid with Search Engine Optimization – ask our SEO-Doc

by Volker Schwarz, 05.11.09

Make your way to the top of the Google search results- our experts in Search Engine Marketing tell you how. They have put together a special document for you in order to give you first steps advices how to succeed in the wide field that is Search Engine Marketing. Learn in our free SEO-Doc, how to optimise your Onlineshop und present it to the search engines with success.

 



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E-Commerce-Literature: recommended by ePages

by Volker Schwarz, 30.10.09

How to be successful with my E-Commerce-Project? And how to use the ePages-Software-Feature for that? Our blog gives you the answers for that. In order to always be up to date in the rapidly changing E-Commerce-Business we do look in to interesting articles and blog postings on a daily basis. Find the most interesting ones we came across in our new series “E-Commerce-Literature: recommended by ePages.” Have fun exploring.



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Payment methods in online shops III – When gremlins strike

by Volker Schwarz, 26.10.09

Despite interactive wizards in the merchant back office, many errors can still happen when setting up the payment process in your shop. The third part of our series "Payment systems in online shops" shows you how you can prevent these, what to do when you are stuck and how to get faster answers for support requests.



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Payment Systems in Online Shops II: The Agony of Choosing

by Volker Schwarz, 07.10.09

A customer walks into your shop. As the owner of a brick-and-mortar store, your mission is simple. The only question you need to concern yourself with in this moment is: “How can I persuade this customer to spend money here?” But this same task is more difficult for you as an online merchant. The question you must be able to answer is: “Precisely what form of payment might this customer use?” After all, the customer can and will purchase something in your shop only if you allow them to pay as they wish. We will explore this issue in Part Two of our “Payment Systems in Online Shops” series.



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Payment Methods in Online Shops — Part I: A Forest Full of Trees (continued)

by Volker Schwarz, 01.10.09

Our survey of the different payment systems with regard to e-commerce continues. In the second and final part of “Payment Methods in Online Shops — Part 1: A Forest Full of Trees”, we explore the two remaining categories: “Payment with safeguards” and “Payment with virtual wallet”. These two categories have one thing in common: external service providers ensure that transactions are properly processed.

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