Monday, January 14, 2008

Ecommerce Solution: Manage Time with the Simplest Tools

Old fashioned doesn't mean inefficient, in fact the simpler may sometimes be better.
There are a lot of technology capabilities you will miss.

Ecommerce is a complex business. Before anything gets set up, you will have to deal with businesss plans, expenses, managing people, contracts, legalities, and marketing goals. In fact, it can be so complicated to the point that if you intend to make it a home-based business, forget sleep for the first few months. It can be tough, but if you are decisive and passionate, the reward is going to be worth the trouble.

In the middle of chaos, there is no refuge but simplicity. Most entrepreneurs would not be able to live without their PDAs and laptops. If your ecommerce solution is to make things more efficient, the clutter of new technology can be a burden instead of a help. I find that if I simply have a notepad on hand and I can see my goals for the day listed on the paper, I become more "aware". Using gadgets such as PDA can be fun but I would have to deal with charging the battery, looking for lost stylus, adjusting screen resolution when I can't see very well. No kidding, but like Cindy Barrilleaux of, whittling away unnecessary activities with new technology is an excellent way to manage time.

What better ecommerce solution than to have enough time to work on the more important tasks at hand?

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Mobile Ecommerce Solution 4: Best Ways to Earn off a Text Message

Who says you should spend on mobile ecommerce to earn colossal profits? Who's watching American Idol here?

I know, it's not your style. Or maybe it is. Whatever your preference is, the American Idol is one of the best examples of mobile ecommerce strategy that borders on awesomely successful to phenomenal. And this ecommerce strategy is not exclusive to the United States or the UK. Entrepreneurs in various countries all over the world have used television and other media to reach people. And the funny thing is, they didn't have to spend for mobile marketing capital.

Instead, they put their stakes on traditional media such as newspaper, radio, and TV to encourage people to send text messages. Partnership with mobile phone service providers earns them profit using this ecommerce strategy.

Obviously, there's still capital involved, but the movement comes from a different source instead of the mobile marketing service. As a merchant, it is your choice whether to follow this (American Idol) advertising style as a practicable ecommerce strategy or stick to the mobile marketing method. Which, in your opinion, makes a fatter wallet?