In the new
Internet economy, the companies that will emerge as
leaders are the ones who can capture market share.
The importance of gaining Internet market share is
evidenced by the fact that more and more advertisements
are appearing which feature e-commerce businesses like
Yahoo, E-trade, America Online, E-Bay, Amazon.com and
others. In addition, companies have recognized that
business-to-business e-commerce, also referred to as
channel partnering, streamlines business processes.
One notable success story is Intel, whose channel partner
yielded 1 billion dollars in sales in the first month
For any business
looking to grow, e-Commerce represents one of today's
single greatest opportunities to target new customers
and increase sales. Selling your products or services
online is like having a shop that's open 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week, all year round. And the best part
of that always-open shop is that there's no rent or
utilities to pay for, no additional fixtures to buy,
you don't even need to staff it (unless things get
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Clearly this is good news because until recently, the only
means a business had of selling to customers in regional, national
or even international markets was to set up an expensive mail order
operation or open additional locations. E-Commerce is an ideal
solution as it allows you to reach all potential customers for
your product or service while also automating much of the sales
Whether you stock only one product or thousands, Sunny
Oasis Internet has e-Commerce solutions that can help you sell
more and simplify your back office operations. Imagine how
much time you'd save with automatic credit card processing
and shipping calculations, automatically generated invoices,
a dynamic catalogue that knows what you have in stock and can
tell you when it's time to reorder, plus in-depth sales tracking
- Sell products, services, documents, images, even
ideas as digital downloads!
- Instantly advertise specials or offer sales-generating
- Take orders automatically, anytime.
- Quickly respond to customers without any additional
- Easily track inventory and sales data.
- Plus many more!
osCommerce is the leading Open Source online shop e-commerce
solution that is available for free under the GNU General
Public License. It features a rich set of out-of-the-box
online shopping cart functionality that allows store owners
to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum
effort and with no costs, license fees, or limitations involved.
The goal of the osCommerce project is to continually evolve
by attracting a community that supports the ongoing development
of the project at its core level and extensively through contributions
to provide additional functionality to the already existing rich
The services provided on the network of osCommerce
support sites are continually improved to match the growing
community the project has attracted in its 5 years of operation.
Today, this community consists of over 62,000 store owners,
developers, designers, and enthusiasts, and over 2,700 community
made contributions that help make the project succeed.
osCommerce utilizes Open Source solutions to provide
a free and open e-commerce platform, which includes the powerful
PHP web scripting language, the stable Apache web server,
and the fast MySQL database server. With no special requirements,
osCommerce is able to run on any PHP 4.1+ enabled web server
running on Linux, Solaris, BSD, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows
There are 4 different editions of the iHTML Merchant
which range from simple to more complex as user needs increase.
Any edition can be upgraded to a higher level edition with
just the difference in price so you are never locked in to
a specific feature set. Therefore, you can feel comfortable
starting with a lower investment and moving up as needs demand.
All editions of the iHTML Merchant require the iHTML application
server to be installed on the web server. See http://www.ihtml.com
for more information on iHTML. The iHTML Merchant runs on
Windows (95, 98, 2000, NT) and UNIX (BSDi, FreeBSD, Linux
and Solaris) platforms on Apache, O'Reilly, Netscape, Zeus
and Microsoft web servers. MS Access is the default database
engine for Windows and Postgres for UNIX, however, any ODBC-compliant
database software can be used such as mySQL, Oracle, MS SQL
The iHTML Merchant Mall is specifically designed for Internet
Service Providers and Application Service Providers that are
implementing a large number of stores. With a powerful web-based
store management area, you can add a new store in seconds. A
new hosting customer can even create and setup her own storefront
on her own. The Mall allows for an unlimited number of stores
to be setup on a single server. The individual stores in the
Mall have the same feature set as the iHTML Merchant 2.0 Enterprise
edition. Stores can become part of a portal-like store directory,
or can be independent with their own domain name. When creating
a new store, a mall manager can set up billing options and define
the feature set that will be available to the store owner. Preset
billing plans can also be created to provide for even faster
creation of stores. Stores can be automatically billed their
hosting fees, thus automating much of your client management
more about iHTML and to view the Demo
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