"Are you Losing Your Customers?"

Written by A.T.Rendon

E-commerce is expanding at a time when our nation has slipped into an economic recession.

Like any business, it is about gettingrepparttar goods and services delivered so that you have a satisfied customer who will hopefully come back for more.

It is more expensive than ever to find and acquire new customers for your online business. But did you know you could lose yours to a problem that can be dealt with effectively and inexpensively?

What if your new customer can't find your web site or you are off-line just when you have launched an expensive ad campaign?

What if your web site goes down inrepparttar 109027 middle ofrepparttar 109028 night without your knowledge?

It is a critical moment every time someone surfs to your web site. If your web site is down, then all your goodwill, hard work, investment, buzz, and brand name recognition won't do you one bit of good.

A web site down scenario can cost your business web site a lot of business. And that means money out of your pocket.

Evenrepparttar 109029 very best of web servers will be down an average of 7 to 10 days per year.

How many of your web site's visitors have been frustrated by a "Page Not Found" or "Server is Busy" message and turned away to go to your competitor while your web site is down?

Even if it is just one customer, then it is one customer too many!

You can not monitor your web site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Yet, that is exactly what you need to do.

What isrepparttar 109030 solution?

Making use of one ofrepparttar 109031 many "FREE Web Site Monitoring Services"(FWSMS) that are available online. Let someone help you by letting them monitor your web site for you.

Although there are many such services that operate for a fee ranging from $20.00 monthly upwards to over $ 700.00 for a yearly plan, there are still a few that do it for free.

Is Your Internet Business Ready for Holiday Shoppers?

Written by Angela Wu

Okay, I confess: I can be a terrible procrastinator when it comes to shopping forrepparttar holidays. I don't much like fighting my way through crowded shopping malls. So, instead, I'm ready - even willing - to surfrepparttar 109026 web looking forrepparttar 109027 perfect gift.

And I'm notrepparttar 109028 only one. According to one article from Internet.com, experienced web buyers found online shopping more satisfactory than traditional 'brick-and-mortar' stores or catalog shopping.**

It seems that Internet shopping is poised to become bigger each year. By preparing your online business forrepparttar 109029 throng of holiday shoppers, you too can pick up additional sales, both from new customers and from repeat business. Here are a few tips to help your business makerepparttar 109030 most ofrepparttar 109031 holiday season ...

== Offer discounts and specials - free shipping, bonus gifts, whatever's appropriate for your business. Display these offers prominently on your website and make surerepparttar 109032 ordering process is simple and obvious.

== Use your customer list! Email a special offer directly to previous customers and newsletter subscribers. They already know you and conversion rates are much higher than for first-time visitors.

== Redo your pay-per-click campaigns. Provided that your bids will still give you a reasonable return, bid on select holiday or gift-related key phrases to boost your visibility to holiday shoppers. Readrepparttar 109033 article, "How to Instantly Boost Traffic and Sales for Just Pennies!" for more on pay-per-click search engines. http://onlinebusinessbasics.com/articles/payperclick.html

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