22 February 2008
One of my past jobs was actually working in marketing for a successful internet retailer. Now everyone takes internet shopping so for granted that most of us don't even consider what makes the shopping cart work, or ecommerce software. But I remember well the days when things like shopping cart software were things I would worry about! Ashop offers not only the basics like easy set-up and free tech support, but also inventory control, discount coupons, gift certificates and multiple currencies. And something I never had to consider (since I went to work for an existing retailer) - a ten-day free trial with ashop. With everything else to get set-up, it's sad but true that you won't see 'business' at a shop for a few days, so how nice to not have to pay for a shopping cart that may not be used from the first second your shop is open. Things to think about when some of your shop really takes off!