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Paying Up Now Using Local E-commerce Advertiser Sources

Aug 17, 2007
One crucial facet of having successful Internet home businesses is selling wholesale and retail products with online capability. You might focus on local customers, perhaps through your local publications sites or pure play classified sites such as Craigs list dot com or local auction vendors.

Most of those advertisers are still going to want to complete the transactions online. Your Internet business must allow them to do that to be successful. This is hard core customary habit they are used to and will not change from it.

There are some inter net vendors that will help you do that. In fact small, new and hungry entrepreneurs, especially those with an Internet home business, may find that the easiest and most affordable way, to offer the opportunity to purchase their products online is by advertising it through local newspapers.

There the electric vendor and merchant account has already partnered with the newspaper and the advertiser merchants and can take advantage of that relationship that is already in existence by placing ads with the papers.

For example, take a look at the Tampa Tribune. This paper site has partnered with the vendor AdPay dot com, to offer electronic components to private parties and companies.

Internet home business entrepreneurs and other merchants can post their ad to the Tribune site, download photos of the products they are selling along with a description and the asking price.

Both users and potential buyers can view all the ads and check off the ones they want added to their list of possible buys. Then they can ask for more information from the sellers. They can make an offer to buy it and complete a Click N Buy transaction.

Clicking on the more information and make an offer link would display the zoom in photo of the item along with several ways to communicate with the seller. This is whether it is an Internet business, big company, or private party.

The information options are to ask the advertiser a question by e-mail, then to do a keyword search for other products or information by this particular advertiser. If the seller is Joan Jewelry, an Internet home business, for example, keyword searching Joan Jewelry would bring up all the other products Joan has for sale.

This could also display an article last week about her store opening, or her jewelry web log site address.

Other neat actions available to the buyer with this e online service include opportunities to find similar listings with one click (from any advertiser on the site, whether Internet home business, large business or private persons); to add the item to the user watch list, send the ad to a friend by e-mail, also to report the ad as inappropriate.

The small Internet home business entrepreneur, depending on the particular papers, would pay per click, or a percentage of the sale of the ad to the paper, or pay preset ad rates.

Whichever way the business pays the newspaper for the opportunity to add e-commerce to her or his enterprise, it is always considerably less costly up front and less time consuming and learning intensive than trying to set up a home business merchant account and online capability on your own site. Is this good or what?
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James M. Lowe writes original articles about home business issues.
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