Translating your E-commerce idea from concept into reality requires an investment of time, money and resource. For the small-business entrepreneur, a first-time E-commerce project can generate a few unpleasant budget surprises.

Some of your project’s budget elements may be self-evident, but a few are less obvious. An experienced and reputable E-commerce developer should work through a complete ‘first year’ budget with you before your project begins. In addition to the one-time development costs associated with getting your site built, tested and functioning properly there are continuing costs that should figure into your long-term calculations of profitability. […]

Wisconsin RV dealer Link RV Center has launched a new website using NetSource’s exclusive dealer website content management system, EZ-Site. The new website, www.linkrvcenter.com, allows site visitors to browse the company’s inventory of new and used RVs, and also presents information about the company’s parts and service department, specials, and financing options.

With locations in Rice Lake, Minong and Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Link RV Center specializes in pop-up trailers, fifth wheels, travel haulers and fifth wheel trailers. The browser-based EZ-Site system lets the dealership staff easily update and maintain the website without the need for any special software. […]

Minnesota trailer dealer Absolute Trailer Sales has launched a new mobile-enabled website using NetSource’s exclusive dealer website content management system, EZ-Site. The new website, www.absolutetrailer.com, allows site visitors to browse the company’s inventory of new and used trailers, and also presents information about the company’s parts and service department.

Absolute Trailers sales is located in Inver Grove Heights, MN, and features utility, cargo and dump trailers in addition to a wide variety of vehicle trailes and toy haulers. They carry a large stock from manufacturers that include Amera-lite, Big Tex, Haulmark, Midsota and Stealth. In addition, they carry a large selection of parts and offer expert repair service. The browser-based EZ-Site system lets the dealership staff easily update and maintain the website without the need for any special software. […]

4 State Trailers, of Fairland, Oklahoma, has launched a new website using NetSource’s exclusive dealer website content management system, EZ-Site. The new website, www.4statetrailers.com, allows site visitors to browse the company’s inventory of new and used trailers, and also presents information about the company’s parts and service department, and financing options.

Family owned and operated, 4 State Trailers is one of northeast Oklahoma’s largest trailer dealers. They specialize in dump trailers, car haulers, cargo trailers, horse trailers, flatbed trailers, and more. They offer a wide range of Bri-Mar, CM Trailers, Featherlite Trailers and Continental Trailers. The browser-based EZ-Site system lets the dealership staff easily update and maintain the website without the need for any special software. […]

Schreck RV, of Apollo, Pennsylvania, has launched a new website using NetSource’s exclusive dealer website content management system, EZ-Site. The new website allows site visitors to browse the company’s inventory of new and used RVs, and also presents information about the company’s parts and service department, specials and financing options.

Schreck RV specializes in pop-up trailers, fifth wheels, travel haulers and fifth wheel trailers. They offer a wide range of Starcraft, Dutchmen and Augusta recreational vehicles. The browser-based EZ-Site system lets the dealership staff easily update and maintain the website without the need for any special software. […]

Soon after you decide to add E-commerce to your small business, you may find yourself suffering from a touch of sensory overload. There are a lot of E-commerce engines, shopping cart systems and hosted storefronts vying for your attention. How do you sort through all of that to find the solution that best suits your business?

Finding the best solution is largely a matter of asking the right questions. Today I’m going to arm you with a few good questions – along with some related ‘thinking points’ – that should help you sort through all of the information and make the best possible decision. Here are five key considerations: […]

Just to prove that no aspect of online technology can sit still for any longer than a 7-year-old, last week Google launched an updated version of what it previously called its “Rich Snippet Test Tool”. As part of the deal, it’s gotten a new name — the Structured Data Testing Tool . The page is a great deal more sparse than the previous version because all of the help content has been moved to a separate page.

The testing tool continues to support markup for rich snippet search results, but now pulls out authorship markup elements as well. Note that authorship markup is a separate element from a web article’s provenance, or creative history. Establishing and maintaining a web pages’ provenance is still a hot topic amongst semantics experts, hopefully to be resolved at some point in the future. […]