James B. aka "Shiela" (LOL) has been running his (her?) family chocolate business for quite some time now. He would always go back and forth to Baguio just to follow up on some business associates. He has also build a website for this business (I just can't remember the webby address though) and I was quite impressed with what I saw it. The only downside that I noticed was the ordering process. The website do not have an online shopping cart so ordering can only be done through SMS or though fax/landline.
For a business that caters customers all over the Philippines (or even worlwide), having a reliable and affordable shopping cart software
is a must. I remember that I once tried ordering online a flower bouquet for my Mama Luvie for her birthday last year, but as I was about to check out, the site just went down. I am not sure if it's really the website or if it's the shopping cart software that went down. I thought the order I tried to put in my cart was saved but to my dismay, it wasn't! I got pissed and decided to just buy the bouquet myself. So such case, it is very important for a businessman to have somebody to call. Having a 24/7 technical support gets your online store always up and running. Apart from this, the cost of getting a shopping cart software also has to be considered. You have to check and review the full specificationsof a software first to know if you are getting what is worth your money. Just what I have blogged before when I first mentioned that Russ and I are thinking of building our own myayala.com type of online business, Ashop Commerce
offers the best package. Why not visit the site and see it for yourself?
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