offers the online merchant many useful tools and services to enhance the online shopping experience. If you are unsure about joining the online shopping community look at all the things Yahoo has to offer. First off, signing up for and creating a store-front with Yahoo store is as easy as 1,2,3. Yahoo offers a Merchant Starter Plan for $39.95 a month. The plan includes useful features such as the Wizard software. Wizard offers web design and stock control programs. In addition to Wizard users are encouraged to use their own web design programs if desired. When making transactions Yahoo uses the secure services of Pay Pal allowing customers to purchase items with popular credit cards or check and money order forms. Since you are in control of your own store-front you can sell whatever comes to mind such as candles, clothes, movies, etc. When stocking your store-front you should research popular items and how much the contenders are selling them for; this way you can sell items people are looking for and at attractive prices while competing with the others.
Yahoo Shopping services include price matching which allows consumers to find the desired items at the perfect price by seeing what the others have to offer. When you match prices as the merchant, consumers will be attracted to your Yahoo store. Once again the services Yahoo offers are catered to the quality and interest of you and the consumer; when popular items are running out of inventory you will receive e-mail alerts urging you to re-stock your store-front. By running your business online you will receive orders from all over the world. Yahoo grants you the freedom of using any shipping service you like such as: UPS, USPS, Fed-Ex, and more. Some services such as UPS offer online tools to review and track orders. Keep in mind that tax rates will vary by country, state, and zip. After you have your business running smoothly you may enquire to market your products by releasing coupons and gift certificates causing sales to increase. If you need assistance with your business Yahoo offers a 24/7 technical support line. Yahoo also offers customer service for the consumer. There are many places on the web to partner with for ecommerce but none favor the merchant and customer the way Yahoo does. Yahoo’s services are only of the highest quality and concern for their partners and shoppers. I hope you make the wise decision of creating and running a Yahoo Web-store. Once you’ve built your store-front you will see results at a fast pace, almost instantly filling orders and restocking your inventory.