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Five Types Of Free Software For Online Retailers

by DiTesco

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With the vast range of free ecommerce software available on the web, it doesn’t require much time and effort to create and customize a web store. If you are looking for effective software to rely on to run a successful online business, the following web based tools can assist you on your way to success.

Type #1. Online surveys

Free online survey software allows businesses to find out whether their customers are satisfied with products and services, and what aspects of business operation need to be improved. The best thing about web survey software is that you don’t have to be a web designer to use it.

Tip: Look for quality software that allows branding your surveys and requires just a few minutes to customize sharp surveys absolutely free of charge.

Type #2. Shopping carts

State-of-the-art shopping cart software offers a bit more than just assistance with transactions. Ecommerce experts believe that choosing the right shopping cart is critical to making an online business successful as quality shopping cart software provides strong security, advanced admin control functions and intuitive customer service features, from a user-friendly FAQs section to video tutorials.

Tip: To power your ecommerce website, opt for shopping cart software that includes built-in mobile commerce features so your customers can browse your store and order products via their mobile devices.

Type #3. Payment processing systems

Secure and convenient payment processing solutions work in tandem with shopping cart software. Cutting-edge online payment processing software helps businesses get rid of risks involved in handling cash and checks by providing systems that process thousands of online transactions safely in real time, tracking payments to your bank account.

Tip: Make sure the software you choose offers flexible and secure payment options as well as detailed financial reports.

Type #4. Wish lists

Integrating effective wish list tools with online stores is a winning strategy for online businesses. While certain wish list tools support items that only certain stores offer, some tools are designed to import gift ideas from all over the web, giving potential customers access to a large selection of items.

Tip: Opt for wish list tools that provide high levels of accuracy and secrecy so that customers can maintain the mystery of the gifts they buy.

Type #5. Coupons

Today, even small online retailers can benefit from coupon creators – tools that help create limitless electronic coupon codes and discounted order pages for ecommerce sites and blogs. With coupon tools, it’s easy for customers to track the amount of money they saved while shopping with you. These helpful tools give ecommerce websites an edge while offering customers a deal.

Tip: Select free to use tools that provide stats and reports as well as offer advice on growing online businesses.

These are the basic software types that can help give your business a boost in this tough online competition.

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1 Sekhar Reddy February 1, 2013 at 6:04 am


Thanks for sharing great article about best tips to get free soft wares for online retailers. This is very useful article for online review readers. Keep it up such a nice posting like this.

Sekhar Reddy.

2 celisa February 1, 2013 at 6:34 am

Obviously, these are some truly amazing, inspiring e-commerce sites that help get the creative juices flowing in my mind. Like most developers, I too dream of an e-commerce solution that can one day make a list like this. Until then, I will enjoy reading about these powerhouse e-commerce solutions on posts like this one.

3 christina February 4, 2013 at 10:49 am

Thanks for the updates. I didn’t get any email on Twitter either. Anyway, having strong password in all your accounts is really a must.


Kent Morris

February 5, 2013 at 1:32 am

Hello!,,,,Thanks for sharing great article about best tips to get free soft wares for online retailers. This is very useful article for online review readers. Keep it up such a nice posting like this.
Thank you for sharing,,,,,,,

5 John Mak February 5, 2013 at 1:52 am

Nice tips Francisco! It’s great to know exactly what you need in order to succeed! Unfortunately not everyone is following through. What I mean is that, when creating a new website it’s a huge responsibility. It’s not only the technical things you should know about, but every detail, including a good strategy! Most websites fail because they don’t have a good strategy, and the competition is really tough in our days! Thanks for sharing, we always find great tips in here. Hope you’re doing great.


6 DiTesco February 6, 2013 at 9:47 am

Hi John. Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts. Indeed, without a proper strategy, the chances of success is slim to none. Have a great day


Lance McDonald

April 26, 2013 at 3:02 am

This is a very effective strategy. I’vs seen plenty of successful retailers use this.

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