|Sat June 14 2008 18:19:02|
Let's Talk Storefronts
By: Ina Steiner
Online storefronts come in many flavors. Some businesses simply use an online site as "brochure-ware" to point people to their marketplace listings or physical locations. Other merchants use sophisticated web-hosting solutions to create a true retail presence. And then there are the millions of solutions in between, from ProStores to GoDaddy, from TIAS.com and eCrater to Yahoo stores. The 5-page AuctionBytes "Online Storefronts at a Glance" chart lists some of the more common solutions for small sellers. (If you're a service provider, you can click the "Submit your service" to add your solution to the chart.)
Have you set up an independent web presence to sell your wares? What are you using - a storefront like eCrater, or your own hosted site? What are the benefits and limitations you've run into? Are you finding it to be a revenue generator? We want to pick your brain! Feel free to include the URL to your website. We'd like to see your site and hear how it's doing.