|Wizard: A wizard that will take
you from start to finish in the development of a fully
operational Web storefront.
Templates: Choice of templates.
Import data: Ability to import
catalog data is crucial because you don't want to waste
Payment options: Multiple ways to
accept payment. VISA/MC and PayPal. The ability to
process credit cards directly.
Shipping: Automated and accurate
shipping modules that tie in with the major shipping
companies, such as USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL.
Marketing: Look for a provider
that lets you build and use a mailing list. The ability
to run promotions, such as gift certificates and
coupons, and an affiliate program can also be important.
Anything that will increase your exposure.
Tech support: Is support available
when you need it? You can't underestimate the
value of picking up a phone and straightening out a
Web Store Providers:
Yahoo! Merchant Starter
This makes it easy to build and manage your Web store.
And SiteBuilder 2.1 software is simple to use yet
Setup, $50; $39.95 a month
ProStores offers Web-site hosting with 5GB storage
space, up to 50 e-mail boxes, and toll-free 24/7 tech
$29.95 per month