Making the decision to sell your products or services online is more complex than it might appear. There are many moving parts to online success. Any “web marketing for novices” type of book can provide the basics: selecting and registering an appropriate domain name (your internet address), what to look for in web hosting, putting together a credible website, and then…the phone rings with the first order, right? Continue reading
Are you considering adding ecommerce to your sales methods? It can be a huge boost for your business, as you will suddenly be able to reach out to potential customers anywhere in the world. You are no longer limited to your neighborhood or city. It is easy to see the benefits of a web presence for selling your products or services.
But ecommerce opens up a whole new set of issues, and it needs careful planning. An online shop requires some things that your retail outlet does not. Continue reading
Ask any number of accountants and they will tell you that the most complex part of any small business record-keeping is inventory. There are frequently thousands of different physical parts that must be reflected accurately in your books. Continue reading
Proper inventory management is an essential part of running a business. Although it is important, it should not require a substantial amount of your time that would be better spent focusing on other areas of your business. Fishbowl Inventory Software allows you to streamline this process and free up your time for other important activities.
Fishbowl Inventory Software integrates with QuickBooks (or can be used as a standalone program) and provides countless features. Here are just five of them: Continue reading
The newest maintenance release of Fishbowl, version 2011.7 was released earlier this month. It has fixed approximately 130 open issues. The most notable feature improvements are below:
• The communication between Fishbowl and QuickBooks is faster and more efficient
• Uploaded Reports replaces files rather than creating additional files report (2), report (3),….
• Compatible with QuickBooks versions 2009 and newer as QuickBooks is discontinuing support of 2008 QB.
• Updated to iReport version 4.0.2.
• Added the PO global address search back into the purchase order module.
• Improved the speed of issuing / unissuing a sales order with MO’s attached.
To view more about the latest release please click here
The next maintenance release is scheduled for August 2011.
Inventory management can be the most complex element of your day-to-day accounting activities. QuickBooks provides some product- and service-tracking tools and reports, but if your inventory management needs are too complex for QuickBooks, you should explore the possibility of adding Fishbowl Inventory to your inventory arsenal.
Fishbowl Inventory integrates seamlessly with QuickBooks and provides an extraordinarily robust set of capabilities. Version 2011 features a brand new interface and numerous other new tools, like cycle-counting, report customization and wireless handheld support. Continue reading
How do you go about choosing the right product in a multitude of choices? That is the challenge facing ecommerce software buyers. In a world that is ever-changing, ecommerce systems have had to adapt. Some of these new technology applications include the use of social media, search engine marketing, and the ability to self-upgrade online.
When looking for the right system, you need to establish criteria that address the software’s major attributes, such as the feature set, ease of setup, ease of use, fraud protection, and support. Selecting the right ecommerce package will, in essence, determine your productivity and how fast you can start making money. Continue reading
Is your company still using a “sneakernet?” Are your employees wearing out shoe soles walking files around the office? Then you may be a good candidate for a network. This could be as simple as a Wi-fi system or as complex as a local area network (LAN). Continue reading
Ecommerce is an increasingly important component of any business. Forrester Research predicts that U.S. online retail sales will climb 10 percent year-over-year to hit $250 billion by the year 2014. Consumers are flocking to retailers with sites that provide secure and painless 24-hour shopping experiences. Businesses without sensible electronic platforms that market, take orders, and receive payments will likely suffer compared to retailers with robust platforms. Continue reading
In today’s world of software integration, there are many applications that can be used by small businesses for little or no money. Here are three that you can implement quickly.
Google Apps – email, calendars, simple webpages, and the sharing of documents among your staff members. Continue reading