Purchasers of E-Commerce Businesses
I recently visited 'The 25 Best E-Commerce Sites' site in an effort to get a better understanding of how some of these eCommerce websites were published to the internet market place, what kind of web hosting was employed as well as to get a look at an example of how my site should look. I recently made a purchase of an online (eCommerce) store from a very 'popular offline advertiser of online businesses'. I have no interest in personally researching the sites used in this review but I did want to get a look at them, and I did. In addition, it seemed to me that TIME Digital’s Bill Syken did a pretty thorough job researching sites used in the review and equally acceptable illustration was done by John Pirman for TIME Digital.
Prior to visiting this E-Commerce site, I had the opportunity to visit another kind of review site. Reviewopedia, founded and operated by Steven Albright, provides an an outlet for visitors to post comments and opinions about online businesses and money-making programs they paid money for, including our 'popular offline advertiser of online (eCommerce) businesses'. There were 14 sites/businesses reviewed and rated at the time of my visit with a combined 1,329 comments and opinions posted about them. The higher rating a business received the less comments were posted about that business.
I was most interested in seeing a review of the company from which I purchased as it compared to the total number of sites, 39, that were rated between the two review sites, and I got a healthy dose of opinions from others who made purchases from that same 'popular offline advertiser of online (eCommerce) businesses'.
Most of the comments were very negative because, with a star rating system employed by Reviewopedia, where 1 star equates to poor (scam is mentioned often) and 5 stars equates to excellent or legitimate online business, the average rating attributed to the 'popular offline advertiser of online (eCommerce) businesses' from which I purchased my online business was a 1.5 star rating and there were 243 comments about that company, second highest of all the companies reviewed and rated.
The fact that only 7% of participants posted high reviews of their merchant sites/businesses and were satisfied with having spent their money for the products/services sold by those sites/businesses and approximately 2% neutral (2.5 stars), indicates that 91% of the participants were dissatisfied and harbored very low opinions of the sites/companies where they spent money to purchase products/services or online businesses. They were unhappy, and many wanted refunds, although getting a refund may be a rather difficult undertaking after the 30 day grace period that was allowed for a refund.
My objective here is not to criticize the company from which I purchased my online business because when I made the ad-response phone call, provided my credit card information and authorized the information be shipped to me, there was one indisputable fact that, in a court of law or arbitration hearing, would weigh very heavily in the favor of the 'popular offline advertiser of online (eCommerce) businesses', and that fact has not changed: All the actions I took after hearing the ad were my own. Period. So, either I admit that or the alternative admission would have to be that I was a complete moron who allowed someone to talk me into buying something I did not want; especially since I had 30 days during which to return the product. I prefer the former admission and I’m sticking with it. Of course, that doesn’t mean I haven’t done dumb things in the past, and won’t in the future. Quite the contrary is more factual.
Part of my education was learning how to build a decent looking website. That’s finished. It’s decent, not spectacular, but spectacular was not my first objective. The second lesson was to purchase a domain that reflected the type of business I chose to do, so that the I put up required a domain name more relevant to that site because the first domain did not even come close. The third lesson related to the methods of advertising and promoting my online business in order to drive traffic to the site and maybe make a positive enough impression on visitors for them to want purchase product(s)from me. This part of my internet education is an ongoing process; it’s a part of business that does not end until the business closes its doors permanently or is sold or transferred to another party, in which case it ceases to be your responsibility.
Free hosting and no ads. One of Time's 50 best websites of the year. I started this article by speaking about a review site I visited for the purpose of sizing up eCommerce sites and perhaps getting some ideas on how to modify my own site and make it more appealing to visitors. That was one reason, but another reason related to the choice of web hosts and whether or not there were web hosting companies that specialized in eCommerce websites and were therefore specifically chosen for that particular niche.
It is evident that when one purchases an online store, that purchase comes as a package inclusive of everything needed to get the site up and running ,which is reasonable I suppose, but it is also very restrictive as far as domain name, registration, hosting, email and site modifications until you learn your way around, which is the more reason to, at least, obtain some type of training in internet marketing and learn how to run your internet business. I got my answers and I hope to reach some of my fellow purchasers of online stores from that 'popular offline advertiser of online (eCommerce) businesses' because I have some information for them.
I have some news for all you wealth seekers who bought an online store and are now dissatisfied, disappointed, and even angry: Ispeedway is not set up to make any of us rich! They’re set up to sell online stores. Period! It’s obvious that they have done their jobs, so the getting wealthy part is up to us whether we like it or not. I am not boasting or patting myself on the back, but I have been able to put the parts for my site together, get it up and running, change the domain name, get a special toll free telephone number. The toll-free number has now been changed, but I'm continuing to promote the business in order to drive traffic to it because I made the additional investment of $39.00 a month worth of education, which is not binding, so I can drop out at anytime I feel I’ve had enough.
I have learned more in 5 weeks with Wealthy Affiliate than I’ve learned over a two year period with a combined six different so-called internet teachers and professors. If you already made the monetary investment of $350 to $6,000 to buy the business, there are two additional steps you should take. One is education, the other is time; both crucial to the success of any business, including yours. The time you should have; and if you don't, find a way to create some after your regular work day. It's that important if you're serious. The education is available at Just click one of the links to learn more. Make it work, and good luck!.