Last-Minute E-Stores in Time for Holidays

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With only 40 e-shopping days left until Christmas, many potential online retailers feel that it is too late to get their products online in time to cash in on the most profitable shopping season of the year. However, with the right technology partner, it's not too late.

With only 40 e-shopping days left until Christmas, many potential online retailers feel that it is too late to get their products online in time to cash in on the most profitable shopping season of the year. However, with the right technology partner, it's not too late.

Online sales growth is predicted to grow to $13.2 billion this year, which is a 20 percent increase over holiday shopping in 2003, according to a Forrester Research study.

Studies also show that many shoppers wait until the last minute. A report by VISA showed that there were over $2 billion in sales between Dec. 25 and 28 alone in 2003.

“Consumers are not the only ones to procrastinate,” observes Julie Tang, a project manager for New York web development agency making ideas work! “Business owners who plan on selling their products online tend to wait until it is too late, and end up putting it off until the next season. But then you turn around and in a blink of an eye you’re right back where you started.”

For the first time, making ideas work! is offering hopeful web retailers an opportunity to get their products online in time for the holidays, sometimes within a matter of days. “The days of spending 6 months and 6 figures to get your store online are over.”

“While prices vary according to our clients’ needs, it is entirely possible to get a simple online store in time for Christmas, with full credit card processing capabilities, for under $3000. Even the most elegant solutions are not much more, and even include marketing campaigns to help bring in customers quickly.”

Those on a budget can find quick solutions with Yahoo! Merchant Solutions and other out-of-the-box ecommerce products. But even these methods can be daunting to typically non-web-savvy business owners, especially when it comes to using more advanced features. And when it comes to having a business up and running in time for the holiday shoppers, it can make a difference to have help from an experienced web shop.

making ideas work! specializes in implementing e-commerce solutions using Yahoo! Store. They have created e-commerce sites for over a dozen companies, and are listed on Yahoo's reference guide as a preferred Yahoo! Store developer.

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Julie Tang

making ideas work!

Tel: 1.212.924.2727

Fax: 1.212.924.6777

jtang@makingideaswork.com

http://www.makingideaswork.com

Located in New York City since 1998, making ideas work! is a provider of innovative website creation services, specializing in e-commerce and intranet development. For more information visit their website at http://www.makingideaswork.com.

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