Clicks Versus Bricks
With Merchant Solutions, you have the ability to sell hard goods (physical products you need to ship) or soft goods (downloadable products such as software, photos (JPGs), PDFs, or ebooks). If you are planning on selling a combination of hard goods and soft goods or only soft goods, you may want to be aware of a few potential issues.
Since fulfillment of soft goods happen immediately, store owners may not be able to prevent fraud orders. For downloadable products, a link to the product is presented immediately on the confirmation page at the end of the customer order process. This is unlike hard goods, where store
Another issue that will arise if you are thinking of selling a combination of hard goods and soft goods is the confusion of shipping options. In the Shipping Manager, you can set up multiple shipping options such as express, priority, downloadable, ground, and/or air. But what happens if a customer orders a soft good and a hard good in the same order? Or if they only order a soft good? The Shipping Manager isn't smart enough to not display the other shipping options when someone orders a soft good. This can cause confusion when a customer is presented with all those options during the checkout process. They might even select the wrong shipping option and
Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Yahoo! Store
Like anything in business, there are both advantages and disadvantages to choices you make. The trick is to choose a solution that is more advantage than
The list below outlines some of the advantages of using the Yahoo! store. Yahoo! Merchant Solutions is a complete eCommerce solution that will help you build, manage, and market your store.
Beware of some of the limitations when using the Yahoo! store. Having knowledge of some of the disadvantages will help you develop workarounds when building and managing your store. The following is a list of some of the disadvantages of using the Yahoo! store.
Now that you are familiar with all the options you have for building your online store with Yahoo! Merchant Solutions, go to http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/merchant/ and sign up for an account (see Figure 8.6). The
Figure 8.6. Yahoo! Merchant Solutions provide an easytouse sign up form and domain name search.
How to Sell Anything on Yahoo!...And Make a Fortune!: Build and Run a Successful Online Business with Yahoo!u00ae Shopping
Starting a Yahoo! Business For Dummies
Yahoo! SiteBuilder For Dummies (For Dummies (Computers))
Build Your Own Online Store In Yahoo: Start Your Own e Commerce Business and Build Your Online Store Using The Resources Of One Of The Most Powerful Search Engines In The Internet