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The 5 Different Types of E-Commerce Solutions

Submitted by Spencer Yao on

Looking to start an e-commerce site? Or just trying to accept credit cards on yout existing website? Below is a summary of the 5 different types of solutions in the e-commerce market ranging from paid listing services all the way to outsourced ecommerce. This article was updated on 4/26/2013.

Paid Listings

Paid listings are not really an e-commerce solution per se, but do allow individuals/businesses the ability to sell goods via a marketplace such as Ebay, Amazon, or comparison shopping engines. Ebay and Amazon offer merchants paid listings in return for fees and a percentage of the transaction which tends to be a 10%- 20% commission or referral fee. Shopping engines charge a pay per click model as advertising fees.

For more sophisticated sellers, paid listings is just another sales channel and not an ecommerce solution but need to be addressed. Most full service e-commerce platforms will allow you to feed your products into these marketplaces.

Summary - Not really an e-commerce solution, but important enough to mention.



An Exclusive Coupon and Offer from Yahoo Small Business

Submitted by sbd on

Today, we received an exclusive offer from Yahoo Small Business, for 50% off Yahoo Web Hosting. The coupon is for 50% off Yahoo Web Hosting for the first 3 months - this is as low at $1.75 per month. It's cheaper to buy this hosting plan (and get the domain for free) for 3 months ($5.25 total) than to register a domain name at places like Godaddy or 1and1.

We will be the only site to offer this coupon until May 31, 2013, and you can access the coupons below:

http://smallbusiness-domain.com/coupons/yahoo



Get a Domain Name for less than a Buck!

Submitted by sbd on

Register.com and Network Solutions are really vying for your business when it comes to registering a new domain name. Yahoo has always had one of the best prices with their $1.99 domain deal but Register.com and Network Solutions are upping the ante. First they were both offering $1.50 domain names but they've gone even further and are now offering a domain name for less than one dollar. Just 99 pennies to be exact.

Along with the $0.99 cent deal for a domain name (which includes .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, .US, and .INFO domains), both companies are allowing you to purchase up to 3 domain names. They're making it easy to carve out a little personal slice online for less than a Subway $5 footlong!

If you're interested in checking out the offers see our links below:

Limited Time Only 99 Cent Domains from Network Solutions

Limited Time Only 99 Cent Domains from Register.com



Incredible Register.com $1.50 Domain Name Deal!

Submitted by sbd on

If you're looking to finally register that domain name you've always been thinking about or are looking to build up your domain portfolio, now is a great time. Register.com is currently running a $1.50 Domain Name special. For only $1.50 you can register a .COM, .NET, .ORG, .BIZ, .INFO, or .US domain name for an entire year! Even better, you can register up to three domain names at this incredible price with Register.com.

For less than the cost of your morning coffee you can register your very own space on the Internet! Click the image below to take advantage of this amazing offer from Register.com!



.COM vs .NET vs .ORG - .COM is still the King

Submitted by sbd on

When registering a new domain and trying to find an available name, people often wonder if the domain name extension really matters. Oftentimes, the domain name you want will be unavailable as a .Com but will be available as a .Info or .Biz. Let's look at two factors, popularity and potential value, to see if the extension is still important.

Just how popular is the .com extension? Look at the chart below based on data from Whois.sc.

Domain Pie Chart

The answer is that .Com extension still dominates - 75% of all domains are .Com followed far behind by .Net and .Org, at 10% and 7% respectively. These three domain extensions account for 92% of all domains registered. This suggests that people strongly prefer the .Com extension even when the name they want is available in another extension like .Biz or .Info.

Is it worth it to have a .Com versus the other extensions? To speak to that question, we took 5 random premium domain names and compared their values across the three most common extensions. We used Valuate.com to estimate their values and the results are below:

Estimated Value from Valuate.com by extension ($000s)**
Domain Name .COM .NET .ORG
dog 1,120 89 97
cat 1,030 73 86
texas 949 15 35
movies 2,050 87 30
purple 353 17 14
Average 1,100 56 52


Multiples
Dotcom/Dotnet 19.6
Dotcom/Dotorg 21.0
Dotnet/Dotorg 1.1


As you can see, on average the .Com domains listed above are approximately 20 times more valuable than their .Net or .Org counterparts. This is consistent with the most expensive domain ever sold: Sex.com (sold for $10 million) versus the sale price of Sex.net at $454,000 ,which is a multiple of about 22 times. .Net and .Org seem to be equally about valuable.

In summary, .Com seems be king of the domain name extensions. Like in real estate, location is one of the most important factors, and .Com is prime real estate.

If you need to register a new domain name, we have the following coupons: Network Solutions $1.50 Domain Coupon, Yahoo Domain Coupon for $1.99, GoDaddy Domain Coupon for $2.95. .

* Source - http://www.whois.sc/internet-statistics/ as of 3/18/2013



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