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New E-commerce Web Service Makes It Easy for Small Businesses to Move to the Web

For small business owners, moving to e-commerce brings complexity and confusion. There is a steep learning curve, and e-commerce technology can be intimidating for the beginner. Not with FastCommerce.com: by simply signing up, the small business entrepreneur automatically generates a professional web-store. And the service is entirely free for the first fifty products.

San Mateo, California (PRWEB) November 9, 2007 -- The demand for small business e-commerce technology is rapidly increasing as small business owners move to the web to capture more business. With on-line sales growing at a tremendous pace, small business entrepreneurs need to adopt successful technologies that will enable them to quickly set up and operate an on-line e-commerce store. But this first step brings with it the challenge of finding the right solution. A new and growing e-commerce platform, FastCommerce.com, has been designed to automate these first steps into e-commerce.

Small business owners also run the risk of spending money on the wrong solution. Misspent funds can quickly add up to sizable sums before a business's website goes live. However, FastCommerce.com is a free e-commerce service. Full access to the service is free up to the first fifty products. It is free to start and free to use, making it even easier to get started with on-line sales.

The FastCommerce.com e-commerce web service has been designed to get small business owners up quickly with an on-line store to begin selling right away. A simple one-step registration automatically generates a complete and professional web-store. Users also gain access to their own web-based e-commerce management module or dashboard to process orders, manage accounts and select pre-set payment options such as PayPal, with Google check-out coming soon.

By signing up with the FastCommerce e-commerce service, small business owners have everything they need to run a complete on-line business. They simply enter their zip code, shipping rates for UPS and FedEx are automatically calculated in the shopping cart. Enter an email address and an email auto-responder for the customer order confirmation is automatically activated. Customers can create a product, go to their store front, add to cart: they can then register, complete the purchase, and go to their email box: a professionally formatted order confirmation email will be there waiting for them.

There are dozens of easy automation features built into the FastCommerce.com e-commerce application. For example, there a dozen reports, including a quick-link feature that gives a real time view of 10 top selling products and 10 most popular products by page views. The FastCommerce.com applications have been designed to be easy to use, with a very short learning curve. As Charles Han, CEO of FastCommerce.com states, "Our goal was to build a compelling small business e-commerce application, and then give it away. We have a lot of experience building web-based small-business applications, but here the aim was to simplify and automate the process. No one goes to YouTube.com looking for a set of instructions on how to use it."

FastCommerce.com is the latest in Web 2.0 web-services that are web-based, easy to use and low cost. By simply signing up small business owners have access to low cost e-commerce applications that are also feature-rich and well designed. 

The feedback to the service, both the product and the small business pricing, has been tremendous. Additional features in the near-term will include a set of templates designed to give customers complete control over the branding of their website. FastCommerce.com is dedicated to building state of the art small business applications at small business prices.

About Fastcommerce:
Fastcommerce.com provides business management software to small businesses, delivered on demand as a service via the web on a free or paid monthly subscription basis. We provide small businesses with a complete fully integrated package that run their entire operations, from inventory control, sales, marketing, support, on-line catalog, e-commerce, back-end order processing and built-in UPS and FedEx shipping tools. 

The only requirement to use our software is an Internet connection. Unlike a traditional software company, our small business customers do not need to buy and maintain expensive software and hardware.

About Fastcommerce

Fastcommerce.com provides business management software to small businesses, delivered on demand as a service via the web on a free or paid monthly subscription basis. We provide small businesses with a complete fully integrated package that run their entire operations, from inventory control, sales, marketing, support, online catalog, e-commerce, backend order processing and built-in UPS and Fedex shipping tools.

The only requirement to use our software is an internet connection. Unlike a traditional software company, our small business customers do not need to buy and maintain expensive software and hardware.

Contact

Gregory Peterson
FastCommerce.com
+1.888.598.2211
greggp@fastcommerce.com