December 20, 2001
Newsletter - US Customers
Season's Greetings and
Best Wishes for the New Year
Dear Valued 5click Clients,
5click SME commerce is pleased to announce the latest
version of our commerce engine. Many of you have moved to the latest version
of our software but some are still in need of this upgrade. You will find our
latest version much easier to use for both your customers and your site administrator
. If you are interested, please contact us
for further information.
This newsletter will
consist of Industry News Articles and some tips that will help you optimize
the functionality of our software. There is also a feature site for you to
review who is currently using the latest version of 5click SME commerce.
retailers off to a better-than-expected start for holiday
Based on early
sales reports, the holiday shopping season appeared to be off to a better-than-expected
start for online retailers - pushing shares of key Internet stocks higher
in trading Monday. (source: yahoo.ca)
Your First Year
E-Commerce: It's Only a Success
Nothing can quite prepare you for the rigors
of entrepreneurship, but, done right, that first year in business can be your
most exciting ever. Here's how to stay ahead of the game.(source:entrepreneur.com)
In compiling this year's Interactive 500, we found that
revenue for the top 500 e-commerce companies doubled from roughly $180 billion
last year to more than $370 billion this year. (source:interactiveweek.com)
For those with sophisticated
support needs, or regular ongoing support issues, one of our support packages
can significantly reduce support costs.
We offer three support packages:
Platinum, Gold, and Silver.
Platinum - $225/month
includes 5 hours of support per month
Gold - $110/month
includes 2 hours of support per month
Silver - $65/month
includes 1 hour of support per month
* 10% discount if paid
12 months in advance, no refunds
OnLine® Tools make it possible to add state-of-the-art shipping and
logistics capabilities to your e-commerce Web site or enterprise applications.
This powerful UPS OnLine®Tool identifies all the available UPS domestic
and international services and displays shipping rates based on a package's
specifications. 5click has
integrated the UPS Rates & Service Tools to empower online shoppers to compare, price and select the shipping services
that best fit their needs and budgets.
SME commerce Sucess Story:
in a very round-about way, and this is their story . "A
friend asked me if I would pick him up a pair of Mickey Mouse cufflinks
when I was next at Disneyland. He'd lost the pair he bought
on vacation, and when he called Disneyland to order a replacement, they told
him they didn't take phone orders. After
I did that for him, he told a friend that he knew someone who could get them
Disneyland items, and the whole thing just took off from there. It was when I got an e-mail
from a total stranger in Australia, asking for two dozen Minnie Mouse headbands,
that I realized that there was a viable business here. I also knew that MouseShoppe
would need to be an online business in order to reach our target market. I
started researching shopping cart and hosting options, and quickly discovered
that I was totally out of my league. My computer skills extend only so far
as turning my computer on and off, so I realized I would need to look for
a more comprehensive package - building and hosting a store on my own server
wasn't an option."
"I ran across the 5click hosting package on a web magazine, and
wrote to get more information. We had the store up and running a few weeks
later. A year later, we have far exceeded our sales expectations. We have moved
out of the house and into an office building, and we are hiring our first
employee to assist with the holiday rush. Not bad for a company that started
almost as a joke!"
May your holiday season
be filled with joy and laughter.
Also, we wish you a prosperous and
Happy New Year.
Best Wishes from everyone
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