Posted by | dgaddy | on | April 4, 2011 | Comments Off
About the Author David Gadd is CEO of ICO3 Ltd. He is a leading expert on E Commerce conversion rates and how to grow an E Commerce business. David Gadd
ICO3 has a business plan to take on 50 E Commerce partners in the next four years – thats one a month. We are plannig to recruit from each sector and pick the best possible entrepreneurs and store from each sector. This sort of vision requires a great deal of planning. If you were to become a partner of ICO3 – or even if you are just planning your own online busines, here are some of the things you will need to think about:
24 MONTH BUSINESS PLAN: If you have a business plan for the online sales it is useful for us to see it. If you don’t have one we can discuss an outline business plan showing key dates such as expected or needed revenue streams, break even point and other things.
PRODUCT ITEMS: We need any CDS, PHOTOS, PICTURES, BROCHURES, WEBSITE LINKS you might have for any of the products you intend to sell – The more the better.
SECURITY INFORMATION: Any user names and passwords you might have – or information about where we might be able to get them from. At the very least we will need your Ebay and PayPal user name and passwords (Ebay to start listing; Paypal to start integration with the website). With Ebay we normally also need to resolve further security checks to confirm our identity.
RELEVANT CONTACTS: Names of people you might need for us to talk to. A brief organogram of the business so we can see who is who in terms of who will be involved in the project.