Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Want to open an eStore affordably? There is a new option available...

ProStores 1 Month Free Trial

Ebay has opened ProStores.com. I actually learned about them through CJ. I went to their site and reviewed everything. One thing I have discovered is that when you use companies with a solid economic foundation you tend to get more reliability and more options than other companies are able to offer. ProStores.com offers an interactive tour that details all their features.

I like ProStores because obtaining a shopping cart that is optimizable is CRUCIAL for any ecommerce business! ProStores.com has an SEO manager that is easy to use and it was created for optimum performance.

ProStores offers:

  • A 30% discount off the ProStores monthly subscription price following the free trial for eBay Stores sellers.
  • A one month free trial for anyone.
  • PayPal is intregrated into the site (this is great- I have some clients that have large businesses that way to pay me via PayPal- nice feature)
  • Web Site Hosting and Set-Up Tools- step-by-step design wizard- no HTML knowledge needed. You can use templates or create your own through Dreamweaver or use their design services.
  • Merchandising and Marketing Tools
  • Payment and Order Management Tools
  • Inventory Management and Reporting
  • Very easy to upload products and create subcategories.
  • Cross Promote & Featured Products
  • Marketing tools submit your listings to Froogle, Yahoo Shopping, Shopping.com, Shopzilla
  • Search Engine Optimization Manager- Makes optimizing EASY for you!
  • Ebay Integration
  • Email Marketing
  • Promotions Tools- Free Shipping, Discounts.
  • Easy-to-use shopping cart
  • Multiple Payment Options, Payment Gateways and Secure Checkout
  • Real-Time Shipping Service Integration
  • Order manager- pending orders, completed orders, orders shipping, credits, order history etc.
  • Automatically notifies you when you are low on inventory and easy to hide a product when you run out.
  • Real-time reports on sales that are also customizable.
  • Performance Analysis
  • 24/7 Support and Interactive Resources.

As you can see ProStores.com has all the features you need to have a successful online store, but most importantly it is easy to optimize. You do not have to be a pro to optimize your product pages with their SEO manager.


I know how much it can cost for an optimized shopping cart. I have written numerous articles on why ecommerce businesses need them and the negatives of not having one. Now, it is affordable for everyone- large and small businesses. It is a great idea and a potential money maker for you.

Melissa Fach- Sarasota SEO Copywriter

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