E-commerce Explained

E-Commerce is way of doing business transactions electronically.  The word electronically in this context means that in E-Commerce business transactions gets completed via electronic medium. This electronic medium mostly uses computers on Internet. The transaction may also be done through a mobile device, smartphone, iPad, Kindle, Android Tablet then it is mobile commerce. Mobile commerce is a subset of E-Commerce.

Several simple example of E-Commerce includes:
An individual purchases a book on Internet
An individual withdraws funds from ATM
A retailer orders merchandise using an EDI network or suppliers extranet
An individual or business calls a toll free number and orders the requirements using the seller’s interactive telephone system.
A manager orders office supplies for his office using Internet on a commercial website set-up for the seller.
An individual reserves a travel ticket or a room in a hotel using the Internet by surfing the related website using a few clicks of mouse.

A Complex examples could be:
A student visits the website of a bookstore on Internet and makes inquiries about the availability of an out of stock book. The bookstore employee receives the the enquiry and sources a digital copy of the book and responds to the enquiry with the  option and costs. The student agrees and uses a payment processor to pay for download and the book store employee gives the student a key to download the digital book. The bookstore employee harvests the students contact details and areas of interest and adds to a database which will email customers when books of possible interest arrive in the store or are put on sale.

E-Commerce transactions are great for small business as well as large because payment is made before goods are made available for digital download. The only things you should be aware of is:

a) Ensuring that your payment processor links are set-up properly

b) Ensuring that your server for the sales page and downloads is not going to crash because of  bandwidth or data transfer issues with your hosting company, or limitations in your own server set-up.

c) Ensuring that money back guarantee’s are honoured in a timely and friendly manner.

Remember, when you enter the world of digital downloads and E-Commerce that you expose yourself to the wiles of hackers and internet criminals. Ensure you have updated, anti-virus and malware plus I recommend the Avast Internet Security Suite, they have a free program if you want to check it out here http://www.avast.com/index, but any of the numerous anti-virus programs out there will provide you with protection, if you keep it up to date.  This precaution will help protect your financial information from others, who have no right to it. You can play your part as well by changing your passwords to critical accounts and sites.

To facilitate E-Commerce requires you to possess  an attitude that is open to change, innovation etc. Security of information is good if you take the precautions mentioned above and the quality of the product can usually be ascertained by going to forums that discuss the product or products of that type.


Rocket Piano Review

Rocket Piano is both a piano lesson software and an online product. Previously, it was only available in software form but at a great savings you can now download everything they have to offer from their website.

Rock Star Recipes is the team that brings you this product, but Ruth Searle is the team leader providing video instructions and weekly newsletters. Although a classically trained pianist, she has extensive experience in multiple genres that include Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Gospel. Her composition expertise is manifest through her creative work on the Rocket Piano program. Ruth states on her website that ‘you can discover an amazing, new piano learning method that will teach you how to play virtually any piano song you hear, with the timing, rhythm and magic of a professional’.

Rocket Piano’s easy to use program is quite versatile, and includes a number of great supplementary features, helping them standout from alternative choices, and making it a very credible budget option.

Lesson Coverage:
Not sure if Rocket Piano is for you? Try six free beginner lessons available when you sign up on their website. These are surprisingly comprehensive in nature and cover posture, hand position, notation, and more.

Once you purchase the product you download eBooks, Audio files, Video lessons, and bonus software from the website. Download them all at once or download as you learn each lesson. There are seven eBooks covering beginning through advanced, fingering, Jazz, Gospel, and advanced techniques for the piano. Easy to follow instructions and tips are given with each lesson plus the sheet music. You can read these from a computer screen or even better, print them off and take to your keyboard.

Rocket Piano is always on the go, sending out free weekly newsletters covering various musical topics. A recent newsletter discussed how to play with a band or another musician, a tricky rhythm feat at best. Currently, Ruth Searle is developing two new eBooks that will cover playing-by-ear and an updated theory book that complements the concepts already discussed in the lessons. Audio tracks and Video lessons are a key component to the quality lessons produced by Rocket Piano.

Practice Tools:
It is hard to beat the amazing price of the digital Rocket Piano, so it is surprising to find that you get games and a metronome as bonuses with your purchase. Jayde Musica Pro is a notation game and Chordinator is a speed test game concentrating on chords. Each eBook has a progress tracking page where you can note the skill you’ve learned plus the date it was accomplished.

Ease of Use:
Rocket Piano is an easy product to use. The downloads are quick and easy to implement partially due to the fact you’re not trying to download everything at once, just the lessons, media, and bonus features as you need them. Video lessons are available by streaming, or you can download them to your computer to view in a larger window. The quality of the audio tracks and video lessons are clear and concise, making viewing easy on the eyes. If you prefer hard copies – printed books, CDs, and DVDs – you may purchase these as well, but the price jumps significantly for this option.

A FAQs section should answer most questions pertaining to product use, downloading, and web access but if it doesn’t, the answer is just an email away. And response time is quick, a plus when you have an irritating problem while trying to use a product.

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