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.


Can I Enjoy the World of Warcraft?

World of Warcraft, known widely as WoW, is the fourth Warcraft game in a series called Warcraft Universe that debuted with Warcraft Orcs & Humans in 1994 and continued with Warcraft II and Warcraft III in 1995 and 2002 respectively. First produced in 2004 World of Warcraft benefited from technological advances in gaming and the internet to move from the real time strategy genre to become a multi level, multi character, multi-player online role-playing game(MMORPG). World of Warcraft builds on the previous three games in terms of geographical setting, the warring parties, the Alliance and the Horde and also the codex of lore, which although evolving, underpins the way in which their universe works. Activision subsidiary, Blizzard Entertainment the producers and developers of WOW require a subscription to be paid for playing the game and you also need your own CD key, obtainable only by purchasing a legal copy, before you can play on the internet. In return they have produced three add-ons or expansions to the original game. The burning Crusade in 2007, Wrath of the Lich King in 2008 and Cataclysm released in 2010. A yet unnamed 4th expansion was announced at the end of 2010.

Costly and tightly regulated as this game may be, it’s a massive virtual world has attracted 11.1 million subscribers, making it the worlds most popular (MMORPG) game.

The intricacy and depth of the game is a two edged sword attracting many, but causing many to stand back and wait for fear of getting lost, and this has spawned a number of World of Warcraft guides.


Dave Farrell (Dugi), from the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand, is a world renowned expert in World of Warcraft (WOW). He is the author and developer of Dugi Guides- World of Warcraft Guide. Dugi has over 9000 hours playing time to his credit, and has reached the highest levels of the game. Also he is still playing so you get the benefits of updates as he progresses. This practical experience is what separates him from the crowd of WOW “experts” He will not only tell you what should happen, but what actually can on your way to completing the game. Dave takes a game that is seven years in development and breaks it down so that you have a step by step guide about what will happen if you have this class of being in this situation.

What I liked about the Guides is that you don’t have to stop your game and refer to a manual. The guide is right there in the corner of your gaming screen, ready to be used.

Better still, when you do need to know something, the guide knows who your character is, what it is doing and what level it is at, so you are never far from the information you need. The guide includes detailed information about different aspects of the game like leveling, professions, PVP, making gold, etc.


The setup process is easy and configures itself depending on your current character. You’ll learn exactly where to go, who to talk with and what to do. The guide keeps a marker on your map and shows a directional arrow on your screen after you accept a quest. The marker and arrow will lead you to the next step in the quest.


The Ultimate WoW Guide has just about every aspect of World of Warcraft explained in detail. There’s a mountain of information contained in this guide that is not available elsewhere. The information  applies to everyone from novicde to veteran. If you are into playing this game let Dugi enhance your experience.

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