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The hardest part of starting and opening your online store is building the storefront and adding your entire or initial line of products.

And in the beginning, this is where most of your time and efforts will be spent, (adding product images and product information). However, once your internet storefront is up and running and virtually stocked as well, then maintaining your store becomes nothing more than a matter of routine checks and adding new products when new products come out on the market.

One of the best ways to stay on top of the market is to visit the manufacturers’ website and your competitors’ websites weekly. It’s important to take some time each and every week to visit your top competitors in your niche market just to see what products they’re selling.
And you’ll be on their website looking for new products, the latest tends, and new ideas for your business as well. You may also want to visit the manufactures website to see if new products are on the market or are coming out soon. The manufacturers’ website is also the best place to get the latest news on the market and on the products as well.

If there are new products on the market that you were not aware of then go to your distributors’ website and check for pricing and availability on those particular products. And then add those products to your website to create new product pages in order to start getting orders for those products right away. You can also add those new products to your main page on your storefront where popular, top selling and new products should be displayed.

If new products are on the way, then you can check with distributors for pricing and ETA, (estimated time of arrival) for those products. Then you can start building web pages for those new products in order to start taking pre-orders even before they arrive. (This is especially important with electronics and computer products as well.) And in order to create pre-sale orders you can add that product image and a short description on your main page along with the headline, “Pre-order now”.

You’d be surprised to see how many people pre-order products such as books, electronics and computer products even before they hit the market as everyone wants to make sure they have one too.

Updating website content

When it comes to updating and adding new website content pertaining to your niche product market, all you have to do is re-visit your content resources weekly just to see what’s new.

Content resources can include review websites, article directories, industry websites, manufacturer websites and more.

It’s important and essential to keep product information, comparison charts and product reviews updated on a regular bases, especially as new products hit the market. And doing so will help keep your website visitors coming back to your website even after they buy the product.

Furthermore, updating your content on a regular bases is one of the best ways to create new targeted traffic weekly. And more traffic means more sales.

More tips for maintaining your website

It’s important to ensure that your website files are backed up frequently. And many times, it’s not enough to rely on your web host provider to do it for you as such backups are not frequent enough. Therefore, to be safe, it’s best to keep a copy of your website on your own computer at all times and backed-up (saved) on a regular bases

Check links:
Both internal and external links should be checked on a regular bases as well. This is especially important when you have outgoing links linking to other websites since many times, the URL on the destination website might change or may have been deleted. Internal links must also be check to make sure that product links are linked to your shopping cart correctly. Link checking is just a matter of clicking and can be done within a short period of time.

Check images:
Take the time to visit each page to make sure that all of your images are in their proper place. And if any of your images are linked to other pages on your site, then make sure all links are working correctly by clicking on the image to make sure it takes you to the proper page and not an error message page.

View your store in multiple browsers: Since browsers change and are updated all the time, then it’s important to check and make sure that your website works correctly in old and new browsers such as Internet Explorer (old and current versions) , FireFox, Safari and others as well. Testing your website in multiple browsers from time to time allows you to make sure that everyone is able to view your website correctly.

Check your content:
Many times, just running an automatic spell check is simply not enough. And if you’re writing your own content then it’s important to check and proofread your material to make sure that you haven’t misspelled any words, used the wrong words, (i.e. your, you’re) or left out the proper punctuation.

Building your website and adding the entirety of your initial product offering is the hard part, but maintaining your website is easy to do and takes little time as well. And for the most part, once your website is up and running and every page has been checked for errors, then your most important task for maintaining your website will be adding new products as they hit the market.
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How to Create an Effective Business Name
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How to Choose the Right Business Entity for You
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Incorporate Your Business Online
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The Best Selling Products Online (Intro)
1. Books
2. Computers, Computer Hardware
NEW:Start a Computer Reseller Business Online
3. Computer Software
4. Consumer Electronics
5. Apparel, Clothing
6. Toys/Video Games
7. Videos DVD’s
8. Health and Beauty
9. Music
10. Jewelry
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15. Footwear, Shoes
16. Small Appliances
17. Tools and Garden
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About Distribution
Choosing the Right Distributors
How to Get Signed-Up With DropShip Distributors
Books Distributors, DropShippers, Wholesalers
Computers, Hardware, Software DropShippers
Apparel, Clothing Distributors, DropShippers
Toys/Video Games DropShippers, Wholesalers
Video DVD  DropShippers, Wholesalers
Health and Beauty Distributors, DropShippers
Consumer Electronics DropShippers
Music Distributors, DropShippers, Wholesalers
Jewelry Distributors, DropShippers, Wholesalers
Office Supply Distributors, DropShippers
Linens/Home Décor DropShippers, Wholesalers
Flowers Distributors, DropShippers, Wholesalers
Sporting Goods Distributors, DropShippers
Footwear, Shoes Distributors, DropShippers
Small Appliances DropShippers, Wholesalers
Tools and Garden DropShippers, Wholesalers
Gifts Distributors, DropShippers, Wholesalers
How to Find More DropShippers, Wholesalers
How to Open Your Online Store
How to Build Your Own Online Store
How to Build Effective Product WebPages
Building Your eStore with Website Templates
Designing, Planning and Organizing Your eStore
Implementing Graphic Elements
How to Create Your Own Company Logo
Create Search Engine Optimized Product Pages
How to Create a Content Rich Website
Choosing Your Web Host Provider
Create a Search Engine Optimized Domain Name
Check for Domain Name Availability
Top Web Building Software Programs
Top 10 Web Host Providers
Top 10 Complete eCommerce Solutions
Top Website Developers
All About Shopping Carts
All About Payment Processing
All About Merchant Accounts
Using PayPal as a Payment Processing Solution
More Merchant Account Providers
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Setting Your Prices
Setting Shipping Charges
Maintaining Your Online Store
Your Internet Marketing Master Plan
All about Search Engines
The Top Search Engines
Search Engine Optimization Guide Pt.1
Search Engine Optimization Guide Pt.2
All about Building and Exchanging Links
Purchasing Text Link Ads
All about Press Release Marketing
All about Pay-Per-Click Marketing
All about Discussion Forum Marketing
All about Article Marketing
All about Email Marketing
All about Banner Advertising
How Offering Free Shipping Can Boost Sales
All about 800 Toll Free Numbers
How to Beat the Competition
How to Run an Online Store Business
Dealing with Customers
How to Minimize Interaction with Customers
How to Deal with Customers via Email
How to Take and Place Orders
Paying for Products with Your Customers’ Money
How to Collect Sales Tax for Internet Sales
Avoiding Credit Card Fraud
How to Ship International and Overseas
How You Get Paid Each and Every Day
Dealing with Product Returns and Exchanges
Sample Return Policy and Procedures
Sample Privacy Policy
Sample Terms and Conditions Policy
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