Month: February 2017

Ebay Store Tracking Tools

Unless you know where you have
been, you won’t know where you are
going. Once you have opened a
store on eBay, you need to make
use of the tracking tools that
eBay provides for your use.
Ebay will provide you with reports
that will tell you many things
that you need to know to make your
store as profitable as you can
possibly make it.
These reports will contain
information about each page, as
well as, your custom pages, custom
category pages and search results
when your customers use your
search feature.

The reports will tell you about
every item that you have listed
whether it is listed as a Buy Now,
auction or store inventory item.
The reports will contain other
information about your site and
the pages included.
The traffic reports that eBay
provides store owners are an
invaluable tool.
They give real-time reporting on
page views for each of your
listings, store pages and keywords
used by buyers to get to your
listings.
The store inventory sales feature
can save store owners a lot of
money in advertising costs.
When you sell using the store
inventory feature, you are not
paying for advertising each item.
The store inventory sales feature
only costs two cents per month.
Additionally, by using the store
inventory sales feature you are
eligible to use the gallery
feature for only one cent per
month.
Featured and anchor store sellers
can also do path analysis. Path
analysis tracking shows how your
visitors are moving around within
your store.
Bid and Buy It Now tracking
helps you optimize your store for
bidders and buyers.

By using all of the tracking tools
that eBay provides you when you
own a store, you can analyze and
then tweak your store to make as
much money as is possible.

Thank you,

Model Trains Stores Should Be Your First Stop

Model trains stores can be expensive, but then you do get what you pay for. If you are a beginner then model trains stores should be your first stop.

Not a hobby shop, but a model trains stores because there is a big difference.

Hobby shops are usually staffed by people that are not experienced model railroaders, while model trains stores are usually owned by very well experienced model railroaders.

Creating your own model train world is the most enjoyable past time in my opinion. There is no other hobby where you can learn a complete new range of skills in one place.

Building a model train layout exposes you to planning, design, woodwork, metalwork, wiring, electronics, kitbashing, scratchbuilding and so much more. But, you don’t need to know it all when you start.

The model trains stores in your vicinity are waiting and willing to advise you on the best way to go about building your dream model railroad.

So, why is model trains known as an expensive hobby?

The expense is based on the decisions you make. These are the 3 model train mistakes you should try to avoid:

1 Not Knowing What You Want

Most model train beginners start with a model train set that comes complete with an oval track, locomotive, some cars and a controller. Often this is because it is cheaper to buy the set rather than individual components, but you get what you pay for.

When you try and add more track to expand the small oval or figure eight, the problems start.

The power pack in the train set may have only been designed to power the figure eight or oval length of track. When you add extra track, the power pack is now not powerful enough. This can result in a voltage drop on parts of the track. This usually means intermittent starting and stopping of your train. This can be very frustrating.

2 Building a Model Train layout That Is Too Big

Often the impressive model train layouts at the shows encourage beginners to go home and convert their entire basement into a huge model railroad.

Some of the model railroad experts at those shows have spent 20 or more years on their layouts and a beginner trying to achieve that level of model railroading from the beginning will be disappointed.

Often the smallest of layouts can be more fun because they get to a level of enjoyable operation quicker. The experience adds up over the years and a small layout is always easy to expand.

3 Paying Full Retail Price

Pay full retail price for every part of your model railroad and it is going to be an expensive hobby.

Your local model railway club will have members with locomotives, cars, buildings, etc. in good condition that they will sell at a fraction of the new price. Model railroaders are generous people and willing to help beginners.

Automotive Shop Management Software – For Auto Shops High Productivity

Automotive shop management software is a tool created to practically automate most administrative tasks in the automotive repair workshop.

It helps you to quicken the business workflow so that you can be able to attend to more customers without spending more time and yet make more money.

Workshop activities and management have moved up to the point of using advanced technology whereby, work can be done much more easily and faster.

Traditionally, workshop management activities involve much paper work, record keeping, filing of documents of customers and parts information, but today things have changed, all of these activities can be computerized.

Your shop administrative work can indeed be monotonous and boring, but with effective automotive shop management software, they become easy and quite interesting.

Successful car repair shops that have used this automotive shop management software have improved in the following areas.

1. Tracking work in progress: They can easily and quickly track to the last detail the status of a job they are working on, and know whether they can meet up with the completion date and time.

2. Profitability: They can make a quick check at a glance through this software and know whether they are making profits or not, all the necessary information on this will be displayed by a designated color after the software have compared all the necessary parameters for profitability.

3. Scheduling of Appointments: They make all appointments with customers so easily, and even well ahead of time, as the software can display all the necessary information pertaining to each customer to show when their appointment is due and what nature of jobs they want done.

4. Auto parts sales: With the customers details collected at the first time, they can easily know by the histories of their appointments which parts and accessories they need, and with no new input of full details of customers, and no unnecessary waiting, they can sell the parts over the counter.

5. Car Parts and Accessories Management and Control: They are able to have full control over parts movement, inventory management, price matrix, which not only save a lot of wasted time, but also minimize unnecessary loses.

6. Marketing Control: They use the it to do necessary follow up on customers so that they will have value for the products they bought and services rendered to them, and also, they will find it difficult not to come back when the need arise.

With the information provided, they can send reminders on next scheduled appointments or even thank you cards.

Automotive shop management software will practically run all your workshop management activities underground, coordinating them into a simple one continuous successful process which will make your customers to be happy with you always.