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Bookkeeping software for online accounting

An accounting program helps you to organize and analyze your invoices and cost centers, VAT, and other areas of accounting. Cloud-based accounting software is particularly popular for small business owners, since it can offer more, due to the internet connection. Many entrepreneurs and self-employed people have time restraints, so that working with the support of an accountancy program can be an enormous relief. [...]  

Creating a delivery note | what is a delivery note?

It’s not compulsory to include a delivery note when shipping goods, but it is advisable: this correspondence enables you to provide customers with a quick overview of the delivered products and also makes sure that all of the ordered items are included in the delivery. [...]  

Writing a quote | tips for creating a quote

The profitability of many companies and freelancers depends primarily on the order situation. If you attract a customer’s attention with your products or services, and they send you a request, you should try to create a quote as quickly as possible and send it back to them. We explain what you need to include when writing a quote and the correct way to structure it. [...]  

Writing an order confirmation | What’s important?

When an order is placed with you or your business, you ought to write up an order confirmation. This confirms to the person who has made the order that their purchase is being processed and also summarizes all the relevant information, e.g., price, product details, delivery date, etc. But what exactly is an order confirmation and what should you be aware of when preparing such a document? [...]  

CRM tools: customer care made easy

Customer care is one of the corner stones of a successful company – whether you are running an online store or offering bank accounts. Even smaller companies can benefit from the use of CRM tools, which help to organize customer- or buyer data. These software systems automate and optimize the process of customer relationship management. [...]  

The best PayPal alternative

The conveniences of online retail have helped the sector gradually chip off traditional retailer’s market share over the past decade. Fast, easy, and secure payment methods have contributed to the rise of this sector. Until recently, online payment systems have been heavily dominated by one industry heavyweight: PayPal. But not everyone’s enthused by this payment method, having been criticized for both security as well as data protection issues. Fortunately, there are plenty of PayPal alternatives out there. We’ll introduce a few here. [...]  

Bitcoin: all you need to know about the digital payment network

When it comes to the peer-to-peer network Bitcoin, published in 2009, opinions are divided. On one side of the argument are those who see the enormous potential of a decentralized payment system, run not by a single authority, but administered and controlled by all users. On the other side are those who use every opportunity to point out the instability of the open source project’s exchange rate and its unknown future. Read here why it might make sense for your online shop to have a Bitcoin account. [...]  

Magento: an introduction to the open source software

Many contemporary content management systems such as WordPress and TYPO3 can be used to design and program web stores with the help of plugins. But depending on the CMS, plugins can be pretty inconvenient to manage, making them a poor choice for larger projects. Some content management systems like Magento, however, are specially tailored for e-commerce, and therefore present a considerably more powerful and versatile choice for those who want to build a web store. [...]  

PrestaShop – the modular system for e-commerce

The search for the perfect software to meet your requirements of design and functionality for e-commerce can be a long and tedious affair. Some platforms just don’t quite give you the design you’re after, while others might look great but lack important shop functions like flexible payment methods, legal certainty, or optimization for mobile devices. PrestaShop was developed especially for e-commerce and combines all necessary elements to make the perfect online shop. [...]  

Online payment gateways: PayPal alternatives

Just a few years ago, the prospect of paying for goods and services online was unimaginable. But in many industries today internet shopping has overtaken high street retail. As a result, online payment services like PayPal have become very popular, with many customers considering them a decisive factor when shopping online. So how do these payment gateways actually function? We’ll explain this with the help of three well-known systems. [...]