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eBay Title Writing Tips.

Trying to be help your buyers find your auctions can be a truly daunting task. Most people only search eBay by title, not by description, and that means that you only have those 55 characters of the title to cover all the possible search terms. That’s not easy. In this email, I’ll give you a few pointers.

Don’t bother with eBay clichés: There are plenty of eBay auction titles that say things like « Super rare camera wow look low price ». These are stupid things to put in your title, as no-one is going to search for them.

Think like a buyer: If you were looking for your item, then what exactly would you type into that box? If you think it’d help, try searching yourself to find someone else selling your item. What were the first things you thought of typing?

Think like other sellers: Keep an eye on which sellers are doing best with items like yours, and try to copy their title styles – if it works for them, it can work for you.

Be specific: You should be sure to write the item’s brand and specific model number in the title, as people will often search only for this information. Make sure that you also say exactly what the item is.

A Few Examples.

Here are a few examples of good titles. They’re real, and they’re on eBay right now, making their sellers money. So what makes them good?

« Dell Latitude Laptop P3 500mhz Notebook PC Computer »

If you know about computers, you’ll know instantly what this auction is selling. It has manufacturer (Dell) and product line (Latitude), followed by a few technical specifications (P3 500mhz is the processor speed). Notice also that the title includes the four words ‘laptop’, ‘notebook’, ‘PC’ and ‘computer’, as the seller wants people looking for any of those words to see his auction.

« OASIS Don’t Believe the Truth CD Album (New) »

This auction for a CD is well formatted: it gives the artist name in capital letters, followed by the album name. It then manages to include the two key words ‘CD’ and ‘album’, as well as the word ‘new’ – that means that anyone searching for ‘new oasis cd’, ‘oasis new album’ and so on will find this auction.

« 1840 Penny Black stamp, certificate, four margins »

Here’s a slightly more obscure one, from the exciting world of stamp collecting. A penny black is one of the oldest and most famous stamps. It uses a few key words that collectors will consider important: ‘four margins’ indicates that the stamp has been cut out with some margins around it and so isn’t damaged, and ‘certificate’ tells you that the item has a certificate of authenticity – it’s a real penny black. Remember to use every bit of space to squeeze in as much important information as you can in the title.

So now that you’ve written a winning title, you need to start on a great description. The next email will show you how.

Video Game Systems: Giving Fun and Entertainment throughout the World

Video game systems have been created to provide fun and entertainment for the whole family. The latest generation video game systems today now has the latest and state of the art components that makes gaming even more fun and exciting. With the latest 3D graphics technology and innovative game designs, more and more people are simply getting hooked in to playing video games in their homes or in arcades.

With the release of each new system in the market, video game systems are indeed a very strong industry. So, why are video game systems very popular among a lot of people from all over the world?

As mentioned before, it provides fun and excitement for the entire family. And, with all the wonderful games that the video game systems offer to its consumer, it’s really no wonder why almost every household in the United States today have video game systems.

Whether you love sports, action, adventure, or even online video games, the video game systems that we have today has it all.

The great thing about owning a video game system is that it will be able to provide you with a compelling gaming experience, especially with today’s video game systems and game designs. It offers a brand new level of excitement that will really keep you off your seats for hours to come.

Video game systems today are now equipped with some of the best processors available and it also offers a totally different gaming experience as it can even let you play online with your friends. Whatever country you are in, you will be able to play with your friends provided that you have an active internet connection.

The latest 3D graphics technology also allows gamers today to really have a different gaming experience as the games will offer more realism, which can virtually take you in the game instead of just playing the game.

All of the latest and popular video game systems today are even equipped with hard drives where you will be able to store your saved games and even keep files. In fact, with the hard drive, you can even download games from the internet and play these games in your video game system.

That’s how fast video game systems evolved. In as little as a few decades, video games are now a lot more exciting than ever before.

Video game systems also make a great gift for your kids as well as for yourself. This provides entertainment for both young kids and adults alike. Whatever type of games you want to play with, you can be sure that you will be able to find it in today’s video game systems.

Whether you love RPG, sports, adventure, action, strategy, or online games, all of the latest and popular video game systems today can provide it for you.

So, if you are ready to have a lot of fun and experience plenty of excitement, you may want to purchase one of the latest and popular video games systems available in the market. With a video game systems hooked up in your TV or your home entertainment system, you can be sure that you will have fun for many hours playing your favorite video games right in the comforts of your own home. And, if you have kids, this can also serve as a great tool for bonding with them.

Using Social Networking Websites to Promote Your Blog

Do you know what the main purpose of a social networking website is? If you are an avid internet user, you likely do. Social networking websites are online communities that make it easier for internet users to meet and communicate with each other. If you are an internet user who enjoys using the internet to meet new people, there is a good chance that you already belong to a social networking website. What about an online blog? Do you have one of them? If you do, do you know that you could use your social networking website to promote your blog?

Promote your blog? Why would you want to do that? Honestly, if you have to ask yourself that question you probably shouldn’t even have one. The whole purpose of a blog is to document your thoughts, views, and opinions on a particular topic, issue, or subject. What good will your blog do if no one reads it. In addition to sharing your thoughts with the rest of the world, did you know that you could also make money from your blog? You can signup for affiliate programs or other programs like Google Adsense. If you are using your blog to make money then you will defiantly want to promote it.

When it comes to promoting blogs, there are many blog owners who decide to let the search engine do the work for them. Search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, and MSN use special techniques that reads the content on your website. That content is then used to rank your website with particular keywords. This means that you run a blog on graduating from high school in New York, there is a good chance that your blog will appear in searches done on New York high schools. Although many blogs are successfully ranked in search engines, not all are. That is why you are advised against relying solely on search engines, when it comes to promoting your blog.

As previously mentioned, if you love meeting with or talking to people online, there is a good chance that you belong to a social networking website or community. The individuals that you talk to and that are in your community are likely the individuals that you wish to target. Since most social networking websites work to connect internet users who have the same goals and common interests, there is a good chance that your online friends will enjoy reading your blog. But, before they can read your blog, you have to let them know that it exists.

When it comes to promoting your blog on social networking websites, you have a number of different options. Your first option is to include a link to your blog in your community profile or profile page. This will allow other community members to checkout your blog, only if they wish to do so. The other way is to inform your online friends of your blog through private messages. Once you join a social networking website and create or join a network of friends, you should easily be able to communicate with those friends. Sending each of your friends a private message with information and a link to your blog tends to be more effective than just placing a link in your profile or on your profile page.

Although there is a good chance that you are already a member of a popular social networking website, you may not be. If you are not already a member, but would like to become one, you will need to find a social networking website to join. This can easily be done with a standard internet search. In your search, you will likely find a number of popular network sites, such as MySpace, Facebook, FriendFinder, Yahoo! 360, and Orkut. Before becoming a community member at one of these networking sites, you may want to first examine the website to ensure that it is everything that you want it to be.

As you can easily see, there are a number of different ways that you can go about promoting your blog on online social networking websites. You never known, but, in addition to promoting your blog, you may also make new friends along the way.

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PlayStation 3’s Retail Pricing

For the game lovers and Playstation fans, the waiting is over. The Playstation 3 is set for release. In Japan and the United States, the Playstation 3 will be launched on November 2006. On the other hand, gamers in the Australian and European areas shall have to wait until March 2007. Based on reports, the postponed release date is due to the scarcity of diodes used in the Blu-ray drives.

The Blu-ray drive is a key component of the Playstation 3. With it, PS3 owners can play games and movies. In addition, it can hold up to 54 GB of data. As such, the PS3 users would not have to look for extra media space.

According to statements of Sony, the Playstation 3 will be launched in two configurations: the Premium and the Basic. The Premium comes with a 60 GB upgradeable hard disk, Bluetooth SIXAXIS controllers, Silver-colored logo, Silver-colored trim, built-in Wi-Fi feature, and multiple memory card readers. Meanwhile, the Basic version has only a 20 GB upgradeable hard drive, Blu-ray drive, and controllers. Wi-Fi support and built-in memory card readers are not included. However, the user has the option to purchase adapters to enjoy the memory card reader support. Currently, the Wi-Fi cannot be added.

The retail price of the Playstation 3 is dependent on the region. In the US, the 20 GB PS3 will be sold for US$ 499, while the 60 GB model for US$ 599. In Japan, on the other hand, the Basic version will be retailed for JP¥ 49,980 or US$ 420. Sony has set an open pricing strategy for the 60 GB version in Japan. Meanwhile, in Canada, resellers have set the price of the 20 GB PS3 at C$ 549 or US$ 480, and C$ 659 or US$ 580 for the 60 GB models. In Australia, the PS3 will be available for A$ 829 or US$ 570 and A$ 999 or US$ 680 for the Basic and Premium units, respectively. In Mexico, gamers can have a 20 GB PS3 for MXN$ 7,999 or US$ 640 or a 60 GB one for MXN$ 9,499 or US$ 760. In the Eurozone, excluding Finland, the PS3 are resold for € 499 or US$ 550 (20 GB), and € 599 or US$ 660 (60 GB). In Finland, the 20 GB PS3 can be purchased for NTD$ 14,980 or US$ 451, and the 60 GB model for NTD$ 17,980 or US$ 542. In Taiwan, the price is fixed at NTD$ 14,980 or US$ 451 (Basic), and NTD$ 17,980 or US$ 542 (Premium). And in Hong Kong, the video game console will be retailed for HKD$ 3,180 ($409 US) for the 20 GB, and HKD$ 3,780 ($486 US) for the 60 GB.

The launch price PlayStation 3’s Retail Pricing

For the game lovers and Playstation fans, the waiting is over. The Playstation 3 is set for release. In Japan and the United States, the Playstation 3 will be launched on November 2006. On the other hand, gamers in the Australian and European areas shall have to wait until March 2007. Based on reports, the postponed release date is due to the scarcity of diodes used in the Blu-ray drives.

The Blu-ray drive is a key component of the Playstation 3. With it, PS3 owners can play games and movies. In addition, it can hold up to 54 GB of data. As such, the PS3 users would not have to look for extra media space.

According to statements of Sony, the Playstation 3 will be launched in two configurations: the Premium and the Basic. The Premium comes with a 60 GB upgradeable hard disk, Bluetooth SIXAXIS controllers, Silver-colored logo, Silver-colored trim, built-in Wi-Fi feature, and multiple memory card readers. Meanwhile, the Basic version has only a 20 GB upgradeable hard drive, Blu-ray drive, and controllers. Wi-Fi support and built-in memory card readers are not included. However, the user has the option to purchase adapters to enjoy the memory card reader support. Currently, the Wi-Fi cannot be added.

The retail price of the Playstation 3 is dependent on the region. In the US, the 20 GB PS3 will be sold for US$ 499, while the 60 GB model for US$ 599. In Japan, on the other hand, the Basic version will be retailed for JP¥ 49,980 or US$ 420. Sony has set an open pricing strategy for the 60 GB version in Japan. Meanwhile, in Canada, resellers have set the price of the 20 GB PS3 at C$ 549 or US$ 480, and C$ 659 or US$ 580 for the 60 GB models. In Australia, the PS3 will be available for A$ 829 or US$ 570 and A$ 999 or US$ 680 for the Basic and Premium units, respectively. In Mexico, gamers can have a 20 GB PS3 for MXN$ 7,999 or US$ 640 or a 60 GB one for MXN$ 9,499 or US$ 760. In the Eurozone, excluding Finland, the PS3 are resold for € 499 or US$ 550 (20 GB), and € 599 or US$ 660 (60 GB). In Finland, the 20 GB PS3 can be purchased for NTD$ 14,980 or US$ 451, and the 60 GB model for NTD$ 17,980 or US$ 542. In Taiwan, the price is fixed at NTD$ 14,980 or US$ 451 (Basic), and NTD$ 17,980 or US$ 542 (Premium). And in Hong Kong, the video game console will be retailed for HKD$ 3,180 ($409 US) for the 20 GB, and HKD$ 3,780 ($486 US) for the 60 GB.

The launch price of the PS3 is markedly expensive. Game analysts and developers have made their criticisms and reviews on this issue. On the other side, Sony explained that the high pricing of the Playstation 3 can be charged to the Blu-ray feature. But analysts have speculated that the pricing strategy of the PS3 can be due to Sony’s stock price fall during its last quarter earning.

Do you want to feel the Playstation 3 experience? Log on to Sony’s website or other sites that are accepting pre orders, and fill up your form now.
f the PS3 is markedly expensive. Game analysts and developers have made their criticisms and reviews on this issue. On the other side, Sony explained that the high pricing of the Playstation 3 can be charged to the Blu-ray feature. But analysts have speculated that the pricing strategy of the PS3 can be due to Sony’s stock price fall during its last quarter earning.

Do you want to feel the Playstation 3 experience? Log on to Sony’s website or other sites that are accepting pre orders, and fill up your form now.

Sell Your Products on MySpace

When most people think of MySpace they believe it is merely a community for individuals to make friends or reconnect with old friends but MySpace can offer more to savvy Internet marketers who know how to network effectively on MySpace. Although MySpace is intended to be a noncommercial community and commercial websites are strictly prohibited there are some opportunities to advertise and stimulate sales through MySpace. This article will discuss the subject of advertising on MySpace, the terms of service on MySpace and how MySpace members can avoid being viewed as dreaded spammers by other members of the community or by MySpace administrators.

Advertising on Your MySpace

According to the MySpace mission statement, the community is meant to be a noncommercial one. However, this statement refers to the individuals’ pages created and maintained by members and not the website as a whole. In fact MySpace is a commercial website with banner advertisements running on many of the pages and other advertisements appearing in sidebars and other locations. These advertising opportunities are open to the public and anyone who is interested in advertising in these areas is urged to contact MySpace directly for more information. This type of advertising is worthwhile for business owners who have products or services which may appeal to the members of the community.

While advertising on individual websites on MySpace is prohibited by the terms of service there is sometimes room to market products one ones website without violating the terms of service. Although many visitors to MySpace have encountered websites which are blatant advertisements, this practice is not recommended because, if discovered by MySpace administrators, it may lead to the individual being banned from the community. However, consider an example where a link to an ecommerce website selling sunglasses is placed in answer to a question of, “What is your favorite type of sunglasses?” The link certainly provides a relevant answer to the question and does allow visitors to the website to learn more about the member. Determining whether or not this is advertising or not is a matter for MySpace to determine but it is likely they would not consider this advertising although those who follow the link might end up making a purchase.

MySpace Terms of Service

The terms of service provided by MySpace were created to offer members guidelines as to what types of actions are acceptable and what actions are prohibited. All members should read these terms of service before joining and should review the information periodically to ensure it has not changed significantly during the course of the membership. Members who have questions regarding the terms of service should contact MySpace directly for more detailed information or an explanation of the terms.

Avoiding the Spam Pitfalls on MySpace

We have already discussed how although commercial websites are prohibited on MySpace there are some advertising opportunities which still exist. MySpace reaches a large audience each day and this large audience might tempt some to try to advertise to all of these members and visitors at once. Unfortunately this sometimes can be construed as spam. Therefore, precautions should be taken to avoid actions which might be considered spam by other members or the MySpace administrators.

As an example of the potential for spam consider a MySpace member who is very excited about the cosmetics line they sell. This member might really believe in the products and think they are so wonderful that everyone should learn more about these products. However, if this user then begins systematically going through MySpace searching for all users who mention anything even remotely related to cosmetics and then places a comment on their website directing them to a link to more information about these cosmetics this would likely be considered to be spam. The member may think their actions are harmless but the members who receive these comments and the MySpace administrators may disagree.

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The Laptops In The Mobile Computing World

Mobile computing is pretty much becoming a huge part of everybody’s lifestyle today. It is becoming a greater instrument that the fast-paced world of today requires in order for everyone to get connected automatically and wirelessly. The laptops are one of the portable computer devices that make it possible for everyone to get connected. In fact, they are considered one of the truly efficient and best gadget-companions of the users.

If you are planning to get a new laptop to be able to be connected wherever you are, now is the best time to do it. The laptops of today are technologically advanced and improved that a huge selection provides solutions to every buying niche of the market. Different laptops are differently featured, but the newer models speak volumes of how advanced they are designed so that they provide answers to nearly every demand of various groups of consumers.

It is not certain whether it is because of the worldwide economic difficulties, but the prices of laptops are also getting lower and lower. Perhaps, it is also the competition arising these days, when different manufacturers are releasing and boasting their cool gadgets to the market. There are just so many choices of different models and types that everyone can choose from in response to their preferences and needs.

Nowadays, you are not only limited to the brand new laptops. These days, both brand new and used devices are likeably popular among the many buyers. Used ones are getting popular because many buyers continue to replace their old possessions to buy brand new released ones offered into the market. Because of the increasing functionality of the mobile computing technology, many consumers don’t mind owning the used devices.

Naturally, used laptops are considerably cheaper than when you will buy a brand new one. If you are not so particular with some hang-ups that used laptop can possibly provide it can be ideal for you. Of course, you can always select brand new laptop if it is an issue to you, and choose from the many payment promos available. Yes, laptops can be easily acquired nowadays through the various payment schemes that allow most of the individuals to get them without hassles.

When choosing laptop, you can determine by analyzing your mobile computing needs. There are two general categories: the basic ones and the advanced ones. The basic ones basically involve data storage, word processing, and web browsing. While the advanced ones not only involve these things but computer gaming and video editing as well. So depending on your needs, you will need to choose carefully before you pick the type of laptop you need.

With the increasing demands for mobile computing needs, laptops have also evolved in the way they provide technological advancement to the daily lifestyle of the people. They have significantly simplified the way we tackle the daily routine of our lives and placed the world’s information right at the tip of our hand because these portable and handy devices make everyone on the go and practically connected to the rest of the world.

What Makes an E-Commerce Shopping Cart Provider Stand Out?

With more than a hundred e-commerce shopping carts to choose from, selecting one is really a matter of preference with careful product evaluation. But what makes one provider stand out from the rest? See the answer below.

Features

Different shopping cart providers offer similar and unique features that are useful to the consumers and beneficial for you as a merchant. While choosing which features to have may depend on the size of your business, a good shopping cart provider offer a wide range of feature options for different business needs.

Integrated Online Marketing and Promotional Tools

With a right shopping cart, you can increase traffic and increase sales virtually over night. How? Shopping carts affect the costumer’s response to your website. The more useful tools it has, the more it can attract new costumers and persuade existing costumers to buy your products. Through integrated marketing and promotional tools like catalog and product comparison, your costumers are able to make easy and wise decision on which products to buy.

Promos, sale, discounts, free shipping and coupons are powerful marketing strategies that can attract more costumers. Shopping carts offer these features.

Product review is another powerful feature that can increase sales. In a study conducted by CompUSA and iPerceptions, 63% of costumers are more likely to buy for the sites with product ratings and reviews.

User-friendly Interface/Ease of Use

Costumers are very impatient when it comes to purchasing products and services online. The last thing your costumers want to you is figure out how to navigate your shopping cart. A user-friendly website is important to keep potential costumers browsing. A user-friendly shopping cart is crucial if you want to keep your costumers stay and complete the transactions.

Payment Options

Different online costumers prefer to use certain types of payment. While most would like credit cards, many are still hesitant to enter personal information online and choose other alternative modes of payment like Paypal, checks and money orders. A good shopping cart service should cover all these.

Hacker-Safe Ordering Page

Earning your costumers’ confidence is important in any business. That is why you have to make sure that your costumers are properly protected when they enter their credit card information to your website. Wise costumers often look for SSL certificate seal on a merchant’s website. This seal is a guarantee that the site is hacker safe. Make sure that you have one.

Full Order Management System

A good shopping cart guides costumers throughout the process of purchasing, checking out, payment and shipping. These services can be provided fully by a hosting company or are linked from different services. Payments can be through major credit cards, PayPal, money orders and checks. Shipping can be linked to major shipping carriers like UPS, DHL and FedEx.

Costumer Service/Support

One of the best ways to gauge if a particular e-commerce shopping cart provider has a good costumer service is by sending questions though their email address. How fast did they reply? Did you get a template reply? In business, time is money; and personal touch is a plus. Costumer service should reply a personalize message as soon as possible. Another way to test how good the costumer service is is through its technical support. In running an effective e-commerce store, the availability of good documentation is important.

What Are The Advantages of a Dedicated Server?

The advantages of a dedicated server can best be described by the following analogy:

Suppose you wanted an automobile. You could not afford to buy one for yourself, so you decided to go in with four friends and everyone would own a piece of the automobile. This meant that although it was cheaper for everyone, they all had to share the car. A schedule would be worked out and everyone would abide by the schedule of when they could use the car.

Now suppose, all of a sudden, you got a job where you needed the automobile a lot more often. But you only had access to the car on certain days at certain times and the job would not wait. Because the car is just as much of your friends car as yours, they are also entitled to use it. You end up losing the job opportunity because you cannot use the car all of the time.

The above is similar to the difference between a business using a dedicated server and a shared server. A dedicated server, just as the name implies, is « dedicated » to serving only your business. This means that you do not have to share space and bandwidth with other online business websites.

While a small business or personal website can do well with a shared server, a large or growing business would find a shared server just as much of a disaster as the car analogy illustrated earlier in this article. There is only a certain amount of bandwidth in a server. It can only allow a certain amount of traffic through at a certain time.

Bandwidth can be compared to a toll booth. The toll booth allows a certain amount of traffic through at a time on a scheduled basis. This works out fine, unless everyone decides to leave town at the same time and take the toll road. Then it becomes a disaster as people wait for hours to get through the toll booth.

While you may wait for hours to get through a toll booth if you have to leave town and have no other way to do so, your customers will not wait hours to get to your website if you do not have enough bandwidth. Chances are, that if they try your website once and cannot get on, they will move on never to return again.

You work so hard trying to attract traffic to your website, it is a shame to throw that hard work out the window by not having enough bandwidth to accommodate all of your customers. This is the advantage of having a dedicated server. No longer do you have to share space or bandwidth with other businesses on the server. The server is dedicated only to your business, enabling traffic to flow quickly and smoothly.

Although a dedicated server costs more in monthly fees than a shared server, it may end up saving you money if you are losing customers due to the fact that the cannot get access to your website because your server cannot accommodate the traffic. If you have a large or growing business, a dedicated server is the only way to go.

Losing Your Mind With Data Recovery

For nearly all computer users, losing data can be a very traumatic experience. If you use your computer for a business or for other important matters, it can be very stressful and very traumatic to lose everything you have worked months, and possibly even years to build.

Even though you may back up your data on a periodic basis, you’ll still need to check the backup to make sure that everything works. Nothing can be worse than backing something up, only to find months later that something went wrong.

No matter who you are, or what business you work for, data loss can happen. Computers are great, although they aren’t perfect. Over time, your hard drive can crash or malfunction, which will result in the loss of everything you have stored on your computer.

Whenever this happens to you, it’s always a good thing there’s data recovery. Without data recovery, it wouldn’t be possible to retrieve files, recover information, or simply get back to the data you spent years building.

To recover your data, you’ll need to send it off to a company that specializes in data recovery. They will need to run some tests on it and see what shape it is in, how bad it is damaged, and just what needs to be done to recover your data.

This process will normally take around a week or so, all depending on the problem. It can be quite expensive as well, depending on where you send it. Keep in mind though – the more experience the data recovery technicians have, the higher the price will be.

Those that are more expensive are great if you have the money to spare, for the simple fact that they are experts and are more apt at saving your data and information. The cheaper data recovery companies are great as well, although larger companies and those with extremely important data will want to put their trust in the best that money can buy.

With most cases, companies can rebuild the hard drive, providing the drive isn’t totally corrupted. In cases where the hard drive is totally gone, it will need to be rebuilt, which can take quite a bit of time. No matter what the situation may be, data recovery experts can normally find a solution to recover your data.

At some point in time, everyone will experience some type of hard drive crash or malfunction that will result in the loss of data. When this happens to you, you shouldn’t get all shook up or alarmed, you should instead make sure that you are prepared to always expect the unexpected.

Even though your data can normally be recovered, you should still back up everything on a weekly basis just to be on the safe side. This way, when your hard drive is sent off to be repaired, you’ll have the information you need backed up to keep on going as normal.

To be on the safe side, you should keep your most important documents and files stored on a CD, by using a CD burner and CD-R media. This is by far the cheapest and easiest way to back up your data, and it will keep you more than prepared for when your hard drive malfunctions and crashes when you least expect it.

If you prepare yourself by backing up your data, a hard drive malfunction won’t be as traumatic on you. You should always be prepared, and ready just in case something happens. Computers are the wave of the future – although they aren’t perfect by any means.

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The Unintended Sincerity of SugarCRM

Nowadays, proprietary software has become « bloatware »:
software that has too many features and as an added
consequence, the computer will run slower. These kinds
of inconveniences stem from the seller’s assumption
that consumers usually go to the « heavy » applications
in their software needs. Furthermore, the immense
marketing that sellers usually do is a testament that
these companies care more about their profits and
development more than yours. Ironically, it seems that
they try to improve your business model so that theirs
will too.

At the end of the day, what CRM software does
everything such applications should and also come off
as lightweight, quick and efficient?

Enter SugarCRM: not only is it a cost-effective
alternative to expensive CRMs that corporations sell,
it has also proven itself to a respectable CRM
application is inconceivably free of charge. That’s
because no one owns the software, since it is
open-source.

The advantages of open-source software

The wonderful mix of words « open source » and « CRM
software » benefits executives, both from high-scale
corporations to small-time businesses is that they can
customize it to their needs. An example of an
open-source application is the web browser, Mozilla
Firefox. As one may observe, he/she may put add-ons to
the application, trying to add a certain
characteristic to it, making it more suited to the
user: there’s the no-script add-on for
security-conscious users and adblock for those who
dislike certain advertisements that eat up RAM. This
is the type of personalization every open-source
software, including SugarCRM, that makes it
lightweight yet versatile.

Another feature is the availability of the source
code. Each user of the software has an opportunity to
fix annoying bugs and errors that may still be present
in the application. So to speak, with the reach of the
web and the success of open-source applications, it
may be safe to declare that SugarCRM has actually a
lot of « testers », contributing to the safety,
reliability and quality of the product.

Lastly is the software’s longevity. There is no single
entity on which the future of the software depends,
which is common with proprietary products/software.
Usually, a company relies on a software manufacturer
that improves upon the application. If the
manufacturer closes shop, then the future of the
program is stymied and future versions are definitely
out of sight. The thing about open-source is that no
single entity creates the software, so its development
is sure to ensue. But in the rare case that the
started the code decides to stop development, there is
always another software group fixing things up for
consumers, and it is without neither legal nor
practical limitations.

Lighter and faster than any other CRM

By the time you download the free CRM software, it is
incredibly lightweight (around 40MB) compared to other
CRMs like Microsoft Dynamics (280MB). But basically,
you are provided with a « software skeleton »: you have
the absolute basics of the application and you have
options to download more in the internet, which makes
it fit to the downloading corporation’s system. Also,
obviously, when a program has lesser size, it is
faster; in the end, productivity will increase over
time. Compared to Microsoft Dynamics in
mid-performance servers and computers, SugarCRM
flutters towards its goal while MS Dynamics CRM labors
towards its goal.

Conclusion

Consumers have to deal with endless marketing pitches
and disappointing results from many corporations who
currently sell software, especially CRM applications.
But with the advent SugarCRM, the best open-source CRM
software available, customers are assured of a
lightweight and secure application because of its
open-source underpinnings.