Toral: Tool lets you use phone to build e-commerce store

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


LAST week, I was in Dagupan City to conduct an e-commerce bootcamp. One of the sessions got us all riled up as Joan Sherbie Acosta and I showed Weebly and Tackthis.

With payment systems already available and within reach, selling online has never been easier wherever you are in the country.

Yesterday, I was given a buzz by Paulo del Puerto of Loud Panda Interactive. Their mobile e-commerce development tool PocketMarket (http://pocketmarketapp.com) is already available for download. This application allows you to take a photo of the product you are selling and promote through Facebook and Twitter.

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Those who click on the plug will be taken to the PocketMarket marketplace and be able to inquire and purchase.

Merchants, whether individual or business, will be able to accept payment through bank deposit, mobile payments, or through credit card.

There is a five percent transaction fee for every payment. Fund is disbursed in five business days after the payment. Sellers can also opt to directly receive payments from buyers.

What I like about the application is its easy process of posting products. Whether what you are selling online will click or not, largely depends on those who get to see your plug, when you promote it.

Paulo said I can also use the same platform to sell our upcoming tickets, among others. This is a big deal as some platforms are limited only to selling of physical goods.

It will be helpful if they will have a field for description so sellers can describe their products better.

This is also a great supplement to those who sell their products in various online forums. They can give a link for those who would like to do online or offline payments and have a trail of their transaction.

(www.digitalfilipino.com)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 30, 2014.

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