If you are finally thinking of taking the big plunge from hobby jewelry maker or part time crafter into starting your own business on the internet...congratulations! Selling your jewelry or artwork on the Internet is a worthwhile endeavor that many people have had great success with. I know you make a quality product and have many satisfied customers, but selling on the web means having an ecommerce system in place to make it happen.
What is an ecommerce system? It is the tool that takes the customer's order, processes their credit cards and sends them and you email confirmations of the order. It is also known as an online shopping cart. You may have seen those "Buy Now" buttons on websites that you shop from. Those buttons connect your products to the shopping cart system that checks you out and completes the transaction.
A shopping cart can do so much more than just take the credit card numbers. A good system will calculate all the shipping charges, taxes and make a printable form with the address so you can print a label for the box. It will send your customer automatically generated emails that thank them for their purchase, give them valuable instructions and even promote your other products many days after the sale. A good shopping cart system will even help you build a database of email prospects and send them newsletters and printable coupons.
Your jewelry is the heart of your art. The shopping cart is the heart of your online store. Together, they can build and manage the online store of your dreams. You can make a part time or full time career by selling your jewelry online. An investment in online training and running your shopping cart efficiently is the key to web success.

Author's Bio: 

Alka Dalal , MA. , MS., (NYU and Rutgers University) with many years of corporate experience, founded i-Speak Consulting to enable individuals to take a pro-active approach in being effective communicators in the workplace. She has enjoyed success with different careers, family life and business. She is thrilled to share the stories of her struggles and triumphs in spite of adversities with others, to help them build their dreams and succeed in their own ways and finding their own creativity.She draws upon her vast experience to provide valuable tips on how to succeed in today’s economy using great tool called Internet Marketing.