With the exception of the obvious Internet and Computer - what single tool or piece of software would cause your Ecommerce operation to crumble if you didn't have it?
9:33 am on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)
Some people will not like me for saying this but mine is Microsoft Outlook.
9:36 am on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)
Filing cabinate and the processed remains of several dead trees. Sad but true.
11:35 am on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)
A good printer I started with a small multifunction laser printer which I still used but have moved up to a workhorse LaserJet 5SI which I was able to get for $20. Watch for old printers from offices - universities or off lease printers. The older the printer, the bigger the toner cartridge.
Try to get a network capable laser printer for which the copies are cheap.
They will be producing invoices, lables and envelopes.
12:00 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)
My Blackberry, im not a techno wizard but I couldnt live without it now. All of my reports, sales get passed instantly to this, I also receive customer call on it.
Oh and I use it as an alarm clock
12:30 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)
My Black Moleskine notepad ... Can't tell you how many amazing ideas would've gone to waste if i hadn't jotted them down in that notebook.
3:53 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)
Database server- there is no way we would try to do business if we had to do everything on paper. Even though a lot of our suppliers do...
9:52 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)
10:10 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)
If I had to pick one item it would be order managing software. It makes hours of work turn to a 5 minute job.