Jul 302016
Tips on starting an ecommerce business

Advice from an Idea Guru – Starting an Ecommerce Business.

#1 – The Big Idea
Think you have an idea or product that people would pay for? What is it worth to you? How will you get it out in front of the public? These are some questions that come to mind in entrepreneurism. What will your business offer? Is it a tangible product or is it a service? Will it be something that you create or directly provide? Can you work alone or do you need partners? You need to answer all or most of these questions and draft a plan before taking the leap into entrepreneurism.
#2 – The Legal Mechanics
Now that you know what you want to sell, you have to name it, and this is the first thing people will see when contacting you so make it original! Get the copyrights and do your registration. Your registration follows a sequence in that you have to state your business structure. Business structuring is as follows:
Sole proprietor – you are the owner and are responsible for all assets and debts.
Partnership – you work along with a business partner and thus responsibilities fall on both parties.
Limited Liability Company – this offers the owners of the company a limited liability in that they are not personally held liable for the debts of the LLC.
Corporation- an entity completely separate from its owners.
The structure of your business will determine your registration, tax benefits and the process of filing. With this structure in place your business can be licensed and given permits regarding of it being online. Finally an Employer Identification Number should be acquired in order to conduct any transaction, opening of accounts and tax filings. Staying compliant after getting these thing done initially is also necessary.

How to start an online business

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#3 – Setting Up
Your company is Ecommerce and you need to get it online as soon as possible. Choosing a domain name that relates to your business and is identifiable is key to getting customers and being found within the market. Your website needs to be engaging and functional, so patrons can navigate through easily and find and purchase your products. For example, your tabs should be clear, options for checkout should provide all feasible payment options and customers should be able to easily leave feedback.
#4 – Consider Your Options
Where you get your products from even if you create themselves yourselves is important as the vendors you choose will determine the amount of money you spend, quality of materials and the profits expected. If your business is service based factors like webhosting may be considered as vendor costs. Choose the option which gives you the most benefit for your money as eventually your business will either profit or lose. Ask yourself, are these the best prices? Have I considered all options? Are these services confirmed and can you rely on the vendor?
#5 – Getting the Job Done
Productivity is key in any business. Ensure you have a detailed plan on how to get things done, deadlines, and resources both technological and human. Sorting these factors will allow you to focus on creating and selling rather than what could go wrong. Your productivity tools should also allow you to take stock of your inventory to track sales, profits and predict future successes. Be about ten steps ahead of yourself at all times.

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#6 – Marketing
All forms of advertisements are good for marketing your business. Ensure your social media accounts are set up and use them to reach target audiences. Your business can run social media contests in order to attract new customers and reward past customers. Your business blog can introduce customers to a new service you will offer or it can inform them about upcoming sales. Though online, using word of mouth is also a marketing tool that can be used to bring in customers and highlight events that you may host or be a part of. Think of it like a celebrity does, no publicity is bad publicity, especially if it is good publicity!

Can you readily tick off these items off your Ecommerce business plan? If so, you are ready to begin your journey towards building a successful online enterprise.

Hire a web developer to get you started with your online store. It’s your shortcut to success.

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Oct 142012

ISA motherboards are used in many applications from manufacturing, voice mail servers to POS terminals, KIOSKS to ATM machines, and many other applications. In most situations, the ISA slots are used to host an SBC. The software runs on the host computer with the ISA slot motherboard. That software through the SBC controls the intended machinery.

computers and ISA motherboards come in various form factors and CPU compatibility. P4 Socket 478 Motherboard with 3 ISA slots, isa motherboard,

Here are some form factors of ISA motherboards:

  • AT and Baby AT ISA motherboards
  • Micro ATX
  • ATX ISA motherboards

Here are some examples of ISA motherboards by CPU compatibility:

  • Socket 7 and Super Socket 7 ISA motherboards – for low powered DOS applications
  • Slot 1 ISA motherboards – mostly used with Windows 95 and Windows 98 applications
  • Socket 370 ISA motherboards – Windows 98, Windows NT
  • Socket 478 ISA motherboards – Windows 2000, Windows XP applications
  • Socket 775 single core and core 2 duo ISA motherboards – Windows XP and above

Interloper.com carries a large stock of ISA motherboards. Give them a call or email them. They can surely help you out.

Oct 142012

motherboard manufacturers no longer make motherboards with IDE controllers. That is fine for computer manufacturers and most users who wouldn’t know what that means any way. However; those that are technically oriented and have a bunch of IDE drives are facing a bit of an issue. They have a hard time finding motherboards that have an IDE controller and take a Pentium 4 CPU + DDR memory. That can help you put together a solid system good enough for most people and save a lot of IDE hard drives from the landfill. They are good drives. Why not put them to good use.

Interloper.com is one of the few etailers that still carries Pentium 4 motherboards with IDE controllers. One such board is the Jetway P5T533A. Here are the specs.

Jetway PT533A Motherboard

Supports Intel® Pentium® 4 and Celeron processor in the Socket 478, VIA P4X533 chipset, 1 AGP 8X, 4 x 32-bit 33MHz PCI, DDR, USB, IDE, Audio, ATX

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  • Internal I/O Interface:
    • 1 x Floppy connector
    • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
    • 2 x IDE Port
  • Rear Panel I/O Ports:
    • 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 mouse port
    • 1 mini-DIN-6 PS/2 keyboard port
    • 2 x COM port
    • 1 x Parallel port
    • 1 Audio ports (3 audio jacks)
    • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports


  • Form Factor:
    • ATX form factor

Jetway PT533A motherboard

  • Model:
    • Jetway PT533A Motherboard
  • Processor Support:
    • Pentium 4 and Celeron Processor
    • Socket 478


  • FSB:
    • 400/533 Mhz


  • Chipset:
    • VIA P4X533
  • Memory:
    • Two 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
    • SupportsDDR400/333/266/200 RAM
    • Supports up to 2 GB system memory


  • Expansion Slots:
    • 1 x AGP 8X
    • 4 x PCI 32bit/33MHz slots


  • Storage:
    • Two IDE connector allows connecting up to 2 UltraDMA hard drives


  • Audio:
    • Integrated audio chipset


  • Product Requirements :
    • ATX case
    • ATX power supply


  • Power:
    • 20 ATX power connector
    • 4 Pin P4 connector


  • BIOS:
    • Award BIOS
    • 4 Mb Flash

For ordering information or for other Pentium 4 motherboards with IDE controllers, Click Here.

Sep 242012


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7 port USB card – 4
external, 1 internal + header for 2 internal USB ports


  • Need two internal USB ports? That
    requires a header. This card provides you the internal 10 pin header
    for the two USB ports.
  • Sometimes your computer case has
    USB ports that are 10 pin but your motherboard has 8 pin headers.
    This PCI USB card with 10 pin internal header comes handy.
  • Maybe you just need as many USB
    ports as you can lay your hands on. This 7 port PCI USB card
    provides you:

    • 4 External USB ports
    • 1 Internal USB port
    • 2 Internal USB ports via header on
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Sep 072012

Offshore Outsourcing has been growing by leaps and bounds and portals like Odesk are growing very fast. However; you need to proceed with caution especially on Odesk as they don’t have a very good system in place for protecting clients. Their policies lean towards protecting and promoting the freelance contractor, quite often at the expense of the client/employer/outsourcer.

For example, if you need a programmer and hire one at Odesk, you should not be surprised if contractors underbid just to get your contract and as soon as they start working for you, they start demanding a raise. You have closed bidding, you have hired a contractor and you have spent a few days explaining the ins and outs of your system and just as real programming starts, the programmer starts asking for a raise. There is no rhyme or reason for him to ask for more money but he knows now he has you in a tough spot. If you don’t give him more money, he will start dragging his feet and what was supposed to be completed in three weeks end up taking three months. If you fire him, now you have to again advertize and go through scores of resumes and then pick one again. If you complain to Odesk, they say they have made a note of it but do nothing.

Now you can give him a negative rating and give an honest feedback that the guy is a blackmailer and explain the guys shenanigans but Odesk provides him a way out of that. If he returns the money you have paid him, he can have that rating wiped off his record. You get your money back but what about the three months lost? Too bad.

Odesk also provides him another alternative. Instead of returning your money, Odesk allows the contractor to make your comments on his job private. See below

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Notice where the contractor has gotten a five star rating, he is showing the comments but where he got the lowest possible feedback, he has the comments hidden. If you are not very experienced in outsourcing, you wouldn’t realize the severity of his misdeeds, you wouldn’t benefit from the feedback of his previous victims and you may conveniently become his next victim.

Buyer Beware – especially on Odesk.

Sep 072012

How to tell which <span class='wp_keywordlink'><a href="http://www.interloper.com/mbsearch.php" title="motherboards" target="_blank">motherboard</a></span> do I have?

Many a times you need to download the correct or updated drivers for your
computer. To do that, you need to know which motherboard you have. You can open
the computer and try to visually find the make and model of the motherboard.
That is quite inconvenient and at times it is an OEM motherboard that does not
have the make / model written on it.

So what do you do? Is there an easier way? How can I find out which
motherboard do I have?

Easy. Click on the ‘Start’ button at the bottom left of your screen. A dialog
box will appear. Type ‘Run’ and press enter. Another dialog box will appear.
Type ‘dxdiag’ in that. A screen will pop up that will have most of the system
information on it. Under System Manufacturer, you will see who made the
motherboard, for example ‘Intel’. Under that will be System Model. That shows
your motherboard, for example ‘D915GVWB’. In this case, your motherboard will be
Intel D915GVWB.

We have only tested this under Windows 7.

Hope that helped.

Aug 312012


Single Board Computer – Intel® Pentium 4 or Celeron  processor based PICMG Single Board Computer with DDR 400 support, AGP8X VGA, Gigabit Ethernet and audio

ROBO-8713UGA sbc,p4 single board computer,

Please note: On top of the ATI Graphics chip is a 1″ heatsink. You may need to know that for spacing calculations.


  • Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with Hyper-threading technology runs at 800 MHz FSB

  • ATI M10 graphics support dual view of LCD/CRT, TV/CRT, LCD/LCD and LCD/TV displays configuration

  • Wire-speed Gigabit Ethernet based on Communication Streaming Architecture (CSA) with double throughput than PCI based Ethernet

  • Scalable graphics supports from Intel® 865 integrated Extreme Graphics 2 to ATI M10 graphics controller integrated 64MB display memory via AGP 8X

  • Rich expansion capability thru proprietary PCI

    Portwell ROBO-8713UGA SBC for sale,

Aug 092012


It is hard to find a new Pentium 4 socket 478 motherboard with ISA slots. On
top of that, if you need DMA support, your task has become even more difficult.
There are a few here and there. We found one and are listing it here.

pentium 4 motherboard, 3 isa slots,dma support,

Click for details on IMB 800V

If you are wondering what DMA is, the following text will help.

A DMA controller can generate addresses and initiate memory read or write
cycles. It contains several registers that can be written and read by the CPU.
These include a memory address register, a byte count register, and one or more
control registers. The control registers specify the I/O port to use, the
direction of the transfer (reading from the I/O device or writing to the I/O
device), the transfer unit (byte at a time or word at a time), and the number of
bytes to transfer in one burst.

To carry out an input, output or memory-to-memory operation, the host processor
initializes the DMA controller with a count of the number of words to transfer,
and the memory address to use. The CPU then sends commands to a peripheral
device to initiate transfer of data. The DMA controller then provides addresses
and read/write control lines to the system memory. Each time a word of data is
ready to be transferred between the peripheral device and memory, the DMA
controller increments its internal address register until the full block of data
is transferred.

DMA transfers can either occur one word at a time, allowing the CPU to access
memory on alternate bus cycles-this is called cycle stealing since the DMA
controller and CPU contend for memory access. In burst mode DMA, the CPU can be
put on hold while the DMA transfer occurs and a full block of possibly hundreds
or thousands of words can be moved. Where memory cycles are much faster than
processor cycles, an interleaved DMA cycle is possible, where the DMA controller
uses memory while the CPU cannot.

In a bus mastering system, both the CPU and peripherals can be granted
control of the memory bus. Where a peripheral can become bus master, it can
directly write to system memory without involvement of the CPU, providing memory
address and control signals as required. Some measure must be provided to put
the processor into a hold condition so that bus contention does not occur.

Aug 032012

Most CNC routers don’t require really high end computers or
motherboards but one thing most require is that good old ISA slot on the
motherboard. The SBC or controller card goes on the 16 bit ISA slot and
via the application software controls the machine. Piece of cake right?
Not quite.

16 bit ISA slots are 80’s technology and today’s major computer
manufacturers don’t make computers with ISA slots.

What do you do if you have a CNC router to maintain or you have
machinery worth millions of dollars to maintain? You call niche vendors
like Interloper.com. They maintain a sizeable inventory of computers and
motherboards with ISA slots – from the really old 385 / 486 motherboards
to the more modern Pentium 4 socket 478 and socket 775 motherboards.

Form factor is another issue you may face. Some routers and
manufacturing machinery use the Baby AT style motherboards, some use ATX
while others Micro ATX. It becomes a challenge but what to do – you have
a machine to keep running and if it requires a computer with ISA slots,
then that is what you get. Call Interloper.com if you need help in this

Newer modern routers and machinery use PCI slots so they have less of
a worry, at least for now computers still come with one or two PCI slots
but in a few years, they may fall by the wayside like ISA.

Happy tooling!

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