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Learn 5 steps essential for an effective web presence and how they determine a winning strategy. Our goal-oriented approach uses marketing, business development, & management techniques to help you create a web site tailored for your business. Contact Myra Nicholas at mnicholas@anson-bowles.com to get a schedule or ask about our self-paced tutorials.


Information Requirements: Forms for Lists, Subscribers, Lead Generation

What do I need?

If you want to collect and retrieve more than just basic data on visitors to your website, you'll need a way to store and retrieve that information.

Why do I need it?

If you want your website to collect data on your visitors and save it into a database, or have visitors register for seminars and other events, you'll need a data processing script to process their information and collect it into a database..

Where do I get it?

On static websites, there are forms-processing sites that you can subscribe to what will process the data and put it in a database for you to access. They usually charge based on the amount of forms and responses that your site will generate.

For more complex strings of data, and the ability to manipulate the information, a proper database script that gathers the information is necessary. There are many scripts that programmers have written that perform that function. They are available for purchase, but require a good deal of configuration to meet specific needs. We at Anson-Bowles have experience installing and configuring scripts that will meet your needs.

Can I...

Do it myself?

If you are adding a simple form to a static website, then creating a form is not terribly difficult with a little help.

Learn How?

If you choose a static website you can create the form yourself with some help from the forms-processor and someone familiar with the code. Anson-Bowles has a tutorial with directions to help you utilize the requirements that are available with static websites. We offer "adding features to your website" workshops that cover updating, shopping carts, forms and more for static websites.

Hire a professional?

Whatever you choose, Anson-Bowles can add any features to your website you choose.

Do without it?

Yes, you can!

On to the planning phase..

Simple PayPal Buy Now Buttons

Running an online business requires an easy way to accept credit cards and other payments. PayPal Website Payments Standard gets you up and running in minutes. Accept all major credit cards, plus debit cards, bank transfers, and PayPal balance payments, for just one low per-transaction fee using a single, secure solution. We have extensive experience with PayPal carts and buy now buttons.

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