Affiliate programs have major impact on sales in online businesses. Introducing affiliate program in your company can help you not only to increase your sales but also gain more traffic and improve search engine rankings. Lucky for you, HostBill comes with built-in, feature-rich affiliate solution that is seamlessly integrated with HostBill billing features. Continue Reading
There’s no doubt that your brand image, so the way your customers view and perceive your brand, is one of the deciding factors on your company success as it greatly impacts your customers behaviour. Following identity rules for your brand is important part of the marketing strategy and that’s why HostBill lets you convey your brand voice and visual schemes in every point of contact between your brand and your customers: order pages, client area, emails and invoices. Continue Reading
As all-in-one platform for online businesses HostBill’s goal is to help companies in their daily operations, ranging from billing and automation to client management and support. We focus on every aspect of your business and that’s why we developed a range of ecommerce features that will help you grow revenue and attract more clients. Here are some ideas of how HostBill can boost your marketing. Continue Reading
Fraud is well known plague for any online business owner and while some payment processors can detect fraudulent orders, your billing platform should create first line of defence against fraud before it hits payment gateway and eventually your pocket to protect your business from costly chargebacks.
The success of your business depends on your team. That’s why it’s so important to keep the team motivated and focus on constantly finding new ways to improve their performance. Continue Reading
Running a registered business in EU? You probably have some strict invoicing rules to follow – take VAT and its exceptions, or sequential invoice numeration for example. Lets take a quick tour to see how those can be handled with HostBill:
If you’re selling goods or services to company with registered VAT EU number you should not charge tax (A reverse charge). With HostBill you can turn on tax exceptions for such customers – and most importantly – HostBill can do it automatically for you!
Watch how easy is to configure HostBill to do so:
Sequential Invoice Numeration and Pro-Forma invoices
In most EU countries paid invoices are required to have consistent, sequential numeration, unpaid invoices can be treated as Pro-Forma invoices. You don’t need to edit any files in HostBill to fulfill those rules, or have second accounting software for invoices. With two mouse-clicks you can turn on Pro-Forma invoicing and sequential paid invoices numeration – its that simple!
See mentioned two clicks configuration:
Visit http://wiki.hostbillapp.com/index.php?title=Custom_Modules if you havent already – we’ve finally updated this page with working examples, so it will be easier to understand. Now you’ll be able to see for yourself how powerful HostBill modules can be. Let us know if you need more examples.
And here is little bonus from Geek&Poke – how we love to write documentation here in HostBill:
This post will not be directly related to HostBill itself – but hey – its developers blog! 😉
I’ve recently stumbled upon great tool called Zen Coding – if you’re using HTML in your everyday work – this little fellow can save you a LOT of time – just requires some practice, for ex:
will be expanded into:
<div id="page"> <div class="logo"></div> <ul id="navigation"> <li><a href=""></a></li> <li><a href=""></a></li> <li><a href=""></a></li> </ul> </div>
Make sure to see it in action:
In this short tutorial we will show you how to fast integrate your HostBill installation’s template to match your website’s look and feel. No advanced html/css skills needed – just some copy/paste and we’re done!
- text editor (anything will do the job, best will be with syntax coloring – like free notepad ++ for windows)
- FTP client
- Firefox + FireBug plugin can be helpful for finding bugs
- small coffee
Lets get started!
I’ll be using free html template from http://www.freelayouts.com/ as a original website, so HostBill will match it look and feel at the end. Template i picked: http://www.freelayouts.com/templates/-Green-and-Plain?preview=true.