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Setup Checklist

To help get your online business started, we've put together a checklist to guide you through the process before you start using our application.

Register a Business/Company Name:

To start trading online you will need to register your business/company name in the state or territory you intend to operate.  Click here for more information on how to register your business or company.

Tip: Try and come up with a Business Name that matches an available domain name (For example: My Online Business Pty Ltd has a domain name: www.myonlinebusiness.com.au)  To see if your domain name is available, click here.

Once you have created a Company/Business Name, you will be given an ACN/ABN.

Register a Domain Name:

Your domain name is your address on the internet and gives you an online identity or brand. It's a valuable part of your business identity and an important marketing tool.

If you wish to buy a .com.au or .net.au domain name, you must be a commercial entity and possess either an ACN or ABN.

To see if your domain name is available, click here.

My Online Business has various website plans to host your domain.  Click here to view our plans.

Create a Bank Account:

All online businesses MUST have a bank account.  Please contact your bank to setup a business account.  You will need various forms of identification (i.e. Passport, Drivers License, Bills etc) as well as your ACN/ABN.

Setting up a bank account will enable you to accept Cheque/Money Orders, Direct Deposits & Credit Card payments if you have this linked to your account.

My Online Business can integrate credit card payments through your Bank's Payment Gateway service, if your bank offers this service.

Create a PayPal Account:

The majority of buyers on the internet prefer to use PayPal as their preferred payment option, so it makes sense to setup a PayPal account.

To setup a PayPal Account, click here: www.paypal.com.  Make sure you have your bank account setup before creating a PayPal account.

My Online Business integrates directly with PayPal and can automatically match payments with auctions to generate orders.

Choose a shipping service:

There are many shipping services to choose from: Australia Post, Toll IPEC, DHL, TNT, FedEx, Australian Air Express, Star Track Express, Couriers Please, etc and it's completely up to you which shipping service you want to use.

My Online Business directly integrates with Australia Post eParcel & Toll IPEC Road Express services, so if you choose one of these services, please follow these steps to setup your account:

How to setup anAustralia Post eParcel Account:

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Call Australia Post on 131 118 to setup an eParcel contract.  Australia Post will assign an Account Manager who will look after your account.

Once you have an account setup, your representative will provide you with a Request Form or you can simply click here to download the Australia Post New Client Setup Request Form, fill it out and fax it to us on +61 3 8368 2499 and post back the original to us (My Online Business, PO Box 518, Altona North, VIC 3025).

We will submit your request form to the Australia Post eParcel support team where they will process your request.

As soon as we hear back from the Australia Post eParcel support team, we will contact you with the details you need to enter into our system.

How to setup an Toll IPEC Road Express Account:

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Call Toll IPEC Customer Service on 1300 TOLL IPEC (1300 865 547) to get in contact with a representative in your state.

Your representative will create an account for you and give you a pricing schedule.

What ever service you use, request their Rates Table which tells you how much it will cost you to send your items.  My Online Business allows you to enter these rates into the system so you can keep track of how much you are being charged for postage.

Register Shopping Comparison Site:

There are many popular shopping comparison website to advertise your products.  The 3 most popular sites are: Shopping.com, Myshopping.com.au & Getprice.com.au.

My Online Business automatically generates Data Feeds for all of the above price comparison websites for the inventory displayed on your website.

System Requirements

My Online Business software has a minimum hardware requirement.  Please make sure your system will be capable of running our software.

Single User / Stand-alone Computer with under 500 SKUís

Prerequisites

Please ensure that your computer is up to date with the latest patches and service packs provided by Microsoftís windows update website.

In addition to the above updates we will require the following be installed on your system.

Minimum Requirements

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo E4500
Memory: 2.0 GB
HDD: 60MB
*
LAN: 10/100Mb Ethernet Controller Card
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 pixels
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista Business (32 Bit)
Windows 7 Professional (32 Bit / 64 Bit)

Recommended Requirements

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo E8400
Memory: 4.0 GB
HDD: 60MB
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LAN: 10/100Mb Ethernet Controller Card
Screen Resolution: 1280x960 pixels
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista Business (32 Bit)
Windows 7 Professional (32 Bit / 64 Bit)

Multi User / Stand-alone computer with over 500 SKUís

For Multi user environments we recommend the use of a dedicated server / computer to run the database.

Minimum Requirements Ė Workstation

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo E4500
Memory: 2.0 GB
HDD: 60MB
*
LAN: 10/100Mb Ethernet Controller Card
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 pixels
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista Business (32 Bit)
Windows 7 Professional (32 Bit / 64 Bit)

Recommended Requirements Ė Workstation

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo E8400
Memory: 4.0 GB
HDD: 60MB
*
LAN: 10/100Mb Ethernet Controller Card
Screen Resolution: 1280x960 pixels
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista Business (32 Bit)
Windows 7 Professional (32 Bit / 64 Bit)

Server or Dedicated Computer Ė Recommended Requirements

1 to 5 Users with or without 500 to 1000 SKUís

CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo E8400
Memory: 4.0 GB
HDD: 60MB
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LAN: 10/100Mb Ethernet Controller Card
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 pixels
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Windows Vista Business (32 Bit)
Windows 7 Professional (32 Bit / 64 Bit)
Additional: SQL Server 2008 Express Edition (
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DHTML Editing Control (
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.Net 3.5 Runtime (
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5 to 10 Users with or without 1000 to 10000 SKUís

CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(TM) 3.4GHz
Memory: 4.0 GB
HDD: 60MB
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LAN: 10/100 / 1000 Mb Ethernet Controller Card
Screen Resolution: 1024x768 pixels
Operating System: Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition
Additional: SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition (
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DHTML Editing Control (
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.Net 3.5 Runtime (
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* Please note that all server hard disk requirements do not include SQL Server / MSDE or Database disk allowances.

If you are in a larger environment, or feel that you have a higher than normal requirement.  Please contact us so that we can assist with the server requirements on a case by case basis.

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