The Importance of E-Commerce

The Importance of E-Commerce

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E-Commerce websites have been around for a while now. In a nutshell, what this does is allow customers to easily buy your products online. However, there has been a surge in the use of eCommerce websites due to the coronavirus pandemic. With many business locations shut down, consumers have flocked to the internet. So, having a website with e-commerce capabilities has made or broken businesses, since this is the safest way to shop.

But this surge is not temporary. Social distancing guideless are expected to stay in effect for some time. How long is anyone’s guess, but the summer months will definitely see this trend continue. And it is not a stretch to believe this pandemic will effect shopping tendencies through the fall and winter months. Even if the outlook is better, many people may resort to shopping online as the safe alternative. Which is why is it important to have an e-commerce shopping cart. This way you won’t be losing as much business. The team at MSEDP can upgrade your website to allow for e-commerce capabilities. To learn more, please give our office a call at 631-761-7600!

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MSEDP can add a fully functional, custom-designed shopping cart and purchasing section to your already existing website. E-commerce websites allow you to easily add and edit product descriptions, photos, and prices to your product showroom. In the details, you can include shipping information and payment options at a checkout counter. And don’t worry, there is no limit to the number of products that can be added to our e-commerce websites. So if you have a ton of products, that is okay! All of them can be uploaded. This is all due to our ability to break these products into categories. With this feature, you can organize your online store and make it easier for customers to find what they are looking for.

Coronavirus Shaping Who Works From Home . . . Permanently

Coronavirus Shaping Who Works From Home . . . Permanently

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the landscape of work offices around the country. Many jobs have moved to the home. At least the ones that can. However, the stay-at-home orders will slowly come to an end and social distancing measures will be implemented. This will be a tricky situation for many companies. How many people do you allow back in the office? Is anybody staying at home? What about the breakroom and meetings? These are decisions every company is going to have to make. Including right here at MSEDP.

Our IT Services Can Help You Continue To Work From Home

Twitter has recently come out and stated that some of their employees will be working remotely on a permanent basis moving forward. A Twitter spokesperson recently said the following, “We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere. The past few months have proven we can make that work.”

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Not every company is Twitter and we get that, but this time of working remotely can be used as a positive. Companies can evaluate who needs to work in the office when they slowly reopen and who can remain at home. Either for an extended amount of time or, like Twitter, on a more permanent basis. There are benefits to having fewer people in the office, such as less commuter traffic. And with fewer people in the office, there is less of a likelihood of any sort of sickness being passed around. Not just COVID-19. So everyone in the office can work in a healthier environment.

This only works, though, if you have the proper tools at hand. MSEDP will help you do just that. We help businesses across the country with their tech issues. And we can handle all aspects of running a website. So you can concentrate on other aspects. As part of our efforts, we can help you permanently set up employees to work remotely. We can provide you with all of the proper equipment to set up a complete remote workstation. Our techs will also give you advice on how to best manage your remote workstation. And if you have any issues, you can always reach out to us.

Call MSEDP For Help With IT Services

So if you need help managing the changing landscape, please contact MSEDP today. We can help you with any tech or web issues you may have. And we can provide you with the tools to succeed. The number for our office is 631-761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with all of the necessary details to get the job done right.

SEO For Small Businesses
SEO for Small Businesses

SEO for Small Businesses

SEO is crucial for small businesses to get ahead. That is why MSEDP is proud to offer search engine optimization for all types of small businesses across Long Island, New York, as well as nationwide! When you turn to us, you’ll get clear, professional writing that will promote your company’s point of view, address your target audience specifically, deliver your marketing message and results in higher web traffic and sales. So please, if you are interested in our SEO services, give us a call. The number for our office is 631-761-7600. When you call, we can go over all of the details and benefits of choosing our search engine optimization. Our expert SEO consultant will work with you to help get your website seen and push you ahead of the competition.

Move Ahead of the Competition

Competition is a prominent factor in determining where your site is ranked for a specific keyword. No matter your industry or business, you will be competing for the same internet real estate. Dozens, if not hundreds, of other small businesses are working to get to that top spot, which is why SEO is so crucial. When you get the help of MSEDP, you will move ahead of your competition. We will target keywords that are not are general and highly-searched and locate that sweet spot. This way you’ll still get the web traffic and visibility, but without a longer wait than necessary with organic SEO.

User-Friendly Websites

SEO For Small Businesses SEO helps small businesses create a faster, smoother, and user-friendly website for their customers. Many people still cling to an older definition of SEO. They think it is only about optimizing for the search engines. However, the search engines are merely one piece of the puzzle. Today, SEO for small businesses is also about improving user experience on the website. At MSEDP, we can give your website a facelift and improve all the bells and whistles. And create a more SEO-friendly site that will keep people on your site.

Get A Captive Audience

A well-structured, clean, and uncluttered website will compel a casual visitor to stay longer. Thereby decreasing the bounce rate and increasing page views. This is important for the health of your website and for the search engine optimization. Pageviews and user interaction can actually boost your site’s SEO. And if people bounce right off? Well, you guessed it, that will hurt your website. At MSEDP, we can redesign your website to make it more stylish and keep a captive audience, which in turn improves your site’s SEO.

Create Interesting Content

Similarly, highly relevant content, such as sales pages and blog articles such as this, keeps your readers happy and engaged. This on-page SEO will not only make your users happy, but search engines too! They love to serve high-quality information to their users. So if they deem the content interesting, then you have more of a likelihood of moving up the search engines. When you choose MSEDP’s search engine optimization services, their SEO expert will create interesting and engaging content on a monthly basis. So you can just sit back and reap the rewards of higher web traffic.

The Best SEO Services For Small Businesses!

Not receiving results from your current web content? Can’t find the right words to say? Then reach out to MSEDP and try their extensive SEO services for small businesses. As a top SEO Company on Long Island, New York, MSEDP will get you to the top of the search rankings. Even though our company is located on Long Island, we work with websites nationwide! For more information about our search engine optimization for small businesses, please contact us today. We will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding improving your SEO. The number for our office is 631-761-7600. We look forward to helping your small business!

Managed IT Services You Can Trust

Managed IT Services You Can Trust

It is important that you get the most out of your IT budget. When you choose MSEDP’s managed IT services you will be getting the most for your money! Our all-inclusive managed services packages are designed to provide system monitoring, maintenance, and troubleshooting like a full-time IT staff, but at a fraction of the cost. So please, give us a call today for more information. Learn about all the benefits our IT services can provide! The number for our office is 631-761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation. In this call, we will go over all of the various price points for the packages and how they benefit your website and business.

The Best Managed IT Services For Your Money

Managed IT Services

With a managed service package from MSEDP, we’ll use remote technology to monitor the health of your computers and network around the clock. So you can breathe easy at night knowing you’re in safe hands! We’ll perform system updates, virus prevention, and removal, data backup checks, essential maintenance, and troubleshooting. All of this is done without interrupting your workday with a support visit. However, you can get free on-site support hours, priority response times, and discounted rates for installations and projects depending on the monthly package you choose. We will come to you to help, within reason of course. MSEDP offers its managed IT services out of its Deer Park location, which is on Long Island, New York. So figure reasonable driving distances apply. Select from our bronze, silver or gold managed services packages.

Unlimited Helpdesk Support

When you choose MSEDP, you get our FREE Unlimited Helpdesk Support. This service comes with any of our managed services packages. This affords you the opportunity to call us any time you have an issue with a covered device. And you will not get charged extra. Outlook not opening? Internet slow? Screen upside down? Forgot your password? All of this is covered when you select one of our managed IT service packages. Call as many times as you want for one low price each month. We have bronze, silver and gold packages depending on your allotted budget and needs.

24/7 Monitoring

MSEDP offers cutting-edge software as part of our managed IT services. We get alerted when systems are acting up or are down. Even if it is two in the morning. This 24/7 monitoring allows us to be proactive rather than reactive. And, most importantly, it ensures that you are running optimally during business hours. So no matter what time of day it is, our monitoring services will be able to catch it.

Call For A No-Obligation Consultation

MSEDP has years of experience offering affordable managed IT services that you can trust. We are located on Long Island, New York, but our managed IT services are available for clients nationwide. So please, do not hesitate to reach out and learn more about our capabilities. For more information, please contact us today. We will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding our services. The number for our office is 631-761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with our pricing options. We look forward to helping you however you need it!

Helpful Tips For Working From Home

Helpful Tips For Working From Home

With much of the country still on lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19, working from home is the new normal. New York State recently announced that the stay at home order will be extended to May 15, so nothing is going to change for at least another month. So if you have been working remotely from home, that will be going to continue. Which means that is imperative that you have everything you need to stay productive.

Working from home presents new challenges and some obstacles. This is new for many people, who may be uncomfortable and feel unproductive while working at home. Everyone who works from home has different challenges, but there are some simple ways to stay productive during the work week. MSEDP can help you successfully work from home and be the best worker you can be! We offer many great web services that you can take advantage of! Set up e-commerce with your site and start selling online. Or better utilize your remote workstation. You can also give your site some needed upgrades, so when things do get back to normal your website is ready to go! Contact us today for more details. We are here to help!

In the meantime, here are some helpful tips for becoming the most productive remote worker you can be!

Maintain Regular Hours & Create Routines

MSEDP Helping You Work RemotelySet a regular schedule and stick to it. Having a clear timeline for working hours enables optimal productivity and allows for remote workers to maintain a nice work-life balance. There is a delineation between working hours and hours for daily life. Keeping them separate while at home is important. Also, we all have our own routines and structures that get us through a workday, so maintaining that at home is key, too. Come up with some routines throughout the day, like you would in the office. Make that cup of coffee, or take a quick walk outside. Try to stay as regular as possible. And good routines can keep you focused and happy.

Schedule Break & Utilize Them

You know your company’s break policy, so use them accordingly. Again, like you would if you were in the office. And use your breaks for their full duration. If you have an hour lunch, take that break for an hour. This allows you to regain some normalcy in your day. Also, it is important just to get away from work. A good break should refresh you for the rest of the day. Don’t waste it.

Keep A Dedicated Office Space

In an ideal world, remote employees would have not only a dedicated office, but also two computers, one for work and one for personal use. It’s more secure for the employer, and it lets you do all your NSFW activities in private. But not everyone has a separate office in their home, and keeping two machines isn’t always realistic. Instead, dedicate a desk and some peripherals only for work use. For example, when your laptop is hooked up to the monitor and external keyboard, it’s work time. When it’s on your lap, that’s personal time. You may want to go as far as partitioning your hard drive and creating a separate user account for work.

Socialize With Your Co-Workers

Loneliness, disconnect, and isolation are common problems when working remotely, especially when you are used to seeing everyone at the office. Utilize chat channels and socialize with your co-workers. Discuss common interests, what you have been doing, anything really. This sort of interaction will help you feel connected with the people you work with. Remember, everyone is in the same situation as you, so you are not alone. Regain some normalcy and see what they have been doing to get through this tough time.

Be Positive

This last one is easier said than done, but it is important to stay positive right now. This is an unprecedented situation, but we are all in this together. Be positive when you are working and interacting with your fellow co-workers. This ordeal will not be made any better by being upset and down about it. Carrying a positive attitude will help everyone move on.

Some Tech Tips For Setting Up A Remote Workstation

Some Tech Tips For Setting Up A Remote Workstation

Much of the world is on lockdown right now due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). So, working from home is the new normal now. It remains to be seen how long this will last, but the fact is much of the country is working from the safety of their own home. This presents new challenges and some obstacles. Of course, many people are not used to this approach and may be using equipment that is not up to par. There are some simple tech elements to help set up a remote workstation in your home. Attach that tiny laptop to a full-size keyboard, a 22″ monitor, a standard mouse. Get a webcam. Get a small (portable) printer. Set up a home “office” (don’t use the bedroom, the kitchen, or the dining room). And much more can be done!

MSEDP is here to help those making a transition for working remotely. We sell monitors, keyboards and other equipment to help you work from home during this period. We also offer remote tech support and can get everyone in your office up and running from home in no time! So please, if you need help with anything regarding your remote work, get in touch with us. Give us a call! The number for our office is 631-761-7600. When you call, we can provide you with a no-obligation consultation on how to get started.

Here are some tips to further help you get started on creating a comfortable remote workstation.

Buy The Right Monitor

It’s easy enough to connect multiple displays to your laptop if you have the right equipment, but that is easier said than done sometimes. But there is not much more you can do that has a better immediate impact on your productivity than having the right monitor. Attach a couple of 4K displays at 27 inches or larger and your laptop becomes a powerhouse of productivity.

There are endless options for how to set up the layout for your laptop, so do what is best for your individual situation. You can prop it up on a stand for easier accessibility. Purchase a vertical laptop stand and you can leave your laptop closed while using it, which allows for a cleaner workspace.

Working with split screens can also increase your productivity. Get familiar with how Windows 10 works and you can split screens and multiple displays. Mac also has this capability. Your display might also have its own built-in tools for carving up the screen real estate to make it easier to manage multitasking. MSEDP can help you set up a remote workstation and get you on your way to increased productivity!

Your Keyboard and Mouse Are Important, Too

The monitor is one thing, but it is also important to invest in a good external keyboard and mouse, too. These input devices more versatile than your laptop’s standard built-in options. And when set up properly, these devices also allow for a more comfortable workspace, which is crucial when working remotely. You can upgrade to a mechanical keyboard to make typing easier. There are different keyboards with different functionality. At MSEDP, we sell keyboards and can help you select the best one for your remote workstation!

Use Zoom For Video Calls

Video calls make a remote workday feel more connected, since you can see the person you are talking too. We know how couped it is to be isolated, so seeing other people at this point is a plus. Basic Zoom accounts are free and are a great way to connect with your co-workers. You can upgrade to premium packages. Zoom is packed with great features. It is fast and offers clear audio and video. You can also record the calls, so anyone who cannot attend can listen to it later.

Collaboration On Slack

Slack brings together messaging and is a single place for files, attachments and more work-related tasks. You can create a free level plan and invite people into it. This way you can make collaboration simple and easy. This isn’t a replacement for email, but is a quicker way to communicate with your co-workers on the fly. Oh, and you can send funny emojis and gifs simply, which is a fun way to spend some time.

Added Home Network Security

Working from home means needing added network security. It is important to make sure that all of the devices on your home network, including the ones you use for business, have the latest software updates. Also, update any anti-virus software. MSEDP can help you set up your remote workstation and ensure a safe working environment.