Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Online Business and more

I was recently interviewed for a consultancy job and surprisingly most of the questions were about my experiences on my online store, mylittlebaker and not about what can I do for them as an IT consultant. The questions were about my online customers, internet payment and deliveries plus website management.

They were so interested that what I thought to be a simple panel interview became an exchange of ideas that I forgot being nervous. They were interested on what kinds of payment I have and what I would recommend as a payment facility for an online business. One of the interviewers engages on website development and would like to know my opinions on e-commerce so that it will be helpful for his clients.

I was asked in what kind of payment facility I would recommend for website transactions, are they really secure and are there really reliable payment processing companies available for the Filipino businesses willing to go online. I answered that companies considering adding online payment facilities to their website must first make sure that it is really what they want for adding this feature would take considerable amount of money and they must take also into consideration the risks of having an online payment facility on their site.

There are companies that offer safe and secure payment processing facility here in the country, there is no need to look abroad for it. On such company is YESpayments - The Payment Processing Professionals. YESpayments has been processing Internet payments since 2003 in the Philippines. This is YES IT Corp's 15th year in the Philippines. They are the first Philippine Payment Gateway to pass the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) annual security Audit and has 24/7 personal support in the Philippines.

If companies and individuals having an online business is thinking about putting an online payment facilities on their site, my advice is be sure you really want to have one, research on the payment facility companies so that you will know your options, know the pros and cons on putting one on your website and then decide if you are really want to have one.

My interview ended pleasantly with everyone there leaving happy, the exchange of ideas was great and I get to talk about my online business which I am proud of.


jaydj said...

great interview :) Napatunayan mo agad na may K ka maging consultant :)

joan_pinon said...

@jaydj - yes it was a fun interview! looking forward to working with them

Fernand Yim said...

Hi Joan,

I am not sure if you can still remember me. I was with you and Ma'am Janette when you were discussing about the research study for a Marikina School, if I'm not mistaken.

I just read this post about your interview regarding on-line business.

I am very interested to have blogging as a profession. However I am still struggling on how to do it or, I don't know. I don't have an IT background. I don't know much about how it really works or where to get the help. Only what I know and can do is to write.

I am reluctant to approach Ma'am Janette about this because, I don't know, it feels like she is too busy now to notice me which I perfectly understand. She has been a blessing to me and I don't want to bother her again...as of now.

I don't know if I am making a sense here. Thank you.