August 23 - 29, 1999
This article is contributed by GB The Information Marketing and
E-Commerce or business through Internet is becoming popular mode of
trade in the world and most of the companies in America, Canada and Europe are doing most
part of their business transactions through E-commerce.
The establishment of the electronic commerce will remove all barriers
to enter into the global market. Now a small businessman operating from a small room in a
remote area can compete the suppliers of big international chains with the help of
Internet has provided an opportunity to small traders with a meager
capital in hand to do business all over the world through Internet. Now it is just a click
of mouse and you get a big order from anywhere in the world.
Experts believe the electronic commerce will transform the present
business transactions and will offer tremendous opportunities for small and medium size
companies. Some international survey reports suggest that within 10 to 20 years the paper
transactions would be replaced by e-commerce transactions. This will certainly be a
revolution on advent of the new millennium.
E-commerce has provided an opportunity to small companies and new
entrants to leap frog in the business world and succeed.
In Pakistan e-commerce is not so common, because of non-availability of
a proper government policy framework and lack of telecommunication and other facilities.
The security of transactions and transfer of money is a major problem
hindering growth of e-commerce in Pakistan. Most of companies are doing trading on
Internet through other conventional safe modes. They use safe servers, placed in America
Despite all its odds, the e-commerce has found its ways in Pakistan to
flourish very efficiently in the recent past. Those who wish to do the business on
Internet are doing it, but it is not so cost-effective.
Pakistani companies can easily make optimum use of the electronic
commerce by taking bold decisions. For this purpose, they have to select reliable hardware
as well as efficient and securer servers. The art of marketing and advertising would be an
added advantage for rapid growth in business on Internet.
For marketing businesses on Internet the companies must have a very
attractive and interactive web-site on Internet. This site should have easy-to-access
domain name (www.yourcompany.com). The URL of that web site should be registered with all
popular search engines like Yahoo, Alta Vista, Monster etc.
The best way of marketing a company on Internet is to put company's
professionally designed banners, with URL link of the web page on popular search engines
on web pages frequently visited by the users.
Another efficient and effective way to market your company is put
entries on Internet Yellow Pages. Internet Yellow Pages are like the conventional Yellow
Pages or directory of trade and industry, but they are different from the conventional
Yellow Pages directory in a sense that it has entries of all those companies, which has
their presence on Internet and they use emails for their business correspondence.
In Pakistan, a local company with its offices in US, Canada and England
is in process of publishing "GB Internet Yellow Pages directory." The company
offers entries of Pakistani companies as well individuals with their own Web pages on
Internet. Almost all categories are free for entries in the directory, except one. For
that category, nominal rates are charges for one year presence on Internet edition of the
directory as well as entries in Hardcopy of it. The printed copy would be distributed to
world over, besides in Pakistan.
On the payment category, the company offers free-web pages of the
advertisers and those pages would be hosted free of cost on company's international Domain
server: http//: www.world-yellowpages.com which is linked with one of the fastest Internet
backbone named "T 1 " in Nevada (USA)
The directory would be available online with real time search. Its
independent server is placed at one of the fastest ISP in USA.
Internet Yellow Pages directory is a new concept in the Pakistani
It is imperative in the present day world of high speed information
technology, that no matter where you are, you must be just a point & click away from
Company's web site
Product prices vis-a-vis industrial sales
Off the shelf availability of products and services
Web based free mailbox
Cyber gold club
Ghani Brothers - The Information Management and Marketing Company, are
publishing the Internet Yellow Pages directory. This company is part of Ghani Group of
A GB official said that his company wants Pakistani businesses and
individuals abreast of technology as well as it provides know how about the concepts of
global village, ecommerce (on-line shopping) from Pakistan and abroad.
Beside web-directory venture, the company offers hardware and other
Internet solution. Web hosting services are provided at very competitive rates on
GB has recently been appointed as Pakistan's representative of an
International webhosting company. This company offers web-hosting facilities from 30 MB
server space to dedicated servers at very competitive rates. These rates are even less
than the companies offering in Pakistan and this region. Its rates are one of the lowest,
among all the companies of the world offering server spaces.
1. They offer facilities for e-commerce and provide a very efficient
and quick customer support round-the-clock.
2. You can get your own domain name (www.yourcompanyname.com), a static
3. Unlimited free access to your server via TelnettFTPtVSA and all
other compatible software.
4. Their server supports all the major site design software including
Communicator /Gold, AOL Press, Net Objects Fusion, Front page, Delta
Quick Site, Adobe PagetSite Mill etc.