Business software is an important cornerstone of any business and a home-based business is no exception. Here at AllBusiness, there’s an informative article about The Best Software for Your Home-Based Business. It lists several software packages that make valuable tools that can help you with your home-based business.
I’ll expand on that a bit by blogging about Mpire. Yesterday I blogged about a new mobile software tool called Mpire Researcher Mobile. It occurred to me that I never really said much about Mpire itself.
Mpire is a web-based software tool that is tightly integrated with eBay research data. If selling on eBay forms any part of your home-based business, you should be very interested in this web application tool. The Researcher Mobile I mentioned yesterday has a nominal monthly subscription fee, but Mpire’s web-based research service is free. You can register for an account at the Mpire Registration Page.
Mpire can provide you with loads of valuable historical eBay sales data. You type in a keyword or key phrase and it returns a lot of statistical data on the product line you’re researching. It returns such things as Average Selling Price of Top Selling Listings, Percentage Sold of All Listings, and the Best Day/Time to End.
For anyone involved in eBay selling, this information is absolute gold. As with all business software however, it’s important to remember that software is just a tool and should be used to assist you with your work (in this case, making product purchase decisions). It really should not make the decisions for you, but can help give you some valuable insight into a product’s potential.
Be sure to check out these other interesting AllBusiness articles about home-based business tools and resources.