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This user's guide explains most functions ECTrade provides. You can get help here to solve problems you may encounter while using ECTrade. If your problems remain unresolved, please e-mail me, the ECTrade Wizard at help@ectrade.com, I will offer immediate assistance to you.

1. Trading Marketplaces

2. About My Biz Office

A.My Biz Resources

B. My Biz Assistant
(1) Cross-Post Trade Leads (2) Global Search (3) Index My Website with ECTrade
(4) My Showroom (5) Biz Logbook (6) Biz Weekly (7) Mailing List

C. Office Management

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1. Tips to use ECTrade Trading Marketplace

1. Trade Leads
ECTrade classifies trade leads into different industries and categories. It is the most popular way adopted by most business websites to offer business information to business visitors. Please follow the following steps to browse trade leads at ECTrade.

A/Choose an industry you prefer and click the word link which in turn leads to the ECTrade page about this industry.
B/ On this page you see sub-categories in this particular industry. The list pinpoints your interests.
C/ Click your choice and you see the trade leads you need.
D/ Generally, trade leads provided by ECTrade are kept in order of time. The latest information comes before the older ones.

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2. Global Companies
This service is open to everyone. If your company wishes to show up in ECTrade's Global Companies, you can register your company's website with us. The company URLs in ECTrade's Global Companies come from companies themselves after they have registered in Global Companies. If you have a website, it is a good idea to put your company in our Global Companies for the world to see.

If you are browsing Global Companies just to find out URLs of other companies, it is also easy to use. You do almost the same as you are checking Trade Leads in ECTrade. The only difference is that you do not see trade leads, you see URLs of companies around the world in stead.

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3. Exhibit Categories
If you are in the market urgently for some product, it might not be enough just to get some URLs. You may wish to see the product and related information on the product. Product Categories in ECTrade Trading Marketplace is created to provide you with opportunities. A large quantities of products data Including pictures are provided here and they are categorized in terms of industries. Part of them comes from My Showroom created free of charge by ECTrade Members. The rest come from products pages at various companies' websites. To check information in this section, do the same as you are checking Trade Leads and Global Companies. You search the sub-categories and click your choice. The new category will lead you to your target step by step.

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4. Search Engine
As a matter of fact, Search Engine provided by ECTrade is a very easy and highly efficient tool to look for business resources. It can help you accurately target your trade resources in ECTrade. And you just input your key words in the search box and we will do the rest.

To best use the Search Engine, check the following tips:
# If you choose to search global trade leads, feedback covers the full range of trade leads.
# If you opt to search for a company, the search engine goes through the web pages related to that company, and gives results related to the company.
# If you wish to find a product, the engine searches all the pages related to companies, and shows you the product pages of all related companies.

Other important tips
# The search engine disregards inverted commas. For example, a search for " 'chemicals' " yields the same results as a search for "chemicals".
# The search engine disregards the blanks before and after a key word. For example, the search responds discriminatingly to the inquiry of " chemicals " and to that of "chemicals".
# If you type two key words with a blank between them, or insert the word or between them, for example, "chemical products," or "chemical or products", the engine gives information that contains either chemical or products.
# If you add "%" or "and" between two key words, the engine gives the same results. For example, if you search "chemical%products", or "chemical "and" products", you get the same results.

Note, if you type in two or more words, these words must be arranged in a meaningful and logical way, or you won't get any result. For example, if you search for "chemical products", you type these two words in the right order, and you get feedback to the inquiry of chemical products. But if you put "products" before "chemical", your inquiry of "products chemical" will get you nowhere.

Use advanced search
Advanced search narrows down your quest from a great number of responses to a few meaningful responses. In order to achieve this, you give more searching terms. Each term should be an "and" relationship. This search will lead you to your need exactly. You can follow ECTrade's prompts to complete your search step by step.

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2. About My Biz Office

1. Benefits to membersú║
It is quick and easy to register and it is free of charge.

Once you are in, you can take advantage of the global trade resources provided by ECTrade and at the same time you can also profit by the exciting members-only services.

Through ECTrade, you can easily present your products and services to more than one million business people in more than 120 countries and regions in the world. Your possibilities of success multiply.

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2. Biz Resource Made to Your Order
Biz Resource Made to Your Order refers to the special business information in your line ECTrade provides to you in accordance with your registration data. It is easy to use, just in the same way as you use ECTrade Trading Marketplace.

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3. Biz Assistant

(1) Cross-Post Trade Leads
You just post your offer and ECTrade will do the rest for you, just as you post your trade leads anywhere else in ECTrade.

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(2) Global Search
All you need to do is just type one or two key words in the search box and ECTrade will automatically search world's top BBSs and return results to you fast.

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(3) Index My Website with ECTrade
All you need to do is just fill out the form and click "Confirm", your website URL will be automatically added to ECTrade's company databank for all other businesspeople to see.

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(4) My Showroom
My Showroom is one of the most important components in ECTrade My Biz Office. It works together with other functions to provide a full range of services to our members. "My Showroom" button can be seen in all the pages open to members only. Just click the button at any time and you can set up a new My Showroom or modify your finished showroom.

Here are the steps to follow, so you will know how to set up a showroom and use it.

# Name your showroom, and provide a brief description.
# Set up a number of show windows. This will enable you to use different windows to show your different lines of products. And these windows can conveniently lead viewers directly to the products they prefer to look at. And you will find it easy to make any change in each window. Of course, if you need just one window to show one sort of products, just set up one window.
# Display your products in a window as you please, including pictures and descriptions.
# If you need a number of show windows, just repeat the above steps until you set up all your samples.
# As ECTrade members are increasing rapidly, we hope you will set up your windows in the following way so that your data can be easily maintained and viewers can have easy access to your showroom: you can set up 6 windows at most in one showroom and 36 samples altogether. If you have too many pictures to show, please take trouble to renew your showroom as regular intervals. # When you have finished your arrangements with you showroom, you can have a preview to see how they look like. If you wish to make some changes, do right away to your satisfaction before it is too late.

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(5) My Logbook
My Logbook is created automatically to record the trade offers you have posted and feedback to your offers and other related trade leads so that you can control your business developments.

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(6) Biz Weekly
You can subscribe to Biz Weekly easily. Just follow ECTrade's prompts to choose what you need. Once you are a subscriber, you can receive a weekly business information file from ECTrade on one of the weekdays as you appoint. And you can easily unsubscribe Biz Weekly.

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(7) Mailing List
ECTrade provides two ways to send emails so that you can send a large quantity of emails to your customers. The Individual Mailing List enables you to set up a mailing list of your old customers. Click to enter and you can choose "Modify the List" to set up or modify your mailing list. If you want to send emails, you just write out your message, and if you want to attach a file to your message, just do so, and then click "Send". The Public Mailing List enables you to send emails to ECTrade members who are in your line of trade. This function expands your chances of direct business transactions. Click to enter, and write out your message and attachment, if necessary, before you click "Confirm".

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4. Office Management

(1) My Online Address Book
Now you can rest assured that your address book would never get lost. ECTrade offers you an excellent Online Address Book. Wherever you are, you can easily check out any address of your friends and your relatives which you put down in your online address book.

Here are the steps to follow in order to use My Online Address Book:

#Click "Add New Contact" and you enter a new page. Follow prompts to provide all necessary information.
#Click a name to see her/his data.
# Click "Modify" at the end of the person's data and you can make changes in his or her data.
# Tick the box before a name and then click "Delete". All the data about that person can be removed.
# Click an email address, and you can send an email to that address.
# Type in the search box some information about a person, for example, his name or email address, you can get to his data fast.

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(2) My Online Bookmarks
My Bookmarks is just an online file that contains all your bookmarks, just like the bookmarks you have stored in your browser on your computer. You can just store websites you relish in this online bookmark file. Follow prompts on the page to set up your bookmarks.

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