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Which Shopping Cart Software is Crucial for Your E-Commerce Business?

Dorit Sasson | Posted 11.05.2015 | Technology
Dorit Sasson

Let's say you've gotten a memorable site built for your e-commerce business. How are you going to get that site to stand out? The design elements are ...

E-Commerce Shopping Carts: How to Choose the Right Platform

Dorit Sasson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

If you engage in e-commerce, you have a shopping cart. A shopping cart is actually a piece of software. Shopping cart basics include: holding items wh...

What You Need to Know for Setting Up a Payment Gateway for Your E-Commerce Store

Dorit Sasson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

A payment gateway works as a system to authorize a payment. It is a third party server that communicates payment information to authorizing banks who ...

Do E-Commerce Apps Really Make Money?

Dorit Sasson | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

Mobile commerce or the process of making purchases from one's mobile - typically a smartphone, has now become the norm of making purchases. To your le...

How E-Commerce Can Help Your Business Grow

Dorit Sasson | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

The e-commerce space otherwise known as electronic commerce relies heavily on the Internet and various technologies to run many businesses and organiz...

Make Your Moonlight Your Sunlight; Entrepreneurship during Holiday Season

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

October begins a period when some retailers make as much as 30% of their yearly sales numbers. Last year 7.4 billion dollars was spent on Hallow...

Uber To Partner With Shopify For Same-Day Deliveries

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology

Canadian e-commerce platform Shopify Inc said it was partnering with taxi-hailing service Uber to help merchants deliver goods to customers on the sa...

How This Woman is Revolutionizing a $40 Billion Industry

Li Lin | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts
Li Lin

With the internet, this model has been challenged to some extent, however creative works are still beyond the reach of everyday people because of the money and technology barriers to buying and selling.

Digital Commerce in China: Cheap Tricks or Deep Love?

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Chinese marketers - indeed, marketers everywhere -- need to "rebuild" corporate structures to align assets. True, "pain from change" is unavoidable. But downward vortex of commoditization will be more difficult to bear.

Innovations in Newspapers = Newsroom Mindset Changes

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.15.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

That mobile is the new buzzword is no surprise. News and content consumers want their regular fixes on the go, everywhere, all the time, and newspapers are having a hard time keeping up. So the Innovations report offers papers the following advice to jump on the mobile train before it leaves the station.

The Vast Implications of the Networked Economy

Techonomy | Posted 06.04.2015 | Technology

Connections are changing the world. The connectivity enabled by the Internet has huge implications for the very structure of the global economy. While estimates of the Net's contribution to economic output vary, it's generally thought that it exceeds individual industry sectors like education, agriculture, and energy.

Advice From Travel Startup Entrepreneur

Hilal Isler | Posted 05.27.2015 | Travel
Hilal Isler

Project Bly is an online travel and commerce portal with street-creed. Literally. Every six months, site founder Rena Thiagarajan introduces shoppers to a new city, allowing them to browse (virtually) the alleyways and ateliers of Hanoi, Mumbai, Kumasi.

Here Comes the Boom: 15 Things You Should Know About the Next Wave of Seniors

Martha T.S. Laham | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Martha T.S. Laham

If you're like many baby boomers, you possess an unfailing optimism about the future, while also waxing nostalgic about the past.

Luxury Labels File Suit Against Alibaba Over Fake Goods

AP | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business

BEIJING (AP) — The owner of fashion brands Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent has accused Alibaba Group in a lawsuit of profiting from sales of counterfeit goods despite the Chinese e-commerce giant's pledge to combat the trade in fakes.

Smart Phones are Equalizing Who Can Access Knowledge

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Lisa Abeyta

The smart phone is the great equalizer of knowledge access. Never before has so much information been accessible to so many for so little cost.

Retailers, Don't Miss This Change to Facebook

Melanie Curtin | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Melanie Curtin

If you're a retailer and you target Millennials, it's time to take note. This new Facebook feature could be a game changer.

Women in Business Q&A: Umaimah Mendhro, Founder & CEO, VIDA

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Umaimah Mendhro is the Founder & CEO of VIDA, an e-commerce company that brings mindful global citizenship and an impeccable sense of taste to style-seekers around the world through carefully selected artistic partnerships and responsibly sourced, beautiful products that connect designers, producers, and consumers.

Mattress Wars

Leo Welder | Posted 06.06.2015 | Small Business
Leo Welder

Can new e-commerce brand Loom & Leaf take on memory foam giant Tempur-Pedic?

Matt Sheehan

California Dreaming: Alibaba Helps LGBT Chinese Couples Get Married In Los Angeles | Matt Sheehan | Posted 03.20.2015 | World

BEIJING -- Liu Xin and his boyfriend, Hu Zhidong, have opted for a destination wedding. They’re not heading to Venice, Hawaii or even Mexico. Rather...

'The Postcard' By Vistaprint

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.14.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

While we will be exploring new marketing avenues, we will continue to run our traditional promotional offers in combination with branded advertising. We know that a combination is necessary to appeal to our entire growing audience, no matter what their needs are.

The Biggest Game-Changer in Online Commerce?

David Sable | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
David Sable

In the end it's not the algorithm or the user interface or even FREE SHIPPING -- it's all about the merchandise, the need, the service, the style. In short, the human condition...

Should Twitter Users Still Use Hashtags and @names?

Quora | Posted 04.26.2015 | Technology

For years, Twitter itself has been struggling with the problems of hashtags and @names, which while effectual are kludgy and off-putting to new users. In 2014, a Twitter executive seemed to indicate their coming demise (See their Tweet here).

Author and Journalist Eric Brach on Why Net Neutrality Matters

Jarod Cerf | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Jarod Cerf

In light of the recent debates on tiered access to broadband service and whether telecommunication companies have the right to charge both content providers and home users (as well as the federal government's evolving stance on the issue) I sat down with Eric Brach.

9th&Elm's Ambitious Goal to Take Independent Fashion Mainstream

Brittany Hodak | Posted 04.06.2015 | Small Business
Brittany Hodak

In a world filled with discount websites peddling mass-imported fashion, 9th&Elm stands out...way out.

With Friends Like Amazon, Who Needs Enemies?

Rich Nadworny | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Rich Nadworny

Last week, Amazon told its most loyal and supportive partners that the threat of paying state sales tax was too much for the online behemoth. And just like that, small independent entrepreneurs saw a revenue stream disappear.