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Black Friday 2015 Was a Game-Changer for Online Sales

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

American shopping habits have clearly changed toward favoring the Internet, and this is poised to have a dramatic effect on future holiday promotions. For 2016, consumers can expect an even bigger push toward offering the same specials online and in-store.

The Predictive Enterprise: Five Trends Shaping the Future of Business

James Canton | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
James Canton

The predictive enterprise, attunes itself to the massive data universe with tools to sense, listen, enable and anticipate. This is a massive shift in the behavior and strategy of business.

The One Holiday Sales Factor You Aren't Considering [Infographic]

Aimee Millwood | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Aimee Millwood

This infographic shows how reviews impact holiday sales, and how learning from reviews can help brands prepare.

B2B E-Commerce Trends for 2016

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Developing a strategy to drive your business to success is always a challenge, but keeping up with industry trends is another obstacle in itself.

Profitable Post-Purchase Marketing Opportunities for Ecommerce Shops

Danny Wong | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Successful store owners never stop selling. When there is an opportunity to deliver more value to customers, ecommerce entrepreneurs encourage shoppers to complete follow-on purchases. The result is a happier customer whose lifetime value increases exponentially for the business.

Will Amazon Handmade Be The End Of Etsy?

Quora | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business

Will Amazon Handmade be the end of Etsy? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Annika Schauer, Etsy app develope...

Most In US Will Use Amazon For Online Holiday Shopping This Year

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.19.2015 | Technology

A majority of U.S. consumers plan to go to for most of their online holiday shopping, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, even after tradit...

What Science Says About Discounts, Promotions and Free Offers

Danny Wong | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

In 1887, Coca-Cola distributed the first-ever coupon. Little did the company realize how important the concept would be in shaping the future of commerce.

Tis the Season for Multi-Channel Commerce

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

Online Sales Will Dominate Statistic Brain's compilation of data from the U.S. Commerce Department, Internet Retail, ComScore, Inc. and Forrester Res...

4 Super-Simple Steps to Start Selling on Etsy (Without Spending All Your Money)

Sarah Peterson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

It was May 2014. I was gearing up for my DIY wedding that July, and was knee-deep in ideas for ways to personalize our big day. After designing and ...

E-Commerce Horror Stories: Halloween Edition Part 2

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Only a few days to go before one of our favorite holidays of the year- Halloween! If you haven't seen our past bundle of scary stories, take a peak here. Running an online retailer, just like any other job can be extremely stressful, especially when having to rely on the internet for success.

Startup Insider: The Story Behind Asia's International Fulfillment and Shipping Guru, Floship CEO Steve Suh

David Ongchoco | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Growing up in Philadelphia as a Korean-American, Steve always wanted an international experience. Seeing China become one of the top economies in the world, Steve decided to take a leap of faith and go to China, with a goal of learning more about startups and becoming an entrepreneur.

E-Commerce Horror Stories: Halloween Edition Part 1

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 10.12.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

The leaves are turning and sweaters are coming out -- fall has finally arrived! We have reached the season of bonfires, apple cider, trick or treating and spooky stories. Not to mention the kick off of the holiday season.

Facebook Swipes At Amazon With New Shopping Features

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 10.12.2015 | Technology

Facebook Inc wants its users to shop for clothes and other products from their mobile phones without ever leaving its app. In an effort to move furth...

5 Steps to Create an Online Business That Generates $1 Million Annually

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Jonathan Long

The Internet is an extremely powerful platform that allows entrepreneurs to reach a worldwide audience. The right concept paired with the right marketing can lead to explosive growth and revenue. When asked about revenue goals, a large majority of startup founders will say, "We want to hit $1 million in revenue."

Are You Stuck Paying the "Trust Tax"?

Jason Tan | Posted 10.02.2015 | Technology
Jason Tan

The Internet is a virtual community, empowering anyone in the online world to quickly communicate, create, share, discover, and transact. But any virtual community, relationship, or transaction comes with uncertainty and risk.

Here's What We Can Learn from Blake Lively's Failed Business Venture (And Actually, She Didn't Fail)

Avelist | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

Last summer Blake Lively launched her own business venture called Preserve. And this Summer she announced plans to close up shop. As an Internet entrepreneur, I've learned a lot watching Blake launch her company and I've also learned a lot watching her wind it down gracefully.

You Should Capitalize on These 3 Thriving New Industries

Debra Carpenter | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

If you're interested in starting a business, it can be difficult to choose just one startup idea to move forward with. Apart from considering an area you are passionate about or have in-depth knowledge of, it also always pays to know the "why" behind the business idea.

Smart Strategies for Issuing Ecommerce Coupons

Danny Wong | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Consumers love coupons, and brands are eager to issue them. Discounts and special offers make it easy to incentivize hesitant shoppers to finally p...

PayPal IPN Complience: Is Your WordPress Site Ready for the Switch?

Kelly Phillips | Posted 09.22.2015 | Technology
Kelly Phillips

If you use PayPal to process payments with WordPress, sometime int he past few weeks you've probably received a cryptic and somewhat alarming email about updating your IPN settings.

7 Things High-Impact Ecommerce Store Owners Are Good At

Danny Wong | Posted 09.16.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

When experts analyze what leads to success among ecommerce businesses, a few recurring themes come up. Those include expertise with online marketing, sales, copywriting, and more.

How to Use Abandoned Cart Emails to Increase Your Store's Revenue

Danny Wong | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

More than two-thirds of potential customers who fill their shopping carts abandon it. For retailers, this equates to nearly $4 trillion worth of lost sales. With all of the work brands do to drive shoppers down the purchasing funnel, why is shopping cart abandonment still such a prolific issue?

eBay Totally Changed Shopping 20 Years Ago. Now Age Has Changed eBay.

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business

The best-known Internet 1.0 peer-to-peer marketplace, eBay, turned 20 this week. Time was, avid collectors might go online to acquire a rare collecti...

8 Ways Your Web Hosting Service Can Go Horribly Wrong

Debra Carpenter | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

This is one of the most important elements in the process of building and managing a website, because in owning a business you have to take responsibility for every aspect of it.

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Mo Seetubtim

Not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. But if you feel it in your blood and feel an itch to start your own thing, you must do it.