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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.

How to Leverage Customer Feedback to Improve Your Ecommerce Store

Danny Wong | Posted 08.21.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Brands that spend more time listening develop a competitive advantage by re-engaging consumers, marketing their business and developing better products.

Eating Your Way Into the E-Commerce Space

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

If you are looking to enter the world of ecommerce, you might want to consider heading in the food direction. Don't let the food industry scare you.

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Side Business on Etsy

Sarah Peterson | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

In a four month period in 2014 I turned $0.30 into $5,000 with Etsy. Maybe it was timing or maybe it was luck, but I stumbled across a way of using Etsy that helped my Etsy shop start making sales just days after the first listing.

The Best Way to Make Money Selling Online

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Casey Cavanagh

Whether you are looking to start an e-commerce business for specific products or services, or just want to sell some homemade goods or used items on the side, there's a number of ways for you to do so. Which is the best? It depends.

8 Psychological Principles to Increase Your Upsells and Cross-Sells

Danny Wong | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Most estimates suggest it costs five to seven times more to acquire a new customer than it does to retain an old one. Yet a majority of marketing budgets are allocated towards user acquisition over loyalty.

Startup Insider: Shopline CEO Raymond Yip - Helping Merchants Go Online in Asia

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.10.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Is Customer Loyalty a Myth?

Rob Tarkoff | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Rob Tarkoff

We talk and measure customer loyalty, that sentiment that keeps customers buying from their favorite brands. But in an age when every customer with a smartphone has the ability to instantly price compare (and they do so standing in your store), read and write reviews, and be offered competitive offers instantly once they click on a product - does customer loyalty truly exist?

Startup Insider: RISE Conference Recap -- Time For Asia To Think 'Global'

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

There was a lot of hype and buzz involved when Web Summit announced that they were holding their first ever event in Asia, the RISE Conference. Web Summit is the technology conference held in Dublin, Ireland. Web Summit has grown from 400 to over 22,000 attendees since it started back in 2011 but RISE Conference started out with a bang with over 5000 attendees from over 75 countries.

Startup Trends: the Future of eCommerce Is Social

Jose Vasquez | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

For most emerging startups selling products (and sometimes services), building an online eCommerce platform is a critical first step.

Young & Entrepreneurial: How these first-time Entrepreneurs built Carousell, the #1 Lifestyle App in Singapore

David Ongchoco | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Spending one year in Silicon Valley can make a big difference in the lives of students about to graduate from university. For then NUS students Siu Rui Quek, Lucas Ngoo and Marcus Tan, their one-year immersion in Silicon Valley would inspire them to use technology to solve problems at a large scale.

Startup Insider: Ardent Capital Partner Tee Suraphongchai Shares Her Journey to the Venture Capital World in Asia

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

Ardent Capital Director and Venture Partner Tee Suraphongchai is one of the rising VCs in the Asia region right now. Her expertise in the finance and retail industry has helped her navigate a region that has been seeing a lot of growth in the ecommerce sector. Startup Insider got to chat with Tee during the Echelon Asia Summit.

3 Points of Wisdom From a $5M Entrepreneur

Harry Red | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business
Harry Red

Entrepreneurs should create new, shiny things. The edgier, the better. Sorry--reality disagrees. Valuable work often lies hidden. You have to dig deeper.

Like, Share And, Now, Shop On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology

Facebook has reportedly started to build little "shops" within its Facebook Pages. According to BuzzFeed News, which first reported this on Wedn...

Amazon's New Discount Holiday Seems Awfully Familiar

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 07.16.2015 | Business

NEW YORK -- Amazon seems to have taken a page from Alibaba's playbook. Since 2009, the Chinese Internet goliath has held a discount holiday, called "...

Mattress Frenzy: The Hottest Startup Industry Of The Year?

Kenny Kline | Posted 07.16.2015 | Technology
Kenny Kline

This year has been a breakout year for one of humanity's oldest consumer goods - the mattress. In retrospect, the industry was ripe for disruption. Most mattresses are made by two companies, resulting in a mattress market that ended up driving prices unnecessarily high for shoppers.

4 Web Design Trends Your Small Business Should Follow

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

It is important for small business owners to stay on top of the rapidly changing web design trends so that your business stays relevant and continues to convert website visitors into customers.

Damon Beres

Amazon Has A New Trick Up Its Sleeve To Sell You Products

HuffingtonPost.com | Damon Beres | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology

Amazon's turning to artificial intelligence to make more sense of human reviews.

Howell Wong: Opportunities Don't Just Come, You Have to Create Them

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Opportunities don't just come to your doorstep, but create them with your own hand. Lots of times you might fail but remember you were already better than most people just sitting at the same place and blaming life.

Excelling at E-Commerce: 6 Mistakes to Avoid

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Casey Cavanagh

Today, just about anyone can make money online--or so it seems. With an endless supply of platforms and resources available to help you in your entrepreneur endeavors, starting your business online and making it successful should be a walk in the park, right?

Omnichannel or Bust: The Retailer's Road to a Customer's Heart

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Consumers know what it takes to experience memorable shopping. Retailers have to make the experience happen. Unequivocally.

Twitter Is Stupid

James Whittaker | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
James Whittaker

It's not the product I find stupid. Nor the company that makes it. What is stupid is Twitter's insistence on ignoring their value as an engine of commerce and mindlessly following the lead of Google and Facebook as an engine of advertisement. Wake up, Twitter.

Reboot With Matt: A 7-Step Marketing Cleanse for the Age of the Customer

Matt Dion | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Matt Dion

By rebooting your marketing strategy with a fresh infusion of modern thinking and renewed focus on the customer's digital experience, marketers will be well positioned for the long haul.