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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 Amazon.com for most of their online holiday shopping, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, even after traditi...

What Science Says About Discounts, Promotions and Free Offers

Danny Wong | Posted 11.10.2016 | 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 11.08.2016 | 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 10.30.2016 | 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 10.28.2016 | 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 10.19.2016 | 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 10.12.2016 | 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 furthe...

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

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.05.2016 | 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 10.02.2016 | 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 10.02.2016 | Business
Avelist

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 09.30.2016 | 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 09.25.2016 | 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 09.18.2016 | 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 09.16.2016 | 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 09.08.2016 | 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 01.16.2017 | 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 collectib...

8 Ways Your Web Hosting Service Can Go Horribly Wrong

Debra Carpenter | Posted 09.03.2016 | 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 08.28.2016 | 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 08.19.2016 | 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 08.18.2016 | 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 08.14.2016 | 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 08.14.2016 | 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 08.11.2016 | 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 08.10.2016 | 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...