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How to Transform Your Website Into a Marketing Powerhouse for a Mobile World

Ernesto Sosa | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Ernesto Sosa

In today's digital age billions of dollars in spending decisions are influenced by websites, but... most business websites are not ready for a mobile world yet, nor have been designed with ROI in mind.

Of Pens and Pains

Mila Atmos | Posted 01.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

At all hours of the day, we click and "add to cart" without having to supply our details, make eye contact or connect with a fellow human being. We no longer need to plan our trip to the store, make a list to avoid forgetting an item or recruit a friend to go with us.

Contrary To Popular Belief, There's Cool Stuff On Etsy For Guys, Too

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.29.2016 | Style

On the surface, it seems like Etsy has no idea what a guy wants. Its men's market page is full of masculine clichés ("Dadzilla" T-shirts, "coff...

Five Reasons You Should Consider Moving your Retail Business Online

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Unless you like standing for hours on end or enjoy working late nights at the office, then you should highly consider moving your business online if possible. Running an eCommerce shop allows for much more flexibility in both your personal and professional life.

I'm a Cruel, Heartless Guy With a Clean Inbox

Greg Schwem | Posted 01.07.2016 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

For me, the breakups came with an enormous sense of relief. Not so for my partners. Their final (for now) communications with me ranged from disappointment, to anger, to near refusal. After all, it was me who initiated the relationships.

The Future of Online Shopping Is In the Palm of Your Hand

Ernesto Sosa | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Ernesto Sosa

Remember when not long ago mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets were heralded as browsing and research tools to enhance the shopping experience?

Gift Card Strip Poker and Other Post-Holiday Games

Greg Schwem | Posted 12.23.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

The National Retail Federation recently estimated that 2015 holiday gift card sales will reach nearly $26 billion. By my own calculations, that means the world's 7.3 billion inhabitants will each have about $3.50 to spend on a gift of their choosing beginning December 26.

Don't Let the Last-Minute Holiday Rush Crush Your Budget

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

The final days of the holiday season offer constant temptation to overdo it. Whether it's gifts, decorations, food or drink, there seems to be a constant pressure to spend at year-end that can trip up the best of budgets. If this sounds like you, you're not alone.

Before You Click: Amazon vs. Local Business (Infographic)

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Stacy Mitchell

Amazon is rapidly expanding its online empire, but behind the conveniences that the company offers are a lot of hidden costs. We put together an info...

Buying Online? Use Customer Reviews!

Dennis Miller | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty
Dennis Miller

Almost all of us shop online anymore. And when you do, customer reviews should be an integral - maybe the most valuable -- part of your research. In...

Move Along, Porch Pirates; Nothing Worth Stealing Here

Greg Schwem | Posted 12.09.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

While viewing a daily roundup of the country's top trending news topics, I heard a California TV reporter utter what might possibly be the biggest oxy...

19 Ways to Pay Less at Target This Holiday

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Terence Loose, Contributor If Target is on your list of stores to hit for your holiday shopping, it's easy to see why. After all, it's built its...

Please Set My Hygiene to Auto Renew

Greg Schwem | Posted 12.02.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

There seems to be a growing army of online businesses convinced that I am neglecting my personal hygiene. But with the help of UPS and other package d...

Michael Sweet's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide For Photographers

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 11.30.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Please note, I don't receive any financial incentive for featuring the products listed here. Also, the links are provided for your convenience, fee...

The Calm before the Storm (Trends to Watch in the Upcoming Holiday Shopping Season)

Abby Rosenbaum | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
Abby Rosenbaum

The significance of Black Friday remains intact, but thanks to the emergence of Black Friday as a brand, coupled with early promotions and the Internet-driven growth of omni-channel methods, it has been dramatically changed.

If You're Not Using Pinterest To Shop, You're Doing It Wrong

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 11.24.2015 | Style

Earlier this month, Pinterest unveiled a brand new visual search feature. Pinterest's new tool allows users to zoom in on a pin and find vis...

'Tis the Season to Prevent Online Identity Theft

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Donna Marie Williams

A couple of years ago when some 40 million credit cards were breached at Target's brick-and-mortar stores, I frantically tried to recall if I had done any holiday shopping at my neighborhood store. Thankfully I hadn't, but my relief was short-lived.

Best Credit Cards for Cyber Monday

CompareCards | Posted 12.08.2015 | Business
CompareCards

Taking advantage of the deep discounts on Black Friday can be a great way to save some cash this Christmas, but if you're not a fan of standing in line or dealing with swarms of hysterical shoppers, then you might be more inclined to splurge on the Cyber Monday deals from the comfort of your own home.

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 tradit...

The Best Low Interest Rate Credit Cards for Holiday Spending

Kari Luckett | Posted 12.09.2015 | Technology
Kari Luckett

If you tend to carry a balance on your credit card throughout the year, it's likely that you'll do so after the holidays. Before you swipe your card left and right for friends and family this holiday season, give yourself the gift of low interest.

Portraits Showcase The Appeal Of Online Shopping Across China

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 11.11.2015 | World

From the vast steppes of Inner Mongolia to a snowy village in Harbin city, online shopping is making the world a little smaller. In January, Chinese p...

10 Signs You're Addicted to Online Shopping

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

Online businesses nowadays always seem to know what we want and how to drive us toward their shopping carts, even when we are just on Facebook or browsing online. That pair of shoes you looked at last week pops up in the corner of your screen like a stealth shopping mousetrap.

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 ...

Why You Should Use Your Credit Card: For Online Shopping

Michael Lazar | Posted 10.22.2015 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

If you are like the estimated 50% of Americans who like to shop online for the products that they want, you'll assuredly benefit from reading this article.

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...