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8 Challenges Facing Ecommerce Retailers This Christmas

Ian Mills | Posted 11.25.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

With the increase in the amount of consumers completing their Christmas purchases online, this has presented multiple challenges for online retailers and other stakeholders involved in the logistics of purchasing online.

Consumers Without Borders: Chinese Consumers Present a Key Growth Opportunity for the U.S. Market This Holiday Season

John Burbank | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
John Burbank

E-Commerce is booming in China and the good news for American retailers and manufacturers is that the rapidly growing Chinese e-commerce market isn't limited to just local online offerings.

4 Lies Small Business Owners Tell Themselves to Avoid Ecommerce

Ian Mills | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

As your customers move online, are you hiding behind excuses to avoid investing in an ecommerce channel for your business? By avoiding and investing in ecommerce, you may be selling yourself short. If you find that you tell yourself the following four lies, it might be time to reconsider your position.

3 Ways You're Losing Money From Your Mobile E-Commerce

Allen Burt | Posted 11.03.2014 | Small Business
Allen Burt

It's undeniable that mobile is where people are. They're posting, commenting, sharing, and buying. If you don't think this affects you, please take a look into your website's analytics and get an idea of how many visits you're receiving from mobile.

5 Easy Tactics to Reduce Abandoned Carts During the Holidays

Matt Winn | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Matt Winn

Various studies show that 45-70 percent of all shopping carts don't end in a purchase, which means that you and your online business are fully aware of the frustration that abandoned carts can bring.

How Googlebot Ticks: Optimizing Your Website Content

James Parsons | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
James Parsons

To many, Google is an absolute wonder. They have the infrastructure and the man-power necessary to build a highly advanced algorithm to regularly sc...

5 Ways to Create an Authentic Ecommerce Experience

Ian Mills | Posted 10.21.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Ecommerce has, without doubt, become a highly competitive business environment. There are a lot of businesses in the marketing place, the larger playe...

Are You Losing a Full Day of Revenue With Your Mobile Site?

Allen Burt | Posted 10.21.2014 | Small Business
Allen Burt

Not optimizing your site for mobile is the equivalent of having your physical store closed one day a week.

5 Tips to Prepare Your E-Commerce Business For Cyber Monday

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.17.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Cyber Monday last year was the largest online shopping day in history, up 18.2% compared to Cyber Monday in 2012 and reaching $2.29 billion, according...

Why Amazon's Decision to Open First Brick and Mortar Store Signals the Demise of eCommerce

Josh Marti | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business
Josh Marti

The truth is that while $150 billion more will be spent online between now and 2018, $300 billion more will be spent offline during that same time.

Marketing Titans: Dasha Gastol and the Art of Ecommerce

Joseph Parker | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business
Joseph Parker

Learn from people in the industry, and follow brands who resonate with you and figure out how they do it. Become a student of the industry, and never stop learning or being curious.

Alibaba May Be Ascendant, But Bomoda Gives Brands Their Own "Open Sesame" For China

Saul Gitlin | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Saul Gitlin

In the classic tale, "Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves," the protagonist undergoes a rags-to-riches transformation to emerge as the sole guardian of a secret incantation ("Open Sesame") that grants him exclusive access to an immeasurable, hidden treasure.

As E-commerce Grows Around the World, China Leads

John Burbank | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
John Burbank

In terms of online purchase intentions, China is clearly several steps ahead of the rest of the world. But we believe what is happening in China will quickly happen elsewhere.

Why Cynthia Rowley Thinks There's 'Never Been A Better Time' To Start A Fashion Line

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Few career paths carry as much risk as being a fashion designer, but thanks to the growing e-commerce landscape, women's wear designer Cynthia Rowley ...

Biggest IPO Ever Just Got Even Bigger

AP | Posted 11.15.2014 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Alibaba now plans to raise up to $25.03 billion in its upcoming IPO, making what was expected to be the biggest stock market debut e...

What Your First Step In Digital Marketing Should Be

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 11.10.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Think your business is 'too complicated' for an app or there isn't 'an app for that' yet? Go get a sobriety test.

Alibaba and the IPO Treasure

David Sable | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
David Sable

Jack Ma, the founder of Alibaba, is in fact the living incarnation of the original fictitious character.

An Inside Peek at The Huffington Post

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

The winners flew in from all over the world -- from Canon City, Colorado to Adelaide, Australia. They won the competition by selling the most in their category over an eight-month period. The competition resulted in 21,000 entrepreneurs who created new businesses that sold more than $120 million in products.

Yonderbound: Disrupting Travel Booking and Breaking Tech's Glass Ceiling

Lin Humphrey | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Lin Humphrey

In my past career in travel ecommerce, one of the key issues I ran into was the extremely structured data format received from traditional reservation systems, which left little room for innovating the booking process.

Staples Is Closing A Ton Of Stores

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business

Aug 20 (Reuters) - Staples Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, driven by strong demand for non-core office supplies, such ...

8 Ecommerce Mistakes that are Costing You Sales

Ian Mills | Posted 09.30.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Converting visitors to buyers is one of the most important components of a successful ecommerce business because increasing this conversion rate has a...

Wall Street Analysts Predict The Slow Demise Of Walmart And Target

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business

The end of the big-box store era may soon be upon us. That’s the message of a research note published by Goldman Sachs analysts on Tuesday cutti...

Amazon Fire: Winning In Its Customers' Mobile Sales Moments

Julie Ask | Posted 09.27.2014 | Technology
Julie Ask

I had the opportunity and privilege to get an early look at the new Amazon Fire phone. It delights in many ways, but I'll focus on the shopping experience enabled through Firefly.

Books That Benefit From Amazon's Latest Disruptive Innovation

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Books
Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

As a published author and book lover, I am decidedly ambivalent about Amazon's new Kindle Unlimited project. Advertised as the Netflix of books, it ...

And The Winners Of Shopify's Build- A-Business Competition Are...

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Eight months ago, we challenged people to launch a brand new business and start selling. When they entered the competition, each participant chose a category best describing their shop. The store that sold the most in each category during a two-month period would take home the prize.