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The Best Is Yet To Come: Tech Leaders Predict What's Coming Next

Grace Nasri | Posted 12.16.2014 | Technology
Grace Nasri

As we begin to wind down the year, many executives within the tech industry are looking ahead to 2015 and evolving strategies based on expectations of what's coming next.

Turning Everyday Buyers Into Customer Evangelists Through Referral Programs

John Fox | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
John Fox

My interview with Tony Mariotti (center) and Manish Goyal (right) of Friendbuy If you want to grow your e-commerce business, you must always be enc...

5 Tips to Help Drive Your eCommerce Sales This Holiday Season

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 12.11.2014 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

The holiday season is finally here and businesses are hustling to take advantage of this lucrative time of the year. The number of eCommerce sales worldwide has continued to grow to a whopping 1.4 billion dollars. Take a look at these five pointers to help you achieve a stellar eCommerce season:

5 Exciting Startups to Inspire Any Entrepreneur in 2015

Andre Bourque | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Andre Bourque

In 2009, when the Great Recession really got rolling and layoffs were abundant, there was a silver lining. A lot of wannabe entrepreneurs got the kick in the pants they needed to start their business.

When Commerce Makes Us Want to Puke

David Macaray | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
David Macaray

I'm not so naïve or recalcitrant as to deny the fact that the surest way to wreck the American economy -- to take it from whatever point it sits at today and send it straight into the abyss -- is for us consumers to voluntarily go on a six-month austerity kick, a period during which we don't buy anything except stuff we actually "need."

Is Slow Site Speed the Reason Ecommerce Holiday Sales Are Down?

Andre Bourque | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business
Andre Bourque

The most recent Black Friday stats are in, and they've hit a staggering nearly $7 billion less than last year -- in both brick and mortar and online retailers. That's a drop of 11 percent.

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 12.20.2014 | 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 12.20.2014 | 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 12.14.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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.