The days of being able to offer free shipping may be coming to an end for many ecommerce merchants. UPS and FedEx have implemented dimensional... Read More »
Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a closely watched decision in the Colorado “Amazon tax” case, Direct Marketing Association v. Huber. Marketing associations,... Read More »
This is a follow-up to two topics I addressed previously on credit card processing: EMV chip cards and the American Express OptBlue program.
I described earlier this... Read More »
Personalization, videos on product detail pages, and content marketing are among six important online shopping trends that are impacting ecommerce business practices, according to a... Read More »
Spring is here. Here is a list of new ecommerce and Internet-marketing books for spring 2015. There are new titles on digital currency, Google Analytics,... Read More »
Recall from my previous posts that drop shipping requires three major data integrations between the retailer and the supplier: product catalog, inventory, and orders. It... Read More »
In “20 Top Internet Service Providers,” a post from 2011, Contributing Editor Sig Ueland listed 20 large U.S. ISPs, with details and pricing for each.... Read More »
Etsy, the online marketplace that offers artists, crafters, and vintage collectors a venue to sell their goods, filed for an initial public offering earlier this... Read More »
Ecommerce merchants seeking to acquire and retain customers will compete to provide exceptional customer experiences that may make price and even product quality less relevant, according... Read More »
Adding an online store may help traditional retailers increase sales and, ultimately, grow and improve. But transitioning from brick and mortar to brick and click... Read More »
Latin America presents a paradox to ecommerce merchants. It contains a rapidly growing middle class eager for a larger selection of quality goods, but the... Read More »
Relative to leasing retail space, buying shelves, and investing in a store full of inventory, ecommerce offers a low barrier to entry. In fact, just... Read More »
I am a CPA who provides accounting services to ecommerce merchants. Many merchants often focus exclusively on sales, profits, and bank balances to determine if... Read More »
Any company that sells products online or markets online typically uses multiple channels — such as its own website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Etsy, and Amazon. However, most companies don’t understand... Read More »
Drop shipping requires three major data integrations between the retailer and the supplier: product catalog, inventory, and orders. If you’re new to drop shipping, read... Read More »
A small business owner assumes many functions — marketing, sales, human resources, information technology, and research and development. Fortunately, there are some terrific online tools... Read More »
This article is mostly for brick-and-mortar retailers, as the October 2015 rule changes, which I discussed in "Part 1," are specific to card-present merchants. Read More »
Many of the most successful online retailers sell products that solve problems.
Daniel Rensing, who grew up in Levittown, N.Y., created a clever product that attracted... Read More »
Young Leo Forrest’s story is both very sad and heartwarming. It is the sort of tale that moves you to want to help, to do... Read More »
Apple recently announced record-breaking sales for its 2014 fiscal year. Among the numbers for iPhones and iPads, the company also offered thoughts about the growth... Read More »
There is a mantra of sorts in entrepreneurial circles that says “don’t simply start a business, solve a problem.” If you solve someone’s problem and... Read More »
An ecommerce consultant can bring insights, information, and expertise that a small or mid-sized retail business doesn’t have. But hiring an ecommerce consultant can be... Read More »
An Australian entrepreneur recently earned more than $20,000 in online sales in just four days, only to stop taking orders and sell the business. Ultimately,... Read More »
Imagine seeing a group of sharks. Would you lose your nerve?
Stephan Aarstol nearly did. He had nothing to lose but rejection by pitching his business,... Read More »
If you’re new to drop shipping, read my 4-part series on the basics, for ecommerce.
Drop shipping requires three major data integrations between the retailer and... Read More »
Steve Case, the co-founder of America Online, is by any measure an Internet visionary. His private equity firm, Revolution, invested, in 2013, $40 million in... Read More »
Small businesses that rely on teamwork can enhance their organization with a variety of helpful online tools.
Here is a list of collaboration tools to meet... Read More »
This article is mainly for brick-and-mortar retailers. The upcoming October 2015 rule changes regarding EMV-enabled credit cards are specific to card-present Read More »
Smart wholesale buying can lead to ecommerce success and good profits. But the act of buying products to sell on an ecommerce site can be... Read More »