With the end of 2016, many B2B companies are reviewing this year’s ecommerce performance and planning for next year.
All too frequently, B2B ecommerce development is short sighted. Companies frequently ask,... Read More »
Amazon, Walmart, Target, Costco, and other large retailers have competitive advantages over small ecommerce or brick-and-click businesses, making it difficult to compete on identical products. But this does not mean... Read More »
Amidst concerns that election results would dampen November holiday spending, consumers expressed confidence in the economy by spending a total of $12.8 billion online in the U.S. during the five-day... Read More »
Here is a list of recent product releases and updates for late-November from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on personalized shopping, fraud prevention, live chat,... Read More »
Here are our 10 most popular articles for November 2016, recognizing that articles we published earlier in the month are more likely to make the list than later ones.
5 Ecommerce... Read More »
Many entrepreneurs owe their success to identifying problems and then solving them. That’s the case for David Head and Alex Tapper, in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2015 Head was a college student... Read More »
Managing free or low-cost shipping can be one of the most confusing and difficult problems online retailers — particularly small ones — face, as customers want a superb and a... Read More »
Data breaches seem to be the norm these days, whether they are at Yahoo, Home Depot, or, more recently, Michigan State University. And ecommerce merchants are not immune. My firm... Read More »
When the holiday season peaks, some small and mid-sized ecommerce businesses often struggle to meet customer demand and customer expectations.
While there are many factors that contribute to just how you... Read More »
Ignoring concerns about their country’s slowing economy, Chinese shoppers spent a record amount of money in the 24-hour period on Nov. 11 known as Singles Day.
Written numerically, 11.11 represents “bare... Read More »
Here is a list of recent ecommerce-related product releases and updates for mid-November. There are updates on fulfillment and distribution services, advertising networks and platforms, and buying products in virtual... Read More »
Monitoring how your advertising campaigns directly impact your company’s profitability or revenue may help you make better marketing decisions, reduce advertising waste, and improve your business.
While you could choose one... Read More »
Analysts are predicting that 2016 holiday ecommerce shopping will break records as national economic indicators improve and consumer purchasing continues its shift from physical stores to the Internet. Following are... Read More »
Not every online store is a success. In fact, many experts believe that most ecommerce businesses will fail. But failure is not the end for an entrepreneur. It is, instead,... Read More »
The success of many business-to-business companies was built through a strong sales team. This causes B2B owners and managers to often resist ecommerce because they see it as competing with... Read More »
Here is a list of recent ecommerce-related product releases and updates for late October. There are updates on online grocery shopping, ecommerce personalization, and multiple product launches from Facebook and... Read More »
Here are our 10 most popular articles for October 2016, recognizing that articles we published earlier in the month are more likely to make the list than later ones.
19 Free... Read More »
Since you are reading this on Practical Ecommerce, you presumably run an ecommerce business or are thinking about it. The purpose of this article is to ask you “Why?” That... Read More »
Using a process derived from the scientific method, ecommerce marketers may be able to make their ads and other promotions more effective, increasing return on advertising spend and encouraging growth.
The... Read More »
Practical Ecommerce periodically asks industry insiders to share a great, innovative idea that could help an ecommerce company. Here’s what 10 of them had to say for the October 2016... Read More »
Most ecommerce merchants understand the value of keeping a list of customers’ email addresses. By keeping such a list, merchants can send targeted, relevant offers to their clients, which can increase revenue and,... Read More »
Here is a list of some this year’s outstanding new books for entrepreneurs, written by an impressive group of professionals and mavericks. Learn how to focus, negotiate with anyone, tell... Read More »
When AmazonSupply became Amazon Business in April 2015, much more than a rebranding occurred. With AmazonSupply, the company was the only seller. But Amazon Business copied the very successful marketplace... Read More »
Here is a list of recent ecommerce-related product releases and updates for early October. There are updates on search, mobile payments, feedback, content management, and influencer tracking.
Got an ecommerce product... Read More »
Machine learning is a discipline aimed at having computers discover patterns or trends in some set of data without being explicitly programmed to recognize the pattern or trend.
A counter example... Read More »
September 29, 2016 • Phil Hinke
My recent series on working with credit card salespeople prompted good feedback and questions from readers. I addressed some of the questions in my August article.
For this article, I will... Read More »
I represent a number of sellers who utilize Amazon’s various services to increase their ecommerce sales. Though I often advise clients against relying on Amazon as their sole source of fulfillment or... Read More »
September 19, 2016 • Sig Ueland
It’s time to look at the new ecommerce books for fall 2016. There are titles on the entrepreneurial life, innovative financing, creative marketing, customer relationships, content marketing, mobile commerce, and... Read More »
September 15, 2016 • Sig Ueland
Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-September from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on shopping domains, digital coupons, graphics and ad... Read More »
Amazon’s 2016 second-quarter financial statements for the period ending June 30 showed robust growth, extending its profitability to a fifth straight quarter after years of spotty results.
Revenue was $30.4 billion compared... Read More »