Practical Ecommerce

Welcome to the New Practical eCommerce

Practical eCommerce is changing, growing and improving.

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Our new website is bigger, more interactive and completely free. This follows from user recommendations and from dynamic changes in the media marketplace generally. Readers can now post comments to each article. Our new ecommerce glossary encourages submissions and comments from readers, who can also post entries to our ecommerce events calendar and ecommerce press releases. We’ve added new ecommerce-related blogs, a store to purchase back issues (in print or as a digital download) and enhanced RSS feeds.

Our new enewsletter, EcommerceNotes, will publish twice-weekly. Our podcasts, which are popular at both iTunes and at our own website, will continue to grow, as will our online community forum.

We’ve redesigned our printed magazine, which will shift to a bi-monthly (six times per year) schedule. Each printed issue will have more features, more departments and more useful, down-to-earth content. We continue to believe there’s a place for a printed magazine in the Age of the Internet, but we also know it must be crisp, relevant and engaging to our readers. We believe our new design and content accomplishes this task.

Since launching Practical eCommerce in July 2005, we’ve not wavered from our mission of helping owners of small- to mid-size businesses improve their online operations. We’ve attracted readers from, literally, around the globe, and we are grateful to all of you for your feedback and support.

Thank you.

Kerry Murdock

Kerry Murdock

Kerry Murdock

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  1. Legacy User January 4, 2007 Reply

    At first, I was shocked with the new design – I really enjoyed the web 2.0 look of the previous design. However, this new one is very clean and really easy to browse tons of information – great job.

    Also very excited to know the articles will be available to all, I work in e-commerce web design (along with a video podcast all about e-commerce – eBiz VodCast) and have wanted to send premium articles to clients many times but could not.

    All the content from the print mag to the many blogs and articles available here are fantastic not to mention fair and balanced – "unscewed" so to speak. Congratulations on your growth – love what you are doing.

    — *Eric Anderson*

  2. Legacy User January 4, 2007 Reply

    Thanks for your kind words. Hopefully people will find it much easier now to find the articles and information that they are looking for, and to participate more with other ecommerce professionals.

    Were also very excited that all of our content is now available to the public.

    — *Brian Getting*

  3. Legacy User January 5, 2007 Reply

    I too am growing to like the new web design – it presents a very professional and "business" feeling. Although I always looked forward my monthly magazine arrival, I understand that change is a part of business and I look forward to receiving the next revamped issue.
    One thing I would very much like to see in future magazine issues are some articles focusing on some of the inner workings of ecommerce functionality – from web coding (PHP, ASP, etc.) to, perhaps, a recurring "Ecommerce 101" comlumn/section with articles on "the basics" for new/aspiring netrepeneurs. One idea would be, at the end of each "101" column, to have a list of corresponding links relative to the topic of the aprticular column that month – in list form (rather than strewn throughout the article (as many magazines do).
    Lastly, I am wondering if Practical Ecommerce has ever given any thought to "contributing writers" for the magazine. By this, I mean columns/stories suggested/written by a contributor – perhaps interviewing a particular ecommerce site President/Web Coordinator or Ecommerce Web Designer/Programmer, etc. Ive often thought, when reading the magazine, of how I would love to see some more in-depth interviews … especially focusing on a "how-did-you-do-it" format.
    Overall, I am excited for the new directions Practical Ecommerce is heading, and I congratulate the entire staff on past, current, and continued success !!

    — *Tom Crawford*

  4. Legacy User January 5, 2007 Reply

    Practical Ecommerce has been a great tool and resource for our small but growing company. It is great to see that the success Practical Ecommerce experienced has led to the development of a better website with easy-to-locate content. We continually utilize the community and articles to build a successful business. It is first place we turn to find like minded individuals and groups that are passionate about what they do and don’t mind seeing/helping others succeed.

    — *Kevin McLallen*

  5. Legacy User January 7, 2007 Reply

    I find your text very hard to read, its to small and lacks good contrast with the background. I can not see or read the text of this email I am sending you

    — *Steve Warren*

  6. Legacy User January 8, 2007 Reply

    The new site is looking good and Brian is working hard to update any changes that are required.

    It will be good to hopefully see the community growing and becoming more active.

    — *Euan*

  7. Legacy User January 7, 2007 Reply

    The text size issue has hopefully been fixed for IE users. It seems even IE7 has some issues with styles cascading. Oh well, please let me know if there are any other text size issues that you run into on the site.

    — *Brian Getting*

  8. Legacy User January 12, 2007 Reply

    As someone who is just about to launch a new ecommerce site Practicalecommerce has been an amazing resource and hopefully will help me avoid the pitfalls of any new startup.
    Lynda
    delight.com

    — *Lynda Keeler*

  9. Legacy User January 18, 2007 Reply

    Thanks for making the articles free! I always seem to forget my login and password, when I'm in the mood to catch up on some articles. :( The site is very user friendly. Looking forward to more articles and tips.

    — *Fidjiti*