Magento Commerce is becoming one of the most popular and, perhaps, most exciting ecommerce platforms available. But with all of its online retailing prowess comes some level of complexity that... Read More »
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Tinker sorts and organizes Twitter.com tweets around brands, products, and other topics or events. This potentially gives ecommerce businesses a new, brand-safe... Read More »
FlashDen.net sells Adobe Flash-based plugins, content sliders, animations, preloaders, and menus that web developers can integrate into their designs saving a lot... Read More »
Cash flow can be the strongest indicator of an ecommerce business's success or failure, and properly managing your accounts payable and receivable can be the difference between success or insolvency.
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For most website designs, the portable network graphic, or PNG, is simply the best available image format. But older, noncompliant versions of... Read More »
Designing for Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) browser has always been a problem as designers were forced to choose between widely accepted Internet... Read More »
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A recent change to the Google algorithm apparently favors established, well-known brands in some categories, potentially making it harder for small online... Read More »
Woopra is an innovative web analytics suite that promises to vastly improve the information that website owners can collect and monitor.
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Ecommerce entrepreneurs frequently earn their profits in small margins, where slight competitive advantages can be the difference between flourishing and floundering.
Gaining a competitive advantage can be as simple as trying... Read More »
Smooth content sliders are widgets that can show clickable product images, Adobe Flash, HTML, or other content, effectively creating a "featured section"... Read More »
An online merchant's most important marketing and sales tool is a content-rich, visually interesting, and factually accurate website.
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Print advertising is a waning media vehicle. It has become less effective in the post-interruption era. However, in spite of this decline,... Read More »
Google’s Search-Based Keyword Tool can help ecommerce merchants find pertinent keywords specific to a given URL, potentially improving search-engine-optimization and pay-per-click-advertising campaigns.
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Many email templates were developed using older table-based layouts that "break" easily and are very complicated to maintain.
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Ecommerce businesses that operate as sole proprietorships, partnerships, and even limited liability companies frequently pass tax liability from the company to the owners and contractors of the business. These owners... Read More »
Facebook, the social networking site, now has more than 200 million users with over 100 million users logging in daily, the site... Read More »
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Good ecommerce merchants know that email campaigns built around opt-in lists are an effective way to reach potential customers. But more than... Read More »
A postcard marketing campaign can be inexpensive, and it could increase your store's sales next month.
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Online shopkeepers willing to indicate how their sales were doing in 2009 generally reported extremes, with sales either rising or falling by... Read More »
While there are many online tools that can help ecommerce proprietors keep track of their businesses' reputations and reviews, Yahoo! Alerts, a... Read More »
To really get the most from web measurements, online business owners need a clear understanding of exactly what they want to accomplish... Read More »
Each month, Practical eCommerce sends me shopping. I make a purchase from a real online merchant and create both an article and... Read More »
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Often with ecommerce sites success is not a matter of how good you are but rather how good you look.
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Google Alerts is a free service that sends users an email or RSS alert when the search engine indexes new material related to a specific keyword phrase.
Although the service is... Read More »