Alibaba again claimed the highest grossing ecommerce sales day ever on Singles’ Day, eclipsing last year’s record-breaking 24-hour period by 39 percent. The Chinese ecommerce behemoth reported that its 2017... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-November from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on holiday shipping, augmented reality, mobile analytics, customer... Read More »
Aramex is a United Arab Emirates-based shipping and logistics firm launched in 1982. It has found success in serving geographic markets that other providers ignore. While Aramex’s reach has been... Read More »
There are many strategies for choosing products to sell on the Amazon marketplace. In this article, I’ll explore a 5-step strategy that uses information provided by Amazon on all products... Read More »
Over 2 million Google searches each month in the United States include the phrase “free shipping.” Most online merchants have at least considered offering it. It’s a tough decision because... Read More »
The sweet spot for inventory management is to spend the minimum amount to have adequate stock for customer orders. There is no shortage of software to help with this. But... Read More »
What follows are our 10 most popular articles for October 2017, recognizing that articles we published earlier in the month are more likely to make the list than later ones.
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Here is a list of product releases and updates for late October from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on augmented reality tools, image-recognition for search,... Read More »
In an era when many ecommerce platforms are migrating to large, enterprise-level clients, Volusion is doing the opposite. It’s focused on smaller and mid-size companies, even startups. To discuss it,... Read More »
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. For small and mid-sized businesses, it’s a good time to strengthen a security plan with some free or relatively inexpensive tools and resources.
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In “10 Ways Blockchains Can Benefit Merchants,” my previous article, I addressed potential uses for blockchain technology. In this post, I’ll describe 10 service providers that already use that technology.
Blockverify... Read More »
Fintech is the practice of applying technology to the financial services sector. Traditional financial institutions utilize it mainly to manage accounting and other back-office services. More recently, thanks to advances... Read More »
B2B merchants often consider ecommerce as a tool for existing clients. Acquiring new customers is expected to happen through the sales team, not the Internet. The website becomes a way... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates for October from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on shipping, mobile returns, voice-activated commerce, payments, and... Read More »
Looking for an easy way to supercharge your workflow? Keep productivity tools close at hand by loading your Chrome browser with useful extensions.
Here is a list of extensions for productivity... Read More »
“Ecommerce Briefs” is my occasional series on news and developments from online merchants. In this installment, I’ll address: Amazon’s new partnership with Kohl’s; activity in the U.S. online food delivery... Read More »
The Internet is buzzing with how blockchains can solve problems and disrupt multiple industries. But what exactly is a blockchain and how can it benefit merchants?
A blockchain is a “distributed... Read More »
The United States Postal Service is a popular shipping solution for American ecommerce businesses. It stacks up well against other carriers in several situations.
The USPS may be particularly effective when... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates from late September from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on advertising, visual search, artificial intelligence, multimedia... Read More »
What follows are our 10 most popular articles for September 2017, recognizing that articles we published earlier in the month are more likely to make the list than later ones.
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It’s been an eventful year for Miva, the pioneering ecommerce platform. Its longtime president became C.E.O. and the company raised $18 million of private equity, which is the first such... Read More »
The theory behind experiential retailing is that people are bored with buying tangible goods; what they really crave is experiences. When shoppers really need things, they can buy them online... Read More »
During the 2017 holiday shopping season, expect weather, mobile commerce, and self-gifting to contribute to an 18 percent growth in U.S. digital retail sales.
For the last few years, I have... Read More »
Magento, the ecommerce platform, launched in 2007, grew dramatically, and was acquired by eBay. When eBay divested PayPal in 2015, it also sold Magento, to a private equity firm. Magento’s... Read More »
Ecommerce businesses, like all businesses, have tasks or jobs that need to be done. Organizing tasks into priorities may help ecommerce owners and managers improve how their companies operate and... Read More »
September 18, 2017 • Sig Ueland
Fall is here, and with it comes a new batch of ecommerce books. There are titles on podcasting, invention, global ecommerce, creating a brand message, and using data for success.
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September 17, 2017 • 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 advertising, productivity apps, payment solutions, and live... Read More »
One economic sector’s implosion is another sector’s lucky break. Physical store closures are disproportionately occurring in the apparel category, pushing more consumers to online clothing shopping. Seizing the opportunity for... Read More »
The rise of ecommerce is impacting shopping malls. Traffic and sales are down significantly. 2017 has been a particularly bad year for brick-and-mortar retailers, with hundreds of announced store closures.
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There is no question that service providers like Amazon must constantly be on guard against nefarious third party sellers who might use their service for unlawful means. In order to... Read More »