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  • Business

    Infopia President, CEO and Board Member Bjorn Espenes

    November 30, 2007 •

    Pat Callahan is joined by Bjorn Espenes for a timely discussion about what merchants should be focusing on in the coming weeks before the holiday season.

  • Business

    Ten More Great Ecommerce Ideas

    November 26, 2007 •

    Practical eCommerce recently asked a number of industry insiders to share a great, innovative idea that could potentially help an ecommerce firm. Here’s what ten more of them had to say. Work To Build Customer Loyalty "In a world of high technology, it's the personal touch that stands...

  • Business

    TrialPay CEO Alex Rampell

    November 21, 2007 •

    Pat Callahan is joined by Alex Rampell. The two discuss the details of TrialPay, a unique payment platform, which allows customers to pay for one item by trying or buying ...

  • Business

    Ten Great Ecommerce Ideas

    November 18, 2007 •

    Practical eCommerce recently asked a number of industry insiders to share a great, innovative idea that could potentially help an ecommerce firm. Here’s what ten of them had to say. Make A Promise And Keep It Seth Godin Founder and Original Squid Squidoo.com "The number one asset y...

  • Business

    Interview: Retail Lobbyist On The Future Of Regulation

    November 18, 2007 •

    Local, state and federal governments are impacted by ecommerce activities. Local and state governments feel the loss of sales taxes when ecommerce firms don't properly collect them from their customers. And all elected local, state and federal officials receive complaints from constitue...

  • Business

    LTU Technologies Vice President Kevin Smith

    November 16, 2007 •

    Pat Callahan is joined by Kevin Smith, as the two discuss copyright infringement and how businesses can protect themselves.

  • Business

    Interview: Oneupweb CEO On The Future Of Search

    November 14, 2007 •

    As Google continues to stake its claim as the universal search app, many may wonder if the trend will continue. Practical eCommerce asked Lisa Wehr, the CEO and Founder of Oneupweb, an integrated online marketing firm, for her views not only on Google, but also about the future of onlin...

  • Business

    Interview: buySAFE Founder On The Future Of Shopping Carts

    November 12, 2007 •

    There are hosted shopping carts, licensed shopping carts and custom carts. Every ecommerce merchant uses a cart, and we've asked Steve Woda, chairman and founder of buySAFE, a firm that offers insurance for the safety and reliability of ecommerce transactions, for his views on the look ...

  • Business

    NetSuite Ecommerce Subject Matter Expert Baruch Goldwasser

    November 8, 2007 •

    Contributing Editor Pat Callahan is joined by Baruch Goldwasser for an interesting conversation about, among other things, the future of ecommerce.

  • Business

    Interview: Microsoft Exec on Future of Software

    November 7, 2007 •

    Many industry experts believe software will increasingly migrate to web-based applications and away from localized, licensed products. Practical eCommerce asked a Microsoft official for his views on the matter. Baris Cetinok is director of product management and marketing for Microsof...

  • Business

    Interview: Future of Online Payments

    November 5, 2007 •

    Most ecommerce merchants rely on credit card purchases for their products and services. The industry is rapidly changing, and we asked Philip Beck, the CEO and founder of Planet Payment, for his take on the future of online payments. Planet Payment offers banks and merchants solutions f...

  • Business

    IP Commerce Platform Evangelist Tyler Hannan

    November 2, 2007 •

      Listen Contributing Editor Pat Callahan is joined by IP Commerce Platform Evangelist Tyler Hannan for a lively discussion about PCI and the future of online fraud.

  • Business

    Enterprise Zones: Ecommerce Catches A Break

    October 31, 2007 •

    For anyone who doesn’t think ecommerce is a viable part of the world economy and plays a role in job creation and tax base expansion, here’s a flash: Ecommerce businesses are now eligible, at least in Oregon, for special tax incentives when they locate in enterprise zones, which are geo...

  • Business

    Interview: Ecommerce Implications From Social Media

    October 31, 2007 •

    Without question, the popularity of social media sites such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter show no signs of declining. Practical eCommerce asked Web Strategist and Forrester Research Senior Analyst Jeremiah Owyang his views on social media and its potential impact on ecommerce. P...

  • Business

    Bloglist: Andrew Goodman

    October 31, 2007 •

    Name: Andrew Goodman, Founder And Principal Company: Page Zero Media Blog: Traffick.com In Bloglist, we ask ecommerce professionals to identify their favorite blogs. For this installment, we asked Andrew Goodman, founder and principal of Page Zero Media, a Toronto-based paid search...

  • Fraud Prevention

    Interview: The Future Of Credit Card Fraud

    October 29, 2007 •

    The risk of credit card fraud and identity theft remain important issues for many potential ecommerce consumers. Practical eCommerce asked John Munsell, founder and CEO of Bizzuka, a web design and development firm, his views on the evolution of online fraud. PeC: The risk of a stole...

  • Business

    SEO.moz.org CEO and Co-Founder Rand Fishkin

    October 26, 2007 •

    Contributing Editor Pat Callahan is joined by Rand Fishkin, the CEO and co-founder of SEOmoz.org. The two discuss search engine optimization and writing successful blogs.

  • Business

    Interview: The Future Of Online Advertising

    October 24, 2007 •

    Smaller ecommerce firms frequently spend heavily on various methods of online advertising. We asked an executive with Network Solutions, Jeff Zimmerman, his views on the development of online ads. Zimmerman is vice president of product management and marketing for Network Solutions, the...

  • Business

    Interview: The Future Of Computer Hardware

    October 22, 2007 •

    What sort of computers will consumers use to purchase products from ecommerce firms? We asked this to Rob Witman, the CEO and founder of Riffware, a provider of mobile software applications and other professional applications. Prior to founding Riffware, Witman was a Sr. Robotics Engin...

  • Business

    Quick Query: Filmmaker Joseph Monks and Web Accessibility

    October 17, 2007 •

    Joseph Monks is a Miami, Fla.-based filmmaker and freelance writer. His new horror film, "The Bunker," is soon to be released and details of it and his other films projects can be found at Sightunseenpictures.com. Monks is also blind, and we asked him about blindness, the Internet, ecommerce...

  • Business

    Legal: The Future Of The Law Of The Web

    October 15, 2007 •

    One of the compelling aspects of Web 2.0 is the leveraging of user generated content (UGC) on a much more integrated and wide-scale basis. The laws dealing with UGC are nothing particularly new. A site that allows informational postings by third parties today already has to deal with ri...

  • Business

    Bloglist: Rand Fishkin

    October 15, 2007 •

    Name: Rand Fishkin, CEO & Co-Founder Company: Seomoz.org Blog: Seomoz.org/blog In Bloglist, we ask ecommerce professionals to identify their favorite blogs. For this installment, we asked Rand Fishkin, founder and CEO of Seomoz.org, a consulting firm specializing in, among othe...

  • Business

    A Lender Or Borrower Be Is Prosper.com

    October 15, 2007 •

    The increased difficulty for people and small businesses to acquire decently priced loans, or loans at all, created a vacuum in the money business in recent years. Chris Larsen, the man who gave us E-Loan.com beat Mother Nature to the punch in filling the void. It occurred to him that...

  • Business

    Mercado Software’s Sue Chapman, Part 3

    October 12, 2007 •

    Callahan and Sue Chapman, director of merchandising solutions at Mercado Software, discuss how online retailers should prepare for the upcoming holiday shopping season, includng how to fine tune a website ...

  • Payments

    Credit Card Chargebacks

    October 7, 2007 •

    It seems like only yesterday we were gearing up for a new holiday shopping season. Alas, a plethora of shoppers seeking competitive pricing, free shipping and prime customer service is here. We’ve struggled to work out all the kinks in our shopping cart solution and backend system, so w...

  • Business

    Holiday Book Ideas For Etailers

    October 7, 2007 •

    As the holiday season draws near, it seems a fitting time to share some book ideas — ones for your own reading pleasure or as gifts for your favorite etailer. While there wasn’t any scientific method for choosing these books, they all share some important qualities. I’ve enjoyed readin...

  • Business

    Mercado Software’s Sue Chapman, Part 2

    October 5, 2007 •

    Callahan and Sue Chapman, director of merchandising solutions at Mercado Software, discuss how online retailers should prepare for the upcoming holiday shopping season, includng how to fine tune a website ...

  • Business

    Caveat Vendor: PCI Is Here

    October 3, 2007 •

    Here’s one of those cold chill up your spine thoughts: Every day, there are at least two new threats to data security developed by identity thieves and Internet system hackers. And it never stops. Security pros slam and lock one gate and the hordes find another chink and slither through...

  • Business

    Mercado Software’s Sue Chapman

    September 28, 2007 •

    Sue Chapman, director of merchandising solutions at Mercado Software, discusses how online retailers should prepare for the upcoming holiday shopping season, includng how to fine tune your website for the ...

  • Business

    Callahan Is Joined By Betterphoto.com’s Jim Miotke, Part 3

    September 21, 2007 •

    Betterphoto.com’s President and Founder Jim Miotke continues his discussion of the intricacies of product photography.

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