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  • Business

    Dieselpoint’s Chris Cleveland (Part 2)

    November 13, 2006 •

    In the second of a two-part series, Chris Cleveland CEO of Dieselpoint speaks with Practical eCommerce’s Contributing Editor Mitch Bettis about how site-search technology improves sales at websites. Cleveland also ...

  • Business

    Dieselpoint’s Chris Cleveland

    November 6, 2006 •

    In the first of a two-part series, Chris Cleveland CEO of Dieselpoint speaks with Practical eCommerce’s Contributing Editor Mitch Bettis about how site-search technology improves sales at websites. Cleveland also ...

  • Business

    Protecting Your Domain Name

    November 1, 2006 •

    Domain names are addresses. But, of course, a domain name generates traffic, which means it is also a major sales source. The traffic could result from those typing in your name in the address bar of the browser, or it could be from search engines grading your website higher because of ...

  • Business

    This Month: Adding Staff, Computers and Equipment

    November 1, 2006 •

    As any ecommerce merchant knows, there’s more to launching a successful online business than just launching a website. Patrick Coughlin has owned and operated American Diamond Importers, an independent brick-and-mortar jewelry store in St. Clair, Mich., for almost 15 years. St. Clair i...

  • Business

    Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne

    November 1, 2006 •

    What kind of a mind thinks through the concept of starting a retail sales business in which you have no idea what your inventory will be from one day to the next, where the inventory is going to come from or for how much you can sell it? It’s a mind schooled in the rough-and-tumble worl...

  • Business

    Ongoing Growth Challenges Carolina Rustica

    November 1, 2006 •

    Richard Sexton has parlayed his 10 years of brick-and-mortar success into a dynamic multichannel sales business with Carolina Rustica. With a combination of brick-and-mortar and online sales, Carolina Rustica expects to generate about $3.5 million in 2006, a 30 percent increase from the...

  • Business

    Carolina Rustica’s Richard Sexton

    November 1, 2006 •

    Richard Sexton has parlayed his 10 years of brick-and-mortar success into a dynamic multichannel sales business with Carolina Rustica. With a combination of brick-and-mortar and online sales, Carolina Rustica expects ...

  • Business

    ChannelAdvisor’s Scot Wingo

    November 1, 2006 •

    ChannelAdvisor CEO Scot Wingo discusses the new opportunities businesses have with the advent of new online sales channels. ChannelAdvisor provides consulting and software to help merchants deploy products across multiple ...

  • Business

    Merchant Advantage’s Michael Lambert

    November 1, 2006 •

    Are you wondering why you should you be pushing products to shopping comparison sites or are you looking for a tool that can help you push products to various shopping ...

  • Business

    Stone Edge Technology’s Barney Stone

    November 1, 2006 •

    Do you need an order management solution to help manage activity from multiple sales channels? Are you struggling to manage the mounds of paperwork from sales that come to your ...

  • Business

    Infopia’s Ralf VonSosen

    November 1, 2006 •

    Ralf VonSosen, vice president of Infopia (www.infopia.com), a company that provides an ecommerce platform to help merchants manage multichannel sales endeavors, speaks about how to begin thinking about selling in ...

  • Business

    Newsletter Tips from Blue Penguin

    October 23, 2006 •

    Michael J. Katz is founder and “chief penguin” of Blue Penguin Development, Inc., a consulting firm helping companies increase sales by showing CEOs how to market to their existing relationships,

  • Business

    Email Marketing Tips from Clint Smith

    October 16, 2006 •

    How frequently should I send email marketing messages and newsletters to my customers, what should I put in the subject line to improve the open rate, and how to include ...

  • Business

    MyEmma.com’s Clint Smith Part 2

    October 8, 2006 •

    Are you still using Outlook Express or another text-based email client to email information to your customer base? Are you afraid to convert to and .html-based email service because you ...

  • Business

    Website Profile – Satellite Radio Superstore

    October 1, 2006 •

    Matt and Amiee Moffett launched the Satellite Radio Superstore three years ago have an quickly built their site into one of the top 10 independent retailers for XM Radio. Sales ...

  • Business

    Scene7’s Sheila Dahlgren

    October 1, 2006 •

    Scene7 is another leading company in the image management business. Scene7 provides services that can improve the product display features on ecommerce sites including zoom and pan features, online catalogs ...

  • Business

    Equilibrium’s Sean Barger

    October 1, 2006 •

    Equilibrium is one company in the marketplace that automates imaging solutions and offers various display options including zoom and pan features. Sean Barger, CEO of Equilibrium, says there’s been a ...

  • Fraud Prevention

    Is Your Data Vulnerable?

    October 1, 2006 •

    Having just returned from the MIVA Conference, I’m sure my editor is quite antsy. I’m late with this column— not due to procrastination. I’ve always got something to say, but after I instructed a session on security for online store administrators, I realized that a great percentage of ...

  • Business

    Getting a Patent is Pricey

    October 1, 2006 •

    Small businesses are interesting beasts. An entrepreneur comes up with an idea and one of the first thoughts is protecting the new business from competition. Big business often protects novel “inventions” through patent registration. Small businesses quickly find out that obtaining a qu...

  • Business

    Thralow.net’s Daniel Thralow

    October 1, 2006 •

    In December of 1996, Daniel Thralow (pronounced Trah-low) sold one pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses on the Internet. Thralow: A local guy said to me, “I’m starting this little group of websites. Give me a hundred dollars and I’ll build you a web page.” So we built this little web page—it ha...

  • Business

    Satellite Radio Superstore Finds Success

    October 1, 2006 •

    Three years after launching Satellite Radio Superstore, Matt and Aimee Moffett’s online business is pushing $3 million in sales and their company was recently named one of the top 10 independent retailers by XM Radio. Satellite Radio Superstore is an authorized XM satellite radio deale...

  • Business

    Striking Gold With Diamonds

    October 1, 2006 •

    Patrick Coughlin knows that brick-and-mortar businesses need to think outside the box if they want to improve their bottom lines. Coughlin has owned and operated American Diamond Importers, an independent jewelry store in St. Clair, Mich., for almost 15 years. St. Clair is a small, idy...

  • Business

    MyEmma.com’s Clint Smith

    September 25, 2006 •

    Clint Smith, co-founder of Emma, discusses several important tips to improve email campaigns and addresses that age-old question of whether an email should use images or not. This podcast ...

  • Business

    Four Things You Should Know Before Starting an eBiz

    September 25, 2006 •

    Renowned ebiz author Sydney Johnson created the now-famous Auction Genius courses to aid people wanting to create their own ebusinesses. She shares some important tips for anyone looking to learn the online retail industry: Tip 1—Start Small Many of Johnson’s students are eager to div...

  • Business

    KEMP’s CEO Kevin Mahon

    September 18, 2006 •

    Kevin Mahon, founder and CEO of KEMP, and Peter Melerud, the company’s marketing and business development officer, talked with Practical eCommerce’s Contributing Editor Mitch Bettis about what a load balancer ...

  • Business

    Delightful Deliveries’ Eric Lituchy

    September 11, 2006 •

    Eric Lituchy is the founder and CEO of Delightfuldeliveries.com, a leading site for gift baskets and unique gift items, such as gourmet food items and desserts. Given how important product ...

  • Business

    ChristmasNightInc.com Brings Light to the Holidays

    September 1, 2006 •

    If you are an admirer of nativity sets on the lawns of homes and churches during the Christmas season, chances are you seen a product from Christmasnightinc.com. Claire Henderson launched the business about seven years ago and has carved out a unique niche selling life-size scenes of t...

  • Payments

    The Rising Tide of Alternative Payment Systems

    September 1, 2006 •

    Alternative-payment systems are flowing into the payment processing industry. During the last two years, many new options have been announced, re-announced, tested, trialed, released or re-released. Many others are in development. Marc Abbey, a Partner of First Annapolis Consulting, sa...

  • Business

    Tech Support: September 2006

    September 1, 2006 •

    PeC: I keep reading about the Web 2.0. What is that? Brian Getting: Web 2.0 is a term that has come to represent a new way of thinking with regards to developing websites. While there is an origin to the name, that is less important than what people mean when they speak of “Web 2.0 m...

  • Business

    Quick Query: Jellyfish CEO Mark McGuire

    September 1, 2006 •

    PeC: What is Jellyfish.com? McGuire: _Jellyfish offers merchants a risk-free channel to sell products. By listing on Jellyfish.com, merchants control the price of the product and the amount of profit they desire. The merchant decides on the commission it will pay Jellyfish, and that ...

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