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Business

An ecommerce site is a business. Our Management & Finance category addresses online payments, funding needs, employee issues, merchant profiles, key metrics, multichannel and omnichannel strategies, cross-border analyses, inventory management, accounting topics, sales taxes, and much more.

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  • Business

    A Tangled Web We Weave

    August 1, 2005 •

    The choice between having nothing nice to say and saying nothing at all, at least on the web, is becoming increasingly easier by the day. Say nothing at all. When the 1996 Communications Decency Act (CDA) was struck down to allow indecent, as opposed to obscene speech, the effect – uni...

  • Business

    Scope, Don’t Hope

    August 1, 2005 •

    Among the many perks of running your own business is the freedom to work on your own schedule, at your own pace, where you want and how you choose. However, ask any online entrepreneur, and he or she will likely never get back to you. No time. Too busy. Even if your business is confin...

  • Shipping & Fulfillment

    A Primer in Shipping Calculations

    August 1, 2005 •

    Set aside all the cool features you’d love your MIVA Merchant store to have, and those you aren’t sure how to accomplish. The most difficult yet necessary task is tackling the proper means of calculating shipping. It sounds so simple – after all, we can hit UPS.com, USPS.com, FedEx.com...

  • Business

    No Click To Pick

    August 1, 2005 •

    You’ve got nothing to show for it - your online advertising campaign that is. Hundreds if not thousands of dollars out the window after those creative, catchy ads didn’t reel in the customers you hoped they would. Could be that the copy wasn’t quite as striking as you thought. That’s c...

  • Business

    SignSupplyStore.com Keeps It Simple

    August 1, 2005 •

    During the course of building an online business, many eommerce webmasters find that they morph into proverbial interactive jacks of all trades. In the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass region, 34 year-old Lance Coffman is one such renaissance man. The webmaster for SSK Sign Supply, Coffma...

  • World map Business

    Overseas Customers: Just Clicks Away

    July 1, 2005 •

    Your web store is a few clicks away, regardless of where those clicks geographically occur. Clearly, international sales can help you increase your online sales, and many internet merchants are taking advantage of them. But there are several challenges that are associated with selling p...

  • Business

    SPAM: Your Affiliates Can Put You Out of Business

    July 1, 2005 •

    A funny thing happened on the way to enactment of the new federal spam law known as “CAN-SPAM.” While for the first time it established nationwide rules to follow in using commercial email, it actually did much more. Somewhere along the legislative process the ISPs decided they wanted n...

  • Business

    MistralSoap.com Doubles Online Sales

    July 1, 2005 •

    In 1993, Matthew Tilker, Mistral Soap’s founder, was studying in Provence, France. There he met a 70-year-old master soap maker. In a family factory, the man crafted soaps according to a 300-year old traditional triplemilling process, always using the finest natural ingredients. The soa...

  • Local Business

    Crucial Differences between Retailing and E-Tailing

    December 15, 2000 •

    The retail business model that is practiced in thousands of shops and strip malls in cities all over the world is widely understood. However, many fail to understand that the Internet e-tail business model is substantially different. Some of these differences are obvious, while others only become clear later.

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