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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

    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 deserts. 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 ...

  • Business

    Legal: Copyright Registration

    September 1, 2006 •

    Copyright registration is a great concept. In order to put the world on notice of your ownership of certain creative works, the government allows you to send a copy of your work to the U.S. Copyright Office, and it will maintain the records for you. For a small registration filing cost,...

  • Wired Magazine's Chris Anderson Business

    Wired Magazine’s Chris Anderson

    September 1, 2006 •

    Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine, calls the phenomenon “The Long Tail,” which happens to be the title of his bestseller. Anderson, a physicist, turned economist, turned editor and author, wasn’t talking about the long tail wagging the dog, although that is exactly what has happened in a marketplace turned upside-down by something he learned studying statistics.

  • Business

    Product Sourcing: Six Questions

    September 1, 2006 •

    If you’ve got a question about your ebusiness, someone else has probably already asked it. Matt Hedges, customer support manager of Worldwidebrands.com, answers the six most common productsourcing questions he gets from customers wanting to start an online endeavor: Will suppliers car...

  • Business

    Authorize.Net’s Corey Koenig

    August 21, 2006 •

    Corey Koenig, channel sales manager for Authorize.Net, provides an interesting insight into the landscape of shopping carts and what a payment gateway like Authorize.Net is concerned about. Koenig also discusses ...

  • Business

    What Should I Sell Online?

    August 15, 2006 •

    Everyone who starts an ebiz faces the question: What do I sell? And most everyone seems to make two classic mistakes in the beginning: They try to sell what everyone else is selling: DVDs, electronics and designer clothing. The problem they encounter is that the market is already s...

  • Business

    Shopping-cart-reviews.com’s Mark Baartse

    August 14, 2006 •

    Mark Baartse, the creator and operator of Shopping-Cart-Reviews.com visits about different shopping cart software, how to choose software, and what people can expect from Shopping-Cart-Reviews.com.

  • Business

    The Price is Right!

    August 4, 2006 •

    Avoiding Common Mistakes A trap many eBiz owners fall into is trying to set their prices by simply adding a percentage or flat amount to an item's cost– they buy a watch for $20, slap another $20 on the price tag, and pass it along to their customers. The problem with this type of pric...

  • Business

    Website Profile: Selling Fish Makes Online Niche

    August 1, 2006 •

    In Meredith Wilson's The Music Man, the opening number has a gang of traveling salesmen pattering cleverly about how a salesman’s got to know the territory and his products. Professor Harold Hill was declared a fake — he didn’t know the territory. When it comes to selling salmon, wild ...

  • Business

    JupiterResearch’s Patti Freeman Evans

    August 1, 2006 •

    Patti Freeman Evans has been in the ecommerce industry before the beginning. For the past 19 years she has been creating customer-centric ecommerce sites, integrating channels effectively, developing innovative marketing initiatives and ensuring high-standard customer service and order-...

  • Business

    Product Sourcing: The Skinny on Government Auctions

    August 1, 2006 •

    Are government auctions really a good source for purchasing products for resale? The answer to that is they can be, but you have to know what you are doing. Where do government auctions get their products? Government auctions can be held online, live ‘in-person’ or sealedbid. They acq...

  • Business

    Trademark Registration

    August 1, 2006 •

    This article will be the first of three covering trademarks, copyrights and patents. The decision as to whether to register each is based upon unique business considerations. For trademark registration, there is a process to go through in evaluating the cost and benefit of federal regis...

  • Business

    Quick Query: RedRoller.com’s Bill Van Wyck

    August 1, 2006 •

    What Travelocity does for travel, RedRoller does for shipping packages. The site is built to look and feel like an etravel site. Shipping for small businesses is a day-to-day occurrence. The typical ecommerce business spends close to $1,000 per month and ships 120-150 packages every month.

  • Business

    Tech Support: August 2006

    August 1, 2006 •

    Question: My web host has different bandwidth levels depending on the price. How can I compute what my ecommerce site's bandwidth needs are? Brian Getting: Bandwidth can be a tough one to understand for most people. I like to use the analogy of a water pipe where the speed of your In...

  • Business

    Website User Agreements

    July 1, 2006 •

    Website user agreements establish the terms under which the relationship between a visitor and a site is governed. A common practice for small websites is to "borrow" language and attempt to customize the terminology to fit their needs. The problem is that drafting a websiteuser agreeme...

  • Business

    AbeBooks.com Co-founder Rick Pura

    July 1, 2006 •

    Rick Pura just finished writing the software code for "Rick’s Search Engine." He thinks it works pretty well, and he may go into the search engine business. He knows he can write good software; it was he and Keith Waters who engineered the database and system that powers the best-used-b...

  • Business

    Rick Pura, Abebooks.com Co-founder

    July 1, 2006 •

    Rick Pura, co-founder of Abebooks.com, explains the origins of the company and how he and his partners got to where they are.

  • Business

    Quick Query: Coremetrics’ Jane Paolucci

    July 1, 2006 •

    PeC: Why is conversion important to ecommerce businesses? Paolucci: Ecommerce businesses are constantly seeking new ways to enhance their websites to drive incremental revenue, reduce costs associated with customer acquisition and sales and increase customer loyalty. While driving ...

  • Business

    Givens Books Partners with AbeBooks.com

    July 1, 2006 •

    When most of us think about an ecommerce website, we think of a place with pictures and descriptions of inventory, which a shopper can toss into a virtual shopping cart and buy with a mouse click. With the advent of portals such as Abebooks.com, there are esellers who don’t have carts. ...

  • Business

    Privacy Policies

    June 1, 2006 •

    Even at the turn of the 17th century, Francis Bacon had it right: knowledge is power. Today, we are in the midst of the information age and, in relation to customer management and relationships, in the beginning stages of an age of invention. The challenges of managing your business inc...

  • Business

    What’s Selling, What’s Hot and How to Find It

    June 1, 2006 •

    Are you searching for the next trendy gadget to sell at your online store? Many people are looking to catch lightning in a bottle, but locating trends in the marketplace requires thought, research and analysis. Find Clues to New Trends There are resources for online entrepreneurs who ...

  • Business

    Product Sourcing: What Not to Do

    June 1, 2006 •

    One thing an entrepreneur shouldn’t do is search online for “wholesale supplier” or “drop ship” when trying to locate a wholesale partner. This is according to Chris Malta, founder and CEO of Worldwide Brands, Inc. “You can look online all you want to,” said Malta, “but you won’t find ...

  • Business

    Drop Shipping: Pros and Cons

    June 1, 2006 •

    Drop shipping remains a hot topic among etailers but, even though it has many benefits, it isn’t the best option for every business. A drop shipper is a product supplier who is willing to ship individual orders. Usually when products are purchased for resale, you have to buy them in bu...

  • Business

    Quick Query: ProStores’ Julian Green

    June 1, 2006 •

    In January 2005, eBay Inc. purchased Kurant’s StoreSense, an online ecommerce provider. Using Kurant’s technology, eBay subsequently launched ProStores, an ecommerce solution for small to medium-sized merchants. ProStores has since signed up “tens of thousands” of online merchants. Juli...

  • Business

    BuySafe.com Founder Steve Woda

    May 31, 2006 •

    For every person who shops on the Internet, there are hundreds of others who don’t – who won’t. They don’t want to. They feel, with some justification, that doing so would lead to the nightmares others have lived through with identity theft, undelivered merchandise, credit-card fraud – ...

  • Business

    Sourcing Options for eCommerce Firms

    May 31, 2006 •

    Finding products to sell remains one of the hottest topics for online entrepreneurs, and it’s the top question eBay Radio gets from its listeners, according to Chris Malta, Product Sourcing Editor for The eBay Radio Show and Founder and CEO of Worldwide Brands, Inc. Malta defines produc...

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