Many observers believe the future of resellers is limited due to the ease with which brands and manufacturers can sell their products directly to consumers. Ori Greenburg, an ecommerce veteran... Read More »
In Saudi Arabia, ecommerce is new and challenging, compared to its mature and sophisticated state in the United States. Hamza el Bayed is co-founder of a Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ecommerce... Read More »
Nearly nine out of 10 shoppers read product reviews, and many studies over many years have shown that reviews help shoppers to make online buying decisions.
I recently spoke with Paul... Read More »
There is a ton of competition for businesses who wish to sell on Amazon. The Amazon marketplace contains nearly 500 million products, from about 2 million sellers.
Being competitive on Amazon... Read More »
Images are vital for engaging shoppers on all parts of an ecommerce site. But here’s the challenge: Are you optimizing those images for the best performance? If not, your site... Read More »
Ecommerce site search is important. By some estimates, more than half of a site’s visitors will use site search to find and purchase products.
I recently spoke with Amir Konigsberg, co-founder... Read More »
For ecommerce, shipping is customer satisfaction’s frontline, and online sellers should aim to meet shoppers’ expectations for fast and free shipping.
But providing fast and free shipping is expensive and can... Read More »
Brent Bellm, CEO of BigCommerce, does not see Amazon as a direct competitor to many ecommerce businesses. In fact, he believes Amazon can complement an ecommerce business. I spoke with... Read More »
Rob Dunkel is the founder of 3PM Marketplace Solutions, a company that uses sophisticated data analysis to identify counterfeit and trademark violators on Amazon and other leading marketplaces. His platform... Read More »
The increasing dominance of Amazon has many merchants scratching their heads, wondering how exactly to work with that company, and how that company will impact their own businesses.
I recently spoke... Read More »
There would essentially be no World Wide Web as we know it without U.S. Robotics, the earliest modem manufacturer.
I spoke with the co-founder of U.S. Robotics, Casey Cowell, to discuss... Read More »
Starting a new ecommerce business can be frustrating, complicated, and risky. LemonStand is a popular ecommerce platform that often caters to startups and new entrepreneurs. LemonStand’s CEO, Danny Halarewich, recently... Read More »
The process of testing different variations on a website can greatly enhance its conversions and performance. A leading A/B split testing platform is Optimizely. Its co-founder and CEO, Dan Siroker,... Read More »
Ecommerce site search — including Google’s announcement that it is dropping its Commerce Search platform — is our topic today. Dr. Shaun Ryan, CEO of SLI Systems, a leading site... Read More »
An ecommerce merchant deals with lots of data. There’s revenue, profit, customers, traffic, order values, Likes, followers . . . lots of data. One company that helps... Read More »
Retailers increasingly use data to personalize an online shopping experience. Geo location, shopping and browsing history, weather — all can impact how products are presented to online shoppers. ... Read More »
Ecommerce merchants strive to answer questions from shoppers. Relevant, helpful answers presumably increase conversion rates. One company offers a solution that relies on past customers to answer questions from... Read More »
Ecommerce merchants strive for repeat business from existing customers. Our guest today owns a company that has produced a mobile app to encourage repeat orders. He is Dr.... Read More »
Say you are an ecommerce merchant with an angry customer. The customer is so angry, he posts bad, negative reviews on the Internet about your company that are not true.... Read More »
Most sectors of the retail economy do business on the Internet. That now includes pawnshops. Our guest, Don Battis, is the founder of Pawntique.com, a web-only pawnshop that serves all... Read More »
Every business, ecommerce or otherwise, should maintain accurate books and records. But for some entrepreneurs, the accounting function is intimidating and confusing. Outright.com aims to simplify the accounting process... Read More »
Drop shipping is the process of selling an item that is then shipped by a manufacturer or wholesaler. Many ecommerce merchants utilize drop shipping, at least in part, to... Read More »
Many merchants dream of building a successful ecommerce business, and then selling it. Our guest today — who is now a Practical eCommerce contributing editor — has done just... Read More »
The use of video by ecommerce merchants can increase sales. One company that uses video in innovative ways is TRX Training, a retailer of exercise equipment. It has... Read More »
Strategies and ideas to reduce shipping expense appeal to most every ecommerce merchant. Our guest today is a shipping and logistics expert, helping merchants reduce their shipping costs. ... Read More »
There’s no bigger name in the ecommerce industry than Alibaba. It was launched in 1999 in China, but it now services millions of businesses and consumers, offering wholesale and... Read More »
The cost of shipping is material to most every ecommerce business. There’s a company that offers smaller merchants discounted shipping rates that are typically available only to high volume sellers.... Read More »
We’ve recently asked ecommerce merchants to share their 2011 experiences — good or bad — with us. For this installment, we are joined by Jamie Salvatori. He the founder and... Read More »
A review of ecommerce sales for 2011 is the topic of our interview today. We are joined by an ecommerce entrepreneur and pioneer who will share his company’s experience. ... Read More »
Every ecommerce merchant has a domain name. For U.S. based merchants, it likely ends in a .com, or a .net, or both. But there are over 200 country-specific top-level... Read More »