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Recession-Proof Business – free download

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday August 13, 2009 )

Worried about how this recession is or may affect your business? At your wits end or just need to see a bit of hope? This free ebook may help. This isn’t a trashy download, but a valuable business tool. (more…)

GM selling cars on eBay

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday August 11, 2009 )

I’ve bought quite a bit of gear on eBay, but never a car. However, embattled GM thinks that eBay is worth a try in order to bolster its flagging sales. (more…)

eBay to slash fees for 150,000 merchants

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday July 28, 2009 )

Starting in October, a new status will be added to eBay’s PowerSeller program for those merchants in the US, UK and Germany who are providing excellence in service on a sustained basis. (more…)

Convert snail mail to email

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday July 19, 2009 )

I’m continually amazed by the amount of snail mail we still get; so much of it would be better sent via email. For people who have had it with the piles of junk received via snail mail, there is a solution. (more…)

Shopping cart abandonment survey

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday July 3, 2009 )

Paypal and ComScore recently conducted a survey among active shoppers in relation to shopping cart abandonment – and not much has changed over the years. Consumers are still abandoning carts at a frightening rate. (more…)

Turning around time burglars

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday June 30, 2009 )

Have you ever had an ongoing debate with a customer or peer via email that’s sucked up a lot of your time and wound up being more frustrating than fruitful? Here’s how to turn it into something more constructive and possibly profitable. (more…)

PCI compliance update

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday June 26, 2009 )

Starting next year, credit card accepting online merchants doing business in Nevada will need to be PCI compliant. What many merchants may not realize that regardless of where they are, they probably already have a contractual obligation for PCI compliance, (more…)

Microfinancing for US entrepreneurs

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday June 11, 2009 )

I’ve written a few times about Kiva – the micro-financing networking service usually associated with assisting entrepreneurs in developing countries. The organization has just announced it will be extending its coverage to entrepreneurs in the USA. (more…)

Taking on employees

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday May 18, 2009 )

Adding employees is something I’ve resisted over the last close to 10 years, aside from a couple of admin support staff on a part time, independent contractor basis. Here’s why. (more…)

Online spending – a rosy outlook

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday May 17, 2009 )

Performics’ recent “2009 Online Buyer Economic Trend Study” survey report shows many consumers aren’t reining in their online spending during the recession – in fact, some will increase it. (more…)