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Time burglars – the modern meeting

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday May 8, 2009 )

I don’t know why things have changed in recent years, but meetings seem so much more of a time waster these days. (more…)


Swine flu and ecommerce

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

The possible swine flu pandemic may bring increased business for some online merchants. (more…)


Social media and business reputation

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday April 20, 2009 )

Never before have so few been able to do so much damage to so many. Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing isn’t it? It’s just a shame that some enough haven’t matured enough to use it wisely. (more…)


More breaches = wary shoppers

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday April 15, 2009 )

The latest Symantec Global Internet Security Threat Report provides an yearly overview of global Internet threat activity. The report states that attackers are increasingly concentrating on financial gain. (more…)


Publicity stunt or snafu?

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday February 28, 2009 )

If you’ve ever been attacked by a rabid customer through a posting or other public announcement, or had a potentially nasty glitch exposed in a public forum, no doubt your fingers have been itching to type a savage return fire. Most of us take a deep breath before proceeding, others don’t hold back and speak/type whatever is on their mind. (more…)


Ecommerce merchants shafted by banks

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday February 24, 2009 )

It seems there’s been another major security breach in the US banking/card processing system that has exposed the details of many cardholders. That’s bad news for the cardholders – and likely for ecommerce enabled merchants too. (more…)


Under destruction pages

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday February 18, 2009 )

It’s amazing how many small business sites still have “under construction” pages. (more…)


Consumers skimping on Valentines Day

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday February 14, 2009 )

I’m a bit late on this one I guess, but anyway. If your business depends on Valentines day and you’ve noticed a dip in the amount folks were spending; according to a recent survey the problem may not be on your end. (more…)


Consumer Shopping Intentions Survey

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday January 21, 2009 )

I don’t think any of us would be surprised to learn that consumers are generally speaking going to be spending less this year, but there’s a segment planning to spend the same and perhaps even more than they did in 2008. (more…)


Internet, leisure time and ecommerce

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday January 19, 2009 )

A recent survey by TNS has found an increasing amount of our leisure time is spent online. (more…)