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Still money in domain names?

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday July 8, 2007 )

So is there still money in buying domain names for resale purposes? It seems so, big bucks actually, but you’ll need to register or acquire the right ones of course. (more…)


Niche market – luxury items

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday June 26, 2007 )

Looking for a niche market to address? Consider luxury items – seems there’s a lot affluent, brand conscious people out there with money to burn, big money, yet few places to spend it online. (more…)


ClickBank launches recurring billing

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday June 21, 2007 )

This will have many ClickBank merchants who wish to offer subscription and periodical premium membership services rejoicing – the company announced a couple of days ago that they now offer recurring billing services. (more…)


Ecommerce – dot calm

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday June 19, 2007 )

The sky is falling; sell your sites! Low double digit online retail sales growth figures forecast in the next couple of years, tapering off to single digit figures by 2010! I predict wailing, ripping of shirts and gnashing of teeth from those who bank on limitless massive growth! Oh, woe are we! (more…)


PayPal launches security key

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday June 17, 2007 )

In an effort to further security for its users, PayPal and eBay have introduced a security key – a physical product that generates a 6 digit number every 30 seconds and is entered along with usual access details when logging into accounts that have the feature enabled. (more…)


Shoppers need full product detail

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday June 16, 2007 )

According to a recent survey of USA online shoppers, over 90% of respondents stated that it was ‘important’ or ‘very important’ for retailers to provide *complete* product information. (more…)


The lighter side of ecommerce

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday June 14, 2007 )

Surviving in online business is serious stuff – so much to absorb, some of it quite dry and boring at times. There’s nothing like a bit of in-house humor to put a smile on your dial.. and perhaps to still learn something too. (more…)


Virtual worlds & ecommerce

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Tuesday June 12, 2007 )

The population of virtual worlds such as Second Life have been engaging in a form of in-house ecommerce for quite a while. Some retailers are now going a step further, taking the plunge into using virtual worlds to create stores within these worlds in the hope of driving real-dollar sales. (more…)


Fraud and impact on ecommerce

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday June 11, 2007 )

Joe surfer has become more security conscious, which is great; but it’s also seriously impacting on ecommerce’s overall bottom line according to a recent report. (more…)


Risky sites and your business

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday June 4, 2007 )

Many people would probably think their computer would be more at risk of malware infection from visiting adult sites than it would by visiting a music site. A report about to be released states otherwise. (more…)