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How to shop this site

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday May 28, 2007 )

With online stores becoming increasingly complex and feature ladened, it’s possible that customers are either not taking advantage of the shopping options available to them; resulting in missed sales, or – and particularly in the case of those new to online shopping – being scared off altogether. (more…)

Loyalty in online shopping

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday May 24, 2007 )

What keeps online shoppers loyal to a particular ecommerce site? This new survey report provides some insights. (more…)

Women’s online shopping habits

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday May 17, 2007 )

A recent survey conducted has found that 96% of women in the USA who have shopped online in the past 12 months have purchased at least one product over the Internet. (more…)

2007 online sales to rise 18%

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday May 16, 2007 )

The State of Retailing Online 2007 reports US online shoppers spent more clothing and apparel than they did on computers for the first time and that this year, 10% of all clothing sales will occur online. (more…)

Saving on shipping charges

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday April 29, 2007 )

If your online business is based in the USA and you ship hard goods to your customers, you’re probably aware that different shipping companies have different prices for different delivery methods at different times etc. etc. This new service takes the hassle of out comparing freight charges between the providers. (more…)

What is dropshipping?

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday April 28, 2007 )

If you’re looking to get into ecommerce or branching out into establishing new sites addressing different segments, a drop shipping model might be worth considering if you wish to sell hard goods. Using a drop shipping arrangement, you don’t even need to maintain an inventory; so it can really open up many new possibilities. (more…)

Marketing spin – statistics

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday April 27, 2007 )

I love statistics, they provide all sorts of interesting and useful information; but when statistics are used in conjunction with promotional blurbs for products and services claiming to boost your sales, bear in mind the old saying: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” (more…)

Business plans for online ventures

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday April 22, 2007 )

I was checking over the rudimentary business plan for one of my online projects the other day and while the site is doing pretty well, I noticed I had strayed somewhat off the path from my original intentions. (more…)

Typosquatters beware

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Wednesday April 18, 2007 )

A new service allows companies to identify and pursue typosquatters who are monetizing incorrectly spelled versions of their brand’s domain names. (more…)

Help an entrepreneur

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday March 16, 2007 )

Most of us know how tough it can be to start and succeed in online business, or a bricks and mortar business for that matter. But imagine how hard it would be to set up a small business that can sustain you and your family in a developing country when you basically have nothing to begin with! (more…)