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Content crucial on ecommerce sites

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday June 14, 2010 )

Ecommerce sites can tend to be a little light on content past product descriptions that have often been duplicated elsewhere. Online shoppers and search engines want more content, and more of it original. (more…)

Another international shipping service

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday May 16, 2010 )

Earlier this week, I posted details about service available to US online merchants who would like to sell goods to clients overseas, but without the headaches regarding shipping and uncertainty in relation to credit card fraud. Here’s another international shipping service worth a look that addresses both those issues. (more…)

International checkout: overseas shipping

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday May 13, 2010 )

Are you a US merchant who would like to ship your goods internationally, but are concerned about the amount of effort involved? International Checkout might be worth considering – and it’s free. (more…)

Ecommerce posts double digit gains

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday May 9, 2010 )

Retail sectors overall showed mixed results according to the latest MasterCard Advisors’ SpendingPulse report, but ecommerce is riding high. (more…)

Buying wholesale from China

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday May 2, 2010 )

I continually get emails from Chinese companies offering products at dirt cheap prices – if I buy huge quantities. If you’re an online retailer looking to buy small quantities of items from China, and to be assured of delivery, this service may be of interest to you. (more…)

What’s “great service” online?

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Sunday April 25, 2010 )

People are still watching their dollars, but that doesn’t mean to say they won’t pay more for great service. (more…)

Cautious shoppers respond to trust seals

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Saturday April 24, 2010 )

McAfee recently analyzed the online shopping behavior of more than 163 million visitors and the millions of purchases they made over a two year period with some interesting results in relation to trust seals. (more…)

More to shop online for Mothers Day

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Thursday April 22, 2010 )

According to a recent survey, a healthy chunk of people plan to purchase their Mother’s Day gifts and Father’s Day gifts online this year. (more…)

Profiting from expired gift cards

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Monday April 19, 2010 )

A new service where consumers can cash in their gift cards reveals some very interesting (and potentially profitable) data for online merchants still considering whether to offer gift cards or gift certificates – and a little inspiration as a side point. (more…)

NY’s tax on online services

Posted by Michael Bloch in ecommerce (Friday April 9, 2010 )

Selling information products such as online courses or offering other online services? Are you based in New York or even selling to customers in New York? There’s some bad news for you – and for online merchants in states considering following New York’s lead. (more…)