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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…)

Social media optimization how-to

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday June 20, 2007 )

Would you like to generate over 1400% better ROI over PPC using SMO? Hrm.. let’s translate that. Want to generate a ton more traffic for less bucks by implementing a social media optimization strategy? It’s quite possible and very economical to do so according to this research report. (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…)

Recent articles on TTB – June 07

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday June 18, 2007 )

Only visiting the TTB blog or just getting the RSS feed? You’ve likely missed out on some articles I’ve published in recent times. Here are summaries of the articles I’ve written in the last month. (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…)

Social shopping sites

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Friday June 15, 2007 )

Comparison shopping search engines have been around for a long while – enter what’s touted to be The Next Big Thing; social shopping sites. (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…)

Canvassing, phones and time zones

Posted by Michael Bloch in web marketing (Wednesday June 13, 2007 )

VoIP (Voice Over IP) has made interstate and overseas calling so cheap, unlike a few years back I don’t even bat an eyelid when needing to call colleagues in the USA.

The economy of overseas and long distance calls has been a boon for ecommerce and online business, but some companies need to learn that not everyone on the planet exists in their time zone – it’s something that should they should bear in mind before picking up the phone to dial a prospective partner or customer or partner. (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…)