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3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

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With everyone offering discounts and deals around the same time of year, it's hard to stand out. Here are three ways to differentiate yourself from the competition online.
October 23, 2013 in Sales

EBay Lures Apple Exec to Run Products Division

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In the latest play in the tech world's game of musical chairs, eBay has hired Apple executive RJ Pittman to run its products division.
October 18, 2013 in News and Trends
How Online Retailers Can Make More Money by Next Week

How Online Retailers Can Make More Money by Next Week

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Incorporate these tips to your existing site to improve your cash flow quickly.
October 8, 2013 in Sales
Staples Looks to Get Personal With Latest Acquisition

Staples Looks to Get Personal With Latest Acquisition

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The office-supplies retailer has nabbed Silicon Valley startup Runa to personalize the online shopping experience.
October 2, 2013 in News and Trends
Will Etsy's New Policies Turn it Into eBay?

Will Etsy's New Policies Turn it Into eBay?

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The handmade marketplace will allow sellers to hire staff and use outside shipping and manufacturers.
October 1, 2013 in News and Trends
How to Innovate in E-commerce

How to Innovate in E-commerce

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Zappos Labs brings startup spirit to an online powerhouse.
September 26, 2013 in Sales
What's Fashionable in Apparel E-Commerce

What's Fashionable in Apparel E-Commerce

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Our look at three of the top e-commerce clothing sites.
September 26, 2013 in Sales
Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season

Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season

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For online retailers, it is never too early to start your holiday strategy. Here is a month-by-month guide for making your holidays bright.
September 24, 2013 in Sales
Online Lifestyle Retailers Are Turning Into Magazines

Online Lifestyle Retailers Are Turning Into Magazines

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A new wave of ecommerce startups is getting traction in the marketplace by marrying high-quality editorial with online shops boasting fast delivery, excellent customer service and lust-worthy products.
September 13, 2013 in News and Trends
Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys

Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys

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For many online retailers, most revenue still doesn't come from the web. But if you're still looking to compete, our experts have some advice.
September 12, 2013 in Grow Your Business
A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

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Do small retailers really stand a chance online? Take these issues into consideration before jumping into ecommerce.
September 11, 2013 in Retail Center
Web Startup Sniffs Out E-Commerce Fraud

Web Startup Sniffs Out E-Commerce Fraud

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Sift Science is a cloud-based service that tracks consumer e-commerce behavior patterns and assigns every user a "fraud score."
September 5, 2013 in Apps & Software
Apps to Help You Start Selling on Facebook -- Now

Apps to Help You Start Selling on Facebook -- Now

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Consider these four options for selling your wares on the world's biggest social network.
September 4, 2013 in Apps & Software
Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business

Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business

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The innovative cosmetic e-commence site, Birchbox is many things. For consumers, it's a chance to sample new products for a small fee and to replenish products they already enjoy, and for the founders, it's a platform that connects consumers and brands.
August 20, 2013 in Business Ideas
5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right

5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right

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The custom retailer doubled revenues in a year. The secret to its success? Tailor fitting the shopping experience to fit every man individually.
August 12, 2013 in Sales
Giving Ecommerce a Social Twist

Giving Ecommerce a Social Twist

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Wanelo is a online community of people who can link to products they like and share them with their friends, via a corkboard-like interface similar to Pinterest.
August 11, 2013 in Online Marketing
E-Commerce Auctions Seen as Boring and Too Much Work

E-Commerce Auctions Seen as Boring and Too Much Work

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According to a new report, the number of transactions made in online auctions is shrinking even as e-commerce grows.
August 7, 2013 in Sales

Smelling the Roses: How One Startup Aims to Disrupt the Floral Industry

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Startup The Bouqs is looking to take the thorn out of online floral delivery.
August 6, 2013 in Starting a Business
How Social Media Can Boost a Shop's Pet Projects

How Social Media Can Boost a Shop's Pet Projects

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A Los Angeles pet boutique needs to reposition its social-media efforts to help its business and its charitable efforts, our experts say.
August 1, 2013 in Online Marketing
Yahoo Acquires Lexity, An Ecommerce Service for Small Businesses

Yahoo Acquires Lexity, An Ecommerce Service for Small Businesses

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Founded by a former Yahoo search and advertising executive, the startup is Marissa Mayer's 19th purchase for the tech giant.
July 31, 2013 in News and Trends
Online Startup Fab Sued for Copyright Infringement, 'Unfair' Competition

Online Startup Fab Sued for Copyright Infringement, 'Unfair' Competition

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The suit comes on the heels of a $150 million fundraising round and coincides with layoffs.
July 30, 2013 in News and Trends
The Royal Baby Bubble: How Businesses Cope With Short-Lived Demand

The Royal Baby Bubble: How Businesses Cope With Short-Lived Demand

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With some savvy planning, business owners can make a profit from major news events.
July 26, 2013 in Sales
Steve Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce, a Startup Helping Other Startups Sell Online

Steve Case Invests $40 Million in Bigcommerce, a Startup Helping Other Startups Sell Online

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The plan is to expand the ecommerce site internationally.
July 25, 2013 in News and Trends

Kickstarter's Crowdfunding Competitors That Also Help Deliver the Goods

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Once a successful crowdfunding campaign ends, the pressure is on for entrepreneurs to make good on their promises. These platforms can help.
July 23, 2013 in Marketing
International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

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Consumers are increasingly looking to buy goods across international borders, both to save money and to gain access to a greater variety of items.
July 22, 2013 in Shipping Center

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