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The 7 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Launching an Ecommerce Startup

Ecommerce can be a gold mine for entrepreneurs – if done correctly. Make sure you avoid these major blunders when launching your online-retail shop.

Amazon Blocks Disney DVD Orders as Pricing War With Hachette Rages On

Amid divisive contract disputes, the Walt Disney Company is the latest multimedia giant to find itself in Amazon's crosshairs.

Freelance Site Fiverr Raises $30 Million in a Play to Become the 'Amazon of Marketplace Services'

The site, which started out as a quirky, $5-a-pop freelance marketplace, has beefed up its offerings.

Google, Barnes & Noble Just Made a Big Play in the 'Instant Gratification' Race

The two companies have teamed up to provide same-day book delivery, a move aimed squarely at Amazon.

How a Bullied, Dyslexic 16-Year-Old Entrepreneur Fought Back and Found His Way

Ollie Forsyth didn't let haters kill his spirit. Instead, he drew strength from dyslexic billionaire Richard Branson's stratospheric success story and used their cruel jabs to fuel his entrepreneurial fire.

Small Firms Spark Growth When They Plug Into Business Networks

Digital business networks introduce small firms to a universe of companies that otherwise wouldn't know they exist.

5 Social-Media Tips to Enhance Your Marketing

Struggling to make your digital strategy work? Try these tactics.

How to Ask Influencers for a Favor (And Actually Get It)

Everybody could use a little help from their friends but, sometimes, you need to make the friend who can help you that little bit.

Customized Ecommerce Meets 3-D Printing in Amazon's New Online Store

Customers can design and create their own products in a new online shop announced by the Seattle-based ecommerce giant today.

Amazon Warns Losses Could Get Even Worse

The online retail giant said it expects an operating loss of as much as $810 million for the current quarter, sharply below analysts' estimates.

5 Tips to Stand Out When Selling on an Online Marketplace

Sharpen your game as customers are becoming more knowledgeable and higher-quality goods are being sold online.

Facebook Pilots 'Buy' Button as Twitter Snaps Up Payments Startup CardSpring

The line between social network and ecommerce platform is looking increasingly blurred.

A New Way to Pay Online: Visa Launches 'Visa Checkout'

Visa's new product saves your card number and shipping information, allowing you to checkout online in just a few clicks.

LivingSocial Poaches New CEO, Gautam Thakar, From eBay

Following widespread layoffs and evolving business models at the daily deals site, Thakar will succeed founder Tim O'Shaughnessy in August.

Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses

The move signals a democratization of the uber-elite art and collectibles market, as well as growing consumer confidence in online shopping.

Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso: 'Wisdom is Earned Through Experience, Particularly Mistakes.'

The fashion-retail founder explains why entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to veer off of the prescribed track, why it is okay for them to make mistakes and how founders should strive to be like Indiana Jones.

Etsy CEO on Massive Expansion and Shaping the Future of New York Tech

The e-commerce platform's new space in Brooklyn, NY is big news for small, local businesses.

Google Gunning for Amazon With Expansion of Same-Day Delivery

Google is planning on expanding its Shopping Express nationwide. The company is looking to go head to head with Amazon with product search, while expanding its dominance in online search and advertising.

Twitter Testing a Feature That Lets Users Buy Items Without Leaving Twitter

An embedded 'Buy Now' could be Twitter’s first step towards letting merchants accept mobile payments directly through the shorthand blogging service.

7 Strategies to Boost Mobile Conversion Rates

Shoppers increasingly use their smartphones to find what they want, at the price they'll pay. Help them find what you're selling.

10 Things You Must Do to Grow Your Online Business in the First Year

Through careful strategic planning, quality marketing campaigns and some online know-how, conversions are likely to increase steadily.

Grocery-Delivery Startups Are Eating Up New Markets

Are groceries among the last untapped e-commerce opportunities? At least two startup companies think so.

10 Tips to Craft a Sizzling Ecommerce 'About Us' Page

People want to buy from companies they trust. Here's how you can tell your honest story and show why you stand head and shoulders above the competition.

Why Online Shoppers Still Don't Use Their Phones to Buy Things

A new survey sheds light on why the mobile commerce experience isn’t yet up to par with the PC ecommerce experience.

7 Ways Fashion Startups Can Become the Next 'Rent the Runway'

Jennifer Fleiss of Rent the Runway reveals how a startup can keep even the ritziest fashionistas allured by its user experience.

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