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6 Tools Your Business Should Invest in for 2014

6 Tools Your Business Should Invest in for 2014

Software and platforms make it cheap and easy for your business to address everything from marketing, to brand management to human resources.
Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

Mobile Commerce Has Completely Exploded (Infographic)

This year, more than ever, consumers will shop for the holidays from their smartphones.
An Online Marketplace Brings Made-to-Order Goods to the Internet

An Online Marketplace Brings Made-to-Order Goods to the Internet

On CustomMade.com, buyers post a photo or a description of what they want and craftspeople bid on the project.
Ecommerce Trend for 2014: Buying Into the Subscription Service Model

Ecommerce Trend for 2014: Buying Into the Subscription Service Model

Companies like Birchbox and Bitters + Bottles illustrate the benefits of subscription services: recurring revenue and deep customer relationships.
In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

In Weak Shopping Environment, Cyber Monday Is Where It's At

Overall spending from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday is expected to be relatively flat, but online shopping is expected to buck the trend.
Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding

Jessica Alba's Startup Nabs $25 Million in Funding

Subscription-commerce business The Honest Company has just closed a round of funding for expansion and growth.
Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

Affordable Custom Made Suits? It's No Longer an Oxymoron

Proper Suit stitches together bespoke tailoring and e-commerce so the American male can dress better for less.
TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers

TOMS Creates E-Commerce Hub for Socially Conscious Shoppers

Called "Marketplace," the new e-commerce platform on TOMS.com features products from 30 entrepreneurs, all with mission-driven retail models.
How to Get Your Startup's Technology Up and Running Today

How to Get Your Startup's Technology Up and Running Today

Thanks to cloud computing, you can be in business faster than it takes for the cable company to install your internet connection.
PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

PayPal Waives Transaction Fees for Promising Startups

The company's new program, Startup Blueprint, provides free transaction services and support to tech startups making less than $3 million a year.
3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

3 Ways to Make Online Sales More Enticing

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.

EBay Lures Apple Exec to Run Products Division

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.
How Online Retailers Can Make More Money by Next Week

How Online Retailers Can Make More Money by Next Week

Incorporate these tips to your existing site to improve your cash flow quickly.
Staples Looks to Get Personal With Latest Acquisition

Staples Looks to Get Personal With Latest Acquisition

The office-supplies retailer has nabbed Silicon Valley startup Runa to personalize the online shopping experience.
Will Etsy's New Policies Turn it Into eBay?

Will Etsy's New Policies Turn it Into eBay?

The handmade marketplace will allow sellers to hire staff and use outside shipping and manufacturers.
How to Innovate in E-commerce

How to Innovate in E-commerce

Zappos Labs brings startup spirit to an online powerhouse.
What's Fashionable in Apparel E-Commerce

What's Fashionable in Apparel E-Commerce

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

Tips for Ringing in Sales This Holiday Shopping Season

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.
Online Lifestyle Retailers Are Turning Into Magazines

Online Lifestyle Retailers Are Turning Into Magazines

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.
Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys

Struggling With Online Sales? So Are the Big Guys

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.
A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

Do small retailers really stand a chance online? Take these issues into consideration before jumping into ecommerce.
Web Startup Sniffs Out E-Commerce Fraud

Web Startup Sniffs Out E-Commerce Fraud

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

Apps to Help You Start Selling on Facebook -- Now

Consider these four options for selling your wares on the world's biggest social network.
Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business

Harvard Students Reimagine the Cosmetics Business

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.
5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right

5 Ways J.Hilburn Gets Retail Personalization Right

The custom retailer doubled revenues in a year. The secret to its success? Tailor fitting the shopping experience to fit every man individually.

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