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|1:|| Patent Troll Shopping Cart Blocked By Newegg Appeal|
The company's plan to extract a patent tax of about one percent of revenue from a huge swath of online retailers was snuffed out last week...
|Jan 28, 2013|
|2:|| PayPal Adds Price Matching, Credit, and Return Shipping|
If the item you purchase is advertised for lower with any merchant within 30 days of purchase, you can receive a reimbursement for the difference.[br][br]It doesn't matter if you bought the item online, in a store or a new item from eBay's Top-rated sellers using "Buy It Now".
|Nov 2, 2012|
|3:|| eCommerce: The Pros and Cons Of Amazon Product Ads|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the pros and cons of Amazon product ads, and the data shared with Amazon.
|Oct 26, 2012|
|4:|| UK's Online Retailers Told To Change Websites To Meet Consumer Laws|
More than a third of the UK's top online retailers could be breaking consumer laws, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has said.
|Oct 12, 2012|
|5:|| E.U. Commissioner Makes Clear, Do-Not-Track Must Be 'Rich and Meaningful'|
"Standardisation work is not going according to plan. In fact, I am increasingly concerned,"
|Oct 11, 2012|
|6:|| How to fire an employee|
What is the best procedure to follow when considering firing an employee?
|Oct 6, 2012|
|7:|| eBay To Test Same-Day Shipping With 'eBay Now'|
Those invited will get prioritized for access before general signups.
|Aug 6, 2012|
|8:|| eCommerce: More Profit Lower Sales, Volume Sales Lower Profit|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss an approach to eCommerce sales of low pricing to win volume sales, or higher profit with fewer sales.
|Aug 3, 2012|
|9:|| Google Wallet Launches a Cloud Version For Any Card|
The new Google Wallet app is available now on Google Play, and if you have a supported NFC device and are in the United States, we encourage you to give it a try.
|Aug 1, 2012|
|10:|| Opposition To U.S. Online Sales Tax Waning|
"But the current economic environment made states start looking harder at this for new revenue that costs them nothing,"
|July 16, 2012|
|11:|| Ecommerce: Is Amazon Eating Your Lunch?|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss whether Amazon is using smaller etailers product sales experience to identify potential products for its own offering.
|July 4, 2012|
|12:|| The eCommerce Site Is Growing, So How Best To Transition From Owner To CEO|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how best an eCommerce business moves from a small operation where the owner does a lot of different jobs, to the owner becoming a CEO. How to plan for staffing, management, and delegation without losing the opportunity for continued growth and profits.
|Mar 30, 2012|
|13:|| SEC Filing: VeriSign Security Repeatedly Breached|
The VeriSign attacks were revealed in a quarterly U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing in October that followed new guidelines on reporting security breaches to investors.[br][br]In written Senate testimony on Tuesday, U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called the known certificate breaches of 2011 "a threat to one of the most fundamental technologies used to secure online communications and sensitive transactions, such as online banking." Others have said SSL as a whole is no longer trustworthy and effective.
|Feb 2, 2012|
|14:|| 24 Million Customers' Account Details Hacked From Zappos|
Though the company says that no complete credit card numbers were revealed in the breach, the intruders may have accessed customers' names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, addresses, the last four digits of their credit card numbers, and encrypted passwords.
|Jan 16, 2012|
|15:|| PayPal Reports Mobile Payments Reached $4 Billion in 2011|
He attributes the massive growth to an overall increase in mobile commerce, more useful mobile payments apps blending online and offline capabilities (PayPal is one of the most popular ways for Starbucks customers to top off their in-store credit via its app), as well as a massive uptick in iPad-based e-commerce.
|Jan 11, 2012|
|16:|| Small Site Advantages Against eCom Powerhouses|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how small retailers can compete with the big retailers.
|Dec 17, 2011|
|17:|| eBay's PayPal Plans To Challenge Groupon With Daily Deals Coupons|
The company will make its first foray into mobile deals in the first quarter of 2012, partnering with some of the top 200 U.S. merchants,
|Dec 14, 2011|
|18:|| The Future of Ecommerce, If You're Not Amazon Or Google|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the future of Ecommerce for a smaller business in an environment lead by giants such as Amazon.
|Dec 13, 2011|
|19:|| U.S. Online Holiday Spending Sets New Record Up 15 pct|
"Cyber Monday kicked the week off with a bang as consumers opened their wallets to the tune of $1.25 billion, but it was only the beginning of a very strong week of online holiday spending," said comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni. "Tuesday and Wednesday followed with billion dollar spending days, helping Cyber Week reach a record weekly total of nearly $6 billion in spending."
|Dec 5, 2011|
|20:|| Internet Sales Tax Fight Coming Back To US Congress|
The online auctioneer plans to tell a congressional panel considering the legislation tomorrow that the measure would merely consolidate the market power of Amazon.com and the largest big box retailers while putting eBay's small sellers out of business.
|Nov 30, 2011|
|21:|| U.S. Online Spending Predicted To Reach $37.6 Billion For Nov and Dec|
The bullishness over e-commerce sales comes as retailers both on and offline prepare for the key U.S. Thanksgiving holiday weekend when people head to stores -- or to their computers -- in search of bargains.
|Nov 23, 2011|
|22:|| ecommerce: 35 Key Points For New Product Niche Evaluation|
A comprehensive list of key points used to evaluate new products for an ecommerce site.
|Nov 8, 2011|
|23:|| Targeting Web Ads Using Credit Card Purchase Data|
The two largest credit-card networks, Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc., are pushing into a new business: using what they know about people's credit-card purchases for targeting them with ads online.
|Oct 25, 2011|
|24:|| Google "Trusted Store" (pilot) Rating Service for Ecommerce Sites|
Today we're announcing the launch of Google Trusted Stores, a new pilot program that helps shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience.[br]br]The Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service. When visiting a qualifying store, shoppers can hover over the Google Trusted Store badge and see metrics on the store's shipping and customer service performance.
|Oct 3, 2011|
|25:|| Retailers Find Consumers Using Tablets Are More Likely to Buy|
Retailers have found an interesting characteristic of consumers who browse their websites using tablets: They're much more likely to pull the trigger on purchases than other online shoppers.[br][br]That discovery is making retailers focus on tablets ahead of the all-important holiday season ...[br][br]Tablets still account for only a small percentage of overall e-commerce, but they are punching above their weight.
|Sept 28, 2011|
|26:|| Groupon UK Starts Offering Discounts On Products Sold On The Web|
Groupon Inc. has begun offering discounts on products sold over the Web in the U.K., thrusting the Internet-coupon company into closer competition with the likes of Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc.
|Sept 13, 2011|
|27:|| Amazon Strikes A Deal On California State Taxes|
"It's a safe harbor for up to a year," Calderon said of the agreement he helped strike. "If they can't get Congress to act by next July, then they will start to collect the tax in September 2012. If by chance they get Congress to act, then that would trump the state law."
|Sept 8, 2011|
|28:|| eCommerce: Best Handling of Fluctuating Inventory and SEO|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how ecommerce sites might best handle product pages once the stock runs out.
|Aug 9, 2011|
|29:|| E.U. Court Says Online Marketplaces Can Be Held Responsible Over Counterfeit Goods|
Online shopping sites such as eBay may be liable for trademark infringements if they play an "active role" in promoting counterfeit goods, Europe's top court ruled today.
|July 12, 2011|
|30:|| eCommerce: When Traffic is Up and Sales are Down, Where Do You Look First?|
WebmasterWorld Members discuss the issue of eCommerce site traffic and sales conversions heading in opposite directions.
|June 17, 2011|
|31:|| eCommerce: "Main Street Fairness Act" Proposed By U.S. Senator|
There's a growing sense among state and federal lawmakers that the online sales-tax reprieve, once meant to support and nurture a fledgling industry, constitutes an advantage that Amazon, with 90 million customers and $34 billion in annual sales, no longer needs. Over the past year an escalating war over online sales taxes has spread to Texas, Connecticut, California, and dozens of other states. Later this month the battle will reach Capitol Hill. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he plans to introduce a bill, called the Main Street Fairness Act, mandating that all businesses collect the sales tax in the state where the consumer resides.[br][br]Such measures have been proposed and disregarded by Congress for years, but Durbin believes the winds are shifting. "This idea is overdue," he says. "Online retail sales are now very fulsome and are growing at the expense of local units of government."
|June 14, 2011|
|32:|| eCommerce: Improving Sales Conversions When Price Isn't Always The Lowest |
I'm glad I'm able to offer the lowest price on certain products which turns into sales conversions. However, I also want to increase my sales conversions when I'm not the lowest price too.
|June 9, 2011|
|33:|| More Retailers Warning of Security Breach|
Best Buy Co., TiVo Inc., and Walgreen Co. are the latest in a seemingly endless string of companies to warn over the weekend that hackers gained access to customers' files, including email addresses.[br][br]The companies all use the same marketing and communications vendor, Epsilon.[br][br]It's a leading marketing services firm that sends more than 40 billion emails annually and has more than 2,500 clients including seven of the Fortune 10.[br][br]Epsilon, based in Dallas, issued a brief statement on Friday saying "a full investigation was under way" following the discovery of the breach of some customer client data. The company said that information obtained was limited to names and email addresses and that "no other personal identifiable information associated with the names was at risk."
|Apr 4, 2011|
|34:|| eBay To Acquire GSI Commerce for $2.4 Billion|
eBay announced Monday that it will acquire GSI Commerce, an e-commerce marketing services company, for $29.25 a share--which will likely come out to be around $2.4 billion.
|Mar 28, 2011|
|35:|| Amazon Sued By Apple Over Appstore Name |
Amazon has begun improperly using Apple's App Store mark in connection with Amazon's mobile software developer program.
|Mar 22, 2011|
|36:|| eCommerce: Managing Negative Online Reviews|
Negative reviews can come about not just because the customer's buying experience has failed.[br][br]These reviews can stay online with original and scraper sites, despite satisfactory resolution.[br][br]WebmasterWorld Members discuss how ecommerce businesses can best manage negative reviews posted online.
|Mar 21, 2011|
|37:|| Amazon in Spat with Yet Another State|
As a result of an ongoing tax dispute with Texas, Amazon.com has decided to take its ball and go home.[br][br]The online retailer said Thursday that it would shutter its Irving distribution facility April 12 and cancel plans to hire as many as 1,000 additional workers rather than pay Texas what the state says is owed in uncollected sales tax.[br][br]Texas wants $269 million from Seattle-based Amazon in past-due sales tax. It sent the bill to the company last October.
|Feb 11, 2011|
|38:|| comScore: Online Sales Grew 9.8 pct in 2010|
Bouncing back smartly from the recession, online retail sales increased 11% in the fourth quarter of 2010 from the previous year, and full-year 2010 sales were up 9.8% over 2009,[br][br]Fourth quarter e-retail sales totaled a record $43.432 billion, versus $39.045 billion a year earlier. For the full year, online retailers sold $142.491 billion worth of merchandise, up from $129.797 in 2009.[br][br]Retail e-commerce had a strong fourth quarter, growing 11% versus last year as holiday season spending was bolstered by an improving sentiment among some consumer segments and by retailers' discounting and promotions,"
|Feb 8, 2011|
|39:|| Running Google Shopping For The First Time|
Can't explain why, but we've never used Froogle/Google Base/Merchant Center. Seems that not many sellers in our niche use it either. Perhaps low-ball pricing of some sellers may discourage others.[br][br]Anyway, tonight I trudged into the instructions for submitting a feed and uploaded about 100 products.
|Jan 27, 2011|
|40:|| Intuit Launches Free GoPayment Service For Mobile Payments|
"Intuit, best known for its Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax accounting software, is making a big push into the burgeoning mobile payments business with the launch today of a free version of its nearly two-year-old GoPayment service."
GoPayment, designed for small businesses that don't yet accept credit cards, think babysitters, plumbers, dogwalkers and flea market vendors...
"This will attract the smaller businesses that couldn't take credit card payments before or are taking them but not getting enough value,"
|Jan 10, 2011|