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|41:|| 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|
|42:|| 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|
|43:|| 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|
|44:|| 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|
|45:|| 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|
|46:|| 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|
|47:|| 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|
|48:|| 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|
|49:|| 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|
|50:|| 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|
|51:|| 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|
|52:|| Ecommerce New Year's Resolutions|
"Just interested in what you'll be tackling for 2011. Some suggestions to your list (Disclaimer: I'm a comparison shopping expert that works with CPC Strategy, so these may be a *bit* skewed):
- List your products on Google Product Search, Bing Shopping, and Shopmania (all free shopping engines).
- Formulate CPC rate bidding strategies for your paid shopping engine campaigns.
- Create a comparison shopping campaign audit schedule.
What are your top 3?"
|Jan 4, 2011|
|53:|| eBay Acquiring Fashion Daily-Deals Site For $200 Million|
"...eBay is pulling $200 million out of its wallet for brands4friends, a fashion daily-deals site based in Berlin.
The acquisition, announced today, is designed to build up the auction site's reputation as a source for clothing, shoes, and accessories among European buyers.
As Germany's largest online shopping club, brands4friends offers daily deals to site subscribers and features about 600 brands, including Buffalo, Calvin Klein, and Diesel. eBay Acquiring Fashion Daily-Deals Site For $200 Million
|Dec 20, 2010|
|54:|| Smartphone Shoppers Give Retailers Concern Over So Called In-Store Price Specials|
"Now, marketers must contend with shoppers who can use their smartphones inside stores to check whether the specials are really so special, and if the rest of the merchandise is reasonably priced."
|Dec 18, 2010|
|55:|| U.S. November Retail Sales Surpass Forecasts|
"The National Federation of Independent Business's sentiment gauge rose by 1.5 points to 93.2, the highest since December 2007, as more companies projected sales will grow."
|Dec 14, 2010|
|56:|| Starting an eBay Store|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the pros and cons of starting and running an eBay store."
|Dec 11, 2010|
|57:|| Shopping Enabled Wikipedia Pages New On Amazon|
"Hosted on the Amazon.com domain, they replicate Wikipedia's content but have added links to where a book can be purchased on Amazon."
|Dec 3, 2010|
|58:|| Coupon Crazy Sites|
"There seems to be a site offering coupons for just about anything these days and WebmasterWorld Members decide to chew it over in a wide ranging discussion on the topic."
|Dec 2, 2010|
|59:|| Online Spending Expected To Break Records|
"We are seeing online spending surpass the totals we saw in 2007 prior to the recession,"
|Nov 24, 2010|
|60:|| Oracle Acquires Art Technology Group Inc. For $1 Billion|
"Art provides companies such as retailers with technology for online merchandising, marketing, automated recommendations, and live-help services."
|Nov 2, 2010|
|61:|| EBay To Overhaul Design To Aid How Shoppers Find and Buy Products|
"As eBay Inc. prepares for a critical holiday shopping season, the company this week plans to unveil new elements of an overhaul in how shoppers find and buy products on its Web site."
|Nov 1, 2010|
|62:|| WebmasterWorld ECommerce Sales Weather Report|
"WebmasterWorld Members review sales activity, cause and effect, and discuss probable reasons for the current state of ecommerce sales."
|Oct 9, 2010|
|63:|| PayPal To Launch Micropayments Product|
"...the new product will include specialized payment support for micropayments for online video, music, games (including the sale of virtual goods and currencies), paid content, books and software."
|Oct 6, 2010|
|64:|| Warehouse Automation - Transformed in 6 weeks|
Some real-life warehouse automation experiences.
|Sept 23, 2010|
|65:|| PCI Compliance Cost and Compliance Monitoring|
PCI Compliance is growing major issue for those that handle their own card processing.
|Sept 7, 2010|
|66:|| Intel Acquires Infineon for $1.4 Billion Cash|
"...company's new 32nm mixed-signal SoC process will enable it to eventually put both the application and baseband blocks on the same chip. So, at some point, Intel will be able to offer what's essentially a complete smartphone on a chip CPU, GPU, northbridge, I/O hub, analog DSP, and even RF signal processing."
|Sept 7, 2010|
|67:|| FedEx vs UPS vs USPS|
annual refresh of a popular discussion.
|Aug 31, 2010|
|68:|| Security Hole in iTunes Accounts Linked to PayPal|
"At least one group of scammers has found a way to charge thousands of dollars to iTunes accounts through PayPal."
|Aug 23, 2010|
|69:|| Ecommerce: What's The Deal With Secrecy Over Drop Shipping?|
"Why are ecommerce sites lurking in the shadows when it comes to drop shipping?"
|Aug 15, 2010|
|70:|| U.S.: Renewed Push For Internet Sales Taxes|
"Delahunt, a Massachusetts Democrat, introduced a bill on Thursday that would rewrite the ground rules for Internet and mail order sales by eliminating the option for many Americans to shop over the Internet without paying state sales taxes."
|July 8, 2010|
|71:|| PayPal To Launch 'Mobile Express Checkout' For Smartphones And Mobile|
"Paypal will begin to roll out the service over the next few weeks, starting with iPhone and Android devices as well as a few retailers such as Nike and Buy.com."
|July 1, 2010|
|72:|| Amazon Purchases Woot|
"Woot has signed an agreement with Amazon - yes, the Amazon - to become an independent subsidiary of the ecommerce colossus"
|June 30, 2010|
|73:|| ECommerce: How To Cut Credit Card Fraud|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss tips and ideas to help reduce credit card fraud on ecommerce sites."
|June 18, 2010|
|74:|| Some Merchant Credit Card Processors Requiring Funds In Reserve|
"'With the economy in a slump many credit card processors are requiring merchants to keep funds in reserve to cover future processing fees or potential chargebacks.' WebmasterWorld Members ask if this stance is becoming more common."
|June 17, 2010|
|75:|| Recovering Abandoned Cart Sales|
"Trying different techniques to recover potential sales from abandoned cart sales."
|May 31, 2010|
|76:|| Symantec to buy Verisign SSL Business|
"Reports surfaced Tuesday that VeriSign had been shopping around its encryption technology and service business, and naming Symantec as the buyer."
|May 20, 2010|
|77:|| Ecommerce: How Best To Handle Pages When Products Go Discontinued|
"When you have a product that becomes discontinued or for whatever reason you stop selling it, what do you do with that page?"
|May 19, 2010|
|78:|| Amazon Files Lawsuit Blocking North Carolina's Request For Data|
"The company said the disclosure of such information will invade privacy of its customers."
|Apr 20, 2010|
|79:|| eBay Introduces eBay Classifieds In US|
"...free classifieds site for reaching your local market; even better, now we've got a new look, a new name, and a very familiar and trusted brand."
|Apr 1, 2010|
|80:|| ECommerce: Offering Free Shipping in an Era of Rising Transport Costs|
"WebmasterWorld members discuss the issue of increasing shipping costs, and how this increase is passed on."
|Mar 22, 2010|