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1921: new post   Ecommerce: What's The Deal With Secrecy Over Drop Shipping?
"Why are ecommerce sites lurking in the shadows when it comes to drop shipping?"
EcommerceAug 15, 2010
1922: new post   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."
EcommerceAug 23, 2010
1923: new post   FedEx vs UPS vs USPS
annual refresh of a popular discussion.
EcommerceAug 31, 2010
1924: new post   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."
EcommerceSept 7, 2010
1925: new post   PCI Compliance Cost and Compliance Monitoring
PCI Compliance is growing major issue for those that handle their own card processing.
EcommerceSept 7, 2010
1926: new post   Warehouse Automation - Transformed in 6 weeks
Some real-life warehouse automation experiences.
EcommerceSept 23, 2010
1927: new post   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."
EcommerceOct 6, 2010
1928: new post   WebmasterWorld ECommerce Sales Weather Report
"WebmasterWorld Members review sales activity, cause and effect, and discuss probable reasons for the current state of ecommerce sales."
EcommerceOct 9, 2010
1929: new post   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."
EcommerceNov 1, 2010
1930: new post   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."
EcommerceNov 2, 2010
1931: new post   Online Spending Expected To Break Records
"We are seeing online spending surpass the totals we saw in 2007 prior to the recession,"
EcommerceNov 24, 2010
1932: new post   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."
EcommerceDec 2, 2010
1933: new post   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."
EcommerceDec 3, 2010
1934: new post   Starting an eBay Store
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the pros and cons of starting and running an eBay store."
EcommerceDec 11, 2010
1935: new post   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."
EcommerceDec 14, 2010
1936: new post   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."
EcommerceDec 18, 2010
1937: new post   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
EcommerceDec 20, 2010
1938: new post   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?"
EcommerceJan 4, 2011
1939: new post   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,"
EcommerceJan 10, 2011
1940: new post   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.
EcommerceJan 27, 2011
1941: new post   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,"
EcommerceFeb 8, 2011
1942: new post   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.
EcommerceFeb 11, 2011
1943: new post   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.
EcommerceMar 21, 2011
1944: new post   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.
EcommerceMar 22, 2011
1945: new post   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.
EcommerceMar 28, 2011
1946: new post   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."
EcommerceApr 4, 2011
1947: new post   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.
EcommerceJune 9, 2011
1948: new post   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."
EcommerceJune 14, 2011
1949: new post   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.
EcommerceJune 17, 2011
1950: new post   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.
EcommerceJuly 12, 2011
1951: new post   eCommerce: Best Handling of Fluctuating Inventory and SEO
WebmasterWorld Members discuss how ecommerce sites might best handle product pages once the stock runs out.
EcommerceAug 9, 2011
1952: new post   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."
EcommerceSept 8, 2011
1953: new post   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.
EcommerceSept 13, 2011
1954: new post   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.
EcommerceSept 28, 2011
1955: new post   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.
EcommerceOct 3, 2011
1956: new post   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.
EcommerceOct 25, 2011
1957: new post   ecommerce: 35 Key Points For New Product Niche Evaluation
A comprehensive list of key points used to evaluate new products for an ecommerce site.
EcommerceNov 8, 2011
1958: new post   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.
EcommerceNov 23, 2011
1959: new post   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.
EcommerceNov 30, 2011
1960: new post   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."
EcommerceDec 5, 2011
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