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12/01/2007 - Abandonment Solutions
Working hard attracting visitors, motivating them to add items to their cart, while later having them abandon the ordering process without buying is despairing.
10/01/2007 - Retailers Facing Fines
Retailers who do not protect their customers' CREDIT CARD data could face fines.
09/01/2007 - Travel Security Case
SECURE-IT INC. introduces Travel Safe, a security case designed to help business people and other travelers protect valuables and important documents when they're on the road.
09/01/2007 - Smarts & Sweat Equal Turnkey Success
Any reliable product supplier to a kiosk or cart program will want a prospective operator to have a business plan for success.
09/01/2007 - Online Security Gap
There is a wide gap between the standards for CREDIT CARD security and security measures actually in place among web retailers.
09/01/2007 - Arm Band Pouch
ASSURANCE INDUSTRIES has introduced de Tora Active, an adjustable arm band pouch that fastens easily and securely with a velcro strap.
08/01/2007 - Wal-Mart MoneyCenters
By the end of 2008, Wal-Mart plans to open 1,000 MoneyCenters, which is approximately one quarter of its U.S. stores.
08/01/2007 - Simple Navigation
Avoid clever and unique features when designing web site navigation, advises consultant Jennifer Bailey of Red Spade, a firm that specializes in web site usability.
08/01/2007 - FashionPenny.com: A Family Tradition Of Success
If you were to make a map of Robert Vayner's personal journey to becoming a successful businessman, it would be dotted with precious minerals.
08/01/2007 - Choosing The Right Shopping Cart
Without a stable shopping cart that is easy for customers to navigate, etailers will find themselves at a distinct disadvantage
08/01/2007 - Buyers Pay For Privacy
Consumers will pay more to shop at websites that protect privacy, according to a study by Carnegie Mellon University.
08/01/2007 - Biz Growth Tool
Microsoft Corp. has joined with MasterCARD, FedEx, and Bank of America to provide a comprehensive tool to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.
07/01/2007 - Clothing Trumps Computers Online
As total web sales are projected to hit $259 billion this year, some shifts are taking place among the top selling online product categories.
06/01/2007 - New Fraud Protection Fits In A Wallet
VeriSign, Inc., the leading provider of digital infrastructure for the networked world.
05/01/2007 - Retailers Court Business
Best Buy Co. Inc.'s recent acquisition of Speakeasy Inc., an independent broadband voice, data and information technology provider, is the company's newest addition to its, "Best Buy for Business Unit."
05/01/2007 - Phishers Try New Tactics
Phishers and spammers are finding new ways to con visitors to retail sites.
05/01/2007 - Open & Closed Sign
SUNSHINE ENTERPRISES introduces an LED lighted open/closed sign for stores and for retailers to sell. Unlike neon signs that fade quickly in broad daylight, the LED sign attracts attention day and night.
05/01/2007 - Combating ID Theft
The disclosure that TJX Cos.' computer breach leaked information on more than 45 million accounts makes it clear that retailers need to take steps to combat ID theft.
05/01/2007 - Carved Clocks
SANFORD MANUFACTURING provides distinctive decorative clocks that are made of quarter inch oak laminate plywood, laser cut into silhouetted designs.
05/01/2007 - BOC vs. POP
Now more than ever, retailers are processing customers' checks electronically. Image exchange, or electronic check conversion via the Automated Clearing House (ACH) network, are valid options.
04/01/2007 - Troubles Mount From Data Breach
The extent of the damage from the breach of personal data contained in TJX Company's computer systems has yet to be fully quantified.
04/01/2007 - Keeping Shopping Carts Safe
A wholesaler's online shopping cart is the backbone of the business, so taking care of it is essential.
04/01/2007 - Google Premieres Checkout
Google unveiled a series of aggressive money saving promotions over the past few months, intended to hasten the adoption of its new Google Checkout feature among online retailers and consumers.
03/01/2007 - Teens And The Web
Teenage shoppers are becoming increasingly influential online consumers, according to a new report from JupiterResearch.
03/01/2007 - Short Changing Retailers
A recent report serves to confirm retailers' claims that the interchange fees Visa and MasterCARD charge for CARD acceptance are far higher than the benefits these merchants receive.
03/01/2007 - PayPal Tests Virtual CARDS
Online payment service, PayPal, is testing a virtual debit CARD with a constantly changing identification number. The CARD number changes every time it is used.
03/01/2007 - Boosting International Web Sales
The Internet has made the world a true global marketplace, but it is still easy for web retailers and wholesalers to forget what lies beyond their domestic borders.
03/01/2007 - Avoiding Global Fraud
When Matt Alper launched Copshoes.com from his living room in San Antonio, Texas, he had no idea that his line of shoes and boots for police, firemen and security personnel would have such a huge market appeal.
02/01/2007 - Gift CARDS Keep Giving
Gift CARDS reached an estimated $24.8 billion, or about four percent of all 2006 holiday spending, according to most estimates.
02/01/2007 - Dawn of mCommerce
Multi-channel marketing adds another channel: mCommerce, which is shopping on mobile phones. While wildly popular overseas, mCommerce is only now beginning to pop up in the U.S.
02/01/2007 - Biz Loans Rising
The number of small business loans of under $100,000 increased 25 percent between June 2004 and June 2005, according to a report by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration.