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01/01/2011 - Kalan's Keys to Success
With a successful history of 40 years selling key rings, novelties and more, you might think a wholesaler like Kalan Inc. would be content with a sure winning strategy.
01/01/2011 - Bright Future for Sunglasses
Discount sunglasses are a great item to source online, because the Web makes it easy to browse the thousands of styles out there.
01/01/2011 - SEO Sweet Sixteen
There are a number of ways to drive traffic to a website. Typically, a mix of various methods and channels works best to create a steady stream.
12/01/2010 - Mobile Commerce
With all the talk of iPhones, apps, Blackberrys and like-minded "smart" devices, at some point, if not already, you need to consider when it is right to make a move to mobile commerce.
11/01/2010 - Via Trading Adds Spanish-Language Site
In November 2002, Via Trading made its first sale.
11/01/2010 - Ecommerce Holiday Checklist
The holidays are quickly approaching, and retailers should already be pushing promos geared to these dates.
11/01/2010 - Web Retailers Go Global
A new report from Forrester Research says the frontier of online retailing is going global.
10/01/2010 - Pampered Princess Booms Online
Sharee Kowalski was a mom selling wholesale jewelry out of the trunk of her car 20 years ago.
10/01/2010 - Payvment Launches SHOPPING CART for Facebook
Payvment, the leading SHOPPING platform on Facebook, today announced the release of a new application programming interface (API).
08/01/2010 - Creating a Sale Capturing Checkout Process
The checkout process is one of the most important parts of a successful ecommerce site.
07/01/2010 - Profits From Abandoned CARTs
Every ecommerce SHOPPING CART that does not get pushed to checkout is a lost sale.
06/01/2010 - Unlocking Ecommerce Software to Grow Your Business
It's one of the age-old dilemmas faced by business owners: You've got a terrific product or service to sell, but not a good means of selling it.
06/01/2010 - Tradition and Innovation at Solid Silver
A family jewelry business, Solid Silver Inc. was established back in 1986 Los Angeles by Voravudh Vorasuvin, then a recent émigré from Thailand.
06/01/2010 - Cracking the Code for Profits
The toy market has always been difficult to gauge. Ever changing fads, not to mention the luxury item status of many toys during tougher economic times
04/01/2010 - Ten Best Shipping Practices
It's no secret: Shipping is one of the most essential factors in closing ecommerce sales.
02/01/2010 - Tech Feature: Google Analytics
How do you measure the success of your company's website? Receiving reports on how many users clicked on the site is a fairly basic way.
01/01/2010 - MK Brings Good Life to Water
The Good Life Gear product line from MK Distributors Inc. includes stainless steel water bottles with clever twists that make using them much more fun and functional than similar products.
12/01/2009 - Shared SSL Certificates vs. Private
A big part of increasing conversion on an ecommerce site involves building trust and credibility with your customers.
11/01/2009 - Effective Email Marketing
A staple in any customer retention program is the ability to write emails that strengthen relationships, receive responses and prompt action.
10/01/2009 - Abandoned CART Email
In a study of 500 online retail SHOPPING websites, just 11 percent of Internet merchants sent email responses to shoppers who abandoned CARTs.
09/01/2009 - Success Begins at Home: Advice for Your Home & Product Pages
In a previous article I mentioned the three most important pages on an ecommerce site.
07/01/2009 - Exploring Free Shipping Options
Since shoppers are interested in buying from retailers who offer free shipping, that service will only increase a merchant's online sales.
06/01/2009 - Winning Sports Souvenirs
Thanks to Prizes!, sports fans throughout the U.S. have a means of showing their undying devotion to their favorite teams.
06/01/2009 - Study Confirms Shift to Online
Time and money savings are among the reasons consumers give for shifting more of their spending to the Internet.
06/01/2009 - Simple Products: Simply Success
Six years ago, Simple Products exchanged complex product lines for a simpler philosophy.
05/01/2009 - Increasing Average Orders
Generating more revenue for your online store is undoubtedly one of the most important long term goals of any business owner.
04/01/2009 - How to be a Wholesale Central Power User
As a retailer, you are always on the lookout for new products and new suppliers.
04/01/2009 - Fun For Kids From Peabodys
The card kits sold by Peabody's Toys That Teach Inc., are a product waiting to explode.
04/01/2009 - Dakota Steel Art For Wind Spinners
Wind spinners have come a long way from their origin. In the Thirties, they were called wind twirlers, and were similar to a vertical windmill, in that a single twisted piece of metal was angled into the wind.
04/01/2009 - 3 Most Important Web Pages
To be successful in ecommerce, you need to be proactive, not passive.
03/01/2009 - Diverse Products Push Sales
Diverse products and categories can fill the bill for kiosk and CART vendors, as long as the items grab shoppers' attention. Two companies with products that could hardly be farther apart highlight the diverse possibilities.
03/01/2009 - Decreasing CART Abandonment
Moving customers through the checkout process effectively is a critical element toward closing any sale online.
02/01/2009 - Words That Make Or Lose Money
During the recent holiday SHOPPING season, I noticed many stores using terms that seemed to contradict their intended purpose (to generate sales).
01/01/2009 - Buyers Love Kelli's Gifts
One of the many reasons Kelli's Gift Shop Suppliers is so successful is because Mike and Lori Cohen spent twenty years buying for their own 100 or so gift shops before they began selling to others.
11/01/2008 - Village Wrought Iron: A Touch of Tradition
In a high-tech world where manufacturing mass quantities has become the cost-effective norm, it is refreshing to find a company that retains traditional values of domestic labor and hand-crafting.
09/01/2008 - Healthy Alternative
With the furor over obesity and 'super sizing' spurring a trend toward healthier food and portion control, Mister Snacks, Inc. is perfectly positioned to illustrate the definition of nutrition and value.
09/01/2008 - Early Holiday Web Marketing
While most consumers don't start holiday SHOPPING in earnest until the day after Thanksgiving, online retailers should begin marketing for the season as early as October, according to MarketLive Inc., an eCommerce platform provider.
08/01/2008 - Sterling Forest Adds Stainless
Sterling Forest, a jewelry supplier in New York City, has long expanded beyond the sterling in its name.
08/01/2008 - Shoppers Like Peer Reviews
The popularity of shoppers' online reviews of products is leading to the use of peer reviews in emails, too.
08/01/2008 - Gaining Customer Confidence For More Sales
The Internet can provide store owners with a wider channel of distribution for their products.
08/01/2008 - Fees Squelch Web Sales
One reason why online shoppers abandon SHOPPING CARTs is the shipping fee, according to a recent survey by comScore Inc., conducted by PayPal.
08/01/2008 - Easy DVD Profits
Those who equate low priced DVDs with poor quality have never purchased from SuperDVDMart.com, a company which manufactures about 100,000 DVDs on-site every day using professional, digitized, high-definition printing.
08/01/2008 - Checkout Options
Some retailers and wholesalers are still using their websites as more of an online catalog than an ecommerce engine and it is a shame to see them leaving so much money on the table.
07/01/2008 - Nostalgia Reigns At Desperate Enterprises
In his book, "Walden," Henry David Thoreau asked, "Why should we be in such a desperate haste to succeed in such desperate enterprises?
07/01/2008 - Customer Surveys Reveal Site Weaknesses
In its simplest form, a dam is a structural system that controls the flow of water. It can stop the flow completely, or it can be opened up to allow water to flow through in a controlled manner.
06/01/2008 - Year Round Kiosk Sales
While kiosk and CART vendors, like all retailers, rank the fourth quarter holiday season as their best time of year, certain kiosk programs can offer exceptions
06/01/2008 - Payment System for Retailers
Authorize.Net has launched a new online payment service designed for specialty merchants that typically sell one item per order.
06/01/2008 - Licensed Characters From NJ Croce
In 1983, when Nick Croce, Jr's father, Nicholas, announced that they were switching from brassware to Gumby products, Nick Jr thought he was crazy.
06/01/2008 - Innovative Signs
SignsSeen.com, owned and operated by Andy Greenbaum, is an Internet business that sells signs. It carries close to 3,000 products, and is a comprehensive source of information about the wide variety he carries.
05/01/2008 - Cool Feet Are Hot Items
The 13th century Persian poet, Rumi, wrote, "Let what you love be what you do," and Cindy Schultz, owner of www.MyCoolFeet.net is a perfect example of that.