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03/01/2013 - Increasing Sales with CRM
Customer relationship management (CRM) is a top priority for many e-tailers this year, as customer expectations regarding the ONLINE experience are at an all time high. In order to contend in the ecommerce arena, some e-tailers are turning to service providers to gain an edge on the competition. Below is an overview of four providers and the products and services they offer to support ONLINE sellers.
03/01/2013 - SEO: Make Your Website Work
Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the most important, and elusive, elements of an ecommerce website. It is important because of the impact organic search traffic can have on ROI, and it is elusive because search engines are always changing the rules. Still, there are a few core SEO principles that Google and other search engines recommend which should play an integral part in your ONLINE strategy.
02/01/2013 - VIDEO For Your Website - Tactics to Build ONLINE Sales
Ten years ago, it was rare for ONLINE wholesalers and retailers to have VIDEO on their websites, and those that did incorporate it into their ONLINE marketing plans were considered innovative. Now, if you ask a room full of business owners if they have VIDEO on their websites, at least half will say yes, as it is quickly becoming the norm rather than the exception. Today, it is how, not if, you use VIDEO that makes you stand out from the competition.
02/01/2013 - mCommerce: Adapt or Die
Shoppers are quickly moving to mobile commerce, or mcommerce, with more than 50 percent of U.S. consumers saying they plan to use smartphones or tablets to make purchases over the Internet, according to research giant Nielsen. In addition, research firm Canalys notes that, in 2011, for the first time ever, shipments of smartphones (487.7 million) exceeded shipments of personal computers (414.6 million).
01/01/2013 - Transform Viewers into Buyers
Shoppable VIDEOs, those enhanced with attached or embedded links for direct-from-VIDEO purchase opportunities, is fast becoming popular with ONLINE sellers. This medium, the strength of which lies in telling stories, gets consumers excited by engaging multiple senses simultaneously, and turns this excitement into action by giving consumers the means to make a purchase on the spot. VIDEO viewers simply point, click and buy, and then return to view their VIDEO.
12/01/2012 - eCommerce Musts for SEO Success
ONLINE merchants who are serious about success must have a search engine optimization (SEO) strategy. In order for any ecommerce strategy to have SEO legs, there are important points to consider when picking your shopping cart platform. Optimizing your ecommerce site will help improve your search rankings on Google, Yahoo and Bing. Below are some features that your ecommerce software must provide for you to effectively sell your products ONLINE.
11/01/2012 - Stunning Low Cost Product Photos
When it comes to selling merchandise ONLINE, it's all about high quality images that share product features in a way that replicate their in-store allure. Photo Cubics Inc. specializes in innovative photography solutions that empower ONLINE retailers to create such detailed images at a fraction of the cost of professional photography.
09/01/2012 - Collectibles Create a Craze
When it comes to making the web do work, Dimension 9 LLC is one company that knows how to strategically crack the whip. With 30 years in the gift and souvenir industry, the company has spent years perfecting products and learning from peers.
09/01/2012 - Wrap the Holidays in Fun, Flirty Accessories
Colorful, unique accessories make great holiday gifts, especially when they offer retailers outstanding profit margins. Some of the hottest new merchandise this season includes versatile hand cut scarves, shiny hair products and twinkling rhinestone jewelry, and jingle jangle hip scarves, all of which dress up anyone's bottom line.
08/01/2012 - Broadcast Your Brand with VIDEO Marketing
VIDEO marketing is a way to promote your products and services through the use of VIDEO, either ONLINE, on DVD, at tradeshows or via other systems. It is an opportunity for you to put your face and voice out there with the rest of your marketing messages.
05/01/2012 - Six Secrets of Successful eCommerce
Web companies need to stay on top of the constantly evolving methods of advertising on the web.
05/01/2012 - Drop Shipping For Retail ROI
E-retail companies and mom and pop shops that want to make more money without the potential of overstock headaches need not look further than drop shipping.
04/01/2012 - Back-to-School ONLINE
While kids are currently counting down to the first day of summer vacation, retailers are already merchandising for the new school year, filling their stockrooms with the essentials and the forecasted must-haves.
04/01/2012 - Ecommerce Customer Satisfaction Flat
The American Customer Satisfaction Index, founded at the University of Michigan, has released its annual ecommerce report after measuring responses from product and service evaluations for 225 U.S. companies in 47 industries.
03/01/2012 - Analyzing Google Analytics
When selling merchandise ONLINE, it is not enough to simply track sales.
01/01/2012 - Personalized DVDs by Mediak
We live in an interactive society where children want to be a part of the action, not just watching it.
01/01/2012 - Mobile Marketing Trends
On a planet with about seven billion people, 2011 saw an astonishing 5.3 billion mobile subscriptions, about 77 percent of the total population.
12/01/2011 - World Trading 23 Expands
ONLINE toy wholesaler World Trading 23 has used the success of its strong and varied product line to expand into more independent retail and chain stores across the country, as well as retail locations of its own.
12/01/2011 - The Truth About Traffic
In the last issue, I outlined some important thinking that makes up basic foundational elements of a successful ecommerce business.
11/01/2011 - Driving Conversion with Photography
From large photographs that anchor your home page to small product shots on the site?s pages, photography is a crucial element in the ONLINE success of a brand.
10/01/2011 - Google Universe: Tools To Build Your Business
For any retailer seeking low cost tools to boost the bottom line, the first place to look is Google.
10/01/2011 - Grill Topper Leaves a Searing Impression at Retail
Imagine you and your pals work at a foundry. After spending your shift pouring molten metal and hauling heavy loads, you hang out with your friends from the plant.
09/01/2011 - Mountain View Movies Specializes In DVDs And Games
When Tiffany Wilkie and her husband launched their wholesale closeout DVD business six years ago, they didn't know that they had a blockbuster on their hands.
08/01/2011 - Good VIDEOs Can Boost Web Business
Would you watch a VIDEO of two dull people talking in a studio for 30 minutes?
08/01/2011 - Facebook & eCommerce
With 700 million users worldwide and 150 million in the U.S. alone, Facebook is a platform of potential shoppers to many ecommerce innovators looking to make Facebook a part of ONLINE retail.
05/01/2011 - Add VIDEO to Your Marketing To-do List
If you are looking to tackle a few projects on your marketing to-do list, participating in a VIDEO sharing site may help you with two scheduled items: social media and search engine optimization (SEO).
05/01/2011 - ONLINE Merchants Go Wild
As the economy begins to turn a corner, a growing number of ecommerce fashion wholesalers are leaping to launch new companies, while established dealers report that business is picking up.
04/27/2011 - WholesaleCentral.com Launches Wholesale VIDEO Channel Featuring Wholesale Supplier VIDEOs
Sumner Communications, a leading publisher of magazines, directories, and websites for the general merchandise trade, announces the launch of its wholesale VIDEOs channel.
04/01/2011 - Ecommerce Sites With Valuable Information Rank Higher
If shoppers never find your ecommerce site, the best web design, customer support, and products will be useless in helping you make sales.
03/01/2011 - New Golf Game Pays Off
About six years ago, Nowicki was a sales rep with a love of golf. Now he's an entrepreneur, and owner of Horseshoe Golf Inc.
02/01/2011 - Is Chat Dead or Live?
A big advantage that brick and mortar stores have over ecommerce sites boils down to a simple phrase, "May I help you?" When a customer looks confused in a brick and mortar store, a clerk can stop to offer personal assistance.
02/01/2011 - Toy and Game Forecast
From radio band helicopters to rubber band bracelets, it is not easy to figure out the next hot toy.
01/01/2011 - Moving To Mobile Ecommerce
Converging trend lines show that the importance of mobile computing and smartphone shopping is beginning to be seen on the retail front.
12/01/2010 - World Trading 23 Upgrades For Growth
World Trading 23, an ONLINE specialty toy wholesaler, has embarked on an ambitious program of upgrades and enhancements.
12/01/2010 - Sunny Outlook For Solarrific
Grace King is a wholesaler with a mission. "I started my company in 2007, when the price of oil was getting high.
10/01/2010 - Turning Web Shoppers into Buyers
Many ONLINE store owners have the impression that all they have to do is attract more traffic and sales rise.
10/01/2010 - FCC Punts On Net Neutrality
In September the Federal Communications Commission extended the public discussion period on the controversial Net Neutrality issue, thereby delaying a decision on the topic until after the elections this month.
09/01/2010 - WholesaleCentral.com Adds VIDEO To Industry Leading Wholesale Merchandise Website
WholesaleCentral.com, the top-ranked business-to-business directory for general merchandise buyers, distributors, importers and manufacturers, today announced the addition of wholesale merchandise VIDEOs to its top-ranked website.
08/01/2010 - Twitter, Facebook & Your Business
The use of social media tools like Twitter and Facebook to improve connections with your customer base has been documented in these pages in the past.
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.
02/01/2010 - Social Media 101
Once thought to be a passing fad, and still relatively new, social media has taken a firm hold and warrants attention in many retailers' ONLINE marketing efforts.
12/01/2009 - The Future of Web VIDEO
VIDEO may have killed the radio star, as the old song by the Buggles claims, but today there's growing evidence that VIDEO may have static, text-heavy websites in its crosshairs as well.
10/01/2009 - What's Hot for the Holidays?
GottaDeal.com, which has released early predictions of big sellers for Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving) for the past six years, predicts what's hot for Black Friday 2009.
10/01/2009 - Kiosks Rev Up for Christmas
What is true for every retailer is equally true, if not more so, for kiosk and cart vendors: the need to make the most of the holiday season.
10/01/2009 - Broadband Widens Reach
Broadband Internet access is now nearly universal, with rural areas closing the gap with metropolitan areas, according to a new report from comScore Inc.
09/01/2009 - SavesUCash Makes U Money
In the world of ecommerce, it can often seem difficult to connect with a reputable supplier of high quality goods.
07/01/2009 - LLD Gift of Knowledge
The Life Learning Device (LLD) is a revolutionary new tool which allows people to expand their wisdom with a touch of the button.
06/01/2009 - Social Network Boosts Local Retail
The social networking site MySpace.com has joined forces with ONLINE guidebook Citysearch.com to launch MySpace Local.
05/01/2009 - Safe Kiosks and Profits From Security
Securing a kiosk or cart against theft, especially during off hours, is an important consideration that can be addressed with an affordable closed circuit television system.
05/01/2009 - Postage From Your PC
Take three mechanical engineers from Stanford providing consulting services to the USPS Facilities department, expand their contributions to other areas, including mail operations...