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02/01/2013 - Time Equals Money
As a small business owner, one of your most important assets is time. Many independent retailers are under the assumption that using mobile phone and tablet apps will increase productivity, and allow them to use their time more effectively. Using app center features, however, is a time killer that can leave you frustrated and with less time to do the things that enable you to run your business smoothly.
01/01/2013 - Mobile Sales Drive Profits
Mobile payment apps are fast becoming a popular mode for web wholesalers and online retailers to generate more sales at offline venues, such as tradeshows and conventions. Various mobile payment platforms enable merchants to accept PayPal, cash, credit cards, invoice or checks, wherever they are, on the phone they already carry.
11/01/2012 - Six Design TIPS to Generate Sales
To be successful, ecommerce businesses need to build sites that are able to sell products. Sounds simple enough, yet, too often sites are designed based on improper knowledge of customers' wants and needs. In some cases, companies even let technology drive design efforts, and that is one of the worst things that can happen.
10/01/2012 - FLOMO - New Valentines day product line
Seven is a lucky number at FLOMO, a manufacturer and distributor owned by Nygala Corp., with seven of its own factories in operation around the country. Started as a factory-based supplier in 1956, the company won seven national awards for excellence in 2011 and continues to uphold high quality standards.
08/01/2012 - Vapor Corp. Files for Padded Patent
Vapor Corp., an electronic cigarette company, has filed a patent for a "Padded Cartridge For An Electronic Cigarette Apparatus," with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a soft TIP e-cigarette filter with the same tactile feel of a traditional cigarette.
08/01/2012 - Nine TIPS for Mastering Google Remarketing
Nine TIPS for Mastering Google Remarketing - If you are running any Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns, and you should be, you cannot overlook what remarketing can do for your efforts
07/01/2012 - Fortune Products Pioneers
Fortune Products has become a trustworthy name in wholesale during the last 27 years by offering numerous events décor items, including LED candles, blacklights, police beacons and signals, fantasia fairy lights, and more. These fun tech items and numerous others can be found at www.fortuneproducts.com, often coming in attractive variations. For instance, the 5" x 5" police beacons can be purchased in green, amber, red, blue and pink, and the blacklights come as light bulbs and fixtures.
06/01/2012 - Western Express: USA Made
Western Express, Inc., with roots in Pennsylvania, one of the original New World colonies, celebrates another branch of our American heritage with its USA Made Western-themed products.
06/01/2012 - Conversion Funnels for Web Profits
Conversion funnels help website owners understand the online behavior of visitors during a conversion process.
05/01/2012 - Kole's Wholesale Buying TIPS
With over 25 years' experience, Kole Imports knows the preferences of today's frugal retailers, and their equally cost-conscious customers.
04/01/2012 - Via Trading Liquidation
Via Trading Corp. of California has more than stood up to its company mission during its 10 years of operation: to be the recognized leader in the liquidation industry and to continuously strengthen its position.
12/01/2011 - Profitable Social Marketing
According to Nielsen, more than 22 percent of time spent online is spent on social media and blogs.
11/01/2011 - Profits & Pitfalls of Global eCommerce
The old adage, "Think global, act local," is increasingly obsolete.
09/01/2011 - Optimizing Search Results for Ecommerce
For many ecommerce merchants, customer traffic arrives primarily through search engines, including Google, Bing, and Yahoo.
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 - Clear Web Words Make Profits
For online wholesalers and retailers, creating a profitable B2B or B2C website isn't as simple as following the Field of Dreams instruction book, which suggests, "If you build it, they will come."
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.
07/01/2011 - New Payment Frontiers: Smart Phones
With smartphone use growing in America, the technology exists for anyone to process a credit card when it comes time to check out a customer.
07/01/2011 - SEO TIPS for Electronic Retailers
Search engine optimization goes beyond landing a top keyword, says Danielle Sharpe of PromotionWorld.com.
06/01/2011 - Building Ecommerce Business With Blogs Means Both Challenges And Rewards
Many ecommerce merchants depend on search result traffic to bring new customers to their Internet storefronts.
06/01/2011 - Five Ways to Stop Cart Abandonment
Too often, ecommerce transactions are spoiled by abandoned shopping carts.
06/01/2011 - Polling Customers On Facebook Pays Off For Ecommerce Merchants
Although there are a number of ways to make social media work for an ecommerce business, online polling is often overlooked.
05/01/2011 - Web Expert Offers Selling TIPS
Making ecommerce difficult for customers is a huge blunder for many online merchants.
02/01/2011 - ASD Vegas Opens Feb. 27
The ASD Show returns to Las Vegas February 27 - March 2, attracting 40,000 to 50,000 attendees, with buyers from all over the U.S. and overseas.
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.
01/01/2011 - Exit Sales Tackles Fishing Gear Online
Over the course of a long and busy professional life, Bobby Fowler has come full circle.
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.
01/01/2011 - Bad Review? No Boost for You!
Ecommerce retailers will now need to be more careful about managing their online reputations.
12/01/2010 - Online Fraud: Threat, Prevention, and Recovery
Anyone who buys or sells on the Internet may be vulnerable to online fraud.
11/01/2010 - Via Trading Adds Spanish-Language Site
In November 2002, Via Trading made its first sale.
11/01/2010 - Treasure Seekers Unite
An online community of independent ecommerce retailers has launched several new services in a bid to become even more useful to its network of online merchants.
09/01/2010 - Improving Quality Scores
If you are managing any form of advertising, getting the biggest bang for your buck should be at the top of your mind.
08/01/2010 - Edible Puff Pop Pipe
In the case of the Puff Pop, a new edible candy that's also a functional smoking pipe, Smokeclear Inc. of Newark, New Jersey was able to take an already existing product, make some needed improvements, and turn it into something better.
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.
07/01/2010 - The iPad and eComerce
The latest and greatest gadget from Apple has the potential to transform the online shopping experience, ecommerce experts say.
06/01/2010 - Social Networking TIPS
Business owners have quite a bit to gain from the social media revolution, and quite a bit to learn from those who have managed to use the new technology to great advantage.
04/01/2010 - Ten TIPS for Improving Your Wholesale Buying
Working with the right web-based general merchandise wholesaler can make or save you money and time.
03/01/2010 - Dealing with eBay Sellers
With many sellers these days doing business via eBay, manufacturers and wholesalers looking to establish business relationships are wary.
10/01/2009 - Unique Selection at Red Barn Ranch
There really is a red barn at Red Barn Ranch Wholesale. It was built in 1910 on what was then a walnut farm, and it is now the warehouse for their inventory of beautiful and diverse products.
10/01/2009 - TIPS for Discounting
In addition to eroding profits, discounting can wreck a retailer's brand value.
09/01/2009 - Content Trumps All
Quality is more important than quantity when it comes to designing a retail website, according to Lauren Freedman, president of research and consulting for E-Tailing Group Inc.
09/01/2009 - Buyers Seek Bargains
The economic downturn has more consumers turning to the Internet to find lower cost items and services, according to a new report from the Pew Internet & American Life project.
09/01/2009 - Best Foot Forward
SIMON USA GROUP has a staff of shoe designers for manufacture in its own factory in China.
09/01/2009 - 9 Ways to Improve Marketing
Marketing is like a personal exercise regimen. In the day to day bustle, it often gets pushed off the front burner or even falls between the cracks altogether
08/01/2009 - 7 Ways to Tighten Your Belt
The following practical and timely TIPS for managing during challenging times can help keep a small business resilient and solvent.
07/01/2009 - No Espanol at HomeDepot
The Home Depot has shut down the Spanish language version of its ecommerce site. The retailer launched the Spanish site, accessible from the general home page, in November.
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 - Finding the Wholesale Products You Need
In the early days of WholesaleCentral.com, buyers were constantly asking us where they could find specific products.
06/01/2009 - 4 Ways to Increase ROI of Your PPC Campaigns
Many see running a profitable paid search campaign as an art.
04/01/2009 - Website Pays Shoppers
A new social product networking website allows shoppers to earn cash by recommending top products.