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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.
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.
12/01/2012 - DVA Wholesales Diverse Goods
DVA, Inc. formed in 1987 as a seller of store-opening inventories working with Blockbuster franchises. By 1998, the company began moving large quantities of DVDs on eBay, and from that point on the firm was sold on buying and selling inventory online. Four years ago, DVA adapted to the ever-changing media industry by diversifying its inventory to include electronics, housewares and automotive products. The company has made a number of upgrades recently, as it works to maintain a top position in the media industry.
07/01/2012 - Social Gifting Trend
The Official Merchant Services BLOG keeps its finger on the pulse of ecommerce, and recognizes the latest hot trends by staying ahead of the technology curve. Trending now is Social Gifting, the activity where consumers on social media channels like Facebook can individually, or in groups, purchase gifts for friends.
06/01/2012 - MoH Innovates Online
Andrew Kitzenberg of Memory on Hand proves there are also fascinating startup stories in more behind-the-scenes venues like wholesale.
04/01/2012 - Online Payment Trends
Online Payment Processing is an ever-changing industry.
03/01/2012 - Analyzing Google Analytics
When selling merchandise online, it is not enough to simply track sales.
03/01/2012 - Your Guide to the New Google Analytics
In March 2011 Google released its new and improved version of Google Analytics.
02/01/2012 - Local Marketing With Google AdWords Express
In 2011, Google launched a new service, AdWords Express, aimed at providing the easiest way to advertise on Google.
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 - The Truth About Traffic
In the last issue, I outlined some important thinking that makes up basic foundational elements of a successful ecommerce business.
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.
11/01/2011 - Best Approach for Online Sales
One of my primary jobs as an ecommerce consultant is to help businesses increase conversion and website sales.
11/01/2011 - Going Global
Recent news reports indicate that the international ecommerce marketplace is not only growing, but playing a larger role in the U.S. market.
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 - Erply's New POS System Offers Six Compelling Strengths
Erply, an Estonian company, has created an innovative ecommerce solution for big box retailers as well as medium and small retailers.
10/01/2011 - Mapping Multi-Channel Sales Funnels
You can not manage what you do not measure.
10/01/2011 - Web Tax Issues
Strapped state legislatures, hungry for new revenue, are looking to tax ecommerce sites such as Amazon.
09/01/2011 - Spring Trends Focus on Value
As the economy is still in a state of recovery, suppliers are working hard to offer deals that will help store owners survive.
09/01/2011 - The Perfect Cart Experience
Ask any number of shoppers what elements would need to be present to create the perfect cart experience and likely there will be a variety of different answers.
09/01/2011 - Google + Ecommerce
Google+, the new social media and networking offer from search engine goliath Google, is offering Facebook its first real competition.
08/01/2011 - DPJ Wholesale's Global Perspective
Before John Dohm founded DPJ Wholesale, he spent a lot of time visiting the far-flung corners of the world.
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.
08/01/2011 - Investing In Web Merchants
As the economy continues its slow recovery, venture capitalists, investors, and acquisition specialists are taking a new look at ecommerce companies.
07/01/2011 - Steal Deal Inc. Fully Optimized For Search Engines
Mix a successful wholesale clothing business with a savvy Internet strategy, and expect explosive growth.
07/01/2011 - Nurturing Customer Loyalty
If you want to increase profits, start looking internally. Shifting your sales focus from new customers to loyal customers is one way to increase your sales dramatically.
07/01/2011 - SEO Tips for Electronic Retailers
Search engine optimization goes beyond landing a top keyword, says Danielle Sharpe of PromotionWorld.com.
07/01/2011 - Etailers And Facebook
Many ecommerce merchants are using Facebook to promote brand awareness, offer deals, and provide customer support.
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 - Myths Surrounding PPC
It should come as no surprise that in order to grow a business, you need to market that business.
06/01/2011 - Rising Gas Prices Thwart eCommerce
Conventional wisdom holds that as gas prices rise, more consumers will shop from home rather than drive to brick and mortar stores.
05/01/2011 - eCommerce Social Media Marketing Done Right
Most people think of Facebook when they hear social media, and many retailers think Facebook is irrelevant to their business.
05/01/2011 - Google Product Ads
In November 2007, Google invited users to beta test a new form of advertising available to Adwords advertisers called the Product Plusbox.
04/01/2011 - Product Comparison Sites Let Retailers Reach Shoppers
As more and more shoppers go online, the chances are slim that any one potential customer even knows your web address, much less wants to shop specifically at your site.
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 - Landing Pages Drive Conversion
Effective landing page design can drive ecommerce conversions, as every online retailer wants to convert browsing consumers into paying customers.
03/01/2011 - Planning Promotions
As important as it is to generating sales, I find that too many small- to medium-sized stores have not taken the time to plan out a promotional calendar for their businesses.
03/01/2011 - Coping With Ecommerce Change
An ancient Greek philosopher said, "The only constant is change." That's especially true in this most changeable of fields, online retailing.
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.
02/01/2011 - Five Reasons Why Shoppers Don't Buy
We know there are a number of factors that come into play when a consumer makes a buying decision, and we study them from head to toe in order to increase sales.
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 - E-Shoppers Love Free Shipping
Online consumers are looking for free shipping more than any other perk or enticement, according to a new survey conducted by Stamps.com.
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.
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 - Holiday Web Sales Uptick?
Coming off a summer that saw significant online sales growth, several forecasters are dreaming about the upcoming holiday season.
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.
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.