February 18, 2012




5 Ways Small- and Mid-sized Merchants Can Compete with Large Merchants

According to a Forrester Research report, online sales are expected to reach $210 billion in 2012, with that number increasing to $249 billion by 2014. This report illustrates the real opportunity for small and mid-sized merchants to capitalize on the continuing surge in ecommerce.

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September 9, 2013




How to Sell Efficiently on eBay and Amazon

Last week, I visited a customer of mine, Midwest Photo Exchange. In addition to selling on its own ecommerce site, Midwest Photo Exchange also sells its cameras and related equipment in the eBay and Amazon marketplaces.

The owner of Midwest …

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In Amazon, Cross Channel

December 21, 2012




Busting the Top 5 Ecommerce Myths

The ecommerce market has been around for great many years already. There are so many researches, discussions and surveys about its various aspects, principles, tendencies and technologies, so that it seems like everything is quite clear. However, there are still …

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In Cross Channel, Ecommerce

January 10, 2014




Sears Holdings Tries to out-JCP JCP, but Fails

Remember that epic November tweet-off between J.C. Penney and Kmart? Well now their parent companies are fighting to see who can produce the more obscure holiday sales results press release.

JCP wins this round of the Retalympics, but Sears …

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January 15, 2014




Overstock.com Sees $130,000 in Sales with Bitcoin Payment Option

Overstock.com CEO Patrick M. Byrne took to Twitter to announce that within 24-hours of implementing Bitcoin as a possible payment option, his company received $130,000 in orders paid in the crypto-currency.

Overstock.com announced its partnership with Coinbase on Jan. 9, …

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In Blog, Ecommerce

November 29, 2006




Holiday E-mail Volume Up, But Campaign Sizes Down

(Magilla Marketing) While e-mail marketers have begun this holiday season by predictably sending more messages, individual campaigns are going out significantly smaller, according Elaine O’Gorman, vice president of strategy for e-mail service provider Silverpop.
The trend seems to indicate …

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In Channel Integration, Cross Channel

November 22, 2006




10 Steps to Smoother System Selection and Implementation

Systems selection and implementation is serious business, and no one wants to make an already complex process more difficult or more costly. Over the years, we’ve determined some principles to follow during an implementation project that will significantly improve the …

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In Channel Integration, Operations & Fulfillment

November 22, 2006




International Spy Museum Gets Small to Stand Tall

The International Spy Museum catalog just got a little bit easier to stealthily slip in your pocket. Measuring a compact 6” x 8”, the latest edition is about half the size of the premiere catalog, which mailed in September 2005.
Amanda Abrell, media …

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November 15, 2006




Dick’s Sporting Goods to Buy Golf Galaxy

Pittsburgh-based Dick’s Sporting Goods is hitting the links. The sporting goods retailer on Nov. 13 has agreed to buy Eden Prairie, MN-based cataloger/retailer Golf Galaxy for $225 million. The agreement calls for Dick’s to pay $18.82 for each share of …

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In Catalog, News

November 9, 2006




BlueSky Brands to Run Winterthur, National Wildlife Catalogs

BlueSky Brands, parent company of gifts catalogs The Paragon and Bits and Pieces, has signed licensing agreements to manage the catalog and Internet businesses for two nonprofit groups: Winterthur Museum & Country Estate and National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
“By taking the …

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