By Stephanie Watson, 10 April 2013
Lexity is an excellent source of tools for e-commerce websites including real-time analytics, visitor tracking and several other insights. It includes a variety of tools such as extensions, apps, plugins, Amazon Shopping, Google Shopping, Facebook Retargeting, Facebook Live Store and other marketing tools. If you want to run an e-commerce site, Lexity offers all the tools and resources you might need to get up and running and keep the site maintained. These tools are compatible with popular ecommerce platforms like Virtuemart, Shopify, Prestashop, Volusion and Magento. Let´s find out more with this Lexity review.
By Stephanie Watson, 20 December 2012
As a small business owner, I really need forms to find out what my website visitors are thinking. But designing the form and installing it can literally take me days. So I am totally excited to review 123ContactForm. They say form building and publishing is as easy as 1-2-3. Let's see!
By Rakesh Sharma, 14 December 2012
In an earlier post on this blog, I had discussed the importance of opting for a fully-integrated e-commerce solution, one that enables conversation between different departments, such as enterprise resource planning, of your small business. This week we will review a solution that extends integration points from your online store to the logistics of shipping products. In the process, it helps cut down the time required to process and ship a product after the customer has placed an order at an online marketplace. We will review ShipStation – a SaaS solution that simplifies your shipping needs. We will look at its features, interface, and see how it can be of use to you.
By Rakesh Sharma, 24 October 2012
This week we look at an exciting industry that is upgrading itself. With the advent of new technologies such as Square and cloud-based systems, the payment industry is becoming mobile and cheap. This week, we will review Vend – a cloud-based point-of-sale (POS) system. We will review its features, interface, and see how it can be of use to you.
By Elke Schmitt, 1 October 2012
Opening an eBay store may seem like a great idea, and easy to run. In fact, sometimes it can be harder than running a physical store or independent e-commerce store. One should not forget the fact that there are many eBay customers who are connected to thousands of sellers through one site, eBay. Consider the fact that eBay has its own search engine which operates separately from other search engines such as Google. Therefore, e-bay stores need special optimization for its own search engine. However, it doesn't necessarily mean that it is impossible for an individual to open and run an eBay store. There are many success stories! There are several ways eBay entrepreneurs can obtain a competitive advantage. For instance, look to collaborate with people who have experience in certain fields, and consider outsourcing activities like inventory tracking. Or, look for cloud based eCommerce applications that can help entrepreneurs automate and facilitate many operations. Cloud based applications only need an Internet connection and a web browser. Here we brought together eBay management software solutions that should be considered before opening an eBay store.
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By Rakesh Sharma, 25 June 2012
Unfortunately, a dotcom bust intervened and e-commerce grew in fits and starts. However, the online retailing model seems to have come into its own recently. According to research by Forrester, e-commerce will account for nine percent of overall retail sales by 2016. That, incidentally, is a growth of over two percent from 2011 figures. For small businesses, e-commerce is a win-win solution because it eliminates expensive warehousing costs, streamlines inventory management, and enables stores to connect directly with customers. These benefits, however, are dependent on the choice of a good e-commerce solution. Most small businesses often confuse a simple website with e-commerce. E-commerce is much more.
By Rakesh Sharma, 8 June 2012
E-commerce is one of the more prominent successes of the Internet. It has enabled small businesses to cut costs, diversify product offerings, and reach, hitherto, untapped markets. Many of these benefits depend on your choice of an e-commerce solution and how flexible it is to accommodate your small business needs. This week, we will review Vendorama – a flexible e-commerce solution. We will look at its features, interface and see how it can be of use to you.
By Rakesh Sharma, 20 April 2012
Geography is history. Thanks to the worldwide web, even small businesses can leverage an international audience for their products now. To do that, however, they need to enable great shopping experiences for customers. Earlier it was shop assistants and cashiers who facilitated this experience. In the Internet-enabled world, e-commerce solutions do all the work. This week, we will review an ecommerce solution that enables you to manage multiple aspects of your business, including orders, inventory, fulfillment, and customer service—even when selling across multiple channels such as via web storefront, call center, mobile devices, and leading online market places like Amazon.com® and eBay®. So let’s dive in to our review of Goecart360 – and a brand new integrated ecommerce suite from GoECart – and see how it can be of use to you.
By Rakesh Sharma, 16 April 2012
I began my last review of Brightpearl with a sense of deja vu. Little did I know that I would be back in that mode a year later. This is because, as with all good solutions that are constantly evolving, Brightpearl has come back with refined versions of its software. The changes include functionality upgrades and new integrations with third-party providers. In this review, we will take a brief look at the upgrades and integrations and see how they can be of use to you.
By Michele Nachum, 20 March 2012
Understanding the psychology of buying behavior is key to having a successful business - even in the virtual world. That might be an obvious point - but those who endeavor to run a successful e-commerce business, may find that understanding what motivates a customer is a luxury they cannot always afford. Who has time to implement focus groups and surveys? It can be overwhelming. That's what makes Justuno so effective. Erik Christiansen, co-founder of Justuno, understands customer behavior and as a former e-commerce business owner himself, he decided to create a solution to help small businesses leverage this knowledge, increase their sales and avoid the dreaded, "shopping cart abandonment." In this review of Justuno we will see that it is a solution that helps e-commerce businesses interact with customers in a more proactive way and build up their fan base on their social media sites. The good news is you don't have to pay a fortune to do so as subscriptions for Justuno begin at $29 per month and they also offer a free 30 day trial.