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What Are the Best Practices for Increasing Holiday Shopping Cart Conversions?

By Liz Elting October 18, 2012 With the holidays quickly approaching, online businesses are strategizing now to prepare for the influx of shoppers around the world who will flood the Internet looking for the best deals. In fact, many online retailers are putting the final touches on their site codes and will launch holiday-themed landing pages before the end of ... Read More »

4 Tips for Starting an Online Business While in College

By Katherine Rivas June 11, 2012 If you’re reading this website, it’s likely that perhaps you are in the process of starting an online business. Maybe you’ve given it some thought but you’ve haven’t jumped in just yet. If you’re currently a college student, there’s really no better time to start an online business than now. Especially if you’re strapped ... Read More »

Languages of the Web: appealing to a global market

By Matt Bramowicz June 6, 2012 For many years, English has been the predominate language of web content.  English speaking viewers made up the majority of the browsing audience, and there was never any need for businesses to extend beyond their native language clientele. In recent years, however, online trends are shifting to a more diverse global audience.  As the ... Read More »

How Can Small Businesses Compete Globally?

April 30, 2012 By Matt Bramowicz Business is not what it used to be. While in the past it may have been acceptable practice for a small or medium-sized business to cater only to its native language market, it is no longer the case.  From the onset, small businesses are already at a disadvantage.  Whether the company relies on boot-strapping ... Read More »

The DODEQA Project: An Ecommerce World Tour

November 18, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team We recently got in touch with Thibaud Clement to find out more about his year-long ecommerce focused tour of the world that he has dubbed the DODEQA project. The DODEQA project is a 12 month, 12 city, 12 objective journey during which Clement will focus on gaining a deeper understanding of innovation, ... Read More »

Crowdpark Allows Social Betting On Almost Anything

October 20, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Crowdpark is a Berlin-based company that creates social betting games which allow players to make bets in real time on anything going on in the world around them. The company’s first game is called Bet Tycoon and has approximately 500,000 players on Facebook. Crowdpark uses a “dynamic betting” system so that each ... Read More »

L2 Releases 2011 Digital IQ Index: Fashion

October 13, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team L2 recently released its third annual Digital IQ Index for fashion, which ranks the digital competence of 49 prestigious fashion brands. The index ranks the brands based on the effectiveness of their digital strategies across four categories: site, digital marketing, social media, and mobile. Brands were given digital IQ scores that fall ... Read More »

Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Upgrades Mobile Commerce Platform

September 23, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Standard Chartered Bank Kenya has partnered with ecommerce software provider Cellulant to grow its mobile ecommerce clients. The new mobile banking platform, called Release 3.0, will allow the bank to create applications that will allow clients to do their banking and make online bill payments or other transactions from their smartphones. Release ... Read More »

HMV Appoints New Leadership for Ecommerce Solution

September 12, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team HMV, a British entertainment media company whose name stands for “His Master’s Voice” (more about that later) has appointed Mark Hodgkinson to head up its ecommerce solution department and marketing efforts. Late of Asda (a British supermarket chain), Hodgkinson actually served as EMI’s (Electrical & Musical Industries) president of business development and ... Read More »

SCVNGR and Topshop Bring Mobile Gaming to Back to School Shopping

August 23, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team It’s that time of year again when students of all ages are getting ready to head back to school. Of course, what goes hand in hand is the marathon season of back-to-school shopping which includes finding (and being overloaded with) brick and mortar retailers and retailers set up with ecommerce solutions offering ... Read More »