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Offer More Payment Options to Increase Online Sales

By the ZippyCart eCom team March 13, 2013 Though credit cards are great, they should not be your only online payment options an e-commerce store offers. According to Fred Neff (President, Internet Merchants Association), online payment options can make a huge impact on the number of your online sales. Therefore, it’s vital for e-commerce business owners to break out of ... Read More »

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 »

The 2012 Stevie Awards – the Oscars of the business world

By Susan Delly June 15th, 2012 Every spring, the world eagerly gathers to watch The Academy Awards, an event that honors the dazzling film industry and is televised live in more than 100 countries annually, with more than 39 million viewers in North America alone.  We swoon as film industry elites hypnotize us with gorgeous smiles, clothes and speeches.  On ... 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 »

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 »

Chinese Luxury Ecommerce Solution Xiu Raises Money

August 19, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Xiu.com, a Chinese ecommerce solution that specializes in luxury goods just announced that it had pulled in 100 million dollars in investor financing from two groups. Warburg Pincus LLC and the China division of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers (previous investors with Xiu who had already put $20 million into the company ... Read More »