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What to Look For in an eCommerce Dashboard

By Lanette Willis May 6, 2013 It’s become standard these days for eCommerce shopping cart platforms to have some kind of eCommerce dashboard feature. So standard in fact, that it’s easy to assume every eCommerce dashboard is basically the same, and to overlook the true power and convenience that can be offered by this tool. Not all eCommerce dashboards out there ... Read More »

13 Social Media Tips for Start-Ups in 2013

By the ZippyCart eCom Team January 9, 2013 The social media landscape has changed quite a lot over the last one year. While there are many start-ups that have yet to embrace social media, you should gear up, anticipate current trends and include social media into your overall marketing plan as soon as possible. To develop a powerful social strategy, ... Read More »

Mobile Web Store: a Fashion Tribute or Urgent Necessity?

By Nicolas Fincher October 31, 2012 Getting Mobile-Ready – Being Sleek or Being Smart Only a few years ago, mobile gadgets like smartphones, iDevices and tablet PCs were the signs of eminence – because of their rather high price, only well-off people could afford these technological advancements. However, as a natural matter of progress, today’s mobile devices have lost their ... Read More »

The Importance of Complementing Your Storefront with FaceBook and a Mobile Store

By Susan Delly June 14, 2012 If you own a business with a web presence, you are probably looking for ways attract new customers and make the purchasing process easy for repeat buyers. In years past, eCommerce was easy. There was less web competition, so a company could create a simple web page or  storefront and buyers would naturally navigate there. Today, ... Read More »

Social Gifting: friend or foe to the small business owner?

May 5th, 2012 By Susan D Other than being the newest online buzz, what is social gifting? Social Gifting is an interesting new marketing idea that can be used in 2 ways. It can help a group of friends to get together and give a large gift card for a someone’s upcoming celebration (instead of everyone buying individual gifts) or, ... Read More »

Consumers Use Ecommerce Solutions for More Expensive Purchases

December 27, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Shopify app SumAll has completed an analysis of current Shopify customers providing insight on rising prices, increasing discounts, and decreased shipping costs. The study was conducted over four years (2007-2011) and derived findings from 30 million transactions from stores powered by Shopify. Overall the data shows retailers are making more net revenue ... Read More »

“Green Monday” Marks Continuing Holiday Ecommerce Success

December 16, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Ecommerce solution eBay coined the term “Green Monday” in 2007 to describe the second Monday in December, which for the past six years has marked the most (or second-most in 2005 and 2007) profitable shopping day of the year for online retailers. “Green Monday” has been exceptionally profitable for the past several ... Read More »

Shopping Cart Tool TapBuy Now Available for Retailers

December 14, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team TapBuy is a new technology that aims to simplify the m-commerce checkout process and increase conversion rates. Available now to retailers, developers, and shopping aggregators, TapBuy facilitates a quick and easy sales conversion by storing shopper’s billing and shipping information. TapBuy technology can be integrated into retailer’s mobile apps, which then allows ... Read More »

mFoundry Expands Mobile Commerce Solutions

December 6, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team mFoundry, provider of mobile banking solutions to approximately 600 banks nationwide, will be expanding its mobile commerce business to include mobile payments. The company announced Monday that it has received $18 million in a capital funding round led by MasterCard. Intel Capital, FIS, and Motorola Mobility also contributed to the new round ... Read More »

6 Emerging Ecommerce Trends for 2012

December 1, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team The successes of both Black Friday and Cyber Monday are encouraging signs for the ecommerce industry. Merchants worked hard this season to draw shoppers to their online stores and get them to fill their shopping carts. Record numbers of consumers flocked to retailers online storefronts to make purchases making it apparent that ... Read More »