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Hewlett Packard Shakeup Hurts!

August 22, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Things are looking rocky for Hewlett Packard. The top PC producer in the world, and a leading US technology company (in an era where fewer and fewer US companies are leading anything worldwide, except maybe leading in job losses), they’ve decided to sell off their PC division. This is even in the ... Read More »

How Social Networking Is a Small Business’s Best Friend.

August 22, 2011 By Matt Bramowicz, PR Writer, Translation Services USA We already know that social networking websites have fundamentally shifted the web in a new direction. A recent statistic shows that social networking now accounts for approximately 22% of all time spent online in the United States. What was once a relatively static forum for businesses, where traditional website browsing was the result of search engines, ... Read More »

Appia Ecommerce Solution Passes 1 Million Daily Downloads

August 22, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Everyone knows that smartphones and the precious, precious apps that go with them are big business. The ecommerce solution where you download the apps gives developers a chance to extract their money up front, or get it on the back end via in-game shopping carts (an increasingly lucrative and widely-used model called ... 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 »

Birchbox Brings Beauty Out of the Box With $10.5M Funding

August 19, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team New York-based startup Birchbox, a makeup discovery ecommerce software platform, has raised $ 10.5 million in Series A funding, led by Accel Partners with participation from First Round Capital, Harrison Metal, Forerunner Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Sam Lessin, Consigliere, Gary Vaynerchuck, Dave Morin, Stanford University Endowment and Andy Dunn. Birchbox brings a subscription ... Read More »

Amazon Ecommerce Solution Now Boasts More Instant TV and Movies

August 19, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Amazon, in their never-ending quest to do…well…everything, announce that their Amazon Instant video service now gives users access to more than 100,000 titles, with more than 15,000 in HD. Amazon Prime subscribers now have access to over 9,000 commercial-free streaming movies and TV shows. Amazon Prime is the ecommerce solution’s premium service, ... Read More »

Amazon’s Ecommerce Solution Takes Huge Slice of Global Cake

August 18, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team ComScore recently released another report (it’s kind of what they do) discussing the relative visitor numbers of the world’s leading ecommerce solutions. Big surprise, Amazon is leading the pack with an almost unbelievable 282 million unique visitors in June. According to the comScore’s calculations, that’s about 20% of the worldwide internet population. ... Read More »

Ecommerce Outfits Embracing SEO

August 18, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Here at ZippyCart, we understand how important search engine optimization and search engine marketing (SEO/SEM) are to the success of your online store. You can set up a great ecommerce solution, fill it with high quality products, and be ready to provide top-notch customer service, but if your audience can’t find your ... Read More »

Volusion and Vzaar Team Up

August 18, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team It’s no secret that video can enhance ecommerce solution sales. Online shoppers, like all online users, are extremely visual. They love pictures, videos, reviews, and articles with lots of images and information. The partnership between Volusion and vzaar (lower case “v” intended) is set to give users of their ecommerce software an ... Read More »

Kabbage Expands Ecommerce Landscape With $17M Funding

August 18, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team In an economy where loans are hard to come-by and the application process is long and arduous, small businesses are facing a difficult time executing growth initiatives as they remain in perpetual sink or swim mode without the extended capital. Atlanta-based startup, Kabbage has announced this week it has locked in $17 ... Read More »