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Online Business Ideas for eCommerce Entrepreneurs

Starting an online business is a creative, income generating outlet for many entrepreneurs. With the rise of online shopping and easy to use e-commerce shopping carts, it’s never been easier to get started. eMarketer reports that e-commerce sales are expected to increase at a 14% compound annual growth rate from 2012 to 2017, making an online business a great investment. ...

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Maximize Sales with SaaS Tools

For e-tailers, finding the right technology to increase business productivity and sales can make all the difference between fast, successful growth and fast, overwhelming growth. Cloud-based tools empower internet retailers to manage remote workers, organize customer information and promote collaboration between team members from anywhere in the world – even if they don’t have large staffs to deploy or maintain ...

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Connect Globally With Human Translation for your Online Store

Are human translation services needed for SMBs and online businesses?  Only if they want to sell to a global market.  As of 2010, there are an estimated 445 million Chinese, 154 million Spanish and 99 million Japanese language users online.  What does this mean for small ecommerce businesses?  Well, it is estimated that languages such as Chinese will fully dominate ...

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Utilizing Instagram to Increase Your Online Business’s Reach

According to Statistic Brain, the average attention span of a goldfish is nine seconds. The average attention span of a human is eight seconds. This is why your business needs Instagram. Why Instagram Works Instagram is tailored to fit the image-conscious audiences of today. People are bombarded with information coming at them from every direction. Instagram appeals because its interface ...

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How to Avoid Dangerous Blog Links – Post Penguin

Link building is not the same as it used to be. Though your website’s SEO still very much depends on backlinks, there are several changes that have happened to link building post-Penguin.  With every update, you need to keep up with the new expectations and know how to avoid dangerous blog links. First released on April 24, 2012, Google’s Penguin ...

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The Importance of Good Customer Service

One of the biggest drawbacks an online or e-commerce business has is that customers are unable to examine a product in person. That’s why the quality of your eCommerce customer service can either make or break your business. Regardless of the background of your customers, you need to provide them good support and treat them with respect so they become ...

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An Interview With Americommerce Hosted Shopping Cart Solution

A longtime ZippyCart favorite, the Americommerce Hosted Shopping Cart Solution is making headlines again with some big changes and updates.  They’ve always been one of the few top ranked eCommerce solutions to offer multiple store fronts but now, with a slew of new features and updates, they’re offering up an eCommerce shopping cart that’s more attractive than even before.  I wanted ...

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Social Media Tips for Late 2013 (and Beyond)

The old rules for marketing are dead! Social media has swept over modern-day marketing for online businesses and brick and mortar SMBs.  Online business owners, especially, are having to keep up and make many changes to stay competitive so keeping up with social media tips is an important consideration. Social media marketing is an effective way to reach a target ...

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Email Marketing 101: How to Write the Perfect Customer Email


Every company now seems to be on the email marketing bandwagon and with good business justification. Email is one of the most efficient marketing communications tools available today with current and potential customers, partially because it is very cost effective. With such popularity, inboxes are now saturated with messages, the vast majority of which are poorly written and border on ...

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