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eBay & e-commerce News & Highlights Mar 09

Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s happening in the world of eBay and e-Commerce.  I hope you enjoy this quick list.  I plan on doing more of these so keep checking back.

All on-line fortunes choose a great idea yet not all good ideas deliver fortunes. So…don’t believe simply because you’re on the internet you’ll generate millions. Should you wish to venture into e-commerce on the web, realize that your income will probably be the result of working hard, extensive research, consistent vigilance, and determination…

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New services from USPS make shipping small packages even easier and a better deal than ever.
For domestic shipping, you now have more money-saving options to choose from when you’re listing your item—Priority Mail or Express Mail.
For buyers close to home, use USPS Priority Mail® Regional Rate™ boxes—available online only—you’ll save big on your short-distance shipping of packages of up to 20 lbs…

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Watch today’s ecommerce roundtable to learn how the design of your ecommerce website and other communications channels will define your corporate identity and branding.
Coca-Cola. Apple. McDonald’s.
When you think of these mega-brands, you can quickly envision their logo, color scheme and style…

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10 BigCommerce Stores Strut Their StuffIf you know a little HTML, CSS and Photoshop you can really work wonders on your BigCommerce template. You can start with one of our 100 built-in templates and customize it as required or you can even build a template from scratch too. Everything you need to know is included in our design guide. If you’d rather have someone do it for you, then our design partners can help…

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List Auction-style for 25 cents — two days only (March 8-9)Dinesh Lathi
From March 8 – 9, list Auction-style for just 25¢ Insertion Fees – even high-ticket items! Listings that start at under $1.00 still have just 10¢ Insertion Fees. This offer applies to listings on eBay.com, eBay Motors Parts & Accessories and eBay Canada. Best of all, most categories are included…

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On Friday, March 11, at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT, join Khalid Saleh, co-founder of ecommerce optimization company Invesp and co-author of Conversion Optimization: The Art and Science of Converting Prospects to Customers, for a free webinar. During his Conversion Optimization for Ecommerce Sites webinar, Saleh will discuss conversion optimization principles that every ecommerce web site should pay close attention to…

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Microsoft’s Bing is turning to Kayak to power one of the most high-profile features on its site. Under an agreement announced today, Kayak “will provide flight search results in the U.S. from multiple cities, airports and airlines” on Bing Travel, a vertical that Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has heavily promoted since relaunching its search engine as Bing in June 2009…

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Turn Your WordPress Blog into an eCommerce SiteThe popular blog tool and publishing platform WordPress can do much more than broadcast a person’s thought of the day. It can also be a launching point for brand new businesses. Compatible with a variety of management and customer service plugins, a WordPress blog can quickly be turned into a real money-making machine…

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Why shopping cart?
The shopping cart software helps to keep track of numerous orders, and it allows us to see everything a buyer ordered at one time. In many cases, a custom shopping cart is connected to online inventory so that a seller knows if he has enough of the product to fulfill his orders…

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Yesterday, Microsoft announced a new addition to the Bing search engine called Bing deals, which aggregates “more than 200,000 unique offers in over 14,000 cities and towns across the U.S.” from sites like Groupon, LivingSocial and Restaurant.com.
The obvious goal: tap into this booming market by making it easy for consumers to find discounted local services…

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February was a month of learning from the past and looking forward to the future for digital retailers. Two of the hottest items this month at Shop.org included a look back at the digital highs and lows of 2010, as well as a forward-looking post on what the 2010 holiday season means for 2011. Read on for a list of what your digital retail peers found most valuable for the month of February…

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PayPal Still not Compliant With RBI GuidelinesAs per PayPal, to become compliant with RBI Guidelines they suggested -
Effective March 1, 2011 any balance in and all future payments into your PayPal account may not be used to buy goods or services and must be transferred to your bank account in India within 7 days from the receipt of confirmation from the buyer in respect of the goods or services…

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I’m still waiting for my intelligent shopping agent, but alas, it’s still nowhere to be found.
Back in 2006, I wrote the following description of the system that I thought would be prevalent by now:
In my vision of the shopping (and a lot of other activities) in the future, I will have an intelligent agent which understands my preferences, knows the marketplace (price trends, consumer sentiment, etc…

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Judy Chang checking in from PayPal’s non-profit team with some exciting news to share. Yesterday marked the official launch of WeFeedBack, an initiative we first showcased at Innovate 2010 in partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian agency tasked with eradicating global hunger…

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Comparison shopping engines (CSEs) are of growing importance to the success of your ecommerce website. Watch today’s episode to learn how and why these powerful tools can help drive more traffic and sales to your online store.
How do you drive more traffic and sales to your ecommerce site?
It’s simple: do a better job of marketing…

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Yahoo! Store merchant eCreamery, which sells ice cream and gelato, and lets you create your own ice cream flavors, was looking for a way to boost sales. Working with Yahoo! Merchant Solutions developer partner FastPivot, they launched a monthly “Create Your Own” flavor contest back in December…

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Increase your account security with 2-step verificationThe Google Security team recently blogged about the new advanced sign-in security feature for your Google account. We know that keeping your emails, photos and documents safe is important to your online security and peace of mind. Once you set up advanced security for your Google account to safeguard these services, the financial data in your Google Checkout account will be protected as well…

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How One Gesture Can Lead To A Customer For LifeThis is going to be the shortest post I’ve done in a while, but hopefully it will be just as impactful; it’s about how one simple gesture can lead to a customer for life. I have written about Creating Customer Loyalty With Exceptional Customer Service once before, but this takes a different spin on it…

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Who Needs 3D Secure? Verified By Visa and MasterCard SecureCode ExaminedIn the noble quest to fight online fraud, online retailers are feeling the pressure from credit card companies and banks to implement 3D secure technologies – namely Verified by Visa and MasterCard SecureCode. In some countries, merchant participation is mandatory to process certain cards.
3D Secure offers an extra layer of protection for cardholders and merchants…

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So in my last post, I re-introduced the concept of my intelligent shopping agent. The foundation for the agent could be built by querying the consumer and analyzing past buying behavior. But that’s just the start. The focus of this post will be indicators (beacons?) which provide a deeper lever of understanding into a consumer’s tastes, and thus can start to intelligently make recommendations…

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Want some footage of sharks or loggers? Discovery Communications (NSDQ: DISCA) is entering the content licensing business. A new site the cable TV company launched today, DiscoveryAccess.com, features more than 100,000 hours of archived content that third-parties can license.
Discovery says it’s the first time that its footage can be used by “external production entities…

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Friends vs. Strangers, Pt. 2: How to build trust in your customers’ words

 

 

 

 

In my last post, I addressed the issue of friends vs. strangers when it comes to delivering trusted opinions to shoppers online. Shoppers can’t always get the information they need from their friends, so brands should gather opinions from their customers – strangers to other shoppers – to help shoppers find the right products for them…

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BuySafe and Merchant Conversions
In the seemingly never ending quest to increase website conversions, Internet professionals routinely explore ways to build trust with their users – a rather rewarding technique particularly over time.

 

 

 

 

buySAFE and AspDotNetStorefront today announced a partnership to integrate the buySAFE Guaranteed seal into the ML8 and Multistore platforms, providing AspDotNetStorefront customers with simple (one-click) implementation and discounted pricing…

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The internet and the world of opportunity it offers, beckons everyone to make money online. Everyone dreams of becoming an entrepreneur and existing businesses wish to expand online so that their business too has an online presence. But the entrepreneur is rather skeptical about taking an online plunge, not knowing where to start and how to go about developing an ecommerce website for his business and prepare it for the future…

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