Today I'm a bit of a multi-tasker. When I was younger, I thought multitasking was the ideal way to get a lot done. Turns out it just made everything take longer, and certainly not with best quality as a result. But, today, I'm working on my final slides for International Ecommerce Day, as I'll be … [Read more...] about Bill Weiland – A Tribute to a Man Who Truly Helped Shape the Success of Small Business Ecommerce
What started as a simple ebook on version 2, this is the 9th edition of The Official Guide to Miva Merchant. Currently distributed in PDF format (printing later this year), this 300+ page guide is made available to users for free, courtesy of Miva. It's a complete walk-through of the admin … [Read more...] about Official Miva Merchant Guide – Updated for 9.0003
Whether you're a social media service provider or an online business owner wanting to manage your company's own online marketing, the Social Media Marketing Society provides key insight and training. Provided by Social Media Examiner (a top resource for all things social), membership in the society … [Read more...] about Last Chance to Sign Up for Social Media Marketing Society
If mobilegeddon didn't inspire businesses to get cracking on launching mobile-friendly sites, maybe Bing's mobile-friendly updates will. Microsoft's search engine announced it's also lending more weight to listings that link to sites that work across multiple devices. Bing won't be as strict … [Read more...] about Bing Follows Suit; Wants Mobile-Friendly Websites
While working on a post for Practical Ecommerce, I visited Kohl's website. At checkout, I noticed something rather interesting... Highlighting that I'm saving $0.00 got me to click on the Cash & Promos link. Unfortunately, there were no codes or details on saving money … [Read more...] about Does Highlighting Zero Savings Help Close More Sales?
If plenty of the big guys are in line to see a drop in traffic due to unfriendly mobile versions of their websites, the small businesses can expect to see repercussion as well. Google's latest update puts more focus on mobile-friendly sites, including online stores. The update - aka "Mobilegeddon" … [Read more...] about Will Your Site Be Punished by Google’s Friendly Mobile Update?
Perusing some older content the other day I ran across this infographic from 2011. Created by invesp, it points out then-current trends and speculations about the growth of ecommerce. It also hit me as a piece of nostalgia - I actually worked on my first website shortly after Netscape introduced … [Read more...] about Here’s How Much Ecommerce Has Changed
A few months back, my husband was on the lookout for a new (to him) reading chair. So he took to Craigslist to find a gently-used leather recliner. Since he's totally blind, he copied and pasted URLs to ones he thought fit the bill in an email to me, and I perused the images and called potential … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Lazy with Describing What You Sell