The Build Vs. Buy Vs. Lease Paradigm

BigCommerce

Disclaimer: I am a religious believer in the software-as-a-service model and have been since 2004 when I first implemented Salesforce.com… Ecommerce Technology

193: How To Hire Skilled Filipino Employees At A Fraction Of The Cost With John Jonas

My Wife Quit Her Job

John is an entrepreneur who has been making a full time income online since 2004. John is an entrepreneur who has been making a full time income online since 2004. Today I’m happy to have John Jonas on the show.

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The Death Spiral of Discounting

Smile.io

Sears lives to die another day

Steve Dennis

Comparable store sales have been down virtually every quarter since 2004, and e-commerce sales have consistently lagged the industry.

Flip Flop Shops: Multi-store pick, pack, ship and in-store pickup

BigCommerce

Year founded: 2004. Founded in 2004, Flip Flop Shops is the authentic retail chain exclusively devoted to the hottest brands and latest styles of flip flops and casual footwear. Why they won.

Is Your Job Up For Grabs By Chatbots?

Retail TouchPoints

White-collar jobs are not exempt from these trends, Ford added: “In 2004, the median staffing of a corporate finance department was 120 full-time employees for each $1 billion in revenue,” he said. “By

What Is PCI Compliance And Why Is It Important For Your Business?

FastSpring

PCI DSS was jointly established back in 2004 by leading credit card entities. Today, many businesses have moved from physical to digital products and services to leverage the benefits of ecommerce. However, the risk of a costly data breach is always present. So there is a growing need for companies to ensure the security of payment cards, customer IDs, and user account information stored in their systems.

Podcasts: Your Next Great Marketing Channel, Or Just a Fad?

Kissmetrics

Sure, podcasts may have hit critical mass thanks to Apple iTunes and the iPod back in 2004, but new research is showing that small businesses and brands alike are taking another look at the podcast as a formidable marketing tool.

A Blog Isn’t a Blog, It’s a Business

Kissmetrics

Facebook launched in 2004, but it wasn’t what it is now. I wrote my very first blog post on July 24, 2005. That blog post is no longer live because it was terrible. The post was called, “Winning the Search Engine Marketing War.”.

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Sears: Is The End Finally In Sight For The World’s Slowest Liquidation Sale?

Steve Dennis

First, and most importantly, Sears has never laid out any realistic strategy to reverse a nearly perfect string of comp store declines for both the Sears and Kmart brands extending back to 2004. When I left Sears in 2003, I was quite pessimistic about the company’s long-term prospects. Some initiatives we had put in place during a two-year strategic re-positioning effort were gaining traction, but most key metrics were alarming.

How to Use Digital Wallets and Mobile Site Optimization Tactics to Stamp Out Cart Abandonment

BigCommerce

As far back as 2004, studies like this one , led by psychologist Elizabeth Sillence, were telling us that how your website looks has a huge impact on how trustworthy potential customers deem your business to be.

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40 Top Online Store Builders For An Amazing Ecommerce Site

eCommerce CEO

Launched in 2004, Shopify is one of the most well-known ecommerce builders on the market. Squarespace has been providing one-stop website building services since 2004.

From Bookstore to Superstore: The Evolution of Amazon.com

ChannelAdvisor

2004: Amazon’s consumer electronic sales surpass book sales for the first time. Can you believe that a little more than two decades ago, Amazon was still one man, a light bulb idea and a home garage? Circa 1994, Jeff Bezos began working on a business plan (yes, in his garage) for what would eventually become the largest internet retailer in the US. In 1995, the company made its official debut. Since then, a lot has changed.

How a $1,000,000 Loss Turned into a $22,000,000 Gain

BigCommerce

But when Amazon called us in 2004, the timing and the structure were right. I always joke with my colleagues and friends who want to start a business by telling them: You don’t really know what you’re doing until you’ve lost $1M of your own money in 1 year.

6 Tips to Help You Prepare Your Shipping Strategy for the Holiday Rush

ChannelAdvisor

After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2001, he graduated from the University of Houston in 2004 with a JD and MBA. The rush of the holidays is approaching fast and online sellers need to prepare now to handle this festive and busy time of year. Anticipating how to deal with damaged or lost packages, unexpected surcharges, increased packaging materials and more can not only ease shipping stresses, but also provide more clarity to your shipping expenses and needs.

What to Sell in 2018: How to Find a Product Niche and Start Selling Online

BigCommerce

In 2004, we saw an opportunity in a updating an existing apparel accessory that had not really changed in decades. Online competition is fiercer than ever. This is why figuring out what to sell online is a strategy in and of itself.

Magento Competitors: An eCommerce Overview

Groove

One of the lesser known platforms is Demandware, a cloud-based eCommerce platform that launched in 2004. Selecting the right eCommerce platform to use is key in building a business/brand online. It can be difficult deciding between the multitude of options available.

Magento Competitors: An eCommerce Overview

Groove

One of the lesser known platforms is Demandware, a cloud-based eCommerce platform that launched in 2004. Selecting the right eCommerce platform to use is key in building a business/brand online. It can be difficult deciding between the multitude of options available.

How Sailthru’s Overlays Help Marketers Increase Customer Acquisition

Sailthru

Revisiting a 2004 study about the least popular ad formats, the Nielsen Norman Group found that consumers still hate pop-up ads. It’s no secret that repeat customers are the best customers. As a result, the majority of the Sailthru platform centers on engaging and retaining customers across each unique customer journey. But our Overlays product aims to help marketers increase customer acquisition in addition to further engaging and converting site visitors.

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The 50 Best Shopify Stores and Why They Rock

Ecommerce Platforms

They began in 2004, and since then, a number of e-commerce business owners move to the platform. The 50 best Shopify Stores – An Introduction. Shopify is one of the best e-commerce platforms out there.

Everything You Need to Know About Achieving PCI Compliance [Checklist Included]

BigCommerce

Originally created by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express in 2004, the PCI DSS has evolved over the years to ensure that online sellers have the systems and processes in place to prevent a data breach.

The Growth Hacking Cheat Sheet for Beginners

Kissmetrics

For example, Facebook has changed a lot since it originally launched on college campuses in 2004. Growth hacking is the mother of all marketing buzzwords. It’s the phrase you’ve probably heard it endlessly from new, edgy startup founders in your network.

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7 Social Media Trends to Watch and Capitalize On in 2018

Kissmetrics

It’s been around since 2004 – a lifetime in the digital realm – and the news and trends frequently focus on what’s new and emerging. The trend is your friend.

Cross-Border Commerce 101: The History, The Lingo, The $900B Opportunity

BigCommerce

2004 – Facebook founded. In 1994, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in Seattle, Washington, USA. Since, the landscape of commerce has forever been changed.

Is Influencer Marketing Dead? A Hard Look at The Newest Data (and What You Can Do Instead)

Kissmetrics

With the influx of social media in 2004, influencer marketing exploded and became a lot more prevalent. Is anyone having deja vu? Every time a new marketing tactic becomes more mainstream, marketers and researchers inevitably wonder if it has peaked and started to lose its effectiveness.

Is Influencer Marketing Dead? A Hard Look at The Newest Data (and What You Can Do Instead)

Kissmetrics

With the influx of social media in 2004, influencer marketing exploded and became a lot more prevalent. Is anyone having deja vu? Every time a new marketing tactic becomes more mainstream, marketers and researchers inevitably wonder if it has peaked and started to lose its effectiveness.

33 Ecommerce Strategies for Growth from 12 $1M+ Brands [18 Must Have Tools Included]

BigCommerce

I talk to 3-5 ecommerce owners or business operators each week. And our conversations vary widely.

The Ultimate Guide to Cloudflare CDN – Complete Review

Ecommerce Platforms

But by a record-breaking DDoS attack back in 2004. Is it as good as it claims? This Cloudflare CDN review covers it’s most critical features, pricing strategy, usability, customer support, and overall functionality. We’ve all watched numerous action films.

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21 Product Research Tips To Uncover Legit Ecommerce Market Opportunities

eCommerce CEO

Start from 2004. Trying to figure out how to do product research? When it comes to analyzing ecommerce markets, there’s one thing that matters the most. It’s product/market fit. Don’t get too caught up on specific products, its the product niche that you need to key in on.

72 American Business Owners on What Motivated Them To Become Entrepreneurs

BigCommerce

In 2004, we saw an opportunity in updating an existing apparel accessory that had not really changed in decades. After becoming single in 2004 and with my son entering college, it was paramount that this business work, as it was our sole support. An award winning family idea. Amy Breaker, Director of Operations, BirdieBall. My dad, with his dad – my grandpa – invented a limited-flight golf ball – the BirdieBall – in 2003.

12 Common Mistakes When Selling Across Borders

BigCommerce

For example, in 2004, Ford found itself in a bind by calling a car the Pinto, which means “little” –– well, male private part –– in Brazilian. Doing something for the first time is never easy.

[2018] Shopify Plus Review (Transaction Fees, Pricing, And Features)

Creating a Website Today

Shopify was founded in 2004 by Tobias Lütke , Daniel Weinand , and Scott Lake after attempting to open Snowdevil. I thought it would be a huge benefit to do a Shopify Plus Review for everyone considering them. I mean, most likely your searching search engines for terms like.

How Does Shopify Work? The Ultimate Shopify Review [2018]

eCommerce CEO

In business since 2004, the company has had the chance to iron out most of the kinks in their platform. Shopify Starting at $29/month. Features - 8/10. 9.1/10. Performance - 9.1/10. 9.2/10. Ease Of Use - 9.2/10. 8.77/10. Overview.

Customizing Cosmetics: Why Personalization Is Especially Important in the Beauty Industry

Sailthru

In 2004, psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote The Paradox of Choice about the sense of paralysis consumers feel when faced with too many options. Sephora.com sells 239 different kinds of foundation.

How a Passion for Improving Lives Abroad Helped One Couple Build a Thriving Wholesale Fair Trade Ecommerce Business

SellBrite

In 2004, the couple shifted their focus entirely to wholesale, and saw explosive growth, and even thrived throughout the Great Recession (2007-2013), a period of time that a lot of other businesses in their industry—and in general—were not able to survive.