Beckon the logic when envisioning success in e-commerce. As most know, the entire cycle of events that leads to a satisfied, and returning, customer requires more than imagination; it requires a process that increases customers and orders while reducing expenses. Not everyone gets it though, so focused on the product as if it was to […]

Time is a Measurement Too

Looking at web marketing today, the opportunities are in fact endless because it is affordable. In a real sense then, only time is the limitation. When considerations for ‘holistic’ marketing are reviewed, we can witness a range of communications that sell by virtue of available information. That is, in some way, that which leads to […]

Considerations for Confirming a Fulfillment Vendor

Small Businesses: Understand Warehousing Fulfillment Before You Sign That Contract In a rush to push their product to market or to secure the lowest warehousing cost, many small businesses jump into a contract with a warehousing and fulfillment company without fully understanding what they are signing up for. Unfortunately, many times, the small business will […]

The Human Touch in e-Commerce

We know the driving force behind electronic retailing is commerce from consumer.  To that end, a concise understanding of Responsive Web Design can be had by reading a number of posts in Business 2 Community written by Jacey Gulden of SyneCore Technologies.  Helpful  these are in my view for a wide range of web and […]

Struggling with a Shopping Cart Choice?

Recently I asked Kyle Miller and Systems Manager at Karol to jot down some considerations when reviewing shopping carts for those just starting out in online retailing.  He had no problem with my request–though not because he had a lot of time or he wanted to document a thinking strategy for first time online merchants.  […]

Monday April 15, Two Thousand Thirteen

While we hope for the best of times, we know too how difficult it can to keep up with online commercial activity and production–particularly for small enterprises of one kind or another.  And while all web related work may not end in an online sales transaction, it can pay to have a range of web marketing […]

There’s a Reason the Word ‘Press’ Still Exists

“Go to press” meant something different not too long ago.  In fact, I dare say in this day in age, folks who are just starting out recognize that ‘circulation’ means followers or searchers by any other name.  Direct mail still exists for good reason; particularly for catalog merchandisers, finance and insurance companies.  And yes, magazines and […]

Warehousing, Fulfillment and Customer Care

Every so often I catch myself long enough to test, or audit, the relationship between attending to the operation and its running efficiently and customer care.  Sometimes however, what we care about to the extent we’ve satisfied a client, may not be exactly what the client would agree as being in their best interest.  That […]

Call Center, Call Center

“Cheese Burger, Cheese Burger.”  If you can’t name that line to the actors (comedians) then you’re either too young or didn’t watch SNL in the late 70’s.  Fact is, a diner is a call center too.  The server takes a call and as does the cook. It does not matter how well a shopping cart functions […]

Is the Cart Before The Horse?

We all know e-commerce is evolving; and at paces that can seem unreal.  An attempt to define e-commerce will usually, today, end with ‘anything to do with making money’ in association with the internet.  That’s a fair answer. Selling products via the internet requires basics that include marketing as we know, let alone merchandising the […]