Hi gang, welcome to Noodle Baking 101! It’s been a while! How’ve you been? Still in business? Growing? Circling the wagons? Custer’s last stand? Hey, you got into this entrepreneur thing because you don’t fear uncertainty – don’t forget that! This is fun! You could be like all your friends, who are right now being [...]Continue Reading
Posts Tagged “eCommerce”
SAN JOSE (Startupnation.com) – To enhance the recent fee changes that will force sellers to offer free shipping, eBay announced this morning that all sellers must offer their items for sale for free as well. The new program will be called “FreeBay”, and will be effective as of April 10th. “We have really been listening [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, How do you get your product noticed in our current sea of product noise? Obviously, the way to be noticed is to wrap yourself inside a giant egg and be carried somewhere by the entire cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, right? Yep, you’ll be noticed for sure. Lady Gaga was certainly [...]Continue Reading
It’s the holiday shopping season. If you run an eCommerce website, you need to do everything possible to increase and maximize your sales during this busy shopping period. To that end, here are 7 ways to juice your holiday eCommerce sales to drive your revenue and profits to new heights before the New Year. 1. [...]Continue Reading
If you are the owner of an eCommerce website, you are continuously looking for ways to improve the conversion rate on your site and to drive more sales. To that end, here are 45 tips to turbocharge your eCommerce site: Define Your Audience Segment your audience by lifetime value. Segment your audience by recency (When [...]Continue Reading
If you sell products or services through your website, speed is critical. People’s attention spans online are notoriously limited. That means you need to capture your site visitors’ attention and compel them to click through your conversion funnel. The process should be as intuitive and seamless as possible. If you distract them, if you leave [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Well, Google pulled off another surprise yesterday and announced that they have been working on a web browser, named Chrome. They made the beta available for download to the general public and within 1 day, Google has 1% of the browser market! There are a ton of possibilites here for Chrome to integrate [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Ahhhhh, back home in beautiful Charlotte. 95 degrees and raining. Welcome to the South in a prematurely hot summer. I wanted to give my opinion as to why there was so much venom this year at eBay Live. And by venom, I’m talking about this: [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=IHY0r3Sn9rc[/youtube] And this: [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=zBX4vRjPHXM[/youtube] Both of these incidents [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Well, it’s that time of year again – eBay Live – Chicago. I remember my first eBay Live very well. It was in New Orleans several years ago, back when I was but a guppy in the seller bowl. What I remember the most about N.O. Live was that it was a freak [...]Continue Reading
Bah, humbug, eBay.
I especially like the Paypal only requirement. That was a nice touch.
The Iphone 3G might be the hottest gadget all year. For a company who wants to become the “new, in season” merchant of choice, please explain to me how these restrictions fall under that goal.
Hi gang, I am an Iphone freak – had it since it came out and you will have to pry it from my cold, dead hands. It sleeps gently next to me and my wife on an 800 thread count satin pillow at night (kidding! … ? ). So I did the happy dance when Steve [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Yeah, eBay has been a tough marriage the last few years for us. First they jack up my Store insertion fees 150%, then they institute undocumented policies concerning the feedback system and we almost get kicked off the site (neutrals are now negatives!), then they announce fee structure changes that actually RAISE our [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, Late last week, eBay rolled a new site promotion. Here it is, taken from the Community Announcements board at eBay.com: ***Offer Free Shipping and Get 15% off your Final Value Fees from May 23-June 1*** Hi everyone. Offering free shipping is a great way to make your items stand out from your competition. Buyers love [...]Continue Reading
Hi gang, It’s being widely reported this weekend that eBay has entered into a partnership with Buy.com to allow Buy.com to sell lots and lots of product on eBay.com. As of this moment, Buy.com has over 140,000 3-day listings active on the site. In April Buy.com did roughly $700,000 in sales on eBay. None of that [...]Continue Reading
eCommerce companies banking on garnering a strong holiday sales season are planning on utilizing email marketing as their first choice strategy to drive sales. This is according to the latest study by shop.org and Forrester Research. The top 3 marketing strategies: Email marketing 52% Search engine marketing 46% Search engine optimization 38% We are not [...]Continue Reading
A recent Nielsen/Netratings study indicates that a approximately 18% of online buyers account for almost a whopping half of total online spending. Nielsen/Netratings nicknamed this group of active and loyal buyers ‘most valuable purchasers’ or ‘MVPs’. And the takeaway is that you’ve got to know who these customers are. If you are conducting ecommerce, make [...]Continue Reading
An entrepreneur named "Matt S." contacted us this week. He’s looking for help. Here was his initial email to us (via our “CONTACT” link at StartupNation.com): Hi– I’m desperate to launch a couple e-business ideas, but need a more tech-savvy partner. Would you have a resource for finding business partners? Love the website, by the [...]Continue Reading