mobile payments

It’s been widely rumored that Apple will unleash a bevy of new products and services next week when they hold their product launch event on September 9th. One of the services we will be watching closely is Apple’s Mobile Payment which is said to be built into the new phone (and possibly watch) platform. Recent […]


The world of ecommerce is wrought with challenges for manufacturers. For the purposes of this discussion let’s leave aside the complex issues of selling direct and managing channel conflict and instead simply focus managing your products and sales on major etailers. There is much more that goes into this process than most manufacturers realize and […]


The Google drones are coming! The Google drones are coming! Just when you thought that Amazon had cornered the market on drone fascination along comes our old friends at Google. Yesterday it was widely reported that Google is in the midst of testing drones that will, yes, deliver goods to anxious consumers’ homes. The initiative, […]


A recently released Forrester study indicates that manufacturers who sell direct actually increase sales across channels and does not upset traditional retail. The key take-aways from the paper indicated that: 1. Direct-to-consumer selling is essential to a balanced customer engagement. 2. Channel conflict can be managed. 3. Selling direct-to-consumer will increase sales across all channels. […]


Business to Consumer ecommerce gets a lot of attention – and rightfully so, it continues to grow at a double digit growth rate per year. What gets less attention is how quickly business to business ecommerce growing. Here are the numbers and the implications: 2013 B2B Sales $559B vs B2C $252B Self-service tools are fundamentally […]


Fulfilled by Amazon is Amazon’s warehousing and logistics service for third party sellers on the marketplace. There are benefits and few things to look out for when using FBA. The Benefits: Warehousing is expensive and time consuming, as is logistics and for small sellers, these are barriers to entry that Amazon helps tear down. After […]


Amazon has launched a mobile payment system called Local Register, which provides users with a free app and a $10 card reader, and charges merchants and anyone selling services who use it just 1.75 percent per swipe on both credit and debit transactions, so long as users sign up before October 31. The mobile payment […]


Everybody that runs an ecommerce store loves traffic but they love conversion even more. Below we provide tips on how to increase the odds of your visitor turning into a buyer. 1. Poor Product Information More than 50% of all purchases are influenced by online marketing and merchandising. Develop high quality, keyword specific product bullets […]

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As anticipated, Amazon is expanding its same-day delivery service in six metros, including: Baltimore, Dallas, Indianapolis, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. The pricing for this same day delivery also further embeds the Amazon Prime value in the mind of the customer by discounting the service for members. To receive unlimited eligible items on the […]


It’s been just a couple of days since Amazon reported earnings and its stock price subsequently fell more than 10%, so we thought we’d offer our take on what the etail giant is up to and whether or not it is in trouble. Wall Street’s cranky reaction was not about sales which were nearly 20 […]