Business

The Unsung Heroes of Cyber Monday: A Look at the Platforms Powering Top Ecommerce Sites

By | Dec 1, 2014 at 8:00 am

Datanyze crawls the web daily looking for technology ‘signatures’ that determine whether or not a given website is using a particular technology.  This provides crucial analytics for businesses to monitor and optimize customer retention and competition. In time for Cyber Monday, they have released…

Ecommerce

Infographic: How to Make Your First eCommerce Sale

By | Nov 30, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Ecommerce now accounts for about 10% of all retail sales and in the U.S alone, and online retail sales are expected to easily reach $300 billion over the next twelve months. How ever you look at it, eCommerce is a vital part of running…

Business

6 Top Dynamics of Creating a Perfect Ecommerce Website for Your Business

By | Nov 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

When you run an ecommerce business, you need a website. There is no getting around it. The problem is you can’t have just any website. You need something that stands out and gets people visiting. Here are the five essential tips you need to…

Ecommerce

Montreal

Lavasoft CEO Lists 5 Montreal Startups to Watch

By | Nov 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

When it comes to Canadian tech startups, Toronto gets all the attention. And that’s for a reason. After all, Toronto’s startups are solving some very real issues, churning out innovative startups like Sojourn Labs’ electric car-bike vehicle and Spinesonics Medical’s ultrasound device for spinal…

Ecommerce

Las Vegas

Tradezby Executes Their Pivot Slowly, but it’s Well-Calculated

By | Nov 21, 2014 at 11:00 am

The pivot is a powerful tool in the entrepreneur’s arsenal; it can completely change the game if you’re finding success difficult to chase. Over the course of the last year, Nate Llorando has performed a pivot and rebranded his original startup company, My Trade…

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Ecommerce

Las Vegas

Zappos Pop-Up Store Constructed For The Holidays: Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos Pays Visit Downtown Las Vegas

By | Nov 17, 2014 at 4:53 am

Just in time for the holidays, it appears that Zappos, the online retailer known for culture and customer service, is constructing a Zappos pop-up store in downtown Las Vegas in the space previously occupied by the Western Hotel. According to online reports, the space…

Ecommerce

Austin

SalesCart: Social and Mobile E-commerce Tools for Small Businesses

By | Nov 13, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Building a website for your business can be complicated and time consuming, especially if you are a small e-commerce company. Dealing with payment fees can be an expensive hassle. That’s why Round Rock-based startup SalesCart believes that companies should be able to set up…

Business

Are You Paying Too Much Online Because of Variable Pricing?

By | Oct 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

You may have already started clearing your browsing history – or changing browsers altogether – when hunting down online airfares in order to make sure you’re always seeing the best price. But how many other hack gymnastics are you performing in order to make sure…

B2B

NYC

How Poshly Leverages Cosmetics Giveaways Into Valuable Consumer Data for Brands

By | Oct 25, 2014 at 4:00 pm

For consumers, the notion of a “freebie” seems an innate part of our human identity, nowhere removed from our desire for self-fulfillment and tendency for self-improvement; we love free things. We also love competition and the uncertainty that lies at its foundation – the thoughts…

Ecommerce

With Immediate Sales Alerts on Specific Items, Online Bargain Shopping with Shoptagr Can’t Get Any Easier

By | Oct 25, 2014 at 8:00 am

In college, I didn’t know anyone who didn’t at least once go online shopping in the middle of a lecture – that’s pure hyperbole, but whatever. I think it’s become one of those past-times that we all find ourselves doing every now and then: after coming…

Ecommerce

Five Shopping Cart Mistakes That Will Drown Your Sales

By | Oct 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

What’s the goal of every online business? Make huge sales. You must pay attention to some essentials in order to accomplish that task. Have a persuasive landing page. Write a compelling sales copy. Organize a smooth checkout process. This last one is especially important —…

Ecommerce

5 Ways to Design Your Site for Conversions

By | Oct 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Website design is more than just putting together a snazzy new layout, or impressing people with your animation skills. A great website not only inspires, but also evokes trust and interest from a targeted audience. In fact, great designing is about conversions. That only…

B2B

DC

How to Close Your Fundraising Round

By | Oct 8, 2014 at 4:30 pm

It is a lot of hard work to raise money from investors. The process can be grueling and require leaping through a variety of different hoops as part of “due diligence.” Waveborn Sunglasses spent the past three months working with accredited investors to raise $500,000….

Ecommerce

The Future of Links and the eCommerce Economy

By | Sep 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Trying to predict the future of online marketing and eCommerce is much like trying to predict the weather—although you can make an educated guess, you can never be 100% certain about the eventual outcome. Constant technological advances, ever changing online trends, and increasingly savvy…

Accelerator

Boise

Boise Accelerator Collabortank to Provide Resources for Local Startups

By | Sep 16, 2014 at 4:30 pm

A coalition of successful business owners and educators have joined forces to create Collabortank, a startup accelerator at Boise Hub co-working space for entrepreneurs. The Boise accelerator comes at a time when the city is starting to get national attention as a growing tech hub, recently ranked top 5…

Business

Baltimore

Baltimore’s OrderUp Raises $7M Series A Led by Revolution Ventures

By | Aug 20, 2014 at 9:04 am

This morning, the Baltimore, Maryland-based online food ordering and delivery startup OrderUp announced that it has raised a $7 million round of series A funding led by Steve Case’s Revolution Ventures, with participation from LivingSocial cofounder Tim O’Shaughnessy. With this new round of financing, the five-year-old company has…

Ecommerce

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s Lily&Strum Helps Create Perfect Moments with Perfect Gifts

By | Aug 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm

A lot of anxiety can go into finding the perfect gift, especially for the sentimental perfectionists among us.  Combine that with the nonstop, ADD-stricken lives that many of us lead, the good intentions we once had of finding the most personalized, amazing, and treasured gift can be neglected….