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E-Commerce Ten Years Later – Changes from 2001 to 2011

September 13, 2011 – 1:04 pm | No Comment
E-Commerce Ten Years Later – Changes from 2001 to 2011

With the 10th anniversary of 9/11 just passing, it was a good time to reflect on things.  It made me recall, amongst many other things, exactly where I was when I heard the news.  I …

Twitter Tips for Retailers – Five Simple Things You Should Be Doing

August 23, 2011 – 1:52 am | No Comment
Twitter Tips for Retailers – Five Simple Things You Should Be Doing

1) Tweet Promotions, Contests and Giveaways
In the 5 Social Shopping Trends Webinar one of the facts mentioned was that 43% of shoppers primarily “like" Facebook pages to access promotions. Followers on Twitter expect the same …

5 Social Shopping Trends Presented by PowerReviews [Webinar Recap]

August 19, 2011 – 12:01 am | No Comment

These are my notes recapping today’s 5 Social Shopping Trends Shaping the Future of Ecommerce (2011 Edition) Webinar presented by PowerReviews. If the notes below look interesting, you should watch the full webinar (about an …

Four Quick Ways to Jump Into Magento Commerce Community Edition

May 12, 2010 – 9:00 pm | No Comment
Four Quick Ways to Jump Into Magento Commerce Community Edition

If you are considering using Magento Commerce Community Edition as your Shopping Cart software choice, here are four options to quickly get a closer look at the web application.

Test Magento Live Online …

Begun, The Like War Has!

May 3, 2010 – 2:53 pm | No Comment
Begun, The Like War Has!

Facebook recently had its f8 conference and released a few small bits, like A New Data Model, major changes to the REST (Graph) API and Facebook Connect, and The Next Evolution of Facebook Platform.
One of …

ASP.NET E-Commerce Software – Guest Commentary on AbleCommerce

November 16, 2007 – 4:28 pm | 2 Comments
ASP.NET E-Commerce Software – Guest Commentary on AbleCommerce

This is a follow up to my previous post “Open Source E-Commerce Storefront Solutions Comparison for ASP.NET and PHP” in which I had compared two open source E-Commerce solutions (one for ASP.NET and one for …

Open Source E-Commerce Storefront Solutions Comparison for ASP.NET and PHP

October 24, 2007 – 6:42 pm | 19 Comments
Open Source E-Commerce Storefront Solutions Comparison for ASP.NET and PHP

I’m doing a side project that involves setting up a merchant e-commerce site. What I have come to quickly realize is that there are a ton of e-commerce shopping cart solutions out there! With …

HackerSafe – Add a Trustmark and Boost Your Comparison Shopping Revenues

August 31, 2007 – 5:42 pm | No Comment
HackerSafe – Add a Trustmark and Boost Your Comparison Shopping Revenues

ScanAlert’s HackerSafe has been making some big headlines recently with the announcements of partnerships with both Yahoo! Shopping and PriceGrabber. These engines have integrated the HackerSafe trustmark feed into their comparison shopping portals. For specifics …

Malformed Product Datafeeds Cause Problems

April 21, 2007 – 9:57 am | One Comment
Malformed Product Datafeeds Cause Problems

I was coding a bit today with the Shopping.com API and something was messing up my HTML and screwing up my app.  After debugging for a while it turns out the description field for a product …

Tips for Getting Started as an E-Commerce Merchant

April 13, 2007 – 8:58 am | One Comment

During the retailer forum session at Search Engine Strategies NYC a member of the audience said “I have a store that I just started up. Right now we are in the $0 dollars sales area. What are …

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