Archive for May, 2013

Will eBay auctions become a thing of the past?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Diehard fans of the once popular auction-style listings on eBay may be disappointed to learn that last week Bloomberg Businessweek reported that some Stanford University researchers think the online auction selling format might soon become a thing of the past. This speculation stems from a recent study where researchers noted that now fewer than 15% [...]

Setting Up a WordPress Blog

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

If you have an eCommerce business, you may feel that you already have a good presence on the Internet, and that having a blog is an unnecessary and time-consuming commitment. While it’s true that maintaining a blog requires a level of commitment and attention, if you don’t have one you are missing out on a [...]

Life Imitates Art: The Great Gatsby Effect

Monday, May 20th, 2013

You’ve probably heard that art imitates life, but sometimes it’s the other way around and life imitates art, especially if the art form is a movie. The blog, Fashionata reported that eBay is experiencing what they are calling a “Gatsby” effect, and after a quick check of Amazon it appears that the effect is popping [...]

7 Tips to Make Your Business Blog Successful

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

I recently wrote about how important it is to have a blog for your business. Today, I would like to give you some ideas on how to make your blog successful. After all, if you are going to go to all the trouble of creating a blog, you do want your buyers to read it. [...]

What You Need to Know About Twitter Hashtags

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Did you know that approximately 75-percent of Twitter members use a hashtag when they send out their tweets? The hashtag, which is a pound sign (#) is typically used in conjunction with keywords that help define a Tweet. While it can be an effective market and tracking tool, there are some things you need to [...]

Negative Feedback: Worth Suing Over?

Saturday, May 11th, 2013

If you buy or sell on eBay, then you probably know how important feedback is, especially for the seller’s side of a transaction. Is it important enough, however, for a seller to sue an eBay buyer if the feedback is negative? Well, if you are a company called Med Express — it apparently is. The [...]

eCommerce: It’s All About the Buyer

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

There is often a big difference in the mindset of online sellers. Some sellers faithfully do their business plans, project their business goals, and research the market. Others tend to haphazardly list items or send boxes of “stuff” into Amazon, having no idea if it will sell. No matter what category you fall into, it’s [...]