I had the privilege last week to speak at the Sellers’ Conference for Online Entrepreneurs (S.C.O.E.) in Seattle, Washington. This annual event focuses on Internet retailers who sell their merchandise across multiple platforms (on Amazon, eBay and etsy.com as well as their own websites), but due to the event’s proximity to Amazon’s corporate headquarters, it […]
According to a new survey by the National Association of Women Business Owners, there will be more women starting businesses this year than ever before. In recognition of this burgeoning market, Alibaba.com has launched a global contest to find the next rising star in the woman business owner community. The lucky winner will travel to […]
Online storefronts are a wonderful way to sell goods and services, but presentation is key: too many businesses fail to market their storefronts successfully. Online storefronts have proven to be a cost-effective way to ring up more sales because they provide customers with self-service and self-ordering capabilities, which saves money and manpower. Those who don’t […]
Online commerce is becoming a bigger and bigger piece of the pie for retailers of all sizes. A recent survey of Chief Financial Officers at retailers across the country by the professional services firm BDO USA, found nearly nearly three-quarters expect e-commerce sales to increase by 6.9 percent this year.
Are you ready to take advantage of this online business boom? If you’re interested in creating an e-commerce web site for your small business, here are some critical factors you should consider.