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Trek's Site Becomes Tour de Force
eBiz Profiles: After a custom solution failed to keep Trek Bikes' site running under heavy loads, the bike maker turned to a turn-key solution that really delivered.
Valley City Builders Supply Scales Everest's iCode
As president of Valley City Builders Supply, Sue Kronenberger's job description includes a little bit of everything — including Web site maintenance.
RideGear Find New Platform to Cruise On
eBiz Profiles: The Venda e-commerce platform competes in the best-of-breed category, providing a complete e-tail infrastructure for one monthly fee for a popular motorcycle riding gear e-tailer.
The State of E-Commerce: Online Shopping Trends
A new study from comScore reveals factors that persuade online shoppers to shop more, and also points to trends influencing the competition between big and small e-tailers.
Clear Vision Leads to Success for Safelite
eBiz Profiles: Originally built in 1998, little had been done to update Safelite Auto Glass' site for several years. A redesign later, the site is driving thousands of leads.
Grooming Products Site Says Convenience is Key
eBiz Profiles: Attracting customers to a niche site is a challenge has learned to handle.
E-Commerce Techniques: Drop Shipping
Fulfilling customer orders by having the wholesaler drop ship directly to shoppers is a popular e-commerce technique. An expert talks about the issues involved. Plus: How to find wholesalers who dr...
Personal Touch Reels in Loyal Customers
eBiz Profiles: After a major career switch, Angler's Vice is building a customer base using personalized service and direct mail, among other techniques.
Outsourcing is the Name of the Game at French Toast
PETCO � Where the E-Mail Marketing Goes a Long Way
eBiz Profiles: A well-focused e-mail marketing strategy is one PETCO's strong points. E-commerce marketing director Heather Blank shares her secrets for success.
Beauty E-Tailer Uses Blogs, Samples to Stand Out
eBiz Profiles: When Jeff Binder of chose his e-commerce platform, his chief concern was finding an integrated application with all the bells and whistles in one piece. Bulks Up on B2B Market
eBiz Profile:This new business-to-business operation competes with the warehouse clubs by focusing on specific core markets and making heavy pay-per-click buys.
A Higher Power Helps This Music Store Sing
eBiz Profile: From a humble start, Worship Music used the Yahoo platform - a higher power - to help it grow rapidly, while leveraging product-related content as a marketing tool.
Comparison Shopping Engines: An E-Tailers Guide
Two industry experts talk about how merchants can most effectively use comparison shopping sites.
Ink Supplier in the Black With Big Blue
eBiz Profiles: Carrot Ink, an online merchant that specializes in discount printer cartridges, uses IBM's Websphere e-commerce platform to present a large online catalog, market to shoppers and exp...
Site Design Tips to Improve Your Sales - Part II
Looking for actionable ways to grow revenue? An e-commerce usability guru talks about tweaking your site — and your customer service — to fatten up your bottom line. Second in a two-pa...
Site Design Tips to Improve Your Sales - Part I
The easier your online store is to use, the more likely that shoppers will spend money there. Usability guru Jakob Nielsen gives strategies to make your site more customer-friendly. First in a two...
Business Remains Hot at
eBiz Profile: Jewelry is not normally thought of as an impulse purchase, but is working to change that impression — with considerable success.
eHobbies Survives, Thrives After Dot-Com Bubble Pops
eBiz Profile: In the late '90s dot-com boom, eHobbies was a fast growing e-tail outfit with $40 million in venture capital funding. In the early 2000's dot-com meltdown, eHobbies was a money-losing...
Wholesaler Profits from Chinese Connections
eBiz Profile: As Internet retailing gets ever more price competitive, the search for the lowest cost wholesaler gets ever more intense. Jennifer Nichols has found the ultimate rock bottom source: C...
What Women Want Online - Part II
In part two of this series, we examine how a variety of merchants are working to reach the online female consumer more effectively.
MainStreet Commerce Helps Retailer Save Money, Time
eBiz Profile: For years, outdoor clothing e-tailer Ex Officio struggled with the limitations of its e-commerce platform. Florida-based MainStreet Commerce changed that.
Veteran E-Commerce Designer Finds Her Mojo
eBiz Profile: Shelly Gardner-Alley felt frustrated in her first experience with e-commerce. As a Web designer who built e-commerce sites, she worked with many new e-commerce operators who needed ex...
Lillian Vernon Redesign Tailors to User Preferences
eBiz Profile: It's a challenge that confronts most online merchants sooner or later: the dreaded site redesign. This massive undertaking is usually put off for as long as possible. But for s...
MotorcycleUSA Revs Up Sales in Different Gears
eBiz Profile: MotorcycleUSA's site attracts readers interested in motorcycles with a rich array of articles and content, and once they're there, those readers see the site's store that sells mo...

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