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Mobile Commerce Research for Online Retailers
We showcase the highlights from 27 research reports to help you plan your mobile commerce strategy.
Ecommerce Solutions: 5 Ways to Sell Digital Goods Online
We highlight the features, pricing and process for five affordable ecommerce stores and shopping cart solutions you can use to sell digital goods online.
12 Tips for Selling on Kijiji & eBay Classifieds
We offer 12 tips for selling on the Kijiji and eBay Classifieds site to help sellers produce quality leads and sales on classified ad networks.
E-Marketing: How to Post and Distribute Videos
This week’s episode of Help! My Business Sucks! Also looks at one entrepreneur’s path to success, a handy tool for quick Tweets and the importance of providing proof in advertising.
Time-Saving Web Tools and Resources for Your Business
Who couldn’t use a few free tools to make their business run a bit smoother? These four Web sites can help you save time, and maybe even a bit of sanity. Check ‘em out.
ProStores: DIY Web Shop for Merchants and eBay Sellers
ProStores offer subscription-based Web shops for eBay sellers and online merchants. New features are designed to boost Web shop sales and help you better manage your Web store.
Solve Cart Abandonment Issues by Black Friday
SeeWhy’s new ‘Live-in-Five’ program offers small and mid-sized merchants accelerated services to re-market and recapture customers who abandon carts just in time for the online sell...
Selling Books Online? Know What Shoppers Want
The word is out: Research shows that Internet bookworms buy more books when they can preview the text online. Make sure your site offers them.
Get to Work: Handy Web Tools and Resources
Andrew Lock’s latest collection of NiftyClicks will help you get the job done. This week’s resources include SmartDraw, SitePal, Coupons and Zentation.
Pixetell Adds Video and Voice to Online Listings
Pixetell lets sellers easily add a voice or video message to their online listing. It’s visual communication and collaboration software—but don’t let the non-auction lingo scare you.
Marketing Tips: How to Pick a Domain Name
In this webisode of Andrew Lock’s Help! My Business Sucks, our favorite maverick marketer offers tips on choosing the perfect domain name, plus a whole lot more.
Book Review: Titanium eBay
As the rest of the title indicates, Skip McGrath wrote the book to be a Tactical Guide to Becoming a Millionaire Power Seller. It also offers great tips for eBayers who may not have such lofty goals.
Improve your Rep with RatePoint Reviews
RatePoint’s online reputation management services can help boost your business rep with customer reviews. The company recently added product reviews to its platform—for less than $20 a m...
Common Google AdWords Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)
AdWords generates a lot of traffic for most e-commerce sites, but people often overspend. We look at the most common mistakes and show you how to avoid them.
Review: WebPlus X2 Simplifies E-commerce Design
WebPlus X2 helps eBay and online sellers quickly design their own Web shop—complete with shopping cart, buy now and other e-commerce functions.
Book Review: eBay Rescue: Problem Solver
Kevin Boyd follows up his last eBay epic with another aimed at solving any and every problem for buyers and sellers. Does he deliver?
Survey Says: Trustmarks Increase Sales for E-tailers
A McAfee study indicates that security trustmarks build consumer confidence in online shopping.
Nifty Clicks: Great Tools for Every Business
Andrew Lock, host of “Help! My Business Sucks,” recommends Xobni, an oddly named Outlook plugin, an alternative to Acrobat and free online image-editing site.
Silkfair Launches Custom Shops for Online Sellers
Silkfair's new custom-shop platform lets online sellers build a stand-alone e-commerce Web shop using their existing branding and domain name.
Open-Source Ecommerce Adoption Obstacles
The classic Web "treasure-hunt" timed test reveals gaps in product information.
Three For Free: Web Tools for Your Business Site or Blog
We show you three tools for spicing up your Web site that are free to try and inexpensive to register.
An Introduction to Payment Gateways
Payment gateways are an essential part of e-commerce, but there’s a lot of mystery around them. We explain what they are, how to pick one, and how to set them up.
Marketing Tips: Coupons, Pricing, Communicating with Customers
Check out the latest Webisode of "Help! My Business Sucks!" and watch as marketing maven Andrew Lock shows entrepreneurs how to “get more done and have more fun.”
Three Ways to Make Money on Facebook
Sure Facebook’s fun, but did you know it can earn you extra income? We show you how to monetize your social network.
Survey Shows Growth trends in E-commerce, Web 2.0
Sitecore, the leading provider of .NET web content management system (CMS) software, has identified three key web content management trends from its second annual customer survey.

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