Featured - Ten23Media Blog

  • Gifts for the Handyman, Handy Dad or Handy Husband
    Looking for that unique gift for men, handy dad or handy husband of yours?  Check out our new site “Gifts for the Handyman“. It’s a little side project hobby site of mine and still somewhat of a work in progress, but it will be a great place t…
    - 95 days ago, 13 Jan 14, 5:28pm -
  • Shopping Cart Abandonment Rate Statistics Infographic
    Helpful infographic by Invesp from the Miva Merchant blog which gives a great visual on shopping cart abandonment rate statistics.   What do you feel is the greatest factor that contributes to the increase of your eCommerce sites shopping cart aband…
    - 14 May 13, 4:00pm -

Featured - Practical eCommerce

  • freshUnderstanding Ecommerce Design, Part 1: Key Components
    Humans tend to be visually oriented. Everything from the car we drive, the clothes we wear, and the smartphones we carry tend to be largely based on what visually appeals to us. We can look at something and instantly decide whether or not we like it
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:35pm -
  • freshWooCommerce Leads Ecommerce Platform Pack in April 2014
    WooCommerce, the popular WordPress ecommerce plugin, had nearly 260,000 active sites indexed with BuiltWith, a web technology profiling tool, as of April 14, 2014, about 37,000 more sites than its next closest competitor, Magento.According to BuiltW…
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:00am -

Ecommerce Developer

  • freshUnderstanding Ecommerce Design, Part 1: Key Components
    Humans tend to be visually oriented. Everything from the car we drive, the clothes we wear, and the smartphones we carry tend to be largely based on what visually appeals to us. We can look at something and instantly decide whether or not we like it
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:35pm -
  • freshWooCommerce Leads Ecommerce Platform Pack in April 2014
    WooCommerce, the popular WordPress ecommerce plugin, had nearly 260,000 active sites indexed with BuiltWith, a web technology profiling tool, as of April 14, 2014, about 37,000 more sites than its next closest competitor, Magento.According to BuiltW…
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • Mining Reviews for SEO Benefit
    Customer reviews are an excellent way to inject unique content into your site to benefit search engine optimization while boosting shopper confidence at the same time.For SEO, reviews fall under the generally beneficial category of user generated co…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:45pm -
  • Recap of selling an ecommerce business
    Every time I sell an ecommerce business, I write an internal summary with highlights of that deal. This includes statistics like:Asking price vs. selling price;Terms offered vs. terms negotiated between buyer and seller;Challenges faced selling t…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:45pm -
  • 5 Tips to Increase Facebook News Feed Views
    Facebook made recent modifications to News Feed, presumably to reduce the amount of spammy posts coming from Pages. These posts typically fall into three categories: Like-baiting, frequently circulated, and spammy links.Like-baiting. Posts that exp…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • Online Purchase Cycle in 2014 Messy; Not a Funnel
    Mobile, social, and the cacophony of modern interruption marketing has transform the retail path to purchase, and forced retail marketers to focus on building lasting relationships that benefit customers.It is, perhaps, cliche to say that ecommerce,…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 2:20pm -
  • 10 WordPress Ecommerce Plugins to Improve Product Pages
    Your product pages are the core of your WordPress ecommerce site. This is where shoppers will decide to purchase or not. There is much financial incentive to optimize these pages as perfectly as possible.Here are 10 WordPress plugins to help your pr…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • 4 Tips for Testing Copy on an Ecommerce Site
    Even though many marketers believe “content is king,” when it comes to ecommerce sites, content is often anything but king. Conversion optimization testing, sales copy, and general site copy often take a back seat to testing design elements, the…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 4:51pm -
  • Ecommerce Marketing vs. Shopper Annoyance
    As an online merchant, you have an enormous number of marketing tactics and tools available to convince shoppers to purchase your products. Here are some of them.Personalization. Rules based on shoppers’ behavior, their profiles, past purchase hi…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 2:29pm -
  • 9 Equity Crowdfunding Sites to Finance your Business
    Thanks to the JOBS Act, startups and small businesses can now publicly raise equity funding via online crowdfunding sites. In September 2013, Title II of the JOBS Act went into effect, enabling small businesses to generally solicit from accredited in…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 9:00am -

E-Commerce Times

  • freshIT Providers Stew Over Big Data Privacy Regulation
    With the emergence of the Big Data era, technology developers see major benefits in the ability to manage huge volumes of information. However, with an onslaught of data breaches such as the recent hacking of the Target retail chain, consumers and th…
    - 26 mins ago, 18 Apr 14, 10:57pm -
  • freshPS4 Reigns Supreme in Huge Video Game Sales Month
    Sony's PlayStation 4 remains top dog among the latest generation of consoles after March sales figures showed it continuing to outpace Microsoft's Xbox One. Sony revealed earlier this week it had sold more than 7 million PS4 units worldwide, while Mi…
    - 3 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:59pm -
  • freshNext iOS May Add Shazam Music Discovery
    Have you ever heard a song you never heard before while you were out and about and wished you knew its title and artist? iOS soon may be able to tell you. Apple reportedly is working with Shazam Entertainment to incorporate into iOS 8 a feature that…
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:50pm -
  • freshA Dream of America's Forefathers
    Last week marked the 224th anniversary of the U.S. patent system, an institution designed and brought forth to promote progress in the fledgling nation. Despite its value for more than two centuries, that system is under attack. Until the late 18th C…
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:00pm -
  • freshAre We There Yet? The Long Road to the CRM Revolution
    They say you must walk before you can run. It follows that you should crawl before you walk. In CRM, however, there are a lot of businesses that talk at great length about wanting to run even though they haven't mastered crawling yet. They battle wit…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:21am -
  • Twitter Makes Bold Moves in Mobile Ad Game
    Twitter has announced new ways for advertisers to connect with targets both on and off the site. The new ad offering is the first integration between Twitter and MoPub, the mobile advertising exchange that Twitter acquired last year. With the partner…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:25pm -
  • The Ultra High-Speed Internet Race Is On
    Want to watch a new tech race? Keep your eyes on the new 1 Gbps ultra high-speed Internet race. Over the next few years, it will become one of the hottest races around. So who will the leaders be? Today, entrants like Google, AT&T, C Spire and Centur…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:07pm -
  • Alibaba IPO Could Spark E-Commerce Investment Surge
    Whether Alibaba launches its IPO on April 21 or in the following days, it clearly will be a major event for Wall Street. By any measure, it will be a blockbuster. The company will raise up to $15 billion in the offering, which would place its value a…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:45pm -
  • Marketo's Show
    Marketo put on an interesting show last week at Moscone West in San Francisco. Still basking in last year's IPO, the company attracted a large and diverse audience of marketers who wanted to learn about modern marketing automation, and it was a good…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:35am -
  • Amazon's Rumored 3D Smartphone May Radically Change E-Commerce
    A picture may be worth a thousand words but the photo of what might be a smartphone in development by Amazon has produced many more words than that. The photo shows a black smartphone that looks like any number of mobiles on the market, save for the…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:29pm -

Website Magazine

  • freshLinkedIn Hits a Milestone
    LinkedIn is the home to more than 300 million professionals across the world.The company unveiled its membership numbers today, and also noted that more than half of its members are from outside the U.S. But despite this milestone, LinkedIn is stil…
    - 5 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:00pm -
  • freshLaunch Video Ad Campaigns for Every Screen
    Tremor Video is looking to take the hassle out of optimizing video ad campaigns for multiple devices.Using the company’s VideoHub technology, Tremor Video helps advertisers reach their goals by programmatically delivering optimized ad campaigns t…
    - 6 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:29pm -
  • freshBing Gets Personal
    Microsoft is bringing some of the personalization features from its new personal assistant Cortana to the search experience.The company has begun displaying a set of personalized cards on the Bing homepage that aim to help users keep track of thing…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:30pm -
  • freshGigaSpaces Increases Asia Pacific Presence
    A new partnership between GigaSpaces and two Asia Pacific (APAC) re-sellers is helping customers realize higher performance for their cloud-based applications and grow the company's presence in the region.GigaSpaces Technologies, a provider of in-m…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 4:03pm -
  • fresh23snaps is Going Global - First Stop: Brazil
    :: Ilan Nass, Fueled ::23snaps, the British startup widely known as the "Facebook for families" and the "Instagram for parents" is expanding internationally, and bringing their private social networking service to families in Brazil.With 23snaps…
    - 8 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • freshSRDS Integrates Shiny Ads for Broader Programmatic Ad Buys
    Programmatic direct advertising purveyor Shiny Ads announced its platform will be integrated into Kantar Media's SRDS, a media planning platform. “Agencies and marketers require a comprehensive and integrated platform that meets their need to p…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:35am -
  • freshDomain Name Association Officers Elected by Board
    The Domain Name Association has officially elected officers for its Board of Directors. Adrian Kinderis (CEO of ARI Registry Services) will serve as Chair, Richard Merdinger (VP of Domains at GoDaddy) will serve as Vice Chair, and Statton Hammock…
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 10:35am -
  • freshIBM Advanced B2B & B2C Capabilities with Silverpop
    In one of the biggest marketing automation plays of the year so far, IBM has announced an agreement to acquire Silverpop, a software provider of cloud-based personalization solutions. "The acquisition of Silverpop turbocharges IBM's ability to pu…
    - 14 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:30am -
  • How 9 Well-Known Websites Looked Way Back When
    There’s always a need to reflect. It shows us where we’ve been and helps us determine where we want to go. Web design is no different. The digital past teaches us plenty of lessons – fads we never should have adopted and tactics we probably…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:15pm -
  • U.S. Developers Expect to Become Millionaires
    Fifty-six percent of software developers expect to become millionaires in their lifetime according to a new survey from IT automation platform GetChef. What's more, 66 percent also said they expect to get raises in the next year. Overall, the fin…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 4:45pm -

Exciting Commerce

  • Zulily Leading The Pack With IPO Filing
    Zulily wants to be the first online flash sales shopping club to go public. The company, founded in the US at the beginning of 2010 has announced its plans for an IPO: "The four-year-old startup recorded revenue of $272 million...
    - 9 Oct 13, 6:07am -
  • K5 2013: Some thoughts
    Now that we’re back in ecomPunk HQ, with the impressions of this year’s K5 conference slowly sinking in, it’s time for a little review. The photos are already out (for day 1 and day 2), but I’m dying to write...
    - 17 Sep 13, 1:06pm -
  • MyPhotobook To Go For 10.5 Million Euro To The Elanders Group
    Following last year's acquisition of the German consumer photo product company Fotokasten, the Elanders Group has made a move to further extend their European customer base. The Swedish congomerate yesterday announced a 10.5 million euro takeover of…
    - 15 Aug 13, 6:24am -
  • Why Index Ventures Wants a Strong Focus on Fashion
    Where is e-commerce venture capital headed to now? Index Ventures, backers of the likes of Farfetch, Nasty Gal and Privalia, is speaking very highly of fashion commerce (“Index Ventures’ Danny Rimer On The Future Of Ecommerce And More”): "We we…
    - 11 Jun 13, 7:16am -
  • Net-a-Porter: The Founder And Her Story On Instagram
    Net-a-Porter is one of the few e-commerce companies created by women, for women. As such it is a model example for female founders in e-commerce. The founder of Net-a-Porter, Nathalie Massenet, has recently immortalized her story-so-far on Instagram.…
    - 14 May 13, 6:33am -
  • The Paradox of Choice
    Of all the topics that wander around in ecomPunk country, one that keeps coming back to me constantly is: reducing complexity, making things simple, getting rid of too many options. Personally, I’m a big fan of curated shopping experiences and...
    - 10 Apr 13, 6:07am -
  • It’s time to focus on your strengths!
    This is meant to be read by all the eCommerce solution providers with enterprise focus. The ones that would love to have Zalando in their portfolio. It’s time to focus on your strengths software manufacturers! What do I want to...
    - 8 Apr 13, 7:33am -
  • Exceed 2013: Recap
    After a long-expected shop launch, I managed to pull myself away from the project scene and fly over to Berlin to catch at least one day of the infamous Exceed conference, organised b Jochen Krisch and his crew. While my...
    - 18 Mar 13, 9:03am -
  • Farfetch, Monoqi, RenéSim: Condé Nast on Shopping Spree
    Condé Nast International (Glamour, Vogue, Vanity Fair) has been issuing press releases about it's e-commerce investments on an almost weekly basis. Yesterday saw a further investment of $20 million for farfetch (“A new way to shop for fashion”).…
    - 5 Mar 13, 6:26am -
  • Rakuten: Happy Commerce Versus Vending Machines
    For those interested in alternative e-commerce strategies which specifically target repeat customers, Rakuten would be a good case study. The Japanese conglomerate has declared war on the online “vending machines” and wants to compete with a mode…
    - 18 Feb 13, 7:18am -


  • Going Green: How To Minimize Paper Consumption
    The sentiment of “saving a tree” is as relevant in e-commerce as in any other type of office operation. Despite all encouragement to the contrary, paper waste continues to this day. In a typical office, each employee discards an average of 350 po…
    - 23 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 9:39pm -
  • Mobile Payments: What Your Consumers Are Missing
    Retailers have embraced new opportunities presented by the technology that makes mobile payments possible. However, mobile payments still cause confusion for consumers. Many consumers are distrustful of the technology, and retailers will not be able…
    - 31 days ago, 18 Mar 14, 7:19pm -
  • Single Or Multi-Page Checkout: Which One Is Right For Your Online Store?
    Customer checkout—that last hurdle before the conversion is yours. You wouldn’t think it’d be such a sizable one. A huge percentage of your shoppers may bounce before they finish the sale. They’ve already spent a lot of time browsing your sit…
    - 60 days ago, 17 Feb 14, 10:07pm -
  • 3 Takeaways From The Bing Ads Case Study Featuring JXT Group
    We recently partnered with Bing Ads to publish a case study on the benefits we’ve seen from managing client campaigns on Bing Ads. Here are some key takeaways: Utilize Bing Ads great support team. You can contact them via Live Chat, Email or Phone.…
    - 82 days ago, 26 Jan 14, 4:22pm -
  • Mobile Shopping: Ringing in the New Year [Infographic]
    Bizrate published an infographic with data from pulled from Bizrate Insights. Some cool metrics below.
    - 8 Jan 14, 5:41pm -
  • Happy New Year
    On behalf of JXT Group, I’d like to wish you and your company a Happy New Year and a successful 2014!
    - 31 Dec 13, 3:58pm -
  • 8 Surprising Search Marketing Takeaways From Black Friday [Infographic]
    The Search Monitor published a study on lessons learned from Black Friday Weekend 2013. Enjoy the infographic below:
    - 12 Dec 13, 8:42pm -
  • ‘Tis The Season To Go Shopping [Infographic]
    The fine folks over at PriceGrabber released a holiday themed infographic. Check it out below.
    - 6 Dec 13, 5:42pm -
  • What You Can Learn From Successful eCommerce Retailers
    With over 25 years of experience in the payments industry, Greg Constantine provides expert business leadership and marketing strategy development to SecureNet and its clientele as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.  From Fortune…
    - 18 Nov 13, 3:52pm -
  • STUDY: Win With Text Ads And Product Listing Ads [Infographic]
    Google published a study on the use of Text Ads combined with Product Listing Ads. The study shows how you can gain from utilizing both ad types. From this study, we learned that PLAs can: Increase brand recognition: People who see a brand’s PLAs a…
    - 14 Nov 13, 7:11pm -

DoublePlus Ecommerce Blog

  • The Ultimate Guide to Coding CSE Conversion Scripts in Miva Merchant
    Many of us rely on Comparison Shopping Engines such as Nextag, Pricegrabber, and the likes to drive targeted traffic to our websites. When advertising with comparison shopping engines (CSEs), it’s important to pay attention to your conversion rates…
    - 14 Sep 12, 5:03pm -
  • Call Center Software for e-Commerce Sites
    Running an e-Commerce site is difficult. Customer service can be a challenge. Combining the two proves even more taxing. Call center software is a great option for busy e-Comm sites that have more customer service calls than they can currently handle…
    - 30 Aug 12, 3:48pm -
  • Protecting Your Brand in Affiliate Marketing
    Any company that uses affiliate marketing to drive customers to its website is opening itself up a host of tricks (many of which that are easy to spot) that certain questionable affiliate marketers use. Many of these tricks drive traffic to your site…
    - 28 Aug 12, 5:36pm -
  • Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen?
    This post is a follow-up to my last one about hosting your own applications versus outsourcing them to third parties. One of the problems I see pretty often on sites is that many key components are each served by a different company. You have one pro…
    - 27 Aug 12, 5:04pm -
  • Self-Hosted or Third Party? The New Buy vs. Build Debate
    Over the past few months, I’ve watched as one particular e-commerce business make decisions about adding new features to their website. In an effort to increase revenue, they’ve spent time and money on conversion optimization testing, speed and p…
    - 3 Aug 12, 6:13pm -
  • Google, Rich Snippets, and Miva Merchant
    I bet you’re looking to stand out in the search engines. Right? Of course, we all are. Especially e-commerce sites, whose business often is so completely tied to search engine traffic. Although we usually focus on getting our pages ranked higher, i…
    - 31 Jan 12, 9:52pm -
  • Happy New Year, I’ve Missed You!
    Well, readers, how many of you do I have left? I just got home from teaching a Zumba class, and patting myself on the back for accomplishing one of my New Year’s resolutions for last year, while at the same time knowing my plans to write the first…
    - 2 Jan 12, 4:30pm -
  • Viral Marketing for B2B Stores
    One of the problems in the B2B space is that your products are sold based on customer need, not desire, beauty, or trends. It’s much easier to get customers talking about fashion or entertainment than about, well, ID cards. Retailer IDWholesaler.co…
    - 1 Aug 11, 2:30pm -
  • What Your Customer Service Email Says About Your Business
    Shoppers have come to expect the human touch almost as much online as they do when they visit a store in person at their local mall. Given this expectation, let's discuss how you can optimize customer service emails to create a stronger relationship…
    - 21 Jul 11, 3:50pm -
  • ROI Metrics vs. How You Feel
    Which is a Better measurement for Success in Today’s Online World? Mark Twain was famed for many things, but the one phrase of his I like the best always has been, “there are lies, damn lies and then statistics”. A good statistician can probabl…
    - 13 Jul 11, 4:13pm -

Get Elastic Ecommerce Blog

  • Gain Competitive Advantage with Attribution: Predictions from Adobe Summit
    A key takeaway from this year’s Adobe Summit is that if your business can capitalize on things that are out in the marketplace right now – sensors, mobile, social, wearables – you will be able to establish an immense competitive advantage and p…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 8:04am -
  • Beyond Push Notifications: What Can Beacons Do For Retail?
    The obvious application of beacon technology is to push content – be it welcome greetings, discounts and special offers, product information, branded content or other alerts. What else can beacons offer in-store? Based on the research in Forrester…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 8:04am -
  • Profile of A Chief Marketing Officer [Infographic]
    This week’s infographic comes from CMO.com and breaks down the details of the average Chief Marketing Officer in the United States.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 8:03am -
  • Ecommerce Enters the Marketing Cloud: Insights from Adobe Summit 2014
    Adobe Summit 2014 was a huge success. Over 7,000 marketers and technologists gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah to learn about the latest advancements in Adobe’s Marketing Cloud, see examples in action and liaise with those using the product. Elastic…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 8:03am -
  • What Customers Think About In-Store Tracking [Infographic]
    Will iBeacon and other in-store mobile technologies win favor with consumers? Not if the perception of privacy invasion persists. 77% of consumers surveyed by Opinionlab believe in-store tracking is generally unacceptable, and only 38% are open to th…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 8:03am -
  • Ecommerce Links: March 2014
    With a quarter of the year already behind us, it’s time to Spring forward with ecommerce goodness. Enjoy our top 10 picks from the month. Content marketing is hot — but not fully utilized by many ecommerce sites. Content Marketing Institute share…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 6:09am -
  • You Won’t Believe What These 32 Bitcoin Startups are Doing
    With major ecommerce players like Overstock.com and Square on board, Bitcoin’s on its way to becoming a serious payment method, despite its bad press. While there may be some way to go, a booming Bitcoin startup community could further enhance Bitc…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 2:36am -
  • The Pros and Cons of Parallax Scrolling for Ecommerce
    A groovy design trend you may have spotted in your Web travels is parallax scrolling, which refers to design elements appearing to move independently of each other. Its early application was in video games — think how Super Mario stayed relatively…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Mar 14, 8:04am -
  • What’s Driving the Collaborative Economy [Infographic]
    Piggybacking our post earlier this week on the collaborative economy’s impact on ecommerce, enjoy this week’s infographic highlighting some of the findings from Vision Critical and Jeremiah Owyang’s research on the topic. Click to enlarge infog…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Mar 14, 8:03am -
  • Ecommerce APIs: The What The Why and the How to Make Money
    Why are APIs so important to ecommerce today? APIs or Application Programming Interfaces are designed to enable one application (such as your ecommerce platform) to expose services (like order management, pricing information, catalog content, custome…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Mar 14, 8:03am -

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