PayPal was once one of the most revolutionary pieces of technology in the world. At that time there was not that much interest in PayPal alternatives. It not only allowed you to quickly send and accept money from friends and family, but it ensured that the money was far safer than many of the other options you could choose from. This came in huge once eBay emerged, considering both sellers and buyers were concerned about fraudulent activity.
This is a guest post by Kaira Jewel Lingo, a mindfulness teacher and spiritual mentor I've met last year at a wonderful retreat in Devon, UK. However, I have been using her guided meditations for many years in order to get some calm and ease in the middle of a busy day, or at the end of it. So it's a great pleasure to invite Kaira Jewel to teach us how to slow down and enjoy life around our screens:
Many of us spend much of our day on the Internet, focused on things like web development, UX, UI, marketing, or learning about the ever-fascinating world of ecommerce. Already surfing the Internet in our downtime for pleasure, shopping, or to read up on news can be quite addictive, all the more so when we must be online all day for our jobs and our income depends on rapid responses and quick decisions to market trends. It's so easy to get sucked down the rabbit hole and lose ourselves.
There are practices we can learn to help us to regain perspective, maintain our balance, joy, relaxation and ease and engage mindfully with technology. It's not easy, but it's extremely worthwhile.
What makes an ecommerce store successful? What secret formula do you have to follow to increase your sales?
We've teamed up with Ecommerce Design and selected the next 50 sites for their flawless design, great customer service, unique ideas or just because they deliver an unforgettable experience to their visitors.
The world of SEO is one of the more frustrating parts of running an online business. You can read up on the common SEO tips, and those are more than likely going to give you a competitive advantage over other companies in the market.
You'll also find all sorts of cool SEO tools that do everything from SEO evaluation to image alt tag creation.
Your first step with an online store should be to focus on the basics of SEO. That includes image alt tags, keyword use, blogging and complete product page optimization.
This way you can at least get on the same playing field as the competition.
But what about going above and beyond? Are there some more unique SEO tips you can follow to strengthen your online business?
All sorts of criminal activity happens in the ecommerce world. You have fraud, which stems from people trying to take advantage of your company by completing unwarranted chargebacks, claiming a product wasn't delivered when it was and utilizing fraudulent payment techniques. Fraud also ties in with identity theft, where you might think that you have a sale, but it's actually someone who has stolen the credit card information of another person.
Ryan Stewart of Webris is an all around cool guy. He’s been featured on some of the biggest marketing publications like Moz and Ahrefs, and his post on why he stopped selling SEO services was one of the most popular articles on the Moz blog last year.
Then I came across a case study of an Ecommerce store that he put together. I was blown away.
If you've ever tried to sell products on both Amazon and eBay, you already know how frustrating it can be to manage two dashboards, keep everything syncing and control the automated processes offered by both companies.
Well, we've come across a tool called SellerCloud, and it's making an effort to completely revolutionize the way multi-channel selling is done. Let's take a look to see if it's worth your money.