Monday, June 26, 2006
2005 was another banner year for the Internet retailing industry with merchants across the board achieving significantly higher sales, average tickets, conversion rates and traffic.
by Mark Brohan
Internet retailing has seen a decade of extraordinary growth. What’s more, during the past 10 years the web consistently has outperformed many multi-channel retailers’ store and catalog sales channels. Regardless, many retailers and industry analysts expected a softer year in 2005. After all, national economic indicators suggested shakier consumer confidence due to higher energy prices, a cutback in consumer spending brought about by a cooling housing market and overarching worries over the sporadic economy. Read more...
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Sunday, June 25, 2006
All calls from Skype to landlines and mobiles within the US and Canada are also free till the end of the year. Skype is free and easy to download and use, and works with most computers even Skype for MAC's!
You can call anyone else on Skype, anywhere in the world for free. And you’ll always be able to do that.
--> With SkypeOut, you can use Skype to call landlines and mobiles, all over the world.
--> SkypeIn is a real phone number your friends can call. You pick up the call in Skype.
--> Skype Voicemail takes messages for you when you’re busy or offline.
--> Bring internet conversations to life in calls with up to 100 people who share your interests.
Yes, I use Skype and think it is AWESOME! It must be if eBay.com has just partnered with them and are offering Skype to their sellers and buyers to utilize for customer service and communation purposes. Hat's off to eBay and Skype, you ALL are really thinking very smart!
The Web Success Coach suggests trying Skype ASAP! You have nothing to loose and everything to GAIN!
Friday, June 23, 2006
Returning from an eye-opening eBay Live! conference at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Pugster’s Online Marketing Manager Marci Rosenblum found the experience especially empowering.
“eBay Live! is the annual 3-day event where thousands of eBay community members, industry experts and exhibitors get together to share the secrets of success, network, make new friends, and celebrate everything eBay. I certainly learned how to take Pugster’s eBay experience to a higher level.”
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
One is the eBay Wiki (www.ebaywiki.com), where members can publish and/or contribute to articles of interest among the eBay community. Another enhancement is the new Members Blogs (http://blogs.ebay.com) that allow eBay users to create and publish journal type entries in their own space on eBay. Bloggers can post photos, link to other sites and converse about their interests.
Although best known for its auctions, over a third of eBay’s sales occur within a fixed-price format. A new eBay Express site launched this week to focus on new merchandise sold at fixed prices. Find out more at: http://www.express.ebay.com/.
Skype is the fourth innovation discussed at the conference. This new eBay company enables you to chat or call from your computer via the Internet. This downloadable software program provides an easy way for members to communicate using actual voices. With Skype, you can talk to anyone, anywhere for free. For more information about this new technology, check out: http://pages.ebay.com/skype/
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Small Websites, Great Results - by Doug Addison
Small Websites, Great Results is the perfect book for today because many businesses are beginning to understand the need and wisdom of simplicity. This book shows readers that bigger is not necessarily better and that there is a proven method for building sites that require less resources but produce fantastic results.
The book also features a set of small sites that work for! different types of businesses, including professional services, consultants, artists, entertainers, writers, speakers, and non-profit enterprises.
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I highly recommend this book to everyone that has a business on the internet. This book can save you a lot of time and money, by understanding right from the beginning how you need to design and develop your website to get the best possible results.
Remember... simplicity is the key to success.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
The following are reviews of what others had to say...
eBay Empowers Community With Member Blogs and Wiki; eBay Blogs and Wiki Provide New Ways to Socialize, Collaborate and Share Best Practices...
At the fifth annual eBay Live! Community Conference, eBay announced...
eBay Member Blogs and an eBay Wiki - two new ways for the eBay community to create and share content. eBay Member Blogs and Wiki add to eBay's rich set of Community interaction tools, which include Member Forums, About Me pages and eBay Reviews and Guides. Click Here to Read More...
What "It" Is eBay Wants
Acrobats and an Elvis impersonator warmed up the eBay crowd at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Thursday for the Baby Boomer-era rock concert by Huey Lewis & the News. The gala dinner concert was a fitting end to the fifth-annual "eBay Live" convention aimed mostly at people who sell on the sprawling online marketplace.
At its convention, eBay chief executive Meg Whitman announced the site had registered its 200 millionth user. And though growth is slowing, trade on eBay is vast and getting bigger every day--more than $44 billion worth of goods changed hands on the site last year. That would make it the world's 11th-largest retailer if eBay actually owned the inventory instead of merely charging sales fees, said Whitman.
While eBay is best known for its auction format, more than a third of its sales volume now occurs in fixed-price format. And that is likely to expand even more, thanks to the new "eBay Express" site focused on new merchandise sold at fixed prices, which eBay officially launched this week after two months of testing. EBay said it would launch a major national ad campaign touting eBay Express this fall, along with the "it" theme (people can find whatever "it" is they want on eBay) introduced in commercials last year.
Looks like next years eBay Live 2007 conference will in held Boston MA.Click Here to Read More...
Monday, June 05, 2006
Some of the Special Events Attractions and Special Guest Speakers Include:
Check out all the newest products and services that can improve your eBay experience. Meet with our specialists in the Seller Scalability Center and visit over 30 eBay booths, including the expanded Customized Business Card booth.
Find that special eBay item or collectible you�ve been looking for. Whether it�s for you or a friend, you�ll want to check out this unique shopping experience. But quantities are limited, so come early!
Join President and CEO Meg Whitman Tuesday night at 6pm to learn what eBay has been doing this year to help you become even more successful, and what�s next!
Jerry Greenfield and his partner Ben Cohen helped build a store front venture into a $160 million ice cream empire. Come hear from one of the most talked-about and least conventional success stories in American business.
What better way to celebrate a fantastic eBay Live! than dancing the night away to the sounds of one of the best-loved rock bands of the 80�s?
eBay Education Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced buyer or seller, eBay Live! has the perfect course for you. Choose from traditional classroom lectures, computer labs, or roundtable discussions—all in private rooms and all designed to help you take your eBay success to the next level.
There is no better way to network at eBay Live! Than to exchange business cards abd ideas.
I hope to see you in Las Vegas!