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Crowdfunding for Your Online Business and Best ECommerce Practices from FLUXMOB

Crowdfunding for Your Online Business and Best ECommerce Practices from FLUXMOB

In the past couple of years, we have seen a rise in the number of entrepreneurs that are using crowdfunding to help raise money for their business ventures.  With sites like, Kickstarter, Indiegogo and GoFundMe, and their great community success, crowdfunding has proven to be a beneficial option for entrepreneurs looking to launch their businesses and set out on [...]

11 Ways You Can Improve Your Checkout Process and Increase Sales

11 Ways You Can Improve Your Checkout Process and Increase Sales

What is one thing I can add to my online purchasing/checkout process that will increase sales? The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Use an [...]

ECommerce Businesses Are Going Mobile-Friendly to Cater to ‘Flex Shoppers’

ECommerce Businesses Are Going Mobile-Friendly to Cater to ‘Flex Shoppers’

Technology today has made shopping for consumers nearly effortless. You can be sitting in your home, watching television and buy virtually anything with a simple click of a button.  As it continues to get easier for customers to make purchases on-the-go, at work or in the luxury of their own home, brick and mortar businesses [...]

3 Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Small Businesses and Retail Giants

3 Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Small Businesses and Retail Giants

Amazon is known for being one of the largest online retailers in the eCommerce world however, despite their many resources, it seems that small businesses still have a fighting chance to compete with them and all the other big dogs. Amazon, along with other retail giants, create stiff competition for small businesses, but there are some unique opportunities that smaller [...]

Amazon Heats Up the Competition with New One-Hour Delivery Service: Prime Now

Amazon Heats Up the Competition with New One-Hour Delivery Service: Prime Now

The convenience of online shopping has created a whole new level of competition for not only online retailers but local retailers as well.  The luxury of shopping in your pajamas from home has made online shopping the more convenient choice however, it has not been able to trump the advantage of immediacy that offline retailers provide. Amazon, however [...]

8 Tips to Boost Online Sales this Holiday Season

8 Tips to Boost Online Sales this Holiday Season

With the holiday season on us, online retailers are working feverishly, planning their promotion,  distribution, and service strategies to cash in on the year end sales. The National Retail Federation estimates that holiday sales accounts for 19.2 percent of the retail industry’s annual sales of $3.2 trillion. While the year on year growth in e-commerce [...]

eCommerce Site Success: 9 Big Time Tips To Make Your eCommerce Site Better

eCommerce Site Success: 9 Big Time Tips To Make Your eCommerce Site Better

Selling online is easy – you use an ecommerce platform like Shopify, Infusionsoft, BigCommerce, Volusion or one of many other solutions and you’re done. Right? No. To successfully sell online it takes specific strategies and best practices. Julie Grace is the head of engineering at Tindie.com, a community for buying Arduino producdts –  interactive electronic [...]

Holiday Free Shipping Battle: Target Takes on Amazon and Why Your Business Should Care

Holiday Free Shipping Battle: Target Takes on Amazon and Why Your Business Should Care

As the holiday season approaches, both brick and mortar and online retailers are looking for every advantage they can get to secure their piece of the sales pie. For small businesses, this can be a huge task as the big dogs, like Amazon, Target, Walmart and others, dominate sales due to their size. But, even [...]