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Amazon Free Shipping on Small Items Might Hurt Local Retailers

Amazon Free Shipping on Small Items Might Hurt Local Retailers

eCommerce giant Amazon recently released plans for another strategic move that they are hoping will help them secure more business that local retailers are getting: Free Shipping on smaller items purchased through their site. In a recent blog post on electronic postage solution provider, Endicia, they shared that the new offering from Amazon will provide […]

Amazon’s “Trunk Delivery” Program is Delivering Packages in Customers’ Trunks

Amazon’s “Trunk Delivery” Program is Delivering Packages in Customers’ Trunks

No one can deny the convenience of online shopping -you search products online,  click ‘purchase’ and in a matter of days your products are delivered directly to your doorstep.  But, what happens when you’re not available to receive your package? With most delivery hours taking place during working hours, packages are often left exposed for anyone to take, thrown […]

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 […]