Mpire launches "Distributor Shopping Network (DSN)," Web service APIs and custom widgets with Mpire's shopping engine to "offer a custom, private-labeled shopping experience on your own site." The DSN offers Mpire's meta-shopping database of new and used products, coupons, reviews and pricing analytics, and represents listings from eBay, Amazon, Shopping.com, Walmart, and "thousands more": Mpire: "Make money on your site: Are you a fashonista, collector-freak or tech wizard? We have just the widget for you. You choose the category and we deliver dynamic content powered by the world's most powerful pricing index. You'll look super-smart and way-cool." Just two days ago I presented my Tumri CEO interview: Google AdSense move over? Ecommerce meets contextual ad network in Tumri Publisher Can Google AdSense withstand the competitive heat? Stay Tuned! Below is my recent interview of Mpire CEO. MARCH 6, 2007: Mpire online shopping mashup for $144 billion eCommerce opportunity: CEO … [Read more...] about Google AdSense targeted: Shopping cool way to make money!
Last year Walmart introduced for the first time Black Friday doorbuster deals that you could get for sure, if you are there in time. The Walmart One-Hour Guarantee makes it easy to score hot Black Friday doorbuster deals. Maybe too easy? This year Walmart increased the number of doorbuster deals in the one-hour guarantee, becuase they say you loved it last year. I am actually amazed that other retailers are not offering these guaranteed to get Black Friday deals. Obviously it is great for consumers to know that they can get certain Black Friday doorbuster deals for sure. Or maybe not? Maybe, consumers want to hunt limited stocked Black Friday doorbuster deals? To score a one-hour guarantee doorbuster dea ls not something you can brag about the next day at the office water cooler. >> Browse the Walmart Black Friday 2013 Ad Now <<Traditionally the hottest Black Friday doorbuster deals are in extremely limited supply. Sometimes a store does only have an inventory of 5 items. … [Read more...] about Is The One-Hour Guarantee In Walmart Black Friday 2013 Sale Killing The Black Friday Fun?
Amazon announced that Prime Day 2016 on July 12 was the biggest day ever for Amazon. This is no surprise as Amazon made scoring deals very easy by incredible deep inventories, creating a relaxed atmosphere of bagging deals for consumers. This year's Prime Day experience was in stark difference to last year where deals where a nightmare to get.There was only a short period in the morning when the load was knocking the Amazon shopping cart off its track. Amazon fixed the issue with adding items to the shopping cart and checkout under an hour. There have not been anymore server issues later during Prime Day 2016.Customer orders surpassed Prime Day 2015 by more than 60% worldwide and more than 50% in the U.S. It was also the biggest day ever for Amazon devices globally and record Prime Day for each Amazon device category including Fire TV, Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers and Alexa-enabled devices. Prime Day was a great savings day too – members globally saved more than double on deals … [Read more...] about Amazon Prime Day 2016 Was Biggest Day For Amazon Ever Thanks To Zero Friction Deal Shopping
There's a retail revolution under way that's being led by companies that know how to create a sense of theater around shoppers' in-store experiences. Four of the top 10 leading brands in America are now retailers, and they've found that even in the midst of an Internet shopping explosion, it can pay to have retail premises and employ people. What separates them from the pack is their ability to orchestrate a "dramatic, theatrical experience for customers," according to a new survey. Customers are looking for emotional bonds and pleasurable experiences, said the authors of a study conducted by Nunwood, a customer experience consulting firm, which looked at more than 10,000 customer comments on every major brand in the U.S. Each of the companies in the top 10 understands that the customer experience is about brilliant delivery of the functional benefits along with how they make people feel, the study found. All of them focus on employees, culture and engagement — but they do so in … [Read more...] about Savvy Retailers Know the Shopping Show Must Go On
Running an Etsy shop is a popular way to sell products and earn income. For talented artists and crafty individuals, selling your goods in a third-party marketplace is a great way to pursue your passion and profit from it.But before taking the next step, and after reading Etsy's seller handbook, you should familiarize yourself with some tips on opening a shop. Business News Daily asked Etsy shop owners to share their advice for opening a shop the right way. Here are a few things to keep in mind when starting your Etsy business.While you may want to use the first shop name that pops into your head, you should give it serious consideration before deciding on a moniker."Be careful not to pick a name that limits your shop and what you offer," said Kelly Phillips, owner of Wave of Life. "Avoid using terms in your shop name such as 'jewelry' or 'crochet,' unless you are absolutely certain that is all you ever intend to sell."Names often exude the first impression to buyers, so you want to … [Read more...] about 6 Things to Do Before Opening an Etsy Shop
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Why start from scratch when there are many exciting and profitable businesses for sale? BizBuySell.com, a website that lists businesses for sale, provided us with this list of 10 unique companies across North America that you can buy right now. 1. Downtown trolley and double decker tour company – Chicago Are you looking for an opportunity to enter the tourism and transportation business in downtown Chicago? Different from any other tourism business in the region, this business takes tourists on a popular "hop-on, hop-off" ride to see the city's best landmarks. 2. Winery, tasting room and vineyards – California Take your wine-tasting hobby to the next level by owning a winery. This prestigious California establishment includes Tuscan-themed tasting rooms, a restaurant and multiple on-site vineyards. [Best New Business Ideas for 2014] 3. Go-Kart and amusement park – Brainerd, Minn. This Minnesota … [Read more...] about 10 Fun & Unique Businesses For Sale Right Now
Compared to years past, there won't be as much gift-giving around the office this holiday season, new research finds. Fewer workers are planning to give holiday gifts to co-workers, bosses, direct reports and other colleagues this year, and those who are, are planning to spend less, according to a study from the staffing firm Spherion. Specifically, only 31 percent of employees will give gifts to their co-workers at their level this year, down from 38 percent in 2014, while just 28 percent are planning to give gifts to their boss, which is down from 34 percent a year ago. Additionally, 19 percent of the workers surveyed will give gifts to other colleagues, a decline from 24 percent in 2014. The research also found that only 17 percent of bosses plan to get their direct reports a holiday present this year, down slightly from last year's 18 percent. The pressure of having to buy something for everyone can be contributed to this year's drop, with 41 percent of workers saying it's … [Read more...] about What Gift? Most Leaving Co-Workers Off Holiday Shopping List
With black and orange retail displays and jack-o-lanterns everywhere you turn this month, Halloween inspiration isn't hard to come by. And with the holiday's popularity growing every year, more and more Americans are taking their costume queries to Pinterest — further proof that social media continues to play a bigger role in marketing and sales. This year, 67.4 percent of Americans celebrating Halloween will purchase costumes, according to the National Retail Federation's 2014 Halloween Consumer Spending Survey. That's the highest number in the survey's 11-year history. The research, conducted by business acceleration firm Prosper Insights & Analytics, also found that total Halloween spending this year will reach $7.4 billion. And where does the bulk of that billion-dollar inspiration come from? The Internet, of course. Many Americans (34.2 percent) will turn to the Web for costume inspiration, but a growing number of celebrants are heading specifically to Pinterest to plan … [Read more...] about Pinspiration: Social Media Plays Growing Role in Halloween Shopping
Two Buttons, the Frenchtown, N.J.-based import store, promises “Come for the day and see the world.” These days, though, customers’ most often-asked question is a breathless, “Will Liz be in today?”Women who have read Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir, “Eat Pray Love” or seen the movie, starring Julia Roberts as Gilbert, hope to catch a glimpse of the store’s co-owner, whose book now has more than seven million copies in print. Publicity surrounding the 2006 book and the movie that premiered in August have made Gilbert an icon—and a magnet for customers.“There’s no doubt her celebrity has increased business,” said Susan Freddie, operations manager of Two Buttons. Gilbert often works in the shop, which she opened with her husband, José Nunes, several years ago in an old ceramics factory. Author Elizabeth Gilbert. Photo Credit: Kathryn Finegan ClarkNow, frequently away on tours for … [Read more...] about Eat, Pray, Shop: Celeb Author as Small Business Owner
Have you always dreamed of opening your own flower shop? You help brides plan their big day, create beautiful arrangements and have time to stop and smell the roses — literally. Well, not so fast. We asked flower shop owners to give us some advice to consider before sowing your flower seeds.Remember there is waste. Like food, flowers are perishable. Also, don't undersell yourself. The big box stores (grocery stores, etc.) can sell flowers cheaper because of the volume. An independent florist cannot. So, charge accordingly and start higher rather than lower. —Mike Hines, Epoch Floral, ChicagoAlthough the opening costs are low compared to other businesses, the difficulty of running a flower shop is increased because so many different types of businesses are combined into one. A florist is a retailer, a manufacturer, a designer, a delivery service and an event company all rolled into one. Many people think that because you’re working with something as … [Read more...] about Big Dreams for a Small Business – Flower Shop