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  • How do I choose from among the many e-commerce shopping carts?

    I'm looking for a new shopping cart. My problem is there are so many to choose from and some I may have missed. How do I know which one it right for me? For example we want to have a recurring order option in place for customers. I've had the hardest time finding a shopping cart that has this. We sell pet food- so being able to easily manage products, sales and variants is a must. Read More

    Answered 12/10/2012Josh ShanasPost a comment

    I'm looking for a new shopping cart. My problem is there are so many to choose from and some I may have missed. How do I know which one it right for me? For example we want to have a recurring order option in place for customers. I've had the hardest time finding a shopping cart that has this. We…
  • Can U.S. retailers sell on international marketplaces?

    I am a long-time reader and attendee of your trade shows. Our international sales are very strong and i would like to expand into more e-commerce sites like eBay and Amazon but in other countries. Do you have a list of sites like these and whether or not I must be a national to be able to transact or if they allow foreign sellers. Thanks. Read More

    Answered 12/06/2012Joe DiSorboPost a comment

    I am a long-time reader and attendee of your trade shows. Our international sales are very strong and i would like to expand into more e-commerce sites like eBay and Amazon but in other countries. Do you have a list of sites like these and whether or not I must be a national to be able to transact…
  • Should I prioritize mobile retail apps or a mobile commerce site?

    Should I build a native iOS/Android/Windows phone app for my retailer, or make my customers use the browser version? Read More

    Answered 11/26/2012Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    Should I build a native iOS/Android/Windows phone app for my retailer, or make my customers use the browser version?
  • How many online retailers are there worldwide?

    I am looking for reliable number of how many SMB independent online retailers there are worldwide. Read More

    Answered 10/23/2012Don DavisPost a comment

    I am looking for reliable number of how many SMB independent online retailers there are worldwide.
  • How much money are retailers spending on mobile apps?

    How much money will retailers spend on mobile apps for their business? Read More

    Answered 07/09/2012Bill SiwickiPost a comment

    How much money will retailers spend on mobile apps for their business?
  • Will links from directories move me up in Google search results?

    I am an e-retailer specializing in erotic stories, adult toys, and lingerie. I have heard Google no longer uses Page Rank, so I don't know which directories to consider quality. Will signing up with smaller adult-related directories help or hinder me with the new Google algorithm? Thank you, CassandraSexStoriesandToys.com Read More

    Answered 07/06/2012Stephan SpencerPost a comment

    I am an e-retailer specializing in erotic stories, adult toys, and lingerie. I have heard Google no longer uses Page Rank, so I don't know which directories to consider quality. Will signing up with smaller adult-related directories help or hinder me with the new Google algorithm? Thank you,…
  • What's the e-commerce opportunity for a medical equipment manufacturer and what tools do I need?

    My name is Seth Diamond and I work for a Drive Medical which is a major manufacturer of Durable Medical Equipment. Today Drive manufacturers over 5,000 products which we sell and distribute too many different ecommerce businesses around the world. I will be attending IRCE next week, which I am very excited about, but have two questions which I would love to learn from the experts. The first question pertains to how a vendor who sells and distributes our products to an e-commerce business can size up the potential selling opportunity? The second question pertains to what types of tools a vendor must have in place to effectively support the needs of an e-commerce business? Read More

    Answered 06/01/2012Andy HoarPost a comment

    My name is Seth Diamond and I work for a Drive Medical which is a major manufacturer of Durable Medical Equipment. Today Drive manufacturers over 5,000 products which we sell and distribute too many different ecommerce businesses around the world. I will be attending IRCE next week, which I am very…

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  • Are there relatively inexpensive ways an online retailer can defend against denial of service attacks?

    I have been an online retailer since 2003. Lately, there have been several DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks on my site (not sure if it's the IP or the domain name), but this always ends with the host telling me they're shutting my site down and I'll have to move to a new host... Reading about DDOS attacks online, there seems to be a growing trend, especially from China. I'm also reading about 'prevention' methods and there only appears to be one—to install some 'expensive' firewall type program that costs $200-$300/month... This is absurd since my hosting bill is less than $20/month! (Kind of like the bad guys beating you up and then wanting you to pay them to stop...) Anyway, my question is this—my registered business name, my bank account name, etc. are all the same as my domain name. When the site goes down, it means I don't have email service which is also connected to my other sites with different domain names. So do I just keep the domain name and email service and not the site with the domain name, or go through the headache of changing my business name, bank account, etc. —OR should I get a second name and have the original name point to the new domain name? I'd appreciate any feedback because I can't seem to find any info on this other than 'change my domain name'—but it's more than just a name, it's the name of the business. What would you do? Read More

    Answered 04/04/2012Tim ToewsPost a comment

    I have been an online retailer since 2003. Lately, there have been several DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks on my site (not sure if it's the IP or the domain name), but this always ends with the host telling me they're shutting my site down and I'll have to move to a new host...…
  • How do I keep competitors from copying my ideas?

    We are a online business. We can make a lot of projects, but unfortunately local competitors copy our moves the day after. How can we face them? Read More

    Answered 02/24/2012Lauren FreedmanPost a comment

    We are a online business. We can make a lot of projects, but unfortunately local competitors copy our moves the day after. How can we face them?
  • How can e-retailers compete when their suppliers sell online?

    We are a small business online. What do you think the future holds? The manufacturers and some wholesalers are now selling to the public. How can we compete? Pure Fishing, one of the largest is planning this. What do you think? Read More

    Answered 01/05/2012Kerry MartinPost a comment

    We are a small business online. What do you think the future holds? The manufacturers and some wholesalers are now selling to the public. How can we compete? Pure Fishing, one of the largest is planning this. What do you think?

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