Archive for the ‘eBiz Insider’ Category

Sep
23
2011
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Facebook Stores Have Arrived – Issue 86

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Start Selling on the Social Media Giant

Facebook Stores Have Arrived

Facebook is a phenomenon in itself. With over 750 million users, it has become a vital and valuable tool for marketers to reach customers and potential customers. It helps spread the word about your brand, connect with customers and fans, and gives your business a more personal feel. Fans love to spend time on Facebook interacting with their friends and favorite brands – so what if you could sell to these fans who are already spending hours on the network? A brand new product from Solid Cactus allows you to do just this: introducing the new Facebook Stores. Now you can capture orders directly from Facebook without having to direct shoppers back to your original store site. Learn more about this revolution in social shopping and find out how to get your Facebook Store started.

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Sep
16
2011
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News for Facebook Ads – Issue 85

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Testing to include ads within user content

Internet Commands Back-to-School Shopping

Great news has arrived for retailers who want their Facebook advertising to start getting a little more attention from fans. Facebook announced it has begun testing an unfiltered live feed ticker to the home pages of a few select users that would include ads within home page content. So when users are looking over what their friends are doing at that moment, they’ll also see a few advertisements thrown in. Right now the company is still testing the waters and so only a portion of its 750 million users will see them but for retailers it is a step in the right direction. As they continue to test the format, more alterations may come before it is rolled out to more users. But will consumers find this method more of a hindrance or will it increase engagement?

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Sep
9
2011
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Black Friday Goes Mobile

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Mobile Searches Dominate This Holiday Season

Internet Commands Back-to-School Shopping

Mobile may have changed the way consumers did their holiday shopping in 2010, but in 2011 it’s going change the game even more. Mobile will be the outlet of choice for shopping activities not only on Black Friday but throughout the month of December. Google Inc. is predicting the 15% of all searches made on Black Friday will be made on a mobile device and that 44% of December searches for last-minute gift ideas and store locations will also come from mobile devices. What does this mean for retailers? It should alter your holiday marketing strategy so that you can become more mobile-friendly. You will need to make sure that your site renders on a mobile device. You need to bid on keywords that are more localized so you can get better results with shoppers on the go. Take a closer look at how mobile is changing the holiday shopping game.

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Sep
2
2011
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How to Handle Upset Facebook Fans – Issue 83

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

7 Tips to Retain Angry Customers

Internet Commands Back-to-School Shopping

It’s great for an online retailer to see that customers are posting on their Facebook page. It means people like the brand, want to interact with it, and are essentially expanding the reach of your brand. But sometimes the posts you receive aren’t so friendly. A lot of times customers have a bad experience with your brand and so they go right to social media to complain. Nobody wants to see their brand looking less than satisfactory in front of all their fans, so you need to handle the situation with care and in a timely fashion. And even though it may not seem that important at the time to retain one angry customer, if you can resolve the issue and make them happy they make keep coming back to shop with you. These seven tips to dealing with upset fans will help your reputation as a reputable online merchant and turn a customer’s frown upside down.

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Aug
26
2011
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Fraud Rates Increase yet Decrease – Issue 82

Friday, August 26th, 2011

New survey shows rates of web merchants

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A new survey conducted by Internet Retailer describes the new outlook on Internet fraud among web merchants. The survey showed that fraud rates have increased for 24% of online retailers while it decreased for 13% of retailers. 63% said that fraud rates were the same from last year. Those who responded are taking extra precautions to help protect their business and customers from Internet fraud by manually reviewing suspicious orders. “Retailers must continue to find ways to promote a secure online experience as well as protect consumers’ information during and after a transaction is processed,” says Souheil Badran, senior vice president and general manager at Digital River World Payments. Find out what the fraud rates actually are for these web-based merchants.

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