Quinn Carr

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Guy Kawasaki: The Top 10 Mistakes Of Entrepreneurs

Few people have seen more of the dumb mistakes entrepreneurs make than Guy Kawasaki, the former Apple evangelist and venture capitalist who has since written 13 books on entrepreneurship, startups, and running businesses.<p>Today at a two-day conference held in Silicon Valley by the startup community …

Entrepreneurship

Architecture Students Design Sustainable Low-Income Homes That Can Be Built for $20K

The architecture students at Auburn University's Rural Studio prove that well-designed homes can still be affordable, thanks to their initiative called the 20K Project. The undergraduate program advocates for social justice through architecture, and to demonstrate this, students have created …

Architecture

The 4 Corners to Starting an eCommerce Website

According to the Social Times of Adweek, eCommerce in itself has become a $220 billion dollar industry. Now, we are in the fourth quarter of 2015 and …

Small Business

This startup merges live video and ecommerce, and it’s raising big money from Baidu

China’s ecommerce sector is crowded. There’s no denying that. Even in a niche space like mobile international ecommerce, where apps help Chinese …

36 E-commerce Homepage Design Best Practices from the Experts

The homepage is often the highest traffic page on an e-commerce site. This single page is responsible for building trust, driving sales, and creating …

Easily Increase Your Ecommerce Conversion Rate With Up-Selling, Cross-Selling, And Down-Selling

If you’re selling products or services online, you’ve likely tried a number of techniques to improve your eCommerce conversion rate.Along with …

Fulfillment by Amazon Poses a Great Option for Those Looking to Break Into Ecommerce

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Amazon FBA -- "Fulfillment by Amazon" -- is fast becoming a buzzword among entrepreneurs. Over the years, there's been a lot written about Amazon affiliate marketing to help people get started, but not about FBA. What is all the …

eCommerce

Follow This Killer 7-Step Action Plan to Compete With the E-commerce Giants

If you're a startup or small business, there are some very effective ways to compete against the big guys.<p>If you're a startup or small business, how do you fight with someone 3 times....no....1000 times bigger than you? You will not come across this incredible challenge in real life but in virtual …

Small Business

5 business models gaining pace and poaching space in ecommerce

According to estimates from the study conducted by eTailing India, Indian ecommerce is set to touch US$76 billion by 2021.<p><i>Image source:</i> …

eCommerce

A Timely Glimpse At Ecommerce Habits And Numbers

It's the time of year when people are using a lot of their hard-earned dollars to get things for the people they care about. In other words, it's the …

3 Ways eCommerce Will Change Forever with Cognitive Commerce

The era of cognitive business has begun. And it runs on Watson. Here are 3 ways cognitive commerce will change ecommerce forever. Explore IBM Commerce Insights.<p>For more information …

8 eCommerce Design Trends For 2016 To Ignite The Selling Potential Of Your Store

As you probably saw (or did so yourself) over Black Friday and Cyber Monday, modern-day shoppers are buying their items online. As of earlier this …

UI Design

Is Pinterest or Instagram better for driving ecommerce?

However, what hasn’t always been obvious is how to convert these followers into sales.Both platforms recently developed new tools to more easily …

10 Tips to Promote Your eCommerce Store

You’ve built a beautiful eCommerce store to sell your awesome products. Phew, hard part over you think, now all I have to do is sit back and watch the sales roll in. But nobody is visiting your site. And when they do get there, they leave without buying anything.<p>Here at GetApp we’ve put together 10 …

4 Expensive eCommerce Mistakes

Why a $350 site beat our beautiful $200,000 online store, and the lessons we learned from our missteps. Don't make the same mistakes!<p>A crack team of …

How Blogger Outreach Can Help You Grow Your Ecommerce Business

It's hard to do things alone. Especially complicated things like growing an ecommerce business. When it comes to selling online, the more friends you …

Social eCommerce platforms are changing the fashion industry

With the introduction of online companies like apliiq and custom ink, the fashion industry is very different today than it was ten years ago. Crowdfunding eCommerce platforms like Viralstyle have made marketing and selling clothes intrinsically different and new for consumers and distributors.<p>These …

3 Digital Marketing Trends for Retail and E-Commerce in 2016

41 percent of consumers check their phones multiple times an hour - here's what retail brands will do about that.<p>eCommerce and Retail are up for a dramatic industry shift, especially in their digital marketing strategies--and that shift will inevitably be toward mobile.<p>If 2015 was the Year of …

eCommerce

The 5 Most Innovative Trends in Ecommerce to Watch for in 2016

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Next year, 2016, is only a week away. Were you able to hit all of your goals in 2015? As New Year's approaches, many people begin to review what they've been able to accomplish in the past year, and to think about what they want …

eCommerce

The Mistake That's Killing So Many Silicon Valley Startups

Why trying to scale your business before you're ready is actually the worst thing you can do.<p>Do you have ambitious growth goals for your company in 2016?<p>While there are many business lessons to learn from high growth startups in Silicon Valley, trying to scale your company prematurely could …

Startups

7 eCommerce Site Mistakes to Get Rid of in 2016

Featured products on the homepage. Rotating banners. Backgrounds that add “personality.”<p>Most of those in the online marketing field understand why …

Visual Design

5 ways ecommerce will change in 2016

From mobile wallets to new lending platforms, from buy buttons to one-touch payments, 2015 saw the world of digital commerce advance in innovation and increase in popularity. What does 2016 hold? Based on emerging technologies and industry trends, here are five predictions we see changing ecommerce …

Important UX Elements for Optimizing Ecommerce Product Pages

Designing ecommerce websites are a whole world onto itself due to how they’re used compared to other sites on the web. First of all, ecommerce is a …

5 Areas Where Ecommerce Businesses Often Struggle and What You Can Do

7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Putting up a website isn't really the hard part. Just about anyone can launch an online store and start selling products in a very short amount of time. But, there's potential bad news here, as well. As the common saying goes,</i> …

eCommerce

The 4 Best Metrics to Track to Successfully Scale Your Ecommerce Company

<i>This post originally appeared on the Do It Better blog.</i><p>Tracking is trendy right now. Just look at the FitBits, the Apple Watch, and all other wearables out there that allow you to monitor your fitness. People love them.<p>Why?<p>By analyzing every movement you make, these wearables make it easy for you …

Top 4 Emerging Trends Shaping eCommerce in 2016

In 2016, eMarketer and Forrester predict U.S. eCommerce companies will sell between $355 and $393 billion worth of product. Their estimates also …

eCommerce

5 great examples of UX in ecommerce and what you can learn from them

User experience (UX) for online retailers means giving potential customers the best possible journey, all the way to the checkout.<p>Here are a range of …

7 Ways to Drive Mobile Conversions for eCommerce Businesses

In 1997, Dell reached a huge milestone. It was the first company to sell $1 million worth of product online. The following year, the ecommerce industry as a whole grew to $8 billion in annual sales. At the time, consumers relished the opportunity to purchase goods they wanted from around the world, …

Moltin raises $2M for its ecommerce platform to challenge Shopify and Magento

In the ecommerce world, there’s a flurry of activity around startups eager to increase adoption of their services. If Stripe, PayPal, and Shopify have taught us anything, it’s that the best way to get into a company is to show developers ways to integrate technology into their existing …