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12 Awesome Tips From Ecommerce Experts

Top tips from some of the best ecommerce entrepreneurs in the field.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s world of ecommerce, there are dozens of ways to scale. While some businesses focus on high ticket items, others focus on dominating hyper-specific product …

eCommerce

Ulta Doesn’t Want to Be Sephora

The beauty retailer is counting on its high-low strategy and stellar rewards program to resonate with new shoppers.<p>When retailers want to get some attention and rebrand themselves, they’ll often open a splashy flagship store in New York City. Ulta, which built its business by opening stores mostly …

Ulta Beauty

Cordial raises $6 million for its customized, automated email marketing service

Developing a software that tracks user behavior across apps and websites, and generates targeted marketing emails for those users has garnered the San Diego-based technology company Cordial $6 million in new funding.<p>The San Diego-based company is founded by a team of longtime email marketing …

How Millennials Are Changing Beauty

Whether they realize it or not<p>Shopping at Glossier’s flagship store feels a bit like entering a cult. Opening the door to a tiny, empty room on Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan which houses the makeup and skin-care brand’s products, I’m greeted by a redhead in a pastel pink lab coat, matching …

Mobile First Is Just Not Good Enough: Meet Journey-Driven Design

In a recent sales meeting for a prospective healthcare client, our team at Mad*Pow found ourselves answering an all-too-familiar question. We had …

User-centered Design

How Women-Led Spaces Are Energizing the Wellness World

Amid the national tossing and turning over the last two weeks, women have been making an effort to gather, regroup, and hold steady. The doula Paula Mallis christened her Los Angeles wellness center, WMN Space, with a pair of new-moon circles. CAP Beauty, in Manhattan’s West Village, dispensed …

Meet Adaptogens, the Powerful Herbs That Changed My Body

Thanks to a healthy obsession with all things alternative wellness, I've always had a passing fascination with herbal and plant-based remedies. But …

Wellness

Jessica Alba on The Honest Company and Honest Beauty

What Is Clean Beauty and Why Is It So Important? | goop

Clean Beauty—and Why It’s Important<p>The personal care industry is effectively unregulated—the last piece of regulation (a single page at that), was …

Skin Care

The serious health issues linked to chemicals that give products their fragrance

It was around then that a friend came back from Europe with a pretty little bottle of something. "I thought this would suit you," she said. I didn't …

Beauty

7 Common American Beauty Ingredients That Are Banned in Other Countries

If there’s one thing beauty lovers know (and, who are we kidding—beauty lovers know approximately everything), it’s that there are huge (like, …

FDA bans chemicals linked to antibiotic resistance from soap

The FDA banned 19 chemicals from hand soaps, some of which cause hormone disruption and antibiotic resistance<p>Erica Hartmann<p>January 25, 2017 9:47am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published on The Conversation.<p>This year marks 20 years since Hasbro was fined for false advertising, claiming their …

Northwestern University

Kérastase Goes Natural With Aura Botanica, Names Toni Garrn

The L'Oréal-owned company's new Aura Botanica range is created with ingredients that are 98 percent derived from natural origin.<p>Kérastase is angling …

Want a Cool Job? Make Your Own: Here's How Eric Ryan Did It at Method and Olly

<i>Inside Track is a new feature that reveals how people came up with game-changing ideas or got interesting or unusual industry jobs.</i><p>Eric Ryan is …

Your Beach Umbrella Doesn’t Really Protect From the Sun, Study Says

Is it time to pack it up?<p>Sunburn should be any beach-goers mortal enemy, which is why using sunscreen should be every beach-goers best friend. While the beach umbrella has always been a trusty companion to sunscreen in the battle against painfully red post-sunned skin, researchers recently …

Suki Waterhouse & Poppy Jamie Wanted the Coolest Bag Ever — So They Designed It

Actress and model Suki Waterhouse and entrepreneur Poppy Jamie were lying in bed about a year and a half ago when the idea came to them. It had been a long week: Waterhouse had spent gruelingly hot days shooting a film in the deserts outside Los Angeles, and the two women had passed the weekend …

Los Angeles

Is this the answer to wrinkle-free ageing?

Getty Images<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>The benefits of sun cream have long been extolled when it comes to preventing sunstroke and keeping …

Has the Pop-Up Shop Bubble Popped?

Once a novel and relatively inexpensive way to engage consumers, pop-up stores are now more ubiquitous than ever.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom</b> — Housed in …

eCommerce

The Top 7 Affiliate Marketing Companies in 2017

Affiliate marketing matters<p>In a recent survey, nearly 90 percent of advertisers said affiliate programs were important to their overall marketing strategies. Publishers also claimed that affiliate partnerships drive more than 20 percent of their annual revenue. Forty percent of U.S. retailers said …

How Co Mastered the Four Ps

Fledgling fashion brand Co used product, price, place and promotion to cut through the noise in a discount-driven, digital-first era.<p><b>LOS ANGELES,</b> …

Will You Take Your Vitamins If They’re Pretty?

If your vitamins look cool, will you be more likely to take them? That’s what Care/of, a new direct-to-consumer personalized vitamin service with …

The Way You Shop Will Change Forever This Year. Here’s How

These are the four big retail trends coming in 2017.<p>Online shopping has now reached a decade of maturity. We all use services like Amazon Subscribe & Save–and we do so through our phones, following advertisements we see on Facebook.<p>Yet while the internet forever changed shopping, the physical …

Are Wellness Clubs the New Social Hang-Out Spots?

As a busy director of business development in New York City, Lauren Kassan often felt like an urban nomad, trekking up and down the city for meetings and events. “I was zigzagging between a million commitments and using spaces like the bathroom at Starbucks as the place to change and charge a dying …

3 Ways to Showcase Your Product's Quality Online

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When people shop in a store, they kick the tires. They feel the fabric. They turn the cabbage over in their hands. In "Life of Brian," Harry the Haggler implores Brian to "Look at it. Feel the quality." You can't do that for your …

Breast Cancer

7 Email Marketing Tips For Marketers

Marketers should always use email marketing to stay connected with their target audience. Regardless of the different strategies open to marketers today, you’ll find email marketing to be integral to your marketing campaign. This is still the leading channel for getting the best ROI.<p>But email …

What BuzzFeed’s Dao Nguyen Knows About Data, Intuition, And The Future Of Media

To understand what makes BuzzFeed tick, you need to know how Dao Nguyen thinks about data.<p>As the publisher in charge of BuzzFeed, which has annual revenue in the hundreds of millions of dollars, you might expect Dao Nguyen to be getting the best tables at fancy restaurants in order to land …

Asian & Oceanian Accelerator Report 2015 by Gust

The region<p>Startup accelerators play a major role in today’s tech world and new accelerator programs are launched almost everyday. According to Natty …

7 Things You Should Do When Launching Your Startup

These tasks will take your business from "good enough" to "ready to go" in no time at all.<p>You've most likely spent weeks, months, or perhaps years on planning the launch of your small business. Finally, your product or service is just about ready to enter the world, and you're excited enough to …

Startup spending guide: Where to spend money

We’ve all come across numerous “Top 100 resources for startups”-type posts at least once as we Google our way to entrepreneurial success. But after reading just one of them, it’s not hard to go from “I have no idea what’s out there” to “I have no idea how to choose” … Oh good: Only 14 helpdesk …

Don’t Let Your Company Culture Just Happen

Right now 7 out of 10 people in your organization are not actively engaged at work. Disengaged workforces are a global problem; and the costs are high. In the U.S. alone, companies are hemorrhaging $450 billion to $550 billion in lost productivity each year.<p>Companies try to motivate their people …