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5 Overlooked (But Amazing) Tools for Better eCommerce in 2016

Do you have a "one-time buyer" problem or, worse, no buyers at all? Shoppers are downright fickle: at the average eCommerce site, 80 percent of customers only make a purchase once. Online shoppers are constantly prospecting for the best deals and best products. For smaller businesses, even getting …

Why Shopping Cart Abandonment Happens and How You Can Prevent It

You’re missing out on sales every single day. I don’t need to take a look at your website or business to know this. It’s a problem that every online …

10 Free Marketing Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re an entrepreneur, bootstrapping a business, then you understand the importance of every dollar.<p>While executing your core competency is a crucial factor to your business’ success, another important step is effectively marketing …

12 Marketing Trends Every Top Brand Needs To Know In 2016

If there’s one thing we learned in 2015, it’s that in 2016 marketers are increasingly moving away from a “Mad Men” advertising era to a digital …

Apple takes a confident step into fashion with its first Met Gala

In the era of laser cutting and 3D-printing, this year’s Met Gala fashion mega-event aims to definitively interrogate the divide between man and technology in fashion. Titled "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," the annual event, according to Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton, …

The E-Commerce Strategies Report: The top trends disrupting retail at each stage of the purchase funnel

<i>In full, the report:</i><p>Looks at how retailers are shifting their ad spending and marketing efforts to keep up with online retail behavior.<br>• Identifies …

Your Website is Not a Cornfield… Just Because You Build It, Doesn’t Mean They’ll Come

So, you’ve got a website (or you’re in the process of getting one) — great!<p>Now it’s time to sit back and watch the business roll in, right?<p>I mean, …

Small Business

Social Media Engagement Trends You Shouldn’t Miss [Infographic]

Many companies have clued-up the fact that being present and active on social media platforms is imperative if they are to succeed in their marketing …

The best free online business courses starting in January

Tell me if you've heard a version of this cliché. A pebble that falls into the ocean can create a ripple that crosses the globe. Nonsense? Don't say that to United Airlines.<p>Seven years ago, Dave Carroll found his $3,500 Taylor guitar heavily damaged when he picked it up in United's baggage claim. …

How We Increased Our Facebook Traffic by 332% in 2015

Everybody I have talked with is complaining about their Facebook page reach going down. That’s because the organic Facebook reach has slowly declined …

7 Affordable Online Stores That Are About to Become Your New Zara

Forgive me, checking account, for I have sinned.<p>It's the first-worldliest of #firstworldproblems, but shopper's block is 1) very real and 2) *very* annoying when you're in need—not want—of new clothes. Put a pause on your regular retail routine and make way for seven of the high street's newest, …

Clothing

5 Social Media Marketing Trends For 2016 - #infographic

It's that time of the year again! Most businesses would have probably chalked out their marketing plan for 2016. But does your social media marketing …

World's Best Boutique Hotels 2015

Le Sirenuse is another winner that used to be a family home—and that family still runs the place. The former villa overlooking the Amalfi Coast has …

The Founder of TOMS on Reimagining the Company’s Mission

Kendrick Brinson<p>In the fall of 2012 I did something I never thought I’d do: I took a sabbatical from TOMS. It was not your typical travel-the-world sabbatical. My wife, Heather, and I moved to Austin, Texas, where I’d grown up, and I used the physical and psychological separation from the company …

6 Reasons E-Commerce Is Going to Take Off in 2016 | Inc.com

Like every niche, e-commerce also faces some changing trends which can present both a challenge and an opportunity that businesses can capitalize on. That is why store owners must always be on their feet in order to capitalize on and also leverage these trends in order to improve the experience for …

eCommerce

Add These 12 Content Marketing Tools to Your Startup's Arsenal

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>High-quality content can help your startup build a recognizable brand, increase your email list and acquire new customers. The challenge isn’t understanding <i>why</i> you should invest in content marketing, but <i>how.</i><p>I could spend hours explaining …

35 Tips for Content Marketing That Generates Sales

Content marketing can accomplish different things for different businesses. Some businesses use it as a way to increase brand awareness. But many use …

Why Running Ads on Both Facebook and Instagram Is Likely to Be the New Normal

Advertisers have their best chance yet to double flank consumers on social media as Instagram continues to expand its advertising capabilities by …

8 Ways Online Shopping Will Change in the Next 10 Years

Get ready--according to one industry insider, the way people buy things online is going to change.<p>Computing power has increased exponentially in the last decade, to the point where big data and machine learning have come together to make the customer experience richer and infinitely more simple. …

I Love Women

The Marketer's Guide to Developing a Strong Corporate and Brand Identity

Japanese Bonsai Tree Takes a 10-Year Journey Around the Globe

Conceptual artist Azuma Makoto pushes the boundaries of traditional Japanese flower arrangement, taking his plant and flower designs to entirely new levels. Makoto's 10-year project <i>Shiki: Landscape and Beyond,</i> captures the journey of a Japanese white pine bonsai tree around (and above) the globe. …

[王伯達] 訂閱經濟來了!顧客不想擁有,更在乎好用|數位時代

中國企業界在描述商業模式創新時,有句話是這麼說的:「<b>羊毛出在狗身上,豬來買單</b>。」<p>近年來發展迅速的行動App開發商獵豹移動就是一例,該公司領先業界推出免費防毒與清理軟體(Clean Master、Battery Doctor等),轉而以廣告曝光方式向廣告主收取費用,改變了業界過去直接向用戶收費的模式。 …

French Artist Creates Urban Safari in Paris

Julien Nonnon projects human-animal pictures at night, onto urban scenes in Paris, France.

The 29 best art museums in America

Of course, landmark art museums like NYC’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and D.C.’s National Gallery of Art are national treasures, but checking out an …

Fall Work Outfit and Casual Outfit Ideas: 15 Ways to Wear a Blazer

If you buy only one new piece for fall, make it a blazer.<p>A blazer is that magic piece that will instantly pull together any outfit this fall and winter.<p>Not only does it come in a multitude of styles (think: tweed, wool, cropped, and double breasted), its transitional power from work-to-weekend is …

10 Pricing Strategies That Can Drastically Improve Sales

This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>Utilizing smart pricing strategies when selling products, services or subscriptions is a must to succeed in a competitive marketplace.<p>The worst thing you can do is to try to wing it when it comes to pricing. Many entrepreneurs and marketers make this …

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Motivation

Is Your Business Ready for Digital Marketing? 3 Tips to Help You Know | Inc.com

If you aren’t yet using digital marketing to help grow your business, chances are you’ve considered it. New technologies and tools, and vast improvements in digital marketing services, make it easier than ever for local and small businesses to reap the benefits of online marketing. Before you …