Top Ecommerce Posts of 2012
Internet retailers will start 2013 with one of the best years in recorded digital history immediately behind them.
2012 brought many new and exciting developments to the e-commerce industry yet many Web merchants are still struggling with the basics.
Let's take a look back at the most popular E-commerce related posts and articles (as defined by our audience of Internet retail readers) made available here at WebsiteMagazine.com over the past year by our talented staff of editors (and contributors).
As you can see in the list below, Website Magazine readers were this year quite intrigued with Pinterest, focused on strategy and ways in which they can more efficiently and effectively operate the digital arm of their retail business. We've only included 10 of the most popular E-Commerce-related content items from this year below but hundreds of other posts and articles - both online and in the print magazine - are available that deserve (if not demand) your attention.
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Top E-Commerce Related Articles Of 2012 at Website Magazine
Get Started Selling With Amazon
Marketplaces are becoming the go-to Web destination for consumers. Familiar shopping interfaces, more balanced reviews, one-stop shopping and comparison functionality are just a couple of reasons why some consumers prefer marketplace shopping over shopping on a brand’s website. But marketplaces aren’t only valuable for consumers; they are also valuable for merchants because they provide businesses with more visibility and therefore a better opportunity to sell products.
Pinterest Optimization for Internet Retailers
Virtual pinboard Pinterest is the hottest thing on the Web right now. That means that it deserves the attention of merchants and marketers as well as the millions of users who have made it one of the fastest-growing websites in history
The Hidden Costs of E-Commerce Platforms
An online store can only be as successful as the e-commerce platform that is running it, which is why it is vital for merchants to map out their business’s needs, goals and budget before they make a commitment to a solution.
These 15 Search Boxes Deserve Another Look
No matter what the end goal of your Web property may be, it is imperative that you provide visitors with every opportunity to find your products, understand your services and consume your content.
Blogging for E-Commerce (Never Too Late) – Part One
With less than 50 days remaining in 2012's online shopping season, Internet retailers will need to dig deep into their virtual bag of tricks to make a positive impact on sales. While you could increase your advertising budget, accelerate your email sends, and ramp up your social media participation, another way is to start blogging.
Top PPC Landing Pages by Industry
When you’re paying good money for clicks from a search engine to drive traffic to your site, it only makes sense that you would want the landing page that users arrive at to be engaging and informative, right?
Juice Up Your Online Sales
In the early days of e-tailing, you could just sit back and wait for the money to roll in. But in today’s advanced e-commerce climate, notable for intense competition in practically every product category and bots that comb the web to find consumers the best deals, you need to be more proactive to generate sales.
Pinterest is Not Influencing Purchasing Decisions
It is no secret that Pinterest has taken the Internet by storm, reaching the elevated status of a top 30 site according to Hitwise. A new study, however, reveals that the social sharing site is not actually influencing consumer purchasing decisions - at leaset not directly.
Holiday Checklist for Web Success
Santa called, and he wanted to make sure you were ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year. He decided to leave an early present for Web professionals, business owners and retailers everywhere.
Price it Right and Prepare for Profit
There is no doubt that today’s consumers are spending more money on the Web than any other time in history, but the online retail landscape continues to be a challenging one for merchants. More so than ever before, Internet shoppers have come to expect daily deals, deep discounts and big promotions that make it increasingly more difficult for retailers to build their profits.