Selling online: the top English-speaking online marketplaces

You want to sell online – but where? If you don’t want to be entirely responsible for your own online shop, then you should offer your products on...

Gender marketing

What makes men and women tick? As we know, it’s not always the same thing. Advertisers have long been aware of this fact, and over the years, gender...

10 tips for usability in mobile commerce

The world of mobile commerce revolves around the concept of usability. This means ensuring that mobile sites are simple and intuitive in order to give tablet and smartphone users the best possible user experience. As m-commerce revenue continues to grow, online shop operators who fail to notice the trend and optimise their site accordingly can lose out on potential customers, and therefore, a [...]   

PayPal accounts – the advantages of the digital payment service

The payment methods offered by an online shop say a lot about its legitimacy, and can be decisive for many internet shoppers. Alongside debit card, credit card, and bank transfer payments, e-commerce has seen the rise of another online payment method in recent years: PayPal. But what is PayPal? Why is it so popular? And how does PayPal work exactly? We’ll take you through the basics for setting up [...]   

Successful e-commerce business: 8 tips for online shop marketing

You may think that the business model and the product range on offer are the most important success factors for an online shop. But what’s the point of having an exciting range of products if no potential customers can find their way to the store? Success comes with proper online shop marketing methods. Only with the correct strategy and a clever marketing mix comprising of SEO, SEA, social [...]   

Paperless office: can you really digitise everything?

Digital photo albums and music collections are nothing new; for years now, internet users have been able to manage their music and images online. This phenomenon allows us to share our snaps with friends via social media platforms and listen to our favourite songs while on the go. The paperless office is the workplace equivalent, and although the number of companies turning digital seems to be [...]   

Online marketing basics: affiliate marketing

Commission-based business transactions are familiar to most readers when it comes to the real estate or insurance industries: If a broker manages to successfully sell a flat or insurance to a customer, he or she receives a commission. The same principle applies for the classic discipline of online marketing: affiliate marketing. The players here are registered merchants and affiliates, who [...]   

How to organise sales in your web store

Think setting up a successful online shop is just about providing a selection of cool products and nailing a good search engine ranking? Think again. As you start receiving your first orders, you should already have given some thought to how you’re going to distribute your wares. When it comes to keeping up with your competition, a well-organized sales strategy is just as vital as making money. [...]   

The right marketing mix: online vs. offline

Online or offline advertising: which marketing method should you choose for your business? The answer is both; traditional marketing and online marketing go hand in hand. While print and TV campaigns can get your brand noticed in the public eye, SEO and SEA measures aim to personalise online advertisements to specific user groups. Both types of marketing have their advantages and disadvantages, so [...]   

Marketing automation — efficiently plan and bundle processes

There’s more to marketing automation than simply automating individual marketing processes. This process refers to software platforms through which databases, leads as well as campaign management aspects are connected with one another. This allows all marketing measures to be automatically planned, controlled, and evaluated. The advantages of such efficient campaigns can only be achieved, however, [...]   

Everything you need to know about e-books – part 1: creating an e-book

The interest in e-books has largely increased in previous years, and modern reading devices with energy-saving ‘e-ink’ display technology have now made the once niche product a mainstream contender. In our multi-part series, we give you tips on creating your own e-book. Welcome to part one: things to consider regarding planning, structure, and publishing.   

Payment gateways that you should know about

Just a few years ago, the prospect of paying for goods and services online was unimaginable. But in many industries today internet shopping has overtaken high street retail. As a result, online payment services like PayPal have become very popular, with many customers considering them a decisive factor when shopping online. So how do these payment gateways actually function? We’ll explain this [...]