Monthly Archives: June 2016

eCommerce Self-Hosting Gives Retailers Total Control Over Their Store

Guest Post from our partner, Nexcess.

Despite the proliferation of third-party eCommerce platforms, self-hosting is still the best option for small and medium eCommerce retailers.

New eCommerce retailers have two basic options for selling products. They can choose a third-party eCommerce platform — the usual options are marketplaces associated with established eCommerce retailers. Amazon or eBay are typical examples. Alternatively, they can choose to self-host — use an open source or paid-for eCommerce application like Magento, with the infrastructure and networking handled by a hosting company, but with much of the application management left to the retailer.

The Value Of A Repeat Customer

Value of a repeat customer graphic

Guest Post from our partner, iD Commerce + Logistics.

So you’ve launched your business, you’re up and running, and you’re profitable. You’ve started a killer Adwords campaign, invested in promotions via social media, and are looking for ways to attract new customers. The problem is the customers you attract from those promotions are not nearly as profitable as the ones you already have.