Archive for category Ecommerce Tips

Do your online store pages load in 2 seconds or less?

A survey of 1,048 online shoppers revealed that two seconds is the new threshold in terms of their expectation for a web page to load and that 40% of shoppers will wait no more than three seconds before abandoning a retail or travel site. In a similar study in 2006 it was found that four […]

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The top ‘secrets’ in finding new suppliers for your online store

One of the keys to a successful online store is repeat business from returning customers and a great way to encourage this is by continually introducing new products to keep your range always fresh and interesting.  To do that you might need to look for new suppliers and today we are covering seven ‘secret’ ways […]


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5 Problems in Online Sales & How To Fix Them

Problems in online sales do happen and how to fix five common problems is one of the topics discussed in the popular podcast series ‘Tips From the Top’ by the Savvy Seller. These informative podcasts are 20-40 minute interviews with experts in social media, eCommerce, blogging, email marketing, branding and more. Each interview includes tips, […]

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Australian Guidelines for E-commerce – Store Owners Checklist

New store owners may not be familiar with the Australian Guidelines for Electronic Commerce (PDF) published by the Australian Government Treasury in 2006.  These guidelines seek to enhance further consumer confidence in electronic commerce by providing guidance to businesses on how to deal with consumers when engaged in business to consumer electronic commerce. The checklist […]

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What do you need to start an online store?

Kim Elliott, one of the lead developers of Zen Cart says: Well, lots of things – you need to have something to sell. Your product could be a new widget you invented, a line of products you purchase for resale, it could be information in the form of eBooks or pamphlets or you could be […]

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