Offshore E-Commerce: What every business should know!

by Jon Allen

ecomThe technology of the Internet promises to transform the way companies trade with their business customers and consumers. The Internet provides a shop front open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year within easy reach of anyone in the world. Importantly, the system providing the shop front can be located anywhere in the world where there is the required telecommunications infrastructure. This has far-reaching implications for any business involved in or considering e-commerce, as well as for the role of Offshore Financial Centres such as the Isle of Man. Continue reading

The Empowered Entrepreneur

from Entrepreneur Magazine

entrepreneur“Do my employees have what they need to succeed? Am I tapping the right resources? Am I using the right technology?” As an entrepreneur building a new business, the path to success often comes with more questions than answers. Luckily you can learn from colleagues, mentors, and other professionals who have been in your shoes before. By focusing your time and resources on a few essential tactics, the ability to build momentum and put your business on the trajectory to success will be within reach. Read on for five tips on how to achieve entrepreneurial greatness. Continue reading

5 Ways to Improve Mobile Commerce in 2016


mobile-commerceMobile commerce sales accounted for about 29 percent of all ecommerce sales in 2015, according to published reports. In spite of this, many online retailers have yet to master the art and science of mobile commerce conversion.

Online retailers try a number of campaigns and tactics to improve mobile commerce conversion rates, but few things will be more productive than boosting page load times, providing a better mobile checkout experience, including continuous scrolling on product category pages, featuring product videos on product detail pages, and marketing specifically to mobile shoppers. Continue reading

10 Retail Experts Share Their #1 Tip

by Humayun Khan

RetailAs a small business owner with a brick-and-mortar store, it can be easy to hit a slump and feel frustrated when sales are down or when you’re just not getting enough foot traffic.

It’s time like these when you’d like to be able to consult with an expert and get help turning your store around. Even if it’s just for a single piece of advice that you can put into action right away. Luckily for you, I’ve collected ten pieces of advice for that exact purpose.

Below you’ll find ten takeaways from some of the most renowned names in retail, marketing, and branding, all neatly packed for your consumption in this post. These experts were kind enough to answer my question:  Continue reading

Global Online Shopping Will Grow 50% by 2018.

by Katie Evans

global-ecommerceA new report and index from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development examines e-commerce in 130 economies across the globe and finds East Asia poised for growth among developing and emerging economies.

The index, entitled “Information Economy Report 2015,”examined Internet use, prominence of secure servers, credit card penetration and postal delivery networks to determine what it called each region’s readiness for business-to-consumer e-commerce. Based on those criteria, the index then ranked the readiness of economies on a scale of 1 to 100. Assessing e-commerce readiness can serve as a first step towards formulating a national e-commerce strategy, according to the report. Continue reading