Archive for May, 2010

News Odds and Ends

May 26, 2010

1.6 Million Dollar Mistake Last weekend, 6pm.com, a sister site to the wildly popular zappos.com made a very expensive mistake.  A few symbols were overlooked when coding a new rule for their pricing engine. This resulted in items being sold on 6pm.com to be capped at $49.95-for 6 hours! Items sold on both sites were [...]

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Do You Have An “About Us” Page?

May 18, 2010

These are often overlooked as an optional component of a website. Even if a site has one, it is often lacking or incomplete. “We sell whatever product it is and want you to buy it from us.” OK, not exactly that, but you get the picture. Many people see it as something else to do [...]

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Drop Shipping Basics

May 11, 2010

Drop Shipping is a method of operating a store that allows a merchant to sell items without keeping stock. The merchant has a relationship with a wholesaler who has a warehouse full of items. When you receive an order from a customer, you in turn order the item from the warehouse, then the wholesaler ships [...]

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