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Thriving as a small brick and mortar/e-commerce B2C retailer?

How can a small (3-5 employees) brick and mortar/e-commerce B2C retailer survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive market (outdoors/sports products) when it cannot compete on price? Any good examples of small companies doing just that? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Apr 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Is this a scam?

Am I being scammed? Philippines-based distributor wants to import products (DVDs) from my site and sell to their retail clients over there. They asked to purchase "one of every title" in two categories of interest. Is there a risk they just take those and copy them? YANML [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on May 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Launching a Shopping Website

How do I determine how and how much to charge users who visit my website? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jan 9, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me create the best online store for my buck?

How do I successfully build an online store and what online tools do I use? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on May 28, 2010 - 2 answers

How to sell access to articles on a news website?

My magazine wants to sell small-scale online access: day passes, week passes, month passes, maybe per-article, etc. What web services exist to facilitate this process? [more inside]
posted by waldo on Mar 2, 2010 - 3 answers

What kinds of ecommerce solutions are available for a business selling services?

What kinds of ecommerce solutions are available for a business selling services? [more inside]
posted by jrholt on Feb 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Taking on the juggernaut that is Ebay?

Taking on the juggernaut that is Ebay? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Oct 30, 2009 - 13 answers

ass gas or grass?

What are some examples of Medium-High Traffic websites that have successfully started to make money and how did they do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2009 - 6 answers

What should I sell online?

Help me find something to sell online. My current site was de-indexed and while I'm working on getting that back in the rankings I'm looking for something else to sell and would like to experiment with sourcing a product myself versus going the affiliate route. [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Jan 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Working with an Independent (Clothing) Sales Rep vs. Cold Calling shops

My wife has designed and produced several items of clothing for girls which are available online. She's interested in getting her items placed and sold through specialty shops and boutiques. She is trying to determine the best way to go about this without breaking the bank. (For example, the expense of a booth at a trade show is outside of our budget). She's thinking about working with an independent sales representative and/or cold calling shops directly. [more inside]
posted by braveterry on Sep 8, 2008 - 7 answers

How to buy something from my customers through my simple e-commerce site?

I'm working on a website/business model that requires me to not only sell my products, but to also buy certain items from customers. I need to know if I can do this with my current CMS (Shopify.com) or any other CMSes out there [more inside]
posted by rckites on Apr 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Storage and Shipping in the same place?

How to get storage and shipping in one place for business? [more inside]
posted by theholotrope on Jul 31, 2007 - 2 answers

eCommerce Locations

Best Country for eCommerce HQ [more inside]
posted by rougy on Feb 20, 2007 - 3 answers

Online Invoice Payments?

Online payments: I need a way to invoice and have clients pay invoices online. Not with Paypal because that requires too many hoops for the client. Preferably with something that will allow payments via a credit card using Authorize.net or Paypal Web Payments Pro. [more inside]
posted by letterneversent on Jun 16, 2006 - 4 answers

Yahoo Store comments

Does anyone have any experience running or building a Yahoo! Store? How long do they take to set up? Can you enter in orders that are taken offline? Other comments welcome.
posted by Ostara on Sep 20, 2005 - 3 answers

Taxation and Reporting for eCommerce

Ecommerce filter: Here at work we are attempting to understand/define the default business rules for taxation calculations within an ecommerce app. Specifically we are all tied up in knots over the application of rates, reporting issues, etc. Is there an industry standard for handling this aspect of a transaction? Who defines the standards, and how can I find out more about it?
posted by lilboo on Aug 12, 2004 - 2 answers

Help with small business tech resources

Can someone recommend a book or a resource for the small business owner, especially in regards to tech/eCommerce? Not a tech book, but something that can clue me in to 'businessy' stuff like advertising, accounting, employee issues, etc? [more inside]
posted by skallas on Mar 12, 2004 - 3 answers

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