Wired Innovations Insights, January 14, 2015
On his way home from work, a young man sees an advertisement on a billboard for a beautiful new shirt he’d love to have. He pulls out his phone, searches for the brand and find the shirt in his size. Within just a couple minutes, he has entered his shipping information and hit the buy button. Smartphones are everywhere these days, and the gadgets are finding their way into new owners’ hands faster than ever before. With each new device comes another opportunity to make a customer happy and to build a brand; mcommerce growth is in full swing. In fact, according to Forrester Research, mobile commerce sales are set to reach $114 billion by the end of 2014.
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Wired, April 4, 2013
The idea seems so obvious once it occurs to you: Why don’t I make a comfortable passive income selling things online? Why, I could even do that kind of work from the comfort of my own home!
After all, starting an online store today has become simpler than ever. You don’t need to build a website or an online shopping cart yourself — a cloud-based company such as BigCommerce can handle that for you. Marketing? Try Google AdWords. Selling? Through Amazon and eBay, I can reach hundreds of millions of customers with a click.
OK, I’ve got all the computer stuff covered. But what about the stuff stuff? Don’t worry! A plug-and-play third-party logistics provider such as ShipWire will store your inventory in its own warehouses, connect with the least expensive parcel carriers and send your customers’ packages on their way.
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