Retail

Oct 112011
 
Many-stop Shopping? How Niche Retailers Are Thriving on Internet 2.0

Published: May 11, 2011 in Knowledge@Wharton A decade after pets.com and a string of other early Internet specialty retailers collapsed, a new wave of start-ups — enabled by the power of cloud computing, advanced delivery systems and deep social relationships with customers — is shaping e-commerce. From diapers and eyeglasses to pool tables and, yes, pet products, entrepreneurs are developing specialty businesses to compete alongside one-stop shopping giants like Amazon.com and Walmart.com. “There is a new generation — Internet retail [read more…]

Aug 222011
 
[BLACK] TOOL: Square Payment System

What is it? Rated as one of the 50 best inventions of 2010 by TIME magazine, Square is the easiest way to get paid.  Better yet: it makes it easier for your customers to buy. Their app enables you to accept credit cards quickly and easily using your mobile device — and get NEXT DAY payout to your bank account! It’s the perfect tool for small businesses. When you sign up for a Square account and download the app, they ship [read more…]