eCommerce Blog Posts

Analysis of the impact of mobile and Web technologies today and in the not-so-distant future.

Paychex Explains Fiscal Cliff Deal: Small Business News – December 31, 2012 to January 4, 2013

With the end of 2012 and the fiscal cliff deal (There’s a joke about “dropping the ball” in there somewhere.) there was plenty of small business news to discuss.

Is Santa’s Bag Only Half Full This Season? Small Business News – December 10-14, 2012

The work week of December 10-14, 2012 brought a mixed bag of presents in terms of small business news.

Holiday Retail and Rising Lending Dominate Small Business News – December 3-7, 2012

This past business week was an exciting one in the world of retail, with numbers beginning to roll in on the success of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Small Business Saturday. Not that Sunday was a day of rest either. Between the lines, we also learned that business lending is on the rise, which is great… Read the full article.

Mobile Apps for Small Businesses: The Future Is Now!

Do you ever feel like you’re living in a science fiction novel? The sophisticated technology we live with now — and the speed at which it’s ever-changing — amazes me. Mobile apps embody this sophistication in a microcosm. For example, some mobile banking apps let you make automatic deposits just by taking a picture of a check…. Read the full article.

An Old Bulldog Learns New Mobile Payment Processing Tricks

If you’re overwhelmed thinking about how to implement mobile payment processing at your business, consider this: the 352-year-old British Post Office is starting to implement Near Field Communication (NFC)-compatible payment systems to each of its branches (about 11,500 total) across the country this week, starting with stores near Olympic venues. Payments for amounts less than… Read the full article.