As eCommerce has become more and more prominent as a means of selling products directly to customers, distribution management solutions have naturally begun to migrate to the cloud. And many businesses are making the shift to the cloud as well. Some businesses still use legacy distribution management solutions installed locally on a desktop PC or Mac, but going this route has proven to have an increasing number of limitations, especially when there are better options available. As more systems are becoming Web-based, it is now essential to be in the cloud in order to integrate with all of those systems that are in the cloud, too. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of having your distribution management system in the cloud. (more…)
There aren’t enough hours in the day if you plan to do everything yourself in a newly established business. Business owners have to wear so many hats at once and deal with so much. In the case of large enterprises, much of the workforce wastes their energy on trivial tasks that take a few hours every day to complete. By the time one gets to ‘actual’ work, all focus and energy has already frizzled. (more…)
It’s a good time to be a small team!
Fifteen years ago, it would be hard to imagine how well a team of 5 highly talented people living in different geographies could add much value to a company. People shoveling emails back and forth to each other and chatting on AOL instant messenger wasn’t exactly the ideal environment.
But things have changed a lot. With new, modern applications, your small team can quickly coordinate, share, collaborate, and deliver results that no one would have believed were possible. (more…)
Starting an eCommerce company can be as scary as it is exciting. If you are creating a new B2B eCommerce platform, it is essential you learn how to balance in-house resources with outsourced resources, because a failure to do so could result in your company’s failure.
We recommend adopting the crawl-walk-run method when launching a new platform, because gaining ecommerce expertise and revenue will take time, so you must be patient. (more…)
Apps are constantly developing, making us more mobile, and jobs are evolving as well, with office work becoming just another option. These days, more people than ever are work-at-home professionals, whether they are freelancers, self-employed or remote workers with full-time jobs for employees; and along with that. As a result, it is very important to have all the right tools at your disposal. (more…)
It is always exciting to come up with challenging visions of putting together a company. You have to keep in mind, though, that the outcome of your flashy business dream isn’t depended on unique marketing tools or people hidden behind this effort but on the business idea per se. In the end, everything comes down to the core of this idea and to how profitable can be proved to be. This is, of course, inextricably connected to the quality that you provide as well. (more…)
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are all the rage these days, springing up like mushrooms across the country. By simple deduction, it’s safe to assume that competition is stiffer than ever before. The inherent nature of any company, let alone an SME, is to be as efficient as possible. Period. This then begs the question, “Why are a sizable chunk of them still opting for manual processes when a technological equivalent is staring right at them?” The answer can be attributed to multiple conclusions which I’m afraid will far exceed the capacity of this blog. So to give you a brief version, I’ll dive into the key points that make it what it is. Read On… (more…)
Today, Employee Retention has turned out to be a top concern for many organizations. Most companies are making use of Analytics to estimate the Rate of Retention and decode why certain employees are less engaged than others. Top companies are offering various benefits like Free Food, Unlimited Vacations, and even Stock Options to their employees to see which freebie works.
But, do they add real value to Employee Engagement? Let’s see what really works. (more…)
Did you know that 95% of first-time visitors to your website are not ready to purchase right away? In fact, before making a purchase, it takes 3-4 visits to your website for your potential customers to actually think about buying from you.
If you’re selling a Product or a Service on your website, building an Email List is an essential task because it helps you to create a relationship with your potential customers. You can nurture this relationship to “encourage” them to purchase your product. (more…)
Content marketing can be time-consuming.
Thankfully, there’s no shortage of productivity tools that can help you create better content, remain more productive and get results faster.
This post is a collection of such tools I use on a daily basis. Though you can easily find almost all of these tools for general purposes, this post comprises tools specifically for content marketers.
If you are a content marketer, adding anyone of these productivity tools to your arsenal will help you become more productive. (more…)