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Commerce is the whole system of an economy that constitutes an environment for business. This is in contrast with business, the value-creating activities of an organization for profit. The system includes legal, economic, political, social, cultural, and technological systems that are in operation in any country. Thus, commerce is a system or an environment that affects the business prospects of an economy or a nation-state. We can also define it as a second component of business which includ...

How To Use QR Codes In Video Marketing and E-Commerce

How To Use QR Codes In Video Marketing and E Commerce

Since last year's holiday season one e-retail technology has seen a huge growth: QR codes. Learn about what they are and why they're increasingly important for retailers and marketers. I interviewed Mark Tholking of quiQR and Dynomighty's Terrence Kellerman about some of the newer examples …

E-Commerce Video Urgency – Retailer Priorities Revealed

E Commerce Video Urgency   Retailer Priorities Revealed

I recently had the opportunity to speak at The National Retail Federation's BIG Show in New York City along with Eric Mahlstadt from Golfsmith. We shared retail video trends and Golfsmith's learnings in front of an audience of retailers. With the meteoric adoption of video …

Study: Online Users Willing To Pay for Digital Video Content

Study: Online Users Willing To Pay for Digital Video Content

There's a new study out from Pew Internet & American Life Project, and the overall theme seems to be that digital content purchases are on the rise.  In fact, they've pulled even with traditional e-commerce purchases.  66% of Internet users purchase traditional goods and services …

eCommerce Video Trends To Watch In 2011

eCommerce Video Trends To Watch In 2011

It's that time of year when predictions are made about the year ahead.  As we predicted at the start of last year, 2010 saw online retailers from Golfsmith and Verizon Wireless to Moosejaw and JC Penney deploy product video and realize rapid ROI. In 2011, …

SEO for Ecommerce Product Videos – Do It Now If You Want To Stay Ahead!

SEO for Ecommerce Product Videos – Do It Now If You Want To Stay Ahead!

"Oh here we go”, you may be thinking to yourself. "More advice on the million and one things I supposedly need to do to stay ahead in the wonderful world of ecommerce. Everyday it may seem, to those of you who stay abreast of the latest …

E-Commerce Retailers – Active In Social Media But Lacking Mobile Video and HTML5

E Commerce Retailers   Active In Social Media But Lacking Mobile Video and HTML5

Some retailers are more active in social media than you might imagine. A full 12% of them have more than one million fans. Brands in that category include Victoria's Secret, Kohl's, Nike, Target, Walmart and Best Buy). Over 50% have over 100,000 fans. I wish …

How To Overcome The Pitfalls of Interactive, Clickable Video

How To Overcome The Pitfalls of Interactive, Clickable Video

This past year, YouTube announced its more than 2 billion hits per day, a clear indication that online video viewership is increasing at an exponential rate. As such, marketing and advertising professionals are looking for new, innovative approaches to capture the mass audiences of consumers …

Behind-the-Scenes: Qoof – The Evolution of Interactive Video Advertising?

Behind the Scenes: Qoof – The Evolution of Interactive Video Advertising?

Qoof, while having an odd sounding name (qoofy, even?), has an interesting product. While interactive videos and ads are nothing new the implementation is. Their in-player application allows you to quickly offer all manner of information and call-to-action. Jonathan Stefansky, Qoof CEO, took me on …

Does Uploading Videos To YouTube Cannibalize Website Video SEO?

Does Uploading Videos To YouTube Cannibalize Website Video SEO?

To YouTube or NOT to YouTube, that is the question for e-retailers pushing e-commerce product videos. Is posting product videos on YouTube complimentary or counter-productive to e-commerce business goals? ReelSEO's Mark Robertson shares his thoughts about the "YouTube cannibalization theory," and offers some valuable tips …

Video Commerce Summit – A Hugely Creative and Collaborative Experience

Video Commerce Summit – A Hugely Creative and Collaborative Experience

I interview Jimmy Healey, Senior Manager of E-Commerce for Onlineshoes.com, at the 2010 Video Commerce Summit sponsored by Liveclicker. What do we talk about? (Well why don’t you quit being a lazy bum and actually read my article??) Ha ha.. seriously, we talk about you. (I mean, what you should be learning from OnlineShoes.com’s own experience with video in e-commerce.) Hey, it’s Friday and going to be my birthday week, guys – cut me a break!

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