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Small Business Tip of the Day: Start Your Holiday Hiring Early
Customer Service, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
Small Business Tip of the Day: Start Your Holiday Hiring Early
17 October 2013

Hiring managers are planning on hiring more workers for the holiday season than last year, according to a survey commissioned by Snagajob. The survey showed 69 percent of hourly hiring managers plan on hiring this year, an increase of 6 percent from last year. And those managers plan to hire 28 percent more seasonal employees than in 2012. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Equal Buying for All
Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog, Marketing/Branding
Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Equal Buying for All
4 September 2013

Don’t forget to target same-sex partners in your marketing efforts, since the buying power of same-sex partnered households is significant when compared to the average U.S. household, according to a Nielsen report. Nielson found same-sex partnered households spend at comparable rates to the average U.S. household ($50 average spend per trip vs. $46 average spend per trip for all U.S. households). Read more…

INFOGRAPHIC: Get Ready for 2013 Holiday Retail!
eCommerce, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
INFOGRAPHIC: Get Ready for 2013 Holiday Retail!
29 August 2013

Get your ecommerce website in shape for the holiday season. Learn more about Web. com’s ecommerce solutions. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Pet Parents
Home Page Blog, Marketing/Branding, On Your Way
Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Pet Parents
23 August 2013

If you want to reach more households in your marketing campaign, the best way may be through their pets. More U.S. households have pets than have children, and in most of those homes, pets are considered an integral part of the family. Doting pet owners call themselves “pet parents” and refer to the animals as their “fur babies”—and they’re just as passionate about their “babies” as any parent. Read more…

What Ecommerce Categories Are Growing Fastest?
eCommerce, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
What Ecommerce Categories Are Growing Fastest?
17 August 2013

Overall, the outlook for overall U.S. retail ecommerce spending is bright. This year, eMarketer estimates U.S. retail ecommerce sales will reach $259 billion, an increase of 14. 8 percent increase compared to 2012. Read more…

Should Your Online Store Expand Into Brick & Mortar?
eCommerce, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
Should Your Online Store Expand Into Brick & Mortar?
12 August 2013

It used to be that business owners started brick-and-mortar retail stores, then added ecommerce capabilities to expand their markets. In some cases, they even closed down their retail stores altogether to focus solely on their online stores. But now, a new trend is taking hold: Formerly ecommerce-only retailers are testing the waters with brick-and-mortar locations.Why this seemingly backwards step? Although online retail is growing, reaching $58 billion in the first quarter of this year, it’s still only a tiny slice of the retail pie, accounting for just 5.5 percent of total sales in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Capturing College Shoppers
eCommerce, Home Page Blog, On Your Way

Stores have already begun stocking up for back to school, and when it comes to college students, the shopping has already begun. According to a survey from the National Retail Federation and Shop. org, over one-third of college students surveyed said they started shopping two months before the start of school, while another third will get started in the month before school starts. Read more…

Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Show Off Your Online Fans Offline
Facebook/Social Media, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog

According to recent Facebook statistics there are more than 2 billion connections between local businesses and people, which shows the extensive reach small businesses enjoy on Facebook. Business owners use Facebook not only to connect with customers, answer questions and advertise events, but also to entice customers into their physical locations. One company has found a way to bridge the gap between a business’s “physical walls and their digital profiles. Read more…

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