It’s Sunday, October 2, 2022 in Austin, Texas
Social and Community Based Shopping Websites Are Increasingly Popular
One of the hottest areas in online e-commerce these days are websites that allow like minded individuals to buy and sell goods to others with their same interests. The operators of these shopping websites usually collect a small fee from sellers for every purchase made on the website, and they may also charge sellers a fee to setup a store or list an item.
The actual transactions are made between buyers and individual sellers on the site. The website operator is not directly involved in the transactions, they just provide the a shopping destination and social community to encourage sales. Sellers accept payment through their own PayPal accounts.
Etsy has successfully carved a niche in the handmade and craft community. Etsy has created a destination shopping site for people looking for unique, handmade items not available at mass merchant retailers. Etsy users can sell their home made items to the large audience of buyers attracted to the Etsy community.
This new model is a shift away from Ebay which has long operated as a facilitator of sales between willing buyers and sellers. Ebay has largely always been perceived as an "auction" site that lacked any real defined community -- or perhaps their community is defined as people who enjoy the game aspect of participating in auctions. While many items have "Buy it Now" buttons, some users may still be uncomfortable with Ebay's overall auction feel. They would prefer to make a purchase in a community of similar users.
We've built numerous community based shopping sites, and we feel it is expanding area of e-commerce on the internet.
big breakthrough in color research
Scientists have discovered the favorite Viking colors and now you can use them in your website!
be prepared - choose wisely
Here are some helpful hints and direction on the skills and knowledge your web designer should have.
save as many as you can!
With Austin making headlines and ending up on virtually every "Top 10 Best City for..." lists -- we now have about 150 people moving here daily!! We figured we should warn potential new residents of the hidden dangers of moving to Austin.
How I discovered my ancestor Pocahontas and her Sullivan family descendants of Northern Virginia using the web - a genealogy posting by Bob Atchison.
As you have probably read it has been extensively reported that Golden Gate Killer was found using data from GEDmatch. It's an amazing story.
Hummingbird Farms, the famous maker of body lotions seen on QVC , upgrades website with huge new product images, which increases sales
Here are some images showing my favorite semi-precious stone animals with jeweled eyes from my collection and stories of the stones and where they come from.
When users install or upgrade to Windows 10, "display scaling" may be turned on "by default" to either 125% or 150% resulting in blurriness when viewing websites or applications on certain monitors.
Bob Atchison's guide to find rare, antique and cabbagey roses to order online. Here you'll find the best sources with roses I especially love and recommend for your garden.
If you are a realtor or real estate broker, you need a website to advertise your business and attract new clients. Get clients to stay on your website by providing access to Multiple Listing Service (MLS) real estate listings.
The unspoken fear all web designers dread - you've been asked to use cursive fonts! There is no escape... yes, it has happened to me, Bob Atchison, many times and I have the battle scars to prove it. Here are some cursive fonts I actually like.
Is Scotty Bowers, the famous Hollywood pimp telling the truth about Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn being gay? Here's a confirming story...