E-Commerce Times 03/11/14
Too many e-commerce companies treat shipping as a commodity. The ones that don't, win.
Amazon and Zappos are prime examples of companies that care about fast fulfillment, and they have millions of loyal customers because of it. The good news is that you don't have to offer free next-day shipping to delight customers. Just nailing the basics can set you apart in a sea of mediocre competitors. Here are six common pitfalls -- and ways you can avoid them.
The Democreativity initiative is calling for gaming ideas from anyone and everyone, with the hope of turning the best of them into hit video games. The initiative is led by Visit Sweden, the Swedish Institute and Business Sweden. Through Democreativity's new site, which launched last week, anyone can post video game ideas -- concepts, heroes and heroines, other characters, story lines, formats, or how to play the game, for example. The site encourages completely original submissions, as well as collaborative efforts.
Well it was a wild week here in Linux land, and not just because of the asteroid that came hurtling by Earth at heart-lurching proximity on Wednesday afternoon. Pay no attention to the 100-foot-wide ball of rock you might notice streaking through the sky closer than the Moon! *Cough*. Thank goodness for tequila. Linux fans, however, had bigger -- or rather, smaller -- things to focus on last week. Namely? Bugs. That's right, bugs figured prominently not just once but twice last week in the Linux blogosphere.
CRM Buyer 03/10/14
Salesfusion has released a new version of its marketing automation platform enhanced with the lead-scoring capabilities it acquired earlier this year with its purchase of LoopFuse. The end result of this newly integrated product is a marketing automation application that has predictive lead scoring and is priced and configured to be used by mid-market companies, said Salesfusion CEO Christian Nahas. "Similar tools in the market might run a company $5,000," he said. "Ours is less than $1,000, and predictive-lead scoring is part of the platform."
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