eCommerce Articles (39)

Articles on ecommerce technology, digital retail, order management and the online marketplace industry

M Ryan

Faceted Search - the complete guide

Screenshot of Faceted Search

Faceted search (or faceted navigation) is a mechanism where website visitors narrow a list of search results by selecting the features of the results they are interested in. In an ecommerce website, faceted search options are shown on the search results page or while browsing…

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Typeahead search for ecommerce

As visitor types text into search bar, suggested matches are shown

Typeahead search, or search autocomplete, is a feature of a website search bar that is activated when a website visitor starts typing their search term. The website offers suggested matches even before the search phrase has been completed. As the visitor types more of their…

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Selling on ecommerce marketplaces

Every ecommerce business needs to consider carefully whether or not they will sell their products on a marketplace. A marketplace is a website with high traffic, operated by a third party, which allows you to list your products for sale on that website, offer them…

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C2B2C explained

Screenshot from Gazelle showing the offer price for a used cell phone (Source: Gazelle)

C2B2C, an acronym for Consumer to Business to Consumer, is a business model in which a business purchases products from consumers and resells them to other consumers. An example of this is electronics recycling or resale, where the C2B2C business buys used cellphones from consumers,…

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Dropshipping pros and cons and how to start

Dropshipping is a retail business model in which a retailer buys stock as customers place confirmed orders, avoiding the expense of buying stock upfront and removing the risk of unsold stock. The retailer sends each individual customer order to a supplier who then ships the…

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The advantages and disadvantages of B2C eCommerce

The advantages of starting a business-to-consumer (B2C) ecommerce business are minimal barriers to entry, large potential market giving long-term potential to grow, simplicity of operating the business, ability to diversify into other areas to grow revenue and margins. Disadvantages include the intense competition, the cost…

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