Thursday, December 30, 2010

South Louisiana eCommerce Consulting: 5 Steps to Facebook Advertising Success Part I

Phaedra Stockstill of SLA e-Commerce straight Talk about using Facebook to drive business success

As this blog post became more and more detailed with great information, I realized I would have to split it into several parts.
Below we have Part I with Steps 1-3, next up is Part II with Steps 4-5. And I can't fail to mention the wrap up with 5 tips for facebook ads success.
So enjoy! As always, find your voice in the comments.

South Louisiana eCommerce Consulting: 5 Steps to Facebook Advertising Success Part I

Read, Learn and then Apply!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Introducing Jeremy - Bonanza

Bonanza added a social media onsite staff member.. Jeremy

Jeremy will be tweeting and facebooking and just generally being sociable.. Introducing Jeremy - Bonanza

Welcome Jeremy!

Drop by and say hi..

Bonanza Blog

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

South Louisiana eCommerce Consulting Doing better in 2011

Phaedra Stockstill provides some solid advice for making improvements in 2011.. Don't grow stagnant.. Just one thing. Choose the one thing your business could do better in 2011, make a plan and just do it.

What is your businesses weakest point? Is it marketng? That half done oft neglected blog?

Find it, define it and make it your goal in 2011 to improve your most lagging areas.

1. Complete a SWOT analysis of your business based on performance results of the past year.

2. Identify the weakest link, the area in most need of improvement.

3. Create a strong plan to improve this area, whether it be educating yourself, employees or outsourcing.

4. Implement.

5. Track results and tweak as needed.

6. Rinse, Repeat!

South Louisiana eCommerce Consulting

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bonanza Booth and Items sold changes

Alex at announced this morning concerning the changes made to the Items sold.

The previous version was shall we say really scary... The big bold "Item Sold" made you want to hit the back button and escape.

Now the sold is softer message. And related items from the seller's booth that is still for sale is offered above the sold item.. Much better look!

Read about it here

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Bonanza Forges Ahead with Site Improvements

Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 8:29PM
Recently has implemented a flurry of changes and improvements to the site, namely in asthetics and site navigation.

Continuing in that vein is their latest improvement to the visibility of coupons created by sellers on the marketplace. The site has introduced a new set of pages to allow buyers to shop coupons by category. This newest improvement allows higher visibility of coupons published by sellers to buyers browsing in specific categories.

Before the recent addition, visitors to the site were only presented with those coupons that had been recently published.

With the popularity of sites such as Groupon and RetailMeNot, online shoppers are searching more and more for the best buy possible, Bonanza seems to be positioning itself to allow its sellers to take advantage of this shopping trend.

For the sellers, this allows a higher visibility of coupons published for their booth.

Bonanza News - Bonanza Boardroom

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

UPS Adds Photo ID Requirement for Retail Shipping

UPS Adds Photo ID Requirement for Retail Shipping

UPS is expanding its policy to require customers who ship packages from retail shipping locations to present a government-issued photo ID for verification of identification. The directive will apply at The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations as well as authorized shipping outlets worldwide. The move is part of its ongoing review to enhance security and comes after the discovery in October of explosives hidden inside a printer cartridge in a package on a UPS cargo plane traveling from Yemen.

By Ina Steiner

Friday, December 10, 2010

Redesigned user feedback page - Bonanza

Redesigned user feedback page - Bonanza

Tonight’s release involved a cosmetic makeover to our seller feedback pages.

Before we get into what did change let’s talk for a moment about what we didn’t change. We did not change one thing about how reviews or feedback is calculated. The percentage ratings are unchanged, the feedback counts are unchanged, and you can still import feedback from other marketplaces. Even the positive, neutral, and negative icons are the same. Changes to this page were limited to visual changes like page layout, copy, etc.

Redesigned user feedback page - Bonanza

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

eBay Provides Brick-and-Mortar Information on Mobile App

eBay Provides Brick-and-Mortar Information on Mobile App

Shoppers who use eBay's RedLaser barcode-scanning application on their mobile devices can immediately find out through a single scan which nearby retailers currently have items in-stock and who has the best local price. eBay added the local shopping results to RedLaser from Milo, which it recently acquired. Milo tracks inventory from 140 offline retailers at their 50,000 U.S. brick-and-mortar stores.

By Ina Steiner

December 08, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

New Shipping Options - Bonanza

New Shipping Options - Bonanza

Hi everyone – I’m happy to announce some new free shipping options which are rolling out of our experimental features ‘sandbox’ and are now into a live BETA.

They are entirely optional right now so if you don’t want to ‘kick the tires’ you don’t have to. To be super clear, there’s nothing at all you need to do. We didn’t change anyone’s existing settings, rates, or anything about their items.
At a high-level there are three features of note. First is the ability to set different shipping services and prices. Second is a newly enhanced shipping calculator. And third is the ability to set a preference for how and where your packages are dropped off (or picked up) for shipping. There’s a lot to cover here so I’ll take these one at a time.

Different shipping services and prices: for each item you can now set multiple shipping services to give buyers more choice. Want cheap shipping? We have an option for that. Want to offer expedited shipping? We have an option for that too. Each choice comes with the ability to set your own price of course. For example, if you want to set one item at $5.00 for USPS Parcel Post and offer UPS 3-Day for $15 you can do that too. By default your item detail pages will list the least expensive option. Want to take a look? Just edit any of your items and explore the options in the drop-down menu after the ‘buyer pays fixed price option

Out of the sandbox and into the community!

Bonanza in Lucky Magazine

Oh yeah!  made it into Lucky Magazine.. lucky

how totally cool is that!

See the article here.

TalkShoe - Call - Tips From the Top with The Savvy Seller

TalkShoe - Call - Tips From the Top with The Savvy Seller

 Shape Up Your Business for 2011 w/ Phaedra Stockstill

Huckleberry Bumpkin's Blog

Huckleberry Bumpkin's Blog

We all know the holidays are approaching. The television commercials fairly shout out the countdown and the number of shopping days we have left. Aside from the obvious of the material race to get the packages under the tree our minds begin to race as well. Memories of Holidays past begin to fill the space in our minds like the packages fill the spaces under the tree.

The memories and the call to our past has inspired my next guest here on the bumpkin blog. She is a very talented gal who is calling up her past to begin a bright future.

Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus - Must See!

Hallelujah Flash Mob Christmas at the Food Court..
Wow, what incredible voices!
Turn up your speakers this is outstanding

Friday, December 03, 2010

BonanzaBoardroom Podcast December 2, Christopher Joins Us - Forums - Bonanza

Great responses to the Bonanza Boardroom Podcast.. Christopher was so fun and full of information and insight.

BonanzaBoardroom Podcast December 2, Christopher Joins Us - Forums - Bonanza

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Bonanza Wins Tech Flash Startup Deal of the year

Last night, December 1, 2010 Tech Flash held their annual award.. had been nominated in November for one of the Startup Deal awards.  The votes were cast and  won!

Bill Harding, CEO of Bonanza accepted the award..

Check out the Bonanza Blog post

And see the article at Tech Flash

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

South Louisiana eCommerce Consulting: You've Been Lied To - Size Does MatterYes size d...

South Louisiana eCommerce Consulting: You've Been Lied To - Size Does Matter

Yes size d...
: "You've Been Lied To - Size Does Matter Yes size does matter and so do the numbers, I am talking Social Media here in plain language. Every..."

eBay Announcement Page

eBay Announcement Page