E-Commerce

Mobile payment
  • Online sales

Mobile payment is on the advance worldwide. The leading providers of mobile payment alternatives have also gained a foothold in the United States. However, many Americans are still not convinced by the new technology. We give you an overview of the most frequently used mobile payment apps in the US, their functionality, and security features.

Live chat: the best software solutions
  • Website creation

Live chats are being used more frequently as additional communication channels in an array of different web projects. The real-time solution of contacting customers is especially useful in e-commerce. Unlike traditional support possibilities, website operators and service workers seize the opportunity, using live chats to help potential customers overcome any doubts or problems. Before this, you...

Live chat: the modern support solution
  • Website creation

Live chat support is becoming an increasingly popular way of offering customer service for online businesses, and all you need is software and a code to get started. However, maintenance of a live chat service is expensive and time-consuming, so before you dive straight in, it’s important to consider whether live chat software is right for you.

Captcha | codes and images for spam protection
  • Online sales

For years, the captcha has been a necessary evil for securing interactive web applications (e.g. online forms) against spam. The fully-automatic public Turing test distinguishes between computers and humans. The test exposes which automatic queries are performed by spam robots, which then minimizes the administrative effort needed for interactive websites. We present the most common types of...

Amazon alternatives
  • Online sales

Amazon’s market power is huge and puts other mail-order companies worldwide under a lot of pressure. The all-rounder is particularly successful when it comes to electronics, toys, and fashion. It might be the most popular online store in the US, but it doesn’t come without criticism. Luckily, there are alternatives to Amazon for those that want to shop elsewhere.

Pinterest advertising
  • Social media

It’s no longer a secret that advertising with social networks can effectively target specific customer groups. Each network offers a different set of benefits depending on its thematic orientation and functions. Pinterest focuses predominantly on image-based content. The pinboard network has almost no thematic restrictions and is therefore in high demand when it comes to advertising. What do you...

Guerilla marketing | Advertising with a viral effect
  • Online sales

In this era of Facebook, Twitter, etc. it’s more important than ever for businesses to attract consumers’ attention. But in such a barrage of multimedia ads, how do you succeed in getting noticed? Through the use of remarkable advertising techniques, so-called guerilla marketing offers the opportunity to reach millions of social media users worldwide. Welcome to guerilla marketing 2.0 – where...

What does reputation management mean?
  • Online sales

The good reputation of a company is enormously important – especially on the internet. Through well thought-out reputation management, you can ensure that public attitude toward your brand doesn’t fall into the negative. For this, you need to know your target audience and their interests on the internet, and observe their behavior on social media. We explain what exactly is meant by online...

How chatbots are revolutionizing online marketing
  • Online sales

Mobile advertising, Facebook marketing, and marketing automation: marketers are making their way even closer to the user, trying to understand them so they can show them advertisements tailored to their needs and reach them over the most appropriate channel. Only a few have actually been successful on one level of online communication: private Facebook and WhatsApp chat. This should soon change....

URL Shortener
  • Social media

Why compress a link with a URL shortener? A good URL should be clearly composed, and also show the website’s navigation structure. However, these lengthy URLs can sometimes be too long for marketing and social media. A link or URL shortener allows you to create a small URL in no time at all. Find out how to shorten a URL, how secure it is, and which tools are available in our article.