IN the past, the viewer was the passive part of the TV-deal. He / she used to accept whatever the TV-station has to offer him / her. When the Satellites started offering more alternatives, that model didn’t change much. Enter the internet and that scenario has been totally changed.
Now, the viewer has the upper hand, he now has online services ready to help him watch whatever he wants or chooses. In the Middle East, the viewer has icflix.
Holiday shoppers are not shopping online as one would expect. During the 2013 holiday season, US online sales surged 9%, while shopping at physical stores was up by just 2 percent, when compared to 2012 figures.
According to research firm comScore, during the two-month season that ends on New Year’s Eve, shoppers spent $9 in physical stores, and only $1 online.
Why? Online stores still didn’t fully solve many of the problems that made shoppers avoid buying online completely. Below, I list the main reasons for not shopping online, according to surveys and researches.
Yasmine Mustafa is a Kuwaiti / American entrepreneur, whom the Iraqi incursion on Kuwait in 1990 forced her out of her country at the age of 8. She landed in the US, where she couldn’t speak the language, with so few number of relatives and friends.
Her life changed dramatically afterwards. She had work to help the family, and then to support herself, till she became and American citizen, started her first company which she then sold before she turned 30 and kept on doing that, and now, she is roaming the world, while she prepares for her next project, ROAR. Read on.
Social friendly online stores are the new trend in eCommerce realm, and you should join them ASAP. After Web 2.0, it’s now the time of the social media. Your online store must be Social friendly for many reasons.
For any online store looking to boost online sales and increase its brand-recognition, its website must carry certain social media features to make the most of it. Those social features aim to increase visibility and brand presence in the minds of current and potential customers.
When I’m asked to review websites and online stores, I usually start by checking the About Us page. Many times I’ve found it to be full of dull boring text, if not totally empty. This is a wrong start to online marketing. Your About Us page should tell a powerful story, a story that will get the reader hooked, your brand remembered, and your values admired.
Put simply, Power Stories are those that will turn prospects into customers, and customers into raving fans. Many business owners make the same mistake, they get caught up telling the world about their services and qualifications, when they should focus on the benefits a customer will get as a result of using their product or service.
What is a ‘landing page‘ anyway? In online marketing terminology, a landing page is a single webpage on any given website, that appears to a user who clicked on a search engine optimized search result or an online ad / banner.
The landing page is expected to show sales copy which complements the shown ad, search result or text link. The main purpose of any landing page is to convert website visitors into sales or leads. For example, a squeeze page is a special landing page aimed solely at collecting emails addresses from subscribers.
There are many wonders and facts about the nature surrounding us. Many things we don’t know and many things we would like to know. In this article, we will review some of the most amazing unknown facts about the tallest towers in the Middle East and Asia.
Because of many recent online stores success stories, specially during the 2013 holiday season which broke many new records, everyone seems to be asking how to launch a successful online store, and cashing in on the online retail phenomenon.
“By 2022, brick and mortar retail spaces will be little more than showrooms.”
– Eddie Machaalani & Mitchell Harper, CO-CEOs of BigCommerce
Having been around the early days of the internet, when Amazon sprang to life, and having worked with many e-Commerce projects in the past, I’ve come to learn many secrets for online stores success.
Strangest houses can be called a man’s castle and hence he may do with it what he will, but some people turn their normal homes into the strangest of houses. These houses could not be further from a normal suburban house with a white picket fence. The builders of these strange houses were inspired to go above and beyond the normal qualities of a house. They have created some truly beautiful dwellings that double as works of art.
Below is a list of 5 of the strangest houses around the world for you to enjoy looking at and imagine living in them. You never know, maybe looking at strangest houses is what you need to have an idea for what your next house should look like.
The Lenovo Vibe Z K910 is a smartphone (or cell phone for our American readers) from Chinese electronics giant Lenovo. The phone was released in late 2013 and currently lists for around $549.99 (or 1600 AED in Dubai, United Arab Emirates). It weighs 145.2 grams, or about 5 ounces, and is 149.1 mm (5.87 inches) in length, 77 mm (3.03 inches) in width, and 7.9 mm (0.31 inches) in height. Although it’s considered a BIG size phone, it uses 2 micro SIM cards.
That makes it still small enough to fit into a pocket easily, despite the fact that the previous elegant Lenovo Vibe X (reviewed earlier) line is smaller. Finally, the Lenovo Vibe Z runs on Android and it used to ship with Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), which can be easily upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat).