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TEKSTartist Jason Markow FiveSpotDerby.com

Around 2 years ago, I interviewed TEKSTartist (a.k.a. Jason Markow, the artists who creates stunning graphic designs out of words) where he told us about his art, online stores, projects and future plans (aka Derbby). I thought it’s time for another refreshing interview, and another set of questions were sent to Jason’s inbox, and he being the nicest artist you can get to know, was kind enough to take the time and answer all of my questions (Thanks Jason!). Without further ado, I give you Jason Markow.
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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.
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Every now and them, I try to do an email Q&A session with online stores’ owners and webmasters, to ask them key questions about issues such as which platform to use, marketing plans, boosting sales, etc. The insightful answers I receive are shared with you here. Today, my guest is Allen Wesson from ScreenPrintingSupply.com (Link) who will take us through his everyday tasks, and how he runs the online store of Texsource, from his office in North Carolina.

Q: Tell us more about ScreenPrintingSupply.com?

A: ScreenPrintingSupply.com was founded in 1997 in Kings Mountain, NC where it remains today. We are a supplier to the screen printing, embroidery, and sign making industries. We also have distribution locations in Georgia and Indiana, US. There are approximately 20 employees.
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According to a new survey conducted by Cardbeat and Auriemma Consulting Group (ACG), more than three-quarters (76%) of American consumers have an active PayPal account. This percentage rose up sharply from 55% in their 2008 survey.

Still, PayPal accounts for less than 10% of total online sales volume in 2010. The seemingly inexorable growth of online e-commerce websites and trade drives more and more dollars to the payment service. Final volume counts still await the end of the holiday shopping season. PayPal reported a 27% increase over 2009 in Black Friday online payments.
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