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There almost aren’t any barriers to entry into the eCommerce business. Secure and feature rich open source shopping carts, cheap hosting and effortless payment integration have made selling online a piece of cake. Once you have the inventory in place, you are ready to rake in cash as soon as the DNS propagation is done.

Ready to use, hosted storefronts from the likes of Shopify have made getting into online selling far more trivial. When the barriers to entry are virtually nil in a business, its the niche one chooses to operate in and the creative marketing campaigns that’ll decide their success.

Talking about creativity, a creative products marketplace sounds like a better business to be in rather than competing with the big box retailers. There can only be so much discount you can offer on diapers, books and shaving kits right? If that makes sense, you should try your hand at running your own Etsy-style site using Storenvy.

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I have a confession to make. I’m 26 years old and I still give my parents a Christmas list. I mean, don’t get me wrong; I don’t volunteer the information. They usually have to ask me several times for it over the course of a month before I give it up.

The last couple of years, I’ve looked for good ways to keep my list online so I could just send it to my parents via email. This makes my life easier since I have links to stuff I’d buy for myself, and their lives easier because they don’t have to go hunting places for the stuff they decided to get me (my parents are awesome, by the way). In this round up, I’m going to tell you some of the list web apps that I’ve tried.

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There are a lot of things people do on the internet, but one thing we all seeming to excel at is shopping. Online shopping for the holidays, for example, has been growing steadily over the past few years. One of the benefits of shopping online is there’s more of a choice in retailer, which allows us to find a good deal on whatever it is we’re looking to buy.

To make your life a little easier when it comes to finding a good deal, I’ve compiled a list of a few sites that I frequent in order to save a few bucks. Take a look at these 10 great sites for finding great deals.

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The holiday season is upon us and, holiday season or not, you’ll probably want to keep an eye on your packages—inbound and outbound. While many online retailers have greatly improved their package tracking integration over the years, there’s still easier ways to watch your in-transit package’s status.

Checkout these great web apps for tracking your package’s every move.

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With the birth of online coupon and social buying sites, the retail industry has jumped the shark. Mainstream consumers with a penchant for lifestyle products & services and consumers who belong to the long tail with a slightly obscure taste are pampered alike by these websites. After the financial downturn, everyone of us have understood the value of money and group buying sites are making hay while the sun shines.

Arguably, a group buying site is the easiest business to hit the ground and running from day one. The concept benefits everyone in the food chain – the site, consumer and the business owner. Consumers benefit from lower prices by way of collective bargaining, the business gets new patrons and the site gets a cut from the sales. Looking for a way to figure the best among the mushrooming coupon and group deals clones? We’ve got you covered with this list.

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We all love saving money and online shopping has revolutionized the way we do so. Back in the pre-internet age, if you wanted to save a few bucks, you either had to drive to the edge of town to compare prices or spend an entire Sunday afternoon cutting those darn coupons.

Thanks to the internet revolution, saving money shopping online has never been easier. With more retailers setting up shop on the web, all it takes is a click of a button to compare prices and find the best deals. If you know what you’re doing, there are ways to save even more money. Here are some online tools guaranteed to save you some of that hard earned cash. Shop away!
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