Daily Archives: Saturday, October 13, 2007

Free Shipping

Smart Money is talking up free shipping in their latest issue: Surveys suggests that many consumers are obsessed with free-shipping deals. “Fifteen percent off might be a better deal, but people prefer free shipping,” says Dealnews.com CEO de Grandpre. The … Continue reading

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The Free Model

Last week, I blogged about Radiohead’s pay what you want release. I’d like to explore this idea a little more deeply. After one more reference to the idea of free music, I’d like to talk about free writing. Now it’s … Continue reading

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Weekend Break: HillaryCart, Ray Guns and more

HillaryCart Supermarket shoppers may soon be cruising the aisles with intelligent shopping carts that warn them if they’re buying too much junk food, technology experts say. “Are you sure you want those chips? Your ass is getting kind of fat.” … Continue reading

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Busy signal at Volusion

Volusion just came out with a new release of their shopping cart software. I wanted to blog about it – but I also wanted to ask them about whether bandwidth-based pricing in hosted e-commerce (which they use) is inherently misleading. … Continue reading

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