"Conscious" footwear company Feelgoodz is making slow but encouraging inroads into the Chinese market with the help of a U.S.-based e-commerce services company.
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Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.
The mobile payments pioneer's new flat rate for monthly transactions makes sense for businesses processing more than $10,000 per month through its app.
Revel Systems has adapted its tablet point-of-sale technology for specialty and local food markets.
Two new capabilities, Coupons and Clipper, make it easier for small businesses to create promotions or share URLs that might be of interest to Facebook fans or Twitter followers.
Simplicity for both the consumer and the small-business owner is the overriding theme of this new e-commerce offering.
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Small businesses can pull the lists for lead-generation campaigns directly from the database already maintained in the Zoho CRM application.
OnePage skips contact management to focus strictly on helping advance SMB sales cycles.
Before its CEO resigned in July, Go Daddy snapped up small business accounting software company Outright. Is this its next step to becoming a broader cloud provider?
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Focused on small retailers and merchants, GoPago has created a free turnkey point-of-sale system that combines technology from Verizon Wireless and Motorola. SMBs pay only the transaction fee.
With MercuryLoyalty, retailers can track customer purchases credited to a mobile phone number.
GoECart 360 is a cloud-based service that covers everything from inventory management to fullfillment to storefront navigation.
Ifbyphone lets SMBs create custom phone numbers that can be managed on a Web dashboard, so offline and online lead generation efforts can be tracked more closely.
File sharing is by far the most popular use of cloud services by small businesses but most are sticking to on-premise spreadsheets or word processors, according to new research from IT social network Spiceworks.