With the holiday season in full swing, small businesses should keep one important fact in mind: thanks to the rise of ecommerce and mobile commerce, online shopping for the holidays is now a global affair. Throughout the year, businesses of all sizes, including corner retail shops, home-based enterprises and larger internet-only merchants, are reaching — […]
Kathmandu owes its name to this ancient building. The squat, medieval-looking building is especially busy in the early morning hours when the valley’s vegetable sellers set up shop and porters sit awaiting customers. Piles of smoked fish, banana leaves and marigolds spill into the surrounding alleyways. Although its history is uncertain, local tradition says the […]
Most consumers browse online before they go into retail stores, regardless of where they eventually buy. Retail e-commerce sales increased more than 14 percent over the past year compared with just a 1.6 percent increase in total retail sales, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But that doesn’t mean shoppers are abandoning brick-and-mortar stores. Considering […]
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