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I develop, implement and maintain successful ecommerce sites for small- to medium-sized businesses.

The Library

This is where I write about new concepts in ecommerce. It’s by no means encyclopedic. Topics vary, but mostly I dig deep into what challenges and opportunities are happening in ecommerce and digital marketplaces.

 

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Curate or Die
We're cultural slobs. Our propensity for swallowing, huge, shit-loads of pop crap is astounding. Yes, please, I would like some promo for a shitty movie with my McDonald's meal. We don't think twice about what we consume. Or how we behave... O, the list goes on....
New Payment Options
Online payment methods have seen tremendous growth over the past couple of years. The standard, PayPal, has dominated the ecommerce payment market for years (1999 to be exact). It is, by far, the most widely used payment service.But there are several competing...
COVID-19 Shows Ecommerce’s Strengths and Weaknesses

Chinese e-commerce platforms are scrambling to hire thousands of temporary workers, as the coronavirus outbreak and government-imposed travel restrictions have increased consumer demand for online grocery delivery services.

GIVE: Muslims for Progressive Values

Let’s start creating new things instead of destroying old things.

cgk.ink holidays
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Human Design: Namsa Leuba
Vivid portraits shine light on Tahiti's 'third gender' Published 9th October 2019   Written by Matthew Ponsford, CNN On the Polynesian island of Tahiti, there is said to be something akin to a sixth sense -- one that belongs to neither men nor women. Instead, it...
Stats vs. Design
I'm not really into "top 10" lists of anything, really. But this one quote caught my eye: "I think we’re in an age of user feedback that drives well-optimised but increasingly generic executions," argues Simon Gater, creative director and co-owner at Mad River. "The...
Unsplash, Thank You!
As I become more interested in Print on Demand (PoD) technology, I also find that my design and creative mind is along for the journey I am not a graphic designer. Or a designer at all. I'm a language guy. I'm finding that design and art function a lot like language....
Getty Just Dicked Over Photographers
Is DRM Dead? Looks like the market just corrected that error: https://petapixel.com/2019/11/07/getty-is-going-all-royalty-free-and-that-sucks-for-photographers/
Shopify, Drop Shipping and You.
Drop-shipping is not necessarily an evil thing.   But it is a hell of a lot of problematic to base a business on.   Drop shipping is, in a nutshell, a really shitty proposition. It goes something like this: You find a supplier in Asia (usually China) who...