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cgk.ink is ecommerce communications.

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.

 

The Store

This is where I actually do the shit I talk about. Fir realz.

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HERE’S THE LATEST
Print-on-Demand Custom Orders
The flexibility of print-on-demand (PoD) allows opportunities that have not previously been possible at scale. cgk.ink presents a lot of high-quality products quickly. We can do this because we have partnered with Printify to create our designs using their technology....
Plays Well With Others
cgk.ink is very connected We actively pursue connections, affiliations, and cooperatives to explore how ecommerce revolutionizes our economy on a daily basis.  This means more than just inviting other designers to our marketplace, it means working with them to get a...
ABOUT: The Gentleman Octopus Collection & Unfunny Content
The Fine Art of Copywriting I'm going to refer to a rather queer novelist: Ronald Firbank. His novels are written with breathless anxiety, urging you to keep on, damn everything else. Yeah, like a telenovela. But In England. To get an idea, his bio on Wikipedia...
ABOUT: The Inner Space Collection
This was a really difficult page to implement. Lesson learned? Balance. Video can be a very powerful design feature. We're instantly drawn to it as it allows us to sit back and be instructed/informed/entertained. It is the opposite of reading. In short, we're lazy...
ABOUT: The Outer Space Collection
I've used two new techniques in creating this collection: parallax design and sorting items by tags (not categories).PROBLEMS: My products were becoming commingled and I needed to start putting them into collections. I focus on a theme in my store for a bit and then...
“Brushing” Amazon Accounts and the Loss of Innocence
Online reviews are a lot like bad relationships: It's either over-the-moon fantastic with rainbows and sparkly teeth. It's also seeing someone's complete rage in their eyes. Yeah, so it's either great or terrible. No middle ground. Yeah, reviews on ecommerce sites are...
Ecommerce Hits Milestone in 2018
Ecommerce has inched closer to displacing traditional retailers from their historical dominance. From our buddies at Statista, this chart shows the incessant growth of ecommerce over the past several years and is updated to reflect the most recent data available...
SkyNet is Hilarious!
AI can often produce inconceivable results. Google's own facial recognition AI identified black people as gorillas: When Brooklyn-native Jacky Alcine logged onto Google Photos on Sunday evening, he was shocked to find an album titled “Gorillas,” in which the facial...
My Design Mind
It’s more than pretty pictures and logos. It’s a critically important part of presenting your product so that it engages and converts to sales. Ecommerce is awash in information. Data, visuals, sounds, stats and schematics all conspire to overwhelm us. Intelligent...
Amazon Drops Their No-Compete Pricing Policy
from CNN Business: Amazon sellers just got a little more freedom. The e-commerce company will no longer prohibit its third-party sellers from listing their products on other sites for less than they do on Amazon's US site. The change comes amid concern that the...