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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...

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ABOUT: The Inner Space Collection

Try this: make a copy of your page and eliminate all design features: video, formatting, shiny things and all. Does the remaining written text compel you or anyone to buy what you’re selling? Does it explain what the thing is? What it does? What is your unique proposition? Clear? OK, NOW add things that only reinforce that core message.

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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...

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“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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Ecommerce’s Dirty, Little Environmental Problem

The first wave of ecommerce businesses had at their core a utopian belief that they would do no harm, they would save the Earth, they would benefit everyone and they would, accordingly, usher in a new, socially responsible corporate culture. Didn’t quite work out that...

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FBA Can Bankrupt You

The concept is simple enough to anyone who understands drop shipping. You purchase bulk items from a third party — usually one located in a country where wages and expenses are insanely low — then mark them up and sell them online without ever touching a package.

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