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‘Twas the Day Before Friday

‘Twas the day before Friday and all through the place Every person was scurrying, as if in a race. The clients were absent and without care And us all knowing their Babka safely arrived there.   The team was all nestled snug at their desks While visions of days off

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#History: How The Humble Pound Sign Became the Hashtag

In the twenty aughts, keywords were the king of online marketing. While their use has evolved and changed, the basic principle has remained the same. But as the first decade of the new millennium came to a close, we saw the birth of a new concept in online marketing and

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Introducing the New Vertical Rail Google Chrome Extension

Vertical Rail is excited to announce our brand new Knowledge Base Google Chrome Extension, available for download in the Chrome Web Store. This free extension operates silently in your browser and gives you direct access to our extensive collection of eCommerce marketing answers and how-to articles with just the click of a button.

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Is Bitcoin the Future Currency of eCommerce?

At the end of 2013, Shopify announced its integration of Bitcoin, allowing its tens of thousands of merchants to accept it as payment. EBay’s chief John Donahoe made a statement last summer regarding his vision for Bitcoin, with it (and other digital currencies) playing an important role in the growth of PayPal. And as of the end of last year, retail giants such as Overstock.com, Amazon, Target, Sears, and Newegg.com have all begun accepting Bitcoin.

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Unusual E-Commerce Product of the Day

When a person, such as I, researches comparison shopping engines like Google Product Search as much as I do, one is bound to come upon those special products that makes you scratch your head in consumer wonderment. Over the next few months, I will bring you prime examples of just those types of products.  Please… (and I really mean this) subscribe to our Side Tracked section here and offer up your findings as well so we can all share in a moment of hmmm.

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