Blog and News

The most recent blog posts from our BC experts.

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  October 27, 2015

This post is for the adventurous among us, not the man who prefers to drink Bud Light each time he craves an adult beverage. Don’t take this the wrong way. It’s cool with me if you like Bud, but move along if you don’t wish to experience new alcoholic flavors. According to Tech Crunch, the liquor drinker’s newfound […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  October 1, 2015

Twitter Buy Now is Twitter’s feature that allows retailers to tweet “buy” buttons that allow viewers to quickly buy goods from right in a tweet. You don’t see those buttons much, but you should expect to see them more soon. Now that Twitter has partnered with Bigcommerce, Demandware, and Shopify, the social media company will […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  July 8, 2015

Last month, Amazon decided to forgo any potential sales on confederate flags and related merchandise. In fact, the company banned such items altogether after a domestic terrorist’s photographs were found, showing him with the controversial banner. The decision was mostly welcomed, but Amazon may not have realized they would be igniting the nation’s inner activist. […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  July 7, 2015

Black Friday, for better or for worse, has become a tradition in the US. In 2012, Americans spent $59 billion on the heavily advertised shopping day. That’s about 50 times more than we spent on “Cyber Monday” in the same year. What’s the deal? We don’t like shopping in the comfort of our homes? Amazon […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  July 2, 2015

Dios mio, doesn’t anybody believe in Mexico? It’s like our neighbor to the south isn’t even a part of North America or NAFTA anymore. Maybe it’s time to start expecting Mexico’s economy to stabilize. Apparently, Amazon has faith. The company has been selling e-books at amazon.com.mx for two years. Now, finally, Mexicans can buy goods […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  July 1, 2015

Amazon has known for years that Alibaba is not going to be a pushover in China. They’ve mostly forgotten about trying to compete in that country, where ties to the government are a big advantage. They’ve focused on competing with big box stores in the US for the past several months. That hasn’t been easy […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  June 26, 2015

What do you get when you combine Groupon-esque discounts, an app similar to Uber and a box truck? Amazon’s Treasure Truck is the answer. It’s a big cubical truck with bright signage and scrolling LED panels, and it’s Amazon’s latest adventure into your neighborhood, into your workplace and into the future. OK, it may be […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  June 25, 2015

It’s now widely known that Amazon and Ebay won’t sell you confederate flags. Amazon decided the flag is too offensive. Nazi flags and symbols such as the Swastika and the “SS” logo are banned for the same reason. On the other hand, some items are banned for obscure reasons. If you end up selling a […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  June 23, 2015

According to Amazon, its authors want a better way to be paid. For years, they’ve been paid based on how much readers borrow their books on Kindle devices. A new pay scale will affect authors who are signed up for Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. It’s one that may not be attractive for […]

Posted By: George Hancock Jr.  |  June 18, 2015

The Brits love their local bookstores. There’s a website for UK residents called Hive, in which bookstores can list their books and allow local residents to search for them and compare prices. Now, Hive powers a Chrome extension called Bookindy. Install it, go to Amazon.com, find a book you want and you’ll see Amazon’s price […]