How to practice gratitude – 12 gratitude exercises for increased joy –

Notice and reflect on the many blessings in your life. November – the month of Thanksgiving in the US – always makes me reflect on the transformative powers of gratitude. There are numerous studies showing that feeling and expressing gratitude improve mental, physical and relational well-being. Recently, I wrote a post about gratitude's life-changing benefits. … Read more How to practice gratitude – 12 gratitude exercises for increased joy –

How To Create A Ten Year Plan For Your Life –

Instead of planning your life year by year, plan 10 years at a time. The year 2019 is coming and 2020 will start. The question for many people is: Is 2020 the beginning of the next decade? That is, is a new decade about to begin? According to Farmers Almanac, an annual American magazine that … Read more How To Create A Ten Year Plan For Your Life –

November 2019 Top 10: Our most popular posts

Practical e-commerce publishes about 45 articles every month. Below are the most popular articles we published in November. Articles from the beginning of the month are more likely to make the list than later. 15 Mobile apps for group messaging Group messaging apps are useful communication tools for getting in touch with several people at … Read more November 2019 Top 10: Our most popular posts

Ecommerce Product Releases: December 2, 2019

Here is a list of product releases and end-of-November updates from companies offering online retailer services. There are updates on freight, customer support, website builder, artificial intelligence and movies available for shopping. Did you get an e-commerce product? Email releases@practicalecommerce.com. Product releases for e-commerce Sendle, a supplier for small businesses, is launched in the United … Read more Ecommerce Product Releases: December 2, 2019

20 free e-commerce icon for navigation, design

Icons can help customers navigate an online store and enhance its overall design. There are many icon sets available from talented designers free of charge. Here is a list of free icon sets for e-commerce stores. Some of the sets are for online transactions. Others are for a variety of useful purposes. All icons are … Read more 20 free e-commerce icon for navigation, design

Mobile payments Streamline brick and mortar cash register

Mobile payment devices are wireless, lightweight and easy to carry. They can speed up payments in the store and eliminate customers who have to stand in line with fixed counters. The checkout counter in brick and mortar stores can have long lines, creating stress and frustration for shoppers. But it doesn't have to be that … Read more Mobile payments Streamline brick and mortar cash register

Closures of physical stores hit a new height in 2019

Closing of retail stores in the United States reached 9,302 in 2019. The largest contributor was Payless ShoeSource, which declared bankruptcy and closed all its 2,100 stores. 2019 was not a good year for brick and mortar stores. As of November 1, U.S. stores reached 9,302, a 59 percent increase over 2018, according to Coresight … Read more Closures of physical stores hit a new height in 2019

Top 13 apps for mobile productivity 2019

Here are my new favorite apps for mobile productivity from 2019. There are apps for image editing, secure browsing, graphic design, note taking, task management, language translation and more. Most apps are free, but several also offer premium extensions. Tonic Tonic Tonic provides a personal selection of daily readings for an information alternative to social … Read more Top 13 apps for mobile productivity 2019

Plan for fraud (but try to prevent it)

With the rise of e-commerce, it is not surprising that online fraud is also growing. Of some reports, as much as 7.5 percent of all online transactions are fraudulent in one way or another – whether it be refunds, non-deliveries or returns. They all cut into the merchants' profits, especially in January and February, when … Read more Plan for fraud (but try to prevent it)