Zombies, Smurfs and Wolfpacks, oh my!
In our never-ending quest to gather terms and information for Webopedia, we have found many acronyms and tech terms that strike us as being odd, weird or just plain spooky. To celebrate Halloween tech-style, we’re bringing you a fun — but totally legit — list of some of the spookiest acronyms and tech term oddities we’ve come across while compiling the Webopedia database.
Who knows, maybe one of the following tech terms will spawn a costume idea that will bring first place at this year’s office (IT) Halloween party.
Seriously, we didn’t make these up…
Pixetell lets sellers easily add a voice or video message to their online listing. It’s visual communication and collaboration software—but don’t let the non-auction lingo scare you.
In an online market where millions of sellers compete for sales, you have to be different in order to succeed. When you use a Web-based platform to sell—like eBay or Kijiji—your item listing page looks almost identical to millions of other listings. One way you can stand out from the competition is to invest in tools to enhance your online listings.
Pixetell is a tool that online sellers may overlook. We say this because Pixetell is actually SaaS communication and collaboration software and not a typical tool that a seller would look for. The platform offers many features for desktop collaboration, but it’s also an affordable tool that you can use just to create voice and video ads to post with an online listing.
As you create the visual display in the Pixetell software, you can add a voice narrative to describe the item and highlight its features. When you put your voice behind a product, you can humanize the nature of online selling and inspire trust in your prospective buyers by offering more than just a static picture and text descriptions.
Pixetell Adds Video and Voice to Online Listings
By Vangie Beal, August 26, 2009
Posted in Technology
Tagged collaboration, e-commerce, eBay, eBay Alternative, ecommerce, freelance, how to, Instant Messaging, Internet, online, Review, selling, shopping, software, Technology, video, Web 2.0
Last year people were surprised when eBay announced plans to cancel its 2009 eBay Live event. At that time the company said smaller workshops would take place in various locations rather than one large event. EBay also said that the eBay Live event would return in 2010 in Orlando.
Not so, according to a statement recently made by Lorrie Norrington, president, eBay Marketplaces. EBay will continue to offer multiple smaller events that will replace the larger eBay Live conference.
eBay Live 2009: Going, Going…Gone
By Vangie Beal, July 15, 2009
We show you three free applications that eBay sellers can use to showcase their wares on Facebook.
According to Facebook’s own data, this popular social networking site has more than 200 million active users, with more than half logging in to the site each day. One big reason people keep returning to Facebook is the site’s applications, called apps for short. According to Facebook 70 percent of its members engage with the more than 52,000 applications currently available on Facebook.
There are a number of Facebook applications that sellers can use to promote their own eBay business to friends and acquaintances on Facebook. We look at three eBay applications that you can add to your own profile to promote your eBay business on the Facebook platform.
Three Facebook Apps for EBay Sellers
By Vangie Beal, July 8, 2009
This week we speak with James Dillehay, a nationally recognized expert on marketing arts and crafts, about how to successfully sell your crafts online.
Dillehay said that most artisans who are just getting started tend to look at one of two options for online craft sales; creating their own Web site or setting up a new Web shop on an existing marketplace. Those new to selling their crafts online tend to choose Web shops simply because it’s easy to get started—most Web shops have automated processes that let you list and sell in minutes with no previous online selling experience required.
Despite the popularity of using existing marketplaces, like eBay, Etsy, and other eBay alternatives, Dillehay recommended that crafters also invest in their own domain name and Web site, since the craft business online is largely connected to one’s own presence.
“It’s no longer a case of deciding if you should set-up shop here or there,” Dillehay said. “It’s a growing need of the ands. You need to show your product here, and here and here.”
Tips for Selling Crafts Online
By Vangie Beal, June 24, 2009