Category ecommerce

Web Commerce vs Internet Commerce

What is “the web” these days? And what is “the internet”? Wikipedia has a clear definition: “The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet.” For example, HTTP is a web […]

Increasing Online Security by Reducing Passwords

Anyone who has been online for a while most likely has numerous online accounts. It’s just a fact of online life. For example e-commerce sites may ask you to register so you can come back later to track the status of an order you have placed. The problem with this is many sites still ask […]

PoS Selection for e-Commerce

You have your own brick and mortar store from which you run your business. You have it listed in Google My Business, maybe you have your own website, but you don’t sell online… yet. What decisions regarding your physical store may affect moving online later? Your Point of Sale (PoS) system is one of them. […]

My Google I/O 2018: G-Pay and Identity

Using Google Pay on your web site can improve your e-commerce conversion rates. Shoppers are not required to re-enter credit card or shipping details on new sites, greatly streamlining the checkout flow (especially on mobile devices). In this blog I continue with my Google I/O 2018 summary. Part 1 in this series focused on Google […]

My First Google Assistant App (Part 2)

Branded experiences create interesting marketing opportunities with Google Assistant applications. Part 1 discussed some of the design considerations. This post dives into the code to create a simple (but working) experience without database access, developed completely from the built-in console (no local laptop development environment required). The source code can be found in my GitHub […]

My First Google Assistant App (Part 1)

In this article I talk about my personal experience putting together my first Google Assistant app. There was something strangely satisfying in the process, I suspect because in a few hours (with no previous experience) I got a simple working application going, which I then iteratively improved upon. The project I selected was for a […]

My Google I/O 2018: VR/AR and Web

Google I/O is a three day developer event held near the main Mountain View offices of Google. Part 1 focused on Google Assistant. Here is part 2 of my notes, on VR and AR (because they are fun) then web. More to come in later posts. VR/AR Tour Creator I previously posted a blog on […]