Rethink Commerce Blog

10 Steps to a Successful Business Networking Event

Posted on February 23rd, 2009 by

Picture taken during the “Casual Drinks with Avangate” Business Networking Event.

I am sure that many of you participated to a wide range of events and noticed some good or bad practices.  I have recently been involved in organizing a business networking event for Avangate US office, so I put a lot of thought in it and also gained access to all stages of business event organizing, including feedback from participants. […]

Fake it until you make it?

Posted on February 20th, 2009 by

I’m not sure how to start this post, but most techniques of overcoming the writer’s block say that you should write something and worry later about how it looks. Besides, I only have 27 minutes to write it until the next meeting.

Let’s see. […]

The oval problem-solving table

Posted on February 16th, 2009 by

Last night I woke up at around 3 o’clock and I couldn’t go back to sleep. When I cannot sleep I usually think of work. What I have to do the next day, what I left pending the day before and so on.

Last night though I was thinking of our oval table (I’ll explain what that is), picturing a constant flux of people coming at the table, sitting down with a problem and leaving with a solution and a maybe a to do list. […]

Phishing Alert for Avangate Vendors and Affiliates

Posted on February 13th, 2009 by

Today we received reports from Avangate partners about deceiving emails they have received, in a phishing attempt to capture login information to access Avangate vendors and affiliate accounts. […]

How to Convert Shopping Cart Abandons with TrialPay

Posted on February 9th, 2009 by

TrialPay Lead Follow-up integrated into Avangate platform[/caption]

Everybody is complaining about low software sales since this crisis situation got on the front page. It’s easy to figure out why. The million dollar question now is how a software vendor can increase software sales or at least keep income on the survival level.

I believe the answer implies a bit of creativity on your side and openness to experimenting. The client is more and more difficult to convince into buying your software and that is why I propose to try out the TrialPay incentive, which is the big “GET IT FOR FREE” button. […]

Getting attention for your startup

Posted on January 27th, 2009 by

What’s the one thing your startup needs more than great code, a killer marketing message or a compelling offer? Attention. Without attention, no one will know your startup has created the must-have web, desktop or mobile app of 2009, or that you even exist.

So how do you get attention? In this post I’d like to suggest 3 ways to get attention when you don’t have the kind of money it takes to hire a great PR firm with connections that will do more than spam every online writer with a heartbeat and an email address. […]