E-Commerce Day to Day

  • The K Team

    David Rosenfelt (Minotaur)

    David Rosenfelt is a very busy guy! In addition to releasing a new book in the Andy Carpenter series (Muzzled), with The K Team, he debuts a new spinoff series, one that incorporates some familiar faces.

    Retired cop Corey Douglas and his equally retired K-9 partner, a German Shepherd named Simon Garfunkel; Laurie Collins, ex-Paterson, N.J., PD and Andy’s wife; and the inscrutable Marcus Clark, investigator extraordinaire, make up the newly assembled K Team, private investigators for hire.

    The team’s first client is a surprise to everyone: Judge Henry “Hatchet” Henderson. The judge, a proverbial pillar of the community and one of the Paterson bench’s straightest arrows, is being blackmailed, and he needs the K Team to find out by who, and for what reason. He demands absolute confidentiality, and refuses to involve the police.

    When the blackmailer ramps up the pressure, the judge rebels, telling his tormenter to cease and desist. He then turns on his television to discover that a purported sex scandal in which he’s the main player is the lead story on CNN national news.

    When their client dies, apparently by his own hand, Andy becomes the team’s second client. Though he didn’t like Judge Henderson, he respected him and was incensed that someone seemed to be getting away with murder—the judge’s, as it turns out, along with several others.

    A secondary storyline involves Corey Douglas’s reluctantly growing attachment to a woman who seems to be perfect for him—which he’s sure means that it’s a bad idea to get involved with her. The ways he contorts himself to avoid a perfectly pleasurable relationship are amusing, and lighten a litany of duplicitousness and death.

    As he often does, Rosenfelt constructs a multi-layered plot, one that involves Cayman Island bank accounts, high-tech shenanigans, financial skullduggery, and a villain who plays an extremely long game. Keeping up with the twists is half the fun.

  • Life at Home with Dogs Olive and Mabel

    Changed Times
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    This excerpt comes from a unique and quite unforgettable book, Olive, Mabel, and Me about two dogs and their chronicler-extraordinaire, Andrew Cotter. The three became YouTube sensations earlier this year. In this chapter, we learn just how daily life at the Cotter household has been transformed by two doggie housemates.

    Once upon a time, many years ago, we had nice things. Those halcyon days of clean furniture and smart clothing are now nothing but a distant memory. Please don’t misunderstand me. In terms of companionship and all-around happiness, our lives have been transformed much for the better by Olive and Mabel—it’s just the state of our belongings that is a good deal worse. If you want to maintain a house to perfect, show-home standard, then Labradors are not a sensible option.

  • Meet Elroy

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    Elroy is the best co-pilot. He loves visiting all his friends while doing errands and shopping with his family.

  • Meet Edie

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    Edie was adopted from A Rotta Love Plus—her optimism and joy are amazing. She’s a best friend to everyone in our house.

  • Damian Soong of Form Nutrition on Building a Nutrition & Wellness Brand With Purpose

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    Building a company in a crowded niche can be intimidating. But if you build from a place of authenticity, the customers will come. Damian Soong of Form Nutrition shares his story.


  • Meet the Winners of the 2020 Ultimate Ecommerce Upgrade

    While at ShipStation we’ve run a similar Sweepstakes the past 5 years, this was our first year partnering with our friends at ShippingEasy, ShipEngine, and ShipWorks to offer our best Sweepstakes yet: The Ultimate Ecommerce Upgrade.  This was also our first year hosting a ShipStation Prize Draw for our users in the UK, which meant […]

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  • Amazon Lending – The Best Options for Sellers in 2021

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  • #197 – How Text Message Marketing Can Help Your Amazon or E-Commerce Business

    As Amazon’s ecosystem continues to become more crowded, the way e-commerce sellers advertise and market their products has becoming increasingly important. E-commerce is booming and the sophistication of the marketing methods is rapidly evolving. That’s why it’s funny that one of the fastest growing methods of marketing is a form of communication favored by teenagers.   […]

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  • Find a Product to Sell: 12 Strategies for Finding Your First Profitable Product

    Product opportunities and how to find them online

    Need help finding a product? Today, we're sharing 12 practical ways to find profitable, in-demand products to sell on your online store.