20 Sep '11, 1am

[Competition] Shopify’s US$100K Carrot For E-Commerce Entrepreneurs

[Competition] Shopify’s US$100K Carrot For E-Commerce Entrepreneurs

Online commerce is thriving – it’s growing about five times faster than traditional retail – not only because consumers are finding it convenient but also because it’s so much easier for merchants to set up shops online. With the plethora of online software-as-a-service e-commerce platforms like Singapore’s Jipaban or Ottawa, Canada-based Shopify , it’s downright simple for entrepreneurs to get onto the e-commerce bandwagon and peddle their wares on the web. Dangling a US$100,000 Carrot In Front of E-Commerce Entrepreneurs And in the case of Shopify , in the past four months alone, over 2,100 entrepreneurs have started online stores on its platform, no doubt boosted by its second “Build-A-Business Competition “. The contest, which will run till the end of December (so you should apply if you intend to start an online retail business and meet the contest requirements ), has...

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