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What Do Software, Hardware, E-Commerce and Brick-and-Mortar Retail Have in Common?

David Sable | Posted 02.06.2017 | Business
David Sable

Amazon is opening a book store at The Shops at Columbus Circle, right across from my office. I see the banner from our windows every day and I smile. ...

Cyber Monday Continues To Dominate The Holiday Shopping Season

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.29.2016 | Business

The “shop ‘til you drop” phrase seems to have lost some of its luster, as Americans pour more of their time ― and money ― into online shoppi...

Elevate Your Brands Commerce

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

Think about the last time you made an important purchase. Did you have to buy each individual piece and build the product to the correct specification...

Retailers Adapt To The Changing E-commerce Landscape

Kara Mulder | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Kara Mulder

The e-commerce world is enormous. In fact, according to eMarketer, it is the only trillion-dollar market (1.6T USD in 2015) in existence that is proje...

5 Ways to Improve an E-commerce Shopping Experience

Toby Nwazor | Posted 10.04.2016 | Business
Toby Nwazor

The fact that the e-commerce industry has been steadily growing is nothing new in the world of the Internet. A prediction by Internet Retailer claims ...

One of Africa's Leading Female CEOs, Olatorera Oniru, Championing the Mobile Fashion Industry, Shares Growth Agenda

Laiza King | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Laiza King

The African Fashion scene has continued to grow tremendously over the years with an industry potential worth billions of dollars. As we experience the rise of new designers, retailers, tech entrepreneurs and path finders changing the face of the fashion industry, there's no doubt that Africa's economy has beamed more light on the immense opportunities evident in this industry while attracting possible long-term investments for its growth.

The Future Of Car On Demand (And The Case Against Uber's Monopoly)

Carl Waldekranz | Posted 08.25.2016 | Technology
Carl Waldekranz

The most controversial thing to happen to the taxi industry was Uber's introduction of dynamic (surge) pricing. The premise was simple: we are already used to paying based on demand when buying airline tickets, so why should car rides be any different?

Think Like the Customer (Part 1 of 2)

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 08.23.2016 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

For all of the amazing conveniences that online shopping offers, the customer is still one step removed from physically seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling or touching the actual product. Personalizing the shopping experience engages the human senses in ways that are essential to making any purchase decision.

3 Must Attends at eTail East 2016

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

This year promises some amazing keynotes, sessions and networking opportunities. So how can you pick just the cream of the crop? In the end, it depends where your brand sits today and their goals for tomorrow, but as usual I took the time to pick my top 3 Must Attend's.

Site Merchandisers Are the Future of E-commerce

Mike Cassidy | Posted 08.02.2016 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

Five or 10 years ago, a hiring manager encountering a job prospect with a "digital marketing degree" might have wondered what diploma factory the candidate visited online to score that quirky credential. But like everything internet-related, things change -- and quickly.

Amazon Turns Its Cloud Into a Rainmaker

Ira Kalb | Posted 08.01.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Started in 1994, Amazon has gone a very long time - over 20 years without making real money. Jeff Bezos, and his shareholders, have to be the most pat...

How To: Migrate From Magento 1.X to 2.0 Seamlessly

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 07.22.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

Magento 2 has generated a lot of buzz in the eCommerce world. It is not just a product update, rather a comprehensive rewrite of code. The code base of Magento 2 is very modular and has been updated to use current technologies, building on Magento's open source heritage.

Interview: Why Cloud for E-Commerce?

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

With more organizations than ever considering moving their eCommerce platforms to the cloud in 2016, I thought it was the perfect time to chat with so...

Modern Digital Strategies for Customer Experience Success

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

In this "Age of the Customer," where mobile devices keep getting faster, smarter and more ubiquitous, the retailer needs to be innovative. With the power of digital commerce not just on their laptops or desktops but literally in the palm of their hands, consumer expectations have risen through the roof.

Improve an Internet Retailer 500's Technology and User Experience? Let's Do This.

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

Unfortunately, like many companies, they are starting to feel the effects of an aging eCommerce platform. As they grow, technical challenges are starting to impede innovation and time-to-market needs.

The Year of Digital Transformation at IRCE

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

Another great few days of learning, networking and sharing at IRCE this year! From workshops that dove into the details of eCommerce technology, Googl...

How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy

Re-Give | Posted 06.07.2016 | Technology

UNDISCOVERED How Social Actions Will Transform The Global Economy Social Actions engender beneficial outcomes for society and the environment, from ...

5 Must Do's at IRCE 2016

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

It's that time of year again. IRCE is kicking off June 7 for a four day event at McCormick Place West in Chicago, IL. With eCommerce evolving faster t...

Time for Ecommerce Entrepreneurs

Andre Averbug | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Andre Averbug

Building and running an ecommerce is still tons of work. But work you can administer at your own pace, especially if you are good at delegating.

Shoptalk Offers a Peek at the Future of Retail

Mike Cassidy | Posted 05.25.2016 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

Here's the only rock-solid prediction you'll read in this whole piece: After any big retail show, like last week's Shoptalk 2016, a spate of stories p...

Why Shoptalk Isn't Jumping the Shark on Retail Trade Shows

Mike Cassidy | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Mike Cassidy

Does the retail world really need another presentation-packed show featuring a cavernous hall full of vendors hoping to connect with retailers who are searching for an edge in an increasingly brutal business?

3 Don't Miss Sessions at Shoptalk 2016

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Kali Kasprzyk

If the retail world can agree on one thing, it is that the line up at Shoptalk 2016 is impressive. No surprise the attendees include some of the bigge...

6 Weird Monthly Clubs You Can Join

MoneyTips | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business

Do you belong to any "of the month" clubs, where a membership or subscription fee entitles you to a monthly supply of that item delivered to your door?

Fashion in an Age of Technology: The London Perspective

Sissi Johnson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology
Sissi Johnson

"Retailers Won't Be The Only Ones Retailing" panel - from left to right: Nick Lisher (Depop), Kelly Kowal (Farfetch), Cherry Collins (Grabble), Ross B...

Drunk Shoppers Will Make You Realize Why Even Sober Customers Need an Obvious Ecommerce Checkout Experience

Allen Burt | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Allen Burt

This post is an excerpt from an original post that appeared on the Blue Stout blog. The report that there's been an uptick in "late night drunk shop...