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Retailers, Don't Miss This Change to Facebook

Melanie Curtin | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Melanie Curtin

If you're a retailer and you target Millennials, it's time to take note. This new Facebook feature could be a game changer.

Three Ways to Improve Your Online Check-Out Experience

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Don't take the easy route and put your needs first. The entire check out experience should be 100% customer focused. An easy user journey will result in a positive user experience.

Different Prefixes, Same Meaning: Cyber, Digital, Net, Online, E-, Virtual

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
Dr. Jovan Kurbalija

This week, the Global Cyberspace Conference takes place in The Hague (16-17 April). In March, UNESCO hosted a conference on Connecting the Dots in Digital Space. The NETmundial Initiative had a meeting in Stanford recently.

Death By Restructuring: Retailers Need to Stop Slicing the Cheese

Greg Portell | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Greg Portell

When the quarter ends, those words change, and management is stuck in an endless cycle of transformation. Retailers play catch up instead of leapfrogging ahead. Retailer programs aren't inherently doomed to fail. In fact, our analysis finds three themes associated with lasting success.

Adrien Barthel: You'll Have More Fun and Grow Faster With Startups

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

"Don't only look at big companies. They might have big numbers, but you'll have more fun, will learn more and grow faster in startups."

Why Omni-Channel Commerce Could Cost You Your Job (And 4 Things You Can Do About It)

Matt Dion | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Matt Dion

At the recent Adobe Summit in Salt Lake City, the annual trek made by digital marketers from all over the world to hear everything marketing, there was a buzz around retailers and the challenges poised by omni-channel commerce.

E-Commerce Sales Sweep the Globe: Here's How to Get in the Swing

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 03.25.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

The days of shopping at the mall or dropping by your favorite downtown store may be fading as eCommerce continues to entice consumers to shop online. ...

Reinventing Commerce: This Secret Will Help Retailers Transform their Online Store and Win Customers for Life

Matt Dion | Posted 03.04.2015 | Business
Matt Dion

Delivering great digital experiences is an essential strategy for retailers. Embracing the new customer journey will ensure that retailers remain competitive and are able to monetize digital experiences while wowing their customers with personalized service.

Three Tips to Improve Your E-Commerce Content Marketing Strategy

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Regardless if you are selling a product or service, having a proper content marketing strategy plan in place is a necessity to succeed in the world of e-Commerce.

Reinventing Marketing: 5 Obsessions Today's Digital CMO Needs to Succeed

Matt Dion | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Matt Dion

The vast majority of digital experience projects -- the very same projects CMOs were hired to see through to fruition -- "sometimes" or "often" fail.

Matt Sheehan

Meet The Steve Jobs Of China: Alibaba's Jack Ma

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 01.23.2015 | World

A year ago, few outside of China knew the name Jack Ma. Today, he’s the most sought after man at Davos. The founder and face of Alibaba Group, “th...

Five Smart B2B Business Moves for 2015

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 03.22.2015 | Small Business
Amit Bhaiya

The B2B eCommerce growth rate is about 400% and with these figures stored in the future suppliers and business owners are all moving swiftly to get themselves on board. So whether you sell paper or pumps it's time to get your product in the shoppers cart.

12 Ways Online Retailers Are Cutting Through Competition

Eric Fischgrund | Posted 03.21.2015 | Business
Eric Fischgrund

In 2015, ecommerce sites will need to be at the forefront of marketing trends to remain relevant and encourage high conversion rates. The world of online marketing is changing swiftly, and we've got the secrets you need to cut through the competition.

The Best Is Yet To Come: Tech Leaders Predict What's Coming Next

Grace Nasri | Posted 02.14.2015 | Technology
Grace Nasri

As we begin to wind down the year, many executives within the tech industry are looking ahead to 2015 and evolving strategies based on expectations of what's coming next.

Turning Everyday Buyers Into Customer Evangelists Through Referral Programs

John Fox | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
John Fox

My interview with Tony Mariotti (center) and Manish Goyal (right) of Friendbuy If you want to grow your e-commerce business, you must always be enc...

5 Tips to Help Drive Your eCommerce Sales This Holiday Season

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

The holiday season is finally here and businesses are hustling to take advantage of this lucrative time of the year. The number of eCommerce sales worldwide has continued to grow to a whopping 1.4 billion dollars. Take a look at these five pointers to help you achieve a stellar eCommerce season:

5 Exciting Startups to Inspire Any Entrepreneur in 2015

Andre Bourque | Posted 02.02.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

In 2009, when the Great Recession really got rolling and layoffs were abundant, there was a silver lining. A lot of wannabe entrepreneurs got the kick in the pants they needed to start their business.

When Commerce Makes Us Want to Puke

David Macaray | Posted 02.05.2015 | Business
David Macaray

I'm not so naïve or recalcitrant as to deny the fact that the surest way to wreck the American economy -- to take it from whatever point it sits at today and send it straight into the abyss -- is for us consumers to voluntarily go on a six-month austerity kick, a period during which we don't buy anything except stuff we actually "need."

Is Slow Site Speed the Reason Ecommerce Holiday Sales Are Down?

Andre Bourque | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

The most recent Black Friday stats are in, and they've hit a staggering nearly $7 billion less than last year -- in both brick and mortar and online retailers. That's a drop of 11 percent.

8 Challenges Facing Ecommerce Retailers This Christmas

Ian Mills | Posted 01.23.2015 | Small Business
Ian Mills

With the increase in the amount of consumers completing their Christmas purchases online, this has presented multiple challenges for online retailers and other stakeholders involved in the logistics of purchasing online.

Consumers Without Borders: Chinese Consumers Present a Key Growth Opportunity for the U.S. Market This Holiday Season

John Burbank | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
John Burbank

E-Commerce is booming in China and the good news for American retailers and manufacturers is that the rapidly growing Chinese e-commerce market isn't limited to just local online offerings.

4 Lies Small Business Owners Tell Themselves to Avoid Ecommerce

Ian Mills | Posted 12.31.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

As your customers move online, are you hiding behind excuses to avoid investing in an ecommerce channel for your business? By avoiding and investing in ecommerce, you may be selling yourself short. If you find that you tell yourself the following four lies, it might be time to reconsider your position.

3 Ways You're Losing Money From Your Mobile E-Commerce

Allen Burt | Posted 12.29.2014 | Small Business
Allen Burt

It's undeniable that mobile is where people are. They're posting, commenting, sharing, and buying. If you don't think this affects you, please take a look into your website's analytics and get an idea of how many visits you're receiving from mobile.

5 Easy Tactics to Reduce Abandoned Carts During the Holidays

Matt Winn | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Matt Winn

Various studies show that 45-70 percent of all shopping carts don't end in a purchase, which means that you and your online business are fully aware of the frustration that abandoned carts can bring.

How Googlebot Ticks: Optimizing Your Website Content

James Parsons | Posted 12.28.2014 | Technology
James Parsons

To many, Google is an absolute wonder. They have the infrastructure and the man-power necessary to build a highly advanced algorithm to regularly sc...