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#FredinChina: Alibaba Wins the Chinese New Year

Fred Raillard | Posted 02.12.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week Alibaba, the Chinese giant e-commerce company, is the brand which has been the most talked about in China. A few years ago Alibaba launched a big e-commerce festival on the 11th of November called 11.11, which is the Chinese equivalent to Black Friday in the US. CEO Discusses the Fate of Brick and Mortar Stores

Quora | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business

These Questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

How to Transform Your Website Into a Marketing Powerhouse for a Mobile World

Ernesto Sosa | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Ernesto Sosa

In today's digital age billions of dollars in spending decisions are influenced by websites, but... most business websites are not ready for a mobile world yet, nor have been designed with ROI in mind.

3 Ways To Practice The Art of Customer Retention in Your Ecommerce Business

Allen Burt | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Allen Burt

Everyone knows that it's cheaper to retain a customer than acquire one, but most companies still focus their efforts on acquisition. It's important to not overlook the art of customer retention if you want your ecommerce business to be a sustainable one.

8 Uncommon Strategies for eCommerce Brands to Multiply Shopper LTV

Danny Wong | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Danny Wong

Although digital retailers are reliant on repeat purchases, many fail to actually bring shoppers back to complete follow-up orders.

The 3 Secrets to Building a Brand Purpose That Millennials Trust

Allen Burt | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Allen Burt

With Millennials overtaking baby boomers as the largest purchasing generation in the US, it's increasingly important to focus your marketing efforts on this younger demographic. However, marketing to Millennials presents a unique challenge, in that they only care about one aspect of your brand: it's purpose.

A Good CRM system can Make or Break your Sales: See What's in Store for 2016

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Devising an effective customer relationship management (CRM) system is essential to grow and strengthen your business. Many companies and organization...

Five Reasons You Should Consider Moving your Retail Business Online

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Unless you like standing for hours on end or enjoy working late nights at the office, then you should highly consider moving your business online if possible. Running an eCommerce shop allows for much more flexibility in both your personal and professional life.

3 Updates Your Ecommerce Business Plan Needs Now

Allen Burt | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Allen Burt

Business models are a crucial part of any company's success. The standard format of business models have changed over the past few years, from lengthy, detailed documents to concise, informative presentations.

3 Psychological Factors That Directly Impact Online Sales

Anna Johansson | Posted 01.13.2016 | Business
Anna Johansson

There are plenty of additional psychological triggers that influence online sales, including reciprocity, scarcity, and consistency, but the three referenced in this article have stood out in recent months as the most successful in online marketing.

7 Ways to Drive Mobile Conversions for eCommerce Businesses

Danny Wong | Posted 01.12.2016 | Business
Danny Wong

In 1997, Dell reached a huge milestone. It was the first company to sell $1 million worth of product online. The following year, the ecommerce industr...

The 4 Best Metrics to Track to Successfully Scale Your Ecommerce Company

Allen Burt | Posted 01.08.2016 | Business
Allen Burt

If you're a growing ecommerce company, you've probably reached a point where customer acquisition isn't as difficult as it was initially. Your current challenge is most likely identifying what areas to address in order to increase your revenue.

Will Apply Pay In China Be A Success?

Quora | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business

This Question originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

The Evolution of eCommerce

Steve Olenski | Posted 12.30.2015 | Business
Steve Olenski

In the last twenty years, e-commerce has entirely revolutionized retail. It went from being an essentially non-existent business model to becoming a potential threat to the traditional mall as we know it.

Instant Gratification Is Coming to a Website Near You

Jayson DeMers | Posted 12.28.2015 | Technology
Jayson DeMers

We seek out instant gratification because we're naturally inclined to do so, and now major brands are looking for ways to give it to consumers.

Save Your Ecommerce Business With One Upgrade

Allen Burt | Posted 12.16.2015 | Business
Allen Burt

A common struggle for ecommerce owners is pinpointing the areas where their current ecommerce website is wasting their money. In the majority of our clients this boils down to their use of a legacy platform.

Black Friday 2015 Was a Game-Changer for Online Sales

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.01.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

American shopping habits have clearly changed toward favoring the Internet, and this is poised to have a dramatic effect on future holiday promotions. For 2016, consumers can expect an even bigger push toward offering the same specials online and in-store.

The Predictive Enterprise: Five Trends Shaping the Future of Business

James Canton | Posted 11.26.2015 | Business
James Canton

The predictive enterprise, attunes itself to the massive data universe with tools to sense, listen, enable and anticipate. This is a massive shift in the behavior and strategy of business.

The One Holiday Sales Factor You Aren't Considering [Infographic]

Aimee Millwood | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Aimee Millwood

This infographic shows how reviews impact holiday sales, and how learning from reviews can help brands prepare.

B2B E-Commerce Trends for 2016

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Amit Bhaiya

Developing a strategy to drive your business to success is always a challenge, but keeping up with industry trends is another obstacle in itself.

Profitable Post-Purchase Marketing Opportunities for Ecommerce Shops

Danny Wong | Posted 11.20.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

Successful store owners never stop selling. When there is an opportunity to deliver more value to customers, ecommerce entrepreneurs encourage shoppers to complete follow-on purchases. The result is a happier customer whose lifetime value increases exponentially for the business.

Will Amazon Handmade Be The End Of Etsy?

Quora | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business

Will Amazon Handmade be the end of Etsy? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Answer by Annika Schauer, Etsy app develope...

Most In US Will Use Amazon For Online Holiday Shopping This Year

Reuters | Lorenzo Ligato | Posted 11.19.2015 | Technology

A majority of U.S. consumers plan to go to for most of their online holiday shopping, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, even after tradit...

What Science Says About Discounts, Promotions and Free Offers

Danny Wong | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Danny Wong

In 1887, Coca-Cola distributed the first-ever coupon. Little did the company realize how important the concept would be in shaping the future of commerce.

Tis the Season for Multi-Channel Commerce

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

Online Sales Will Dominate Statistic Brain's compilation of data from the U.S. Commerce Department, Internet Retail, ComScore, Inc. and Forrester Res...