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Ecommerce Technology Trends That Will Take Center Stage This Year

Michael Lazar | Posted 02.09.2017 | Technology
Michael Lazar

With 2016 over and done with, the gears are turning. Q1 of 2017 is well underway, and with it does come the next ecommerce technology trends. Last yea...

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...

A New Era of Commerce Innovation?

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 03.11.2017 | Technology
Kali Kasprzyk

With the recent release of Magento 2.0, a lot of buzz has been happening at the Echidna office. As an eCommerce agency, many of our clients not only c...

The Impact of Digital Transformation is Way Bigger Than You Think

Anant Jhingran | Posted 02.09.2017 | Technology
Anant Jhingran

As a technologist, I have always discounted marketing hype. Frequently, I hear about "helping enterprises with digital transformation." However, every...

Is Customer Loyalty a Myth?

Rob Tarkoff | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Rob Tarkoff

We talk and measure customer loyalty, that sentiment that keeps customers buying from their favorite brands. But in an age when every customer with a smartphone has the ability to instantly price compare (and they do so standing in your store), read and write reviews, and be offered competitive offers instantly once they click on a product - does customer loyalty truly exist?

Retailers, Don't Miss This Change to Facebook

Melanie Curtin | Posted 06.21.2015 | 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.

E-Commerce Trends of 2014 That Made History

Amit Bhaiya | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Amit Bhaiya

Christmas has yet to arrive but online sales have already shot through the roof. The biggest shopping season of the year has showed some interesting trends thus far. The past two years an increase in both mobile and tablet use has been noticeably visible with the number of online shoppers dramatically growing.

How Mobile Payment Will Impact the Growth of Mobile Commerce This Holiday Season

Scott Hirsch | Posted 02.02.2015 | Technology
Scott Hirsch

The growing consumerism of our society is always a hot topic this time of year. Discussions about whether or not retailers should open on Thanksgiving to the monitoring of 'Christmas Creep' by various blogs and websites can be seen everywhere.

Amazon Fire: Winning In Its Customers' Mobile Sales Moments

Julie Ask | Posted 09.27.2014 | Technology
Julie Ask

I had the opportunity and privilege to get an early look at the new Amazon Fire phone. It delights in many ways, but I'll focus on the shopping experience enabled through Firefly.

Tablets' Coming Dominance Sign of Fast-Twitch Nature of Retail

Mike Cassidy | Posted 09.17.2014 | Technology
Mike Cassidy

The overall long-term trend is undeniable. Consumers are moving to mobile and retailers need to be ready for all that comes with that.

WATCH: App, Mobile Site or Responsive Design?

Shawn Amos | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

You want to create the best experience possible for your mobile consumers, but what's the right way forward? A mobile app might be the solution. Afte...

Why Mobile Matters in the ‘Era of You'

Kristen Lauria | Posted 09.08.2013 | Technology
Kristen Lauria

While mobile computing is becoming the darling of marketers, its explosive growth rate is rather daunting, with more customers shopping via mobile devices every day. Forrester Research anticipates mobile commerce will exceed $31 billion by 2016. And by 2020 there will be 10 billion-plus devices in the pockets and palms of consumers.

Online Auctions Become More Competitive

Michael Seo | Posted 05.11.2013 | Small Business
Michael Seo

Founded in 1995, eBay is regarded as the first and most dominant mass online auction site. But even for eBay, online auctions declined steadily for the past 10 years.

From Casino Gaming to Mobile Commerce: Four Emerging Mobile Trends to Watch in 2013

Dinesh Moorjani | Posted 03.13.2013 | Technology
Dinesh Moorjani

In the backdrop of a U.S. economy struggling to pull itself out of mounting debt and changing consumer spending patterns, the pace of innovation is accelerating. Here are four predictions that will shape the mobile economy in 2013 onward

What Mobile Payments Can Learn From 'The Newsroom'

Alistair Goodman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money
Alistair Goodman

Over the past few months, a dizzying array of announcements about mobile wallets have been made leaving many industry insiders scratching their heads as to how, and more importantly when, the benefits will extend to the consumer.

8 Trends in the New American Economy and One Sector to Watch

Bruce E. Welty | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business
Bruce E. Welty

No one can predict what is going to happen from here, but the rise of the New American Economy is introducing existential risk to some of the largest retailers and huge new opportunities for branded manufacturers throughout the world.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 09.05.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

2012-07-06-shawnamosAre you ready to ditch your wallet and pay with your smartphone?

Bringing Apps to the Real World With ZooZ

Hillel Fuld | Posted 06.19.2012 | Technology
Hillel Fuld

ZooZ is an in-app mobile payment solution that comes bundled in a three line SDK and enables mobile developers to sell physical goods via their apps. It is a very simple concept.

Shop 'Til You Drop: Will the Economy Take Over the High Street?

Chris Brassington | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business
Chris Brassington

There is little doubt that multichannel commerce is being reborn. The traditional ways of describing multichannel commerce no longer work because cust...

Smarter Commerce: Putting the Customer at the Center

Posted 03.19.2012 | Technology

Empowered by social technology and unprecedented amounts of information, today's customers present new challenges and opportunities to businesses worl...

Business Trends To Watch In 2012

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 12.21.2011 | Small Business

Heading into 2012, we're still facing a challenging economy, but it almost doesn't matter because there are so many ideas for savvy startups and busin...

Mobile Commerce Brings the Online Offline

Michael Lingenfelter | Posted 02.05.2012 | Business
Michael Lingenfelter

Mobile apps are creating new ways for people to shop smarter, bringing the online offline to transform the retail experience and entice people back to stores.

M-Commerce Has Arrived -- Which Retailers Will Win?

Imad Mouline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Imad Mouline

This holiday season, more than half of consumers say they will do some form of shopping on their smartphone or mobile device. M-commerce has officially arrived.

Nexus S Debuts but Being Sold Exclusively at Best Buy

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Yesterday Google announced the newest handset in the Android portfolio -- the Nexus S which will be running Gingerbread (Android 2.3). It was not mo...

Would You Rather Lose Your Smartphone or Your Wallet?

Michael Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Barrett

Given the extent to which we rely on mobile phones for shopping, access to email and contact lists, even e-commerce and banking accounts -- a stolen phone would seem to be a horrible fate. Except that it is not.