eCommerce

By Duri Chitayat | eCommerce

ICYMI: In Store Experiences, Putting the 'Transform' in Digital Transformation

Hey, WhatsApp, Hello! ICYMI (In Case You Missed It), a lot’s happened in the last seven days. Here are your top articles this week. Quick, Give Me …

New Zealand All Blacks

Top 3 UI Techniques That Users Hate Most

by Nick Babich<b>Note:</b><i> the technique mentioned in this article aren’t always black or white. Meaning, they all have great potential if implemented</i> …

Usability

Deal-finding browser tool Honey now tracks Amazon price drops, offers hotel savings

Since its launch several years ago, the deal-finding browser add-on Honey has grown its install base to 4.4 million users on Chrome, in addition to its smaller presence on Firefox and Safari. Initially conceived as an easier way to find savings by tracking sales and retailers’ promo codes, the …

Amazon

Amazon is going to eat the grocery industry

News broke last week of Amazon’s plans to acquire supermarket chain Whole Foods for a reported $13.7 billion. The purchase of the Austin-based grocer’s more than 450 stores marks Amazon’s most ambitious step into the brick and mortar retail space, giving them immediate access to a large network of …

eCommerce

In wake of Amazon/Whole Foods deal, Instacart has a challenging opportunity

Yesterday, Amazon and Whole Foods ruined a perfectly slow news day on a Friday in June with the announcement that Amazon intends to buy Whole Foods for almost $14 billion.<p>The most obvious victim of the deal was Instacart, in which Whole Foods invested and with whom Whole Foods has a five-year …

Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods is the game-changer

Amazon’s deal to buy Whole Foods may be remembered as the dawn of a new era in business, when an old industry resistant to change suddenly gave way to something modern and innovative. But supermarkets were once a cutting-edge concept themselves.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that shoppers went to the …

Whole Foods

3 Ways to Pimp Shopify for Better UX

Shopify is one of the most well-known and widely used e-commerce platforms on the web. Merchants from all industries can easily use it to sell their …

Web Development

5 Ways Amazon Will Disrupt Commerce Before Amazon Go Comes To Your Neighborhood

A pedestrian passes in front of the new Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg<p>In the midst of the year’s busiest shopping season, Amazon.com Inc. surprised some with one of its next-gen commerce announcements. Amazon Go, …

Amazon

A Study of 46,000 Shoppers Shows That Omnichannel Retailing Works

Traditional retailers are feeling the heat. Even as competition intensifies, shoppers’ visits to retail stores are declining every year, leading one industry veteran to ominously ask his peers, “Is anyone <i>not</i> seeing large traffic declines?”<p>Online retail, on the other hand, is thriving. Retail sales …

eCommerce

The Top 10 Articles on the Shopify Ecommerce Blog in 2016

As usual, we wrote a lot of articles in 2016. Whether you're a new reader or you've been with us for a while, chances are, you've probably missed a …

eCommerce

32 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Ecommerce

<b>Performance should inform business decisions and KPIs should drive actions.</b><p>Key performance indicators (KPIs) are like milestones on the road to …

Analytics

BigCommerce is Quickly And Cheaply Disrupting the Ecommerce Status Quo

Amazon, eBay and Walmart all appear to have missed the next battle front for ecommerce. If the CEO of Big Commerce is correct, you are closer than you think to disrupting your competitors.eck<p>Walmart figured out how to drive out all the inefficiencies of big box retail. Amazon built the digital …

Smartphones overtake computers as top e-commerce traffic source

For retailers at least, the most important screens are now the small ones.<p>Smartphones accounted for 45.1 per cent of web-shopping traffic in the first quarter of this year, edging out computers at 45 per cent, according to a study from Demandware, an e-commerce software provider. The firm, which …

How You Can Boost eCommerce Sales With Amazon Prime

38 percent of shoppers start with Amazon, 35 percent start with Google. The industry is shifting and eCommerce sites need to not just get Amazon ready, but also get Prime enabled.<p>Amazon Prime is a service that many consumers find invaluable (I know I do). That's because the program offers free …

Narvar

Narvar helps retailers champion<br>their customers at every step of the journey.<p>Track<p>Give customers precise, automatic updates about their order and a …

eCommerce

The state of bots: 11 examples of conversational commerce in 2016

Two trends — the exploding popularity of mobile messaging apps and advances in artificial intelligence — are coinciding to enable a new generation of tools that enable brands to communicate with customers in powerful new ways at reduced cost. Retailers and technology firms are experimenting with …

Chatbots

Magento CEO Explains How the Next Generation of eCommerce Is About Bringing the Store to You, Not Driving You into a Store

eCommerce is no longer about driving prospects into your funnel. Today you are engaging your customers where they already are and bringing the store to them.<p>Last month at Shoptalk, I had the pleasure of interviewing the CEO of Magento, Mark Lavelle. After establishing independence from eBay last …

eCommerce

Commerce at Twitter is not dead

The reports of commerce’s death at Twitter have been greatly exaggerated, according to a tweetstorm by Nathan Hubbard, Twitter’s head of commerce. Last month BuzzFeed reported that Jack Dorsey had put Buy Buttons, product pages and other commerce efforts on the “back-burner,” and the commerce team …

You’re Paying Too Much on Amazon, Study Says

Big data shows how algorithmic pricing means the first price usually isn’t the best price.<p>Started as a bookseller in 1994, Amazon has quickly come to dominate the online retail landscape and has at this point fundamentally changed the way we shop. One of the main reasons for the retail giant's …

Shopping

New E-Commerce Strategies: Your complete guide to the new world of e-commerce

<i>The BI Intelligence Content Marketing Team covers news & research we think you would find valuable.</i><p>The holiday season is the best indicator of consumer shopping trends, habits, and desires, and the latest holiday period in 2015 showed more than ever that the consumer is in a position of power.<p>The …

eCommerce

Which Enterprise Ecommerce Platform Solution is Better? Shopify Plus vs. Magento EE.

<i>This article originally appeared on the Do It Better blog.</i><p>The platform you choose for your ecommerce store is critical to your success: If you choose the right one, it will easily scale and grow with your company. If you choose the wrong one, your site will become a poorly-functioning "homegrown" …

eCommerce

Introducing Shopify for WordPress

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to start selling on WordPress, the wait is over. Now, it’s easier than ever to add ecommerce to your …

Web Design

The 'quitter's mindset' could be the secret to success

Ellen Chisa knew she had to quit Harvard Business School.<p>She looked out the window, and back down to her desk where a full-time offer letter from Lola sat, awaiting her reply.<p>It didn’t matter that she’d only finished her first year. Or that most people she asked said it was a mistake.<p>She knew it …

Self-improvement

Ecommerce App Design Trends That Will Rule 2016

Every year brings with it new trends. Companies research what worked for them and what didn’t. Others research on how it affected revenues and …

E-Commerce Might Be Hyped But For Some, It Is Still Hot

A discerning and demanding consumer base is just one reason New York City e-commerce startups remain excited about the category and bullish on the opportunity.<p>E-commerce is still hot, especially if you're a food and meal kit delivery startup. Maple, Gooble, Home Chef, Plated, Hello Fresh, Blue …

Startups

Can Curated Design E-Marketplaces Survive In The Amazon Era?

AHAlife’s acquisition of design curation site Bezar suggests consolidations might be the best way for online marketplaces to survive the competition.<p>After rumors surfaced last month that the curated online marketplace Bezar was struggling to stay in business, the company confirmed yesterday that …

Trends

84% Of Shoppers Abandon Sites With Complicated Online Checkouts

Retailers struggling with cart abandonment should take one piece of advice regarding their online checkout processes: <i>keep it simple</i>.As many as 84% of …

eCommerce

The 3 Big Trends Shaping Online Commerce

Photo: John Taggart/Bloomberg<p>Being the technology at the heart of more than 200,000 small to medium sized ecommerce and retail businesses means that Shopify has a unique view into changes in both how consumers are looking to buy, and how the ecommerce and retail industries are shifting to deal with …

eCommerce

3 Updates Your Ecommerce Business Plan Needs Now

This post originally appeared on the Do It Better blog.<p>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.<p>This downsizing of business models …

Marketing Strategy