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Why Am I Getting Website Traffic But No Sales?

Often, when you’re watching your website stats through analytics, the most obvious metric to monitor is traffic. Traffic drives everything. More …

Homemade

Store associates are the secret to success of buy online, pick up in store

There is no denying that omnichannel order fulfillment is picking up speed in the retail market. What’s more, customers expect it now more than ever. …

Ecommerce Trends in 2018 (+147 Statistics About Online Shopping)

How To Sell Online<p>The 19 Ecommerce Trends + 147 Online Shopping Stats Fueling Sales Growth in 2018<p>Tracey Wallace / 36 min read<p>Table of Contents<p>Top 19 …

eCommerce in the Mobile Age: How Shoppers Want to Browse and Buy in 2015

As mobile devices grow more and more ubiquitous every year, it makes sense that mobile would also be the way that many online shoppers expect to …

eCommerce
Customer Experience

Blurred Lines: Card Present And Card-Not-Present

Share Email<p>Tim Cook may say that 2015 is the “Year of Apple Pay” but 2015 might be the year in which the split between card-present, NFC, in-store, …

FashionTribes.com

According to the eShopper Index compiled by iVentures Consulting, which marketing guru Greg from Paris included in a recent awesome slideshow about …

eCommerce
eCommerce

Amazon launches first bricks-and-mortar store – what will it mean for retail?

Given Amazon has now confirmed the ‘launch’ of its first physical store at a university that boasts Neil Armstrong among its alumni, it seems apt, if …

The pros and cons of subscription ecommerce models

<b>We've seen quite a few ecommerce sites built around subscription models in the past few years.</b><p>Netflix and LoveFilm are the obvious examples, while …

eCommerce
eCommerce

Building Trust on Ecommerce Home Pages

Before beginning our study, we identified the trust elements we would evaluate, which included, for example, the placement of a site’s search box and …

The Startup That Thinks It Can Dethrone eBay

On a recent January morning in San Francisco, Noah Ready-Campbell showed me around the 3-year-old business he says is about to give eBay a run for …

49.2% of retail marketing e-mails are opened on mobile devices

49.2% is close enough to half to say mobility has reached another tipping point. That’s the percentage of retail marketing e-mails opened on mobile …

A Growing Number of E-Commerce Sites Are Moving Into Print

Ask any lifestyle magazine publisher how they’re making up for declining print revenue, and chances are they’ll mention e-commerce. But while …

eCommerce

How Airbnb used data to propel its growth to a $10B valuation

Whether you are part of a fast growing startup or an established company, choosing what part of the product to focus on is absolutely crucial to the success of your venture.<p>In an interview with Riley Newman, head of data science at Airbnb, we learned a valuable framework in thinking about concrete …

eCommerce

Farfetch, An Online Marketplace For Designer Fashion Boutiques, Raises $66M

Farfetch, an online marketplace for independent fashion boutiques, has raised $66 million led by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners, with existing investors Condé Nast International and Advent Ventures also participating in the round. New investor Richard Chen, venture partner at Chinese VC …

Why is Amazon paying workers up to $5K to quit?

Amazon.com hopes its fulfillment center workers are happy in their jobs.<p>But if they're not, and perhaps would rather be doing something else, Amazon …

PayPal Here liberates on-the-go payments with an app-based solution

PayPal is set to change the way Australians make credit card payments, with a new system that does away with bulky terminals.<p>PayPal is set to change …

Why Bricks-And-Mortar Retailers Still Have A Chance Against 'Pure-Play' E-Commerce Sites

Showrooming is only the latest scourge for bricks-and-mortar retailers that are struggling to eek out margins as more consumers shop online.<p>But now a recent report from BI Intelligence finds that retailers have discovered "reverse showrooming," or "webrooming," which is when consumers go online to …

How Kickstarter users raised nearly $1 billion: The really long tail of crowdfunding

If Kickstarter were like the media institutions that dominated the 20th century—book publishers, movie studios, record companies—the crowdfunding site’s revenue would derive mostly from a few big hits, like the Oculus Rift virtual-reality visor and the Pebble smartwatch. That is, most of the money …

Crowd Funding

Facebook and Twitter are for friends, not retail – YouGov survey finds public don’t ‘trust’ retailers on social

Over half of the public do not trust retailers who use social media, research from YouGov has found, with only a quarter saying that a social media …

Chute Commerce Turns Any Brand's Online Store Into A Social Shopping Hub

Chute, a visual marketing and media-sharing platform, today launched a new product aimed at helping online retailers leverage user-generated content to help improve sales. Chute Commerce allows marketers to transform the traditional shopping experience that consumers have when viewing products …

Goodwill turns charity into $4 million e-commerce business - San Francisco Business Times

By Renée Frojo <br>– Contributor<p>Mar 3, 2014, 2:11pm PST<b><br>Updated</b> Mar 3, 2014, 3:39pm PST<p>For an old organization, Goodwill has some pretty impressive new …

With Foursquare Deal, Microsoft Aims for Supremacy in Hyper-Local Search

Microsoft's coronation of new CEO Satya Nadella grabbed most of the headlines on Tuesday. But the news overshadowed a second announcement from the …

Zipcar Says It’s Booming As Twentysomethings Reject Car Ownership

Avis, the car-rental company that bought Zipcar last year, says it will grow to 1 million members by 2015, driven by the "fundamental shift going on with regard to car ownership" among a new generation. It had around 775,000 members when purchased last March.<p>The latest in the debate on whether …