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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 …

E-Commerce | Online Retailing | Top 500 | Online Sales

A 41-page report that takes a closer look at Amazon’s U.S. retail business as well as the services it offers that contribute to its growth.<p>Events<p>More …

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

Conversion Rate Optimization / Ecommerce Research / Mobile Strategies<p>The 19 Ecommerce Trends + 147 Online Shopping Stats Fueling Sales Growth in …

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 …

1. Amazon Will Finally Face Its Match/Matches

“While Amazon still clearly rules the digital shopping roost, other retailers are finally getting their digital businesses in order such that shoppers don’t always have to think Amazon first,” writes Wendy Liebmann, CEO of WSL Strategic Retail in her report, “Trends From the Edge.”<p>Mass-market …

Online Life

Insights For Omni-Channel Marketers -- A Q&A With IBM Commerce GM

IBM has upped its game to support omni-channel marketers with a series of acquisitions over the past few years, including Sterling Commerce, Unica, Coremetrics, TeaLeaf and Silverpop. The company recently named Deepak Advani as general manager of the Commerce division to oversee the products and …

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 …

Magento Is A Strong Choice For A Mobile eCommerce World

<i>[Guest post by Graeme Caldwell from Nexcess]</i><i>Mobile eCommerce is likely to become the dominant online shopping experience. Magento’s responsive</i> …

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 …

eCommerce

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 …

eBay Enterprise Expands Magento Infrastructure with IBM Cloud

<b>eBay Enterprise</b> has signed with <b>IBM</b> as a cloud infrastructure provider for Magento. Magento, which eBay acquired in 2011, is big in the e-commerce …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Alibaba’s e-commerce head has a plan to save post offices around the world

They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. That certainly appears to be the case for government-run postal services around the world.<p>It’s no secret that the old-school providers of “snail mail” have been under siege in the internet era. The spread of e-mail, online advertising, online …

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 …

Newspaper publishers use e-commerce technology on website photos

The Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror are experimenting with technology that turns online photographs into adverts, reports the Financial Times. It's an e-commerce system developed by a Finnish company, Kiosked.<p>When people visit pages on the papers' websites, the technology scans the content and …

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 up the way Australians make credit card payments on the go, with a new mobile payment system known as PayPal Here.<p>While …

FinTech

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 …

eCommerce

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

The latest in the debate on whether millennials want cars or not comes from Zipcar, which said today that the generation's "fundamental shift" away from owning vehicles will help it hit 1 million members by 2015.<p>The car-sharing company, which Avis Budget bought for about $500 million last year, …

Carsharing

Don't Discount the Impact of Online Reviews

A new study finds that the majority of small business owners aren't paying as much attention to online reviews as they should.<p>While online review sites have been under a great deal of public scrutiny lately after several companies were found to have paid for positive reviews, the sites can still …