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5 New eCommerce Lessons

Based on a blog post by Martin W. Smith. For full explanation of each point, visit his original post at http://scenttrail.blogspot.com/2013/06/5-new-ecommerce-lessons.html<p>Created with Haiku Deck the free presentation app for iPad. Learn more and get Haiku Deck: www.haikudeck.com

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10 Rules for Successful Ecommerce Marketing

These wise quips from Mark Hayes of Shopify are indispensable advice for both newcomers and old-timers alike. Originally appeared in a guest post: http://blog.offerchat.com/10-rules-for-successful-ecommerce-marketing/

Page load speed: 14 valuable tips for ecommerce managers

<b>It’s widely accepted that minimising page load speed is good practice for ecommerce, to ensure visitors get a fast service and search engines don’t</b> …

How Does Your Ecommerce Website Score on Customer Engagement?

It is known by many names and has several variants. Some like to call it conversation marketing, others have fancier terms for it. But at the heart …

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Google, Adobe and Best Buy are working on an ecommerce web data standard

More than two dozen tech firms and ecommerce operators, including IBM(s ibm), Google(s goog), Adobe(s adbe), Best Buy(s bby) and Qubit, have banded …

Helpful e-commerce app Slice snags $23M from Rakuten, Lightspeed, and others

We’ve all been there before. It’s the moment when you realize a package is probably sitting on your doorstep right now, and you’re not there to pick it up before someone else does. It’s unsettling.<p>The designers behind the ecommerce-focused app Slice set out in 2011 to not only make sure that …

The 'Pinterest for Ecommerce' Now Pays You to Share

The Fancy, a startup often described as the "Pinterest for ecommerce," is rolling out an affiliate scheme Monday to incentivize users to share …

Ecommerce Site Lets You Search for Clothes by Uploading Photos

For ladies and gents looking to spruce up their wardrobe, a new social ecommerce platform lets users upload photos of a specific item of clothing, …

Twitter is a Potential Contender for eCommerce Dominance

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Himanshu Sareen, Icreon. Himanshu Sareen, Icreon<p>Twitter may seem like just another place to discover news and celebrity …

Online retailer Amazon launched its luxury beauty store Oct. 10 to expand its luxury offerings to aspirational consumers aiming to save money on …

Watch Out, Amazon: Square Moves Into Ecommerce

Square introduced an online marketplace on Wednesday, which lets merchants open up virtual stores for free to list goods and services. The move marks …

Study: Global Ecommerce to Hit $1.2 Trillion This Year, Led by Asia

Ecommerce sales are forecast to increase 17% to $1.2 trillion worldwide this year, led by growth in the Asia-Pacific region.<p>Indonesia is expected to …

Why This Ecommerce Startup Is Chasing a Different Kind of Growth

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

5 Surprising Places Where Ecommerce Is Taking Off

What characterizes a market that's primed for ecommerce growth? It's not a country's population size, income per capita, nor even the amount its …

4 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Customer-Return Policy

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Convenient return policies are key to developing customer loyalty, but many ecommerce retailers continue to make the process far too onerous. Too often, they bury their return policy deep in their website and load it with …

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The Rise of Online Entrepreneurs: Ecommerce By the Numbers (Infographic)

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With lower startup costs and a broader reach, a growing number of entrepreneurs are turning to online retail instead of traditional brick-and-mortar businesses. According to data compiled by Ubot Studio, a marketing automation …

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Yahoo Acquires Lexity, An Ecommerce Service for Small Businesses

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It looks like Marissa Mayer's acquisition spree continues. Yahoo has acquired Lexity, the app-centric ecommerce platform founded by former long-time Yahoo employee Amit Kumar.<p>Originally called Vurve, Lexity builds apps to "help …

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A Beginner's Guide to Getting Started in Retail Ecommerce

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following is an excerpt from Perry Marshall’s book 80/20 Sales and Marketing. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Because shoppers are clearly enamored with the speed and convenience of internet shopping, you …

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Square Creates 'Square Market,' an Ecommerce Service for Businesses

2 min read<p>Move over, Etsy and Shopify. Popular mobile-transactions startup Square is branching out beyond processing in-person payments. Starting today, it wants to help businesses sell their wares online, too. Square has created Square Marketplace, an ecommerce service allowing businesses to sell …

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Hollande hosts European leaders for youth unemployment summit in Paris

French President Francois Hollande hosted 24 European leaders on Tuesday for a summit to tackle youth unemployment across the EU which stands at 23.5 percent. It is a follow up to a jobs summit with took place in Berlin in July.<p>Addressing delegates, Hollande said: “If there are three words to …