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Future of messaging apps spells end to 'Google as we know it'

SAN FRANCISCO — Picture this: You're texting with your friends as you're leaving work when you remember you completely forgot to organize dinner. So, without leaving your messaging conversation, you find a pizza delivery place, order an Uber home and check your bank's account balance.<p>That …

Mobile Messaging Conjures A Commerce Platform

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tom Hadfield is the founder and chief executive of the mobile buying application, Fetch.</i><p>This week brought two announcements that reflect a seismic shift in the future of mobile messaging: 600 million users of Facebook Messenger will soon be able to order food, buy products and text …

Stripe announces Relay, a single way to pay within mobile apps

Because mobile e-commerce really sucks<p>Payments company Stripe today announced Relay, a service that will let businesses create custom buying processes within mobile apps and allow for that process to move across different apps. Relay is designed to remove all the annoying form-filling activity …

5 Indispensable Ways to Convert More Mobile Users | SEJ

Mobile is the new black.<p>From responsive website design to mobile-optimized landing pages to mobile specific content development, including mobile in …

What to Include in Site Navigation, for Higher Conversions?

With the average attention span of online shoppers decreasing — reportedly, we now have no more than 8 seconds to inform web visitors of important …

One family’s downsizing strategy to live within their means

Determined to live within their means, the four members of the Bell family made a drastic move about a year ago.<p>They went from a rented 1,400-square-foot townhouse in their town of Guelph, Ont., to what the 25-year-old Ms. Brianna Bell describes as an above-ground, two-bedroom, 1,000-square-foot …

Why the Ecommerce Catalog Must Die

Why do the majority of ecommerce storefronts look and function the way they do?They’re based off the catalog metaphor — digital versions of the paper …

In a World of Second Screens, Mobile Has Become the First Screen

7 Tips to Boost Your Site’s Conversion Rate Using Images

Images not only add life to a website, they also make it convert better. People no longer want to browse a website – <b>they want to experience it</b>. Using …

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Creative Recycling Wooden Pallets Ideas To Do Right Now in Your Garage!

From storing items, beds or coffee tables to window boxes, shoe cabinets or comfortable rockers, a <b>wooden pallet</b> is anything but waste timber. Since …

Modern Marketing In The Cloud Gives CMOs New Tools And Greater Influence

In this Age of the Customer, everyone is talking about marketing. In the process, CMOs are re-establishing their position of leadership in the C-suite. They’ve had to rethink their organizational structures and apply new technologies to create more personal and relevant customer relationships.<p>The …

Vancouver-based PlentyOfFish surpasses 100 million users

Canadian company PlentyOfFish continues to reel in big numbers with the online dating site now surpassing 100 million users.<p>It's been a steady ascent for the homegrown startup which CEO and founder Markus Frind launched from his Vancouver apartment in 2003.<p>While there are plenty of web-based …

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Creating a 1 to 1 Commerce Experience Across all Devices

Creating a great digital shopping experience used to be easy. Your visitors connected with you through their desktop computers, allowing you to …

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The Perfect Execution of Conversion Rate Optimization

Only one in seven A/B tests actually improves a website’s conversion rate. <i>Why?</i> Because conversion rate optimization is more than just testing colors …

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What's the secret to Japan's slender population? Serious 'eating education'

Since McDonald's inaugural golden arches were erected in Tokyo more than 40 years ago, fast food franchises have flourished, but Japanese waistlines …

5 Tips for Buying Retail Inventory, for Ecommerce

Smart wholesale buying can lead to ecommerce success and good profits. But the act of buying products to sell on an ecommerce site can be more of a …

5 Ecommerce Stats that Will Make You Change Your Entire Marketing Approach

The best information is usually the most straightforward: <i>Cold hard statistics.</i><p>Even though stats aren’t exactly emotionally scintillating or …

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How Omnichannel Can Fail at the Brick and Mortar Level

If you consider the entire month of November the holiday season, then (as a customer) I’ve had three instances of omnichannel fails this holiday …

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Walmart says Cyber Monday was its biggest online day ever

Black Friday was largely a disappointment for retailers, but early indications are Cyber Monday wasn't.<p>Walmart (WMT) said the Monday after Thanksgiving "was the biggest online day in its history for orders."<p>The retailer has been promoting hundreds of items as part of its week-long cyber sale.<p>While …

11 Economic Lessons to Make You a Smarter Shopper For Black Friday

When you hit the stores this weekend, remember three things: Shopping is a sport, this is its Super Bowl, and retailers are better at playing it than you.<p>The first and last rule of prices is that nobody knows what anything is worth. Shoppers are guided by shallow clues ("this is cheaper than that") …

Nine habits of lousy decision makers

What would you find if you could compare the worst decision makers in business to those who show better judgment? What attributes distinguish those laggards from the rest?<p>It's an intriguing question with some helpful recent answers, thanks to Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman. The two leadership …

Estimote Launches Indoor Location Service Using iBeacon Tech

Estimote, maker of hardware beacon devices and a platform for managing software that uses beacon connections, such as Apple’s iBeacon system, has just launched its Indoor Location features. The Indoor Location system that Estimote provides works with the company’s existing beacons, and its updated …

Get Control Of Your Business With the Hootsuite of Mobile Payments

In a global economy where everyone and everything is here and there, Vancouver-based Control places the control back into the hands of the business …

Getting Logistics and Fulfillment Right to Enter the Canadian Market

Canada is a prime market for merchants to access, with an estimated 2013 GDP of $1.52 trillion. Other sources, including the Luxembourg Income Study …

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