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Quick Hit: Walmart Takes On Amazon

Walmart is ready to fight Amazon for the e-commerce crown, as the company is rolling out a free 30-day trial of its unlimited two-day shipping ShippingPass program. After the free trial, ShippingPass is $49 a year, which is about half...

3dcart to Help Merchants Manage Google Shopping Ads

Popular e-commerce solutions provider 3dcart has launched a new service to help merchants take advantage of Google Shopping. The Managed Google Shopping service helps online merchants grow and succeed via effective Google Shopping...

When Are E-Commerce Purchases Made?

For all the talk of how many channels a shopper visits before purchase - search, social, direct, ads - it's important to know how quick all of those interactions can actually happen before a decision is made. Monetate 's latest...

The Benefits of Good Mobile Site Search

Navigation is one of the most important elements of any successful e-commerce site, and recently BeddingStyle.com found out just how impactful good navigation can be on a company's bottom line. Unbound Commerce retailer Bedding...

Customer Referrals Drive Quick Conversions

It is no secret that customer referrals are valuable, but new data from Extole is shedding light on just how quickly they push customers through the purchasing cycle. The data comes from an internal analysis of the campaigns from Extole’s...

3 Quick Best Practices for Asking for Reviews Via Email

Getting the first review of your product is crucial to not only getting more but also in proving credibility, especially for retailers selling new or unknown products. Every incremental review adds value, notes PowerReviews SVP of...

The Best BigCommerce Site Designs

Website design is a science, and there are many different variables that can impact the success of a digital property. To recognize retailers that are excelling at e-commerce design, BigCommerce recently announced the winners of its...

Two Benefits of Upgrading to a Cloud-Based Commerce System for Retailers

:: By David Bowen, Episerver :: U.S. online sales grew by 15 percent in 2015 , and this trend is only likely to continue as shoppers place greater value on the convenience and ease of ordering online. But to stand out in an e-commerce...

Get the Stats: Creepy Vs. Cool Personalization

Personalization is certainly a trend that isn’t going anywhere any time soon. That said, there is a fine line between personalization that consumers consider “cool” and personalization that consumers consider “creepy...

Inside the Mind of the Millennial Shopper

Are millennials all that different from the rest of us? In many ways, yes, yes they are. New research from Cue Connect ( Consumer Moments of Truth ) has identified five millennial shopping personas and the expectations and behaviors...

The Checkout Blind Spot

Big retailers aren't necessarily big because they know something smaller sellers don't - often it's just a case of greater investment. In fact, new research out from PYMNTS.com and BlueSnap indicates that size doesn't...

Better Performance Management for Velaro Live Chats

Live chat software provider Velaro has unveiled the newest version of its software. The new version introduces Live Chat Performance Management , which is a suite of new features and functionality to empower users to make chats better...

Amazon Slashes Small-Package Shipping Prices

Amazon is reducing the fees it charges merchants to sell USB cables, smartphone screen protectors and other small, flat items that can be sent in envelopes. Under the new rates, which take effect July 1, merchants will pay $1.61 to...

Fluid Powers Fender's Customizable Guitar Experience

To cater to the increasing demand for personalization from its customers, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is debuting a new digital studio experience that gives consumers the ability to design their dream guitar via a...

Moving Away From Magento

Multichannel e-commerce management software provider nChannel announced a partnership with Shopify Plus, the commerce company's managed services offering. The partnership will enable merchants to move their e-commerce data away...

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