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Get Diagnostic with Google Merchant Center

A new diagnostics tab has been added to the Google Merchant Center, providing online retailers with consolidated issue reporting for accounts, feeds and items. Accurate product data will likely prove to be a key differentiator for...

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Value of Online Reviews

A new study from Trustpilot is shedding light on the value of online reviews, revealing that 79 percent of businesses believe that online reviews play an important role in influencing consumer decision making. The study, which is drawn...

Amazon Grows SKUs 43 Percent in Q3

Who's ready for the holiday shopping season? That's right... Amazon. According to the newly released CommerceHub Product Assortment Index, Amazon added four times as many SKUs to its website between July and September than...

5 Image-Rich E-Commerce Sites

Retailers only have a few seconds (if that) to make a good impression once a visitor arrives at their site. One sure-fire way to grab the attention of site visitors and create a lasting impression is by prominently featuring visual...

Are You Ready for the Holiday Rush? [Infographic]

As the holiday season quickly approaches and consumers start crossing off items from their lists, it’s vital that merchants understand what consumers want most in an online store. Invesp Consulting , a conversion rate optimization...

E-Commerce Conversion for Amazon Webstore

Amazon Webstores doesn't get the love that a solution like Magento does, but thanks to its Solution Provider program, several interesting (and powerful) technologies are in the control of online merchants using the system. The...

Friendly Fraud and U.S. Cities with High Chargebacks

Fraud continues to plague the e-commerce industry. Chargeback911 released a new study that reveals which U.S. cities had the highest rates of chargebacks for credit card disputes (see below). Researchers analyzed records of 500,000...

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The Future of B2B E-Commerce

While e-commerce receives the bulk of mainstream publicity, business to business (B2B) commerce is thriving and both sellers and buyers are looking for ways to keep the industry rolling. Accenture and hybris software have released...

No Online Sales Tax Legislation On the Horizon

E-commerce merchants have reason to rejoice this holiday season (and into 2015) as it appears a bill requiring the collection of state sales tax on online purchases won't be on the agenda in the U.S. House of Representatives for...

Retailers Missing the Mark on Product Promotions

A new study from OrderDynamics suggests that the majority of e-commerce merchants are missing out on sales by promoting irrelevant inventory to shoppers. In fact, the study , which compares customer acquisition and retention to a “dating...

Miva Unveils Redesigned E-Commerce Platform

Miva has unveiled a redesign of its popular enterprise-level e-commerce software, which includes a new interface and additional features for merchants. The most significant update of Miva Merchant 9 can be found in the design of the...

Pew Sheds Light on Privacy Concerns

A new study from Pew Research is shedding light on the privacy concerns of consumers, revealing that 91 percent of respondents agree or strongly agree that consumers have lost control over how their personal information is collected...

Buzztala’s PVAs Arrive at Amazon Webstore

After unveiling its Product Video Ads (PVAs) just a week ago , Buzztala has announced that it will now offer its search engine marketing (SEM) services to retailers using the Amazon Webstore platform. Buzztala’s PVAs are short...

Save Time by Auto-Syncing Your Newsletter Subscriptions

Newsletter subscription numbers are in constant flux making it difficult for e-commerce retailers to keep their email lists up-to-date. To help retailers in this quest, Mailigen , an integrated marketing service provider, has announced...

SMBs Taking Advantage of Analytics

Small businesses may not be taking advantage of big data, however, a new survey from Constant Contact reveals that 79 percent are using reporting and analytics to inform their business decisions. The survey shows that 73 percent of...

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