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Visual Search Comes to Pinterest

Pinterest is introducing a new technology that will enableusers to search its site without using text. Search requires words, but it is not uncommon for users/consumers not to know what it is they are looking for (which makes traditional...

E-commerce Spend by Country

According to data from statistics firm Statista, residents of Hong Kong spend far more than any one place on earth. The average consumer spends $2,686 per year online shopping from Hong Kong. The country with the next highest spend...

The SMB Outlook on the Holiday Season

Small business owners (SMBs) are optimistic about the holiday season according to a new survey from American Express. The OPEN Holiday Growth Pulse, which is a survey of 1,000 small businesses with $250,000 or more in annual revenues...

Digital Promo Code Tracking for Internet Retailers

Consumers are always going to want to feel like they are getting a deal - or at least some special treatment. Promotional codes satisfy that need relatively well for the most part, but it's not always easy for merchants - and Internet...

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Average Shoppers vs. Holiday Shoppers

Holiday shoppers are more than twice as likely to make a purchase on their first visit according to new research from SmarterHQ. The data also shows that 21 percent of holiday transaction are from customers whose last purchase was...

5 Tips to Use Data (Big or Small) for Last-Minute Holiday Hits

:: By Dr. Anil Kaul, Absolutdata :: With the looming holiday season retailers and e-tailers alike are either focused on putting the final touches on their marketing plans or have already launched their first campaigns. For those who...

Fewer Abandoned Carts via Pay with Amazon?

Consumers are increasingly becoming comfortable with the idea of using one solution (e.g. Apple Pay, PayPal, etc.) to check out across the Web. The benefits include speeding up the payment process and improving security (as a person's...

Don’t Forget about Small Business Saturday

The biggest shopping day of the year may be Black Friday, but small businesses (SMBs) should not forget about Small Business Saturday. The initiative, which was created by American Express in 2010, is taking place on Nov. 28 and aims...

Inside Chase Pay for Merchants

Chase released Chase Pay last week, a new payments experience available to merchants for in-store, in-app, and online purchases. MCX – which includes retailers such as Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Shell – will be Chase...

Correlation Between Product Information Quality and Conversion

Online consumers aren't just going to tolerate surface level product details or lackluster descriptions this holiday. According to the 2015/2016 Shotfarm Product Information Report, online consumers are seeking out the "best...

Retailers: Think Outside Your Store

If you’re a retailer who isn’t making serious inroads in 2016 to tie assets, data and currently disparate channels then you are heading in the wrong direction. This is one takeaway from Steve Rowen of RSR Research who worked...

Move Online with Ecwid and Square

Ecwid has teamed up with Square to make it easy for brick-and-mortar merchants to sell online. Through the partnership, merchants can import their Square product catalog with just one click to create an online store with Square payments...

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Measure the Impact of Customer Success Teams

Totango has unveiled a new feature to help executives measure the impact of their customer success teams. Totango is a customer success service software provider that helps subscription-based businesses regain and grow their customer...

Mobile Commerce Continues to Trend

Retailers better be prepared for mobile shoppers this holiday season, because a new report from MarketLive reveals that more consumers made purchases on their smartphones in Q3 of 2015 than they did in Q3 2014. MarketLive’s Q3...

The API Watch: E-Commerce Checkout Standards from the W3C

Successful Internet retailers know that what happens in the digital check-out lane can make or break the e-commerce experience. The problem is that there are many ways to ensure both usability and security, and it's caused a virtual...

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