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4 Online Trends E-Commerce Companies Must Embrace to Thrive Internationally

By Charles Whiteman, MotionPoint Companies operating e-commerce sites that are searching for new customers and revenue streams, should consider launching localized websites in international markets. For many U.S. e-commerce sites,...

Invest Now, Reap The Rewards: Crucial E-Commerce Technologies for Small Businesses

By Dax Dasilva, Lightspeed The future of e-commerce is bright. It’s easier than ever to get online and start selling in no time, and the benefits of e-commerce extend from making a small business look more established and professional...

5 Digital Trends Impacting the Travel Industry

By Paige O’Neill, CMO of SDL Looking back a decade, the travel landscape has evolved beyond recognition. For global travel companies hoping to stand out from the crowd and really capture consumers’ attention, they must...

Using Social Engagement to Rank Retail Photos

Images are everything in social media, and in retail. Knowing this, marketers and retailers invest in photography services and technology in hopes the right images will elicit more clicks and, thus, more conversions. What many organizations...

A Mobile App for Offline Retailers

Inventory management and retailer optimization solution Shopventory has released a free mobile application for retailers. The new Thrive app, available now at iTunes with an Android release scheduled to follow, will enable retailers...

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Will Jet Crash & Burn?

The much-hyped new shopping site Jet, which is officially launching today (after months of anticipation), is clearly very, very serious about its promise to offer shoppers the lowest prices. The Costco-esque, membership-based site...

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Uber-Like Service to Move Big Items Comes to Seattle, Entire West Coast to Follow

The revenue potential of providing same-day delivery for oversized purchases is huge - and customers are even willing to pay for it. New research of American shopping habits by Seattle-area startup Fleetzen not only suggests that the...

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A Mobile Commerce Gateway for Better, Broader Merchandising in Two Taps

If you've heard it once, you've heard it one thousand times - mobile is the future of commerce. In fact, Google, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter have all begun to introduce ways for mobile consumers to purchase through their...

Gain An (Almost) Unfair Advantage With Abandoned "Experience" Emails

Even among the premier Internet retailers, the average checkout abandonment rate is staggering. A recently released study of Q1 2015 from SaleCycle actually found an abandonment rate of 75.6 percent across all sectors (see an infographic...

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AddShoppers Social Solutions Come to Demandware

Onsite commerce marketing platform AddShoppers, used by over 10,000 brands, announced that its suite of application is now integrated into the DemandWare Commerce cloud. AddShoppers’ LINK cartridge allows Demandware merchants...

Prime Day Roundup: A Success for Amazon but a Let Down for Many Consumers

Amazon has announced the sales from its much hyped (yet disappointing for some) Prime Day. According to the e-commerce juggernaut, customers ordered more than 34 million items across Prime-eligible countries, breaking Black Friday...

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Olark Unveils Live Chat Shortcut

Olark has unveiled a new in-platform feature that allows operators to respond quicker on live chat. The feature, dubbed Shortcuts, enables operators to create commands that expand predefined lines of text, links and other commonly...

The Enticing Offer of Free Shipping

Looking to carve out an ever-increasing piece of the e-commerce pie (which is expected to grow from $1.47 trillion in 2014 to $2.36 trillion in 2018 ), merchants must look at the habits and trends of consumers’ shopping behavior...

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Optimizing the Customer Journey [Embargo until tomorrow]

As e-commerce brands look to increase their sites digital performance, many are turning their focus to the customer journey and conversion obstacles. hhgregg , an appliance, furniture and electronics retailer, has announced that it...

Disputing Chargebacks with BlueSnap & Verifi

For online retailers, every chargeback that is prevented contributes (in a positive way) to the bottom line. But what tools and resources do e-commerce merchants have at their disposal? If you're a user of BlueSnap payment gateway...

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