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Amazon Sues Buyers of Fake Reviews

Amazon is reportedly suing three of its sellers for using fake accounts to post fake reviews of their own products. SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine & Accelerate 'Net Success The fake reviews were apparently, according to Amazon...

Geek Out Over Multi-Billion Dollar Marketo & Demandware Acquisitions

Techies love billion-dollar deals, and this week they were treated to not one but two huge acquisitions to analyze and envy involving separate deals for Marketo (acquired for $1.79 billion ) and Demandware (bought for $2.8 billion...

Wayfair Rolls Out its Own Display Ad Platform

Wayfair, an e-commerce retailer in the home furnishing and decor space, is striking out on its own in the realm of display advertising. The company just announced a proprietary display advertising solution named "Magellan"...

Affiliate Marketing Comes to Reddit with Viglink

Popular social sharing site Reddit will soon be launching a test to a percentage of its visitors to automatically rewrite links to some 1500 online merchants so they include a Reddit affiliate code. The test, which will go live on...

Reach a Global Audience with BlueSnap and MasterPass

Payment gateway provider BlueSnap has announced that MasterPass by MasterCard is now available in its Powered Buy platform. The addition of MasterPass helps merchants offer a frictionless checkout experience and reduce checkout abandonment...

Ecwid Automates E-Commerce Sales Tax Calculation

Ecwid has teamed up with TaxJar to provide a fully automated sales tax and value-added tax (VAT) solution to online merchants. Online merchants typically have to manually determine sales tax and VAT rates to collect at checkout, as...

Automate Shipping with Zapier and ShipStation

Web-based e-commerce shipping solution ShipStation has unveiled an integration with popular automation platform Zapier. Zapier enables businesses to connect to more than 500 popular Web services, including social media, accounting...

The Data You Need to Optimize Sales Funnels

Merchants expend an immense amount of effort and resources to convert browsers into buyers, which is why it's so upsetting and disruptive when transactions are declined, refunded, charged back or stopped for fraud. SUBSCRIBE to...

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New Fees for Fulfillment by Amazon

Amazon notified merchants last week that it will adjust storage fees for sellers who use Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA). SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine & Accelerate 'Net Success Amazon will actually keep the pricing unchanged from...

Digital Consumers Are Getting Good at Complaining

Review community Trustpilot recently released results from a study that examined the top methods of complaining when a consumer has had an unsatisfactory experience with a business. SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine & Accelerate 'Net...

Optimizing E-Commerce Product Titles with Ease

E-commerce is one of the most challenging industries for search engine optimization professionals, but a new tool from marketplace analytics provider Terapeak could give online sellers an edge. SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine & Accelerate...

Making an E-Commerce Impact with Images

The Web is a visual place and Internet retailers that make the best use of product imagery are those who routinely outperform their competition. SUBSCRIBE to Website Magazine & Accelerate 'Net Success The reason images are...

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SuiteWorld Speaks: Tips & Tech for Creating an Amazon-Like Experience

It’s inventible that in a room full of retailers, the conversation will ultimately turn to Amazon and its market hold; predictably, this was the case in many sessions at NetSuite’s annual conference held in San Jose this...

The One-Click World: Visa Checkout Cozies Up to Travel, Tourism and Fashion Sites

Visa announced a long and rather notable list of brands (merchants including Alaska Airlines, Chick-fil-A, Cole Haan, Emirates and Wyndam Hotel Group) that have signed up to offer Visa Checkout for their online and mobile payments...

Slow Delivery Speed Causing Shopping Cart Abandonment?

A new survey shows that slow delivery times leads to abandoned shopping carts for e-commerce merchants. The data from same-day delivery provider Dropoff found that the median expectation for retail delivery is 2 days, and 60 percent...

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