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Humanizing E-Commerce with a Conversation Engine from Loopit

Social shopping was all the rage several years ago. The digital dream was that like-minded consumers (shoppers) would organize themselves, discover products and shop online together, engaging with each other in the context of the merchant’s...

Webgistix Targets Amazon Prime with SmartStock

Order fulfillment provider Webgistix has launched SmartStock, a solution which streamlines the inbound inventory process – ensuring inventory levels are updated and merchandise is ready for sale after arriving at a Webgistix...

Is 2013 The Year to Sell Your E-Commerce Store?

By Dave Slutzkin, CEO, Flippa Timing really is everything, and knowing when to sell your business means the difference between cutting your losses and having the cash to fund your next big idea. At Flippa, a website marketplace, we...

USD-Only Merchants Missing Out

Nearly half the world’s population is expected to be online in the next couple of years . This growing population will not only have a dramatic impact on global e-commerce sales, but also the way merchants capitalize on local...

Retail Cyber Attacks Increasing

Both the number and severity of cyber attacks on retailers is accelerating according to TrustWave's 2013 Global Security Report. The report indicates that those in the retail sector are now the top target for cyber criminals, making...

Zappos Tracks Pinterest Conversions with Pinfluencer

As Pinterest continues its slow but steady ascent to social media greatness, brands are turning to the platform in droves to raise awareness with their target consumers and, in some cases, even turning a profit. As more and more enterprises...

Dealing with Digital Writer's Block

Anyone who writes or develops content has been there before – at your desk staring at a blank screen and blinking cursor, because despite how hard to you try to sit down and focus, nothing is coming out. In other words, you’re...

Five Tips for First-Time Website Owners

It's no secret the Web continues to explode as a resource for consumers and businesses, and Web traffic is only going to grow. In fact, global Internet traffic is projected to quadruple by 2015 . If you're a business, getting...

Measure Ad Effectiveness Across Devices

A new technology from marketing optimization platform Convertro is helping marketers measure the effectiveness of their ads across devices. Convertro Advanced User Matching, a technology that is part of the company’s customer...

Responsive Design Gets Simplified

As a Valentine’s Day present of sorts, Adobe announced the release of a handful of new Web design and development tools for its Creative Cloud suite earlier today. This includes updates to the Adobe Edge Animate and Dreamweaver...

4 Deadly Content Marketing Sins

By Amie Marse, Content Equals Money Content marketing: a popular catchphrase that gets tossed around as if it holds the answer to all of your problems. Well, since you're still reading articles about content marketing (and since...

Zmags Partner Program Increases Engagement

A new partner program from Zmags is helping retailers, publishers and brands increase customer engagement and revenue within their digital catalogs and publications. This is because Zmags ' strategic partner program allows clients...

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Confused About the Cloud? You Are Not Alone

By Will Stevens, Webfusion If someone asked you "what is the cloud" how long would it take you to come up with a good answer? Thirty seconds? A couple of minutes? Or would you have to regretfully shrug your shoulders and...

Looking For a User Experience Expert? Look In The Mirror

By Jeff Hunt, Snap36 Each morning I wake to the smell of freshly brewed coffee and eagerly make my way downstairs to fire up the MacBook. I start my daily online journey exploring the countless stories and pieces of wisdom bestowed...

Black Hat vs. White Hat Social Media Marketing

When it comes to social media marketing, there is a long list of best practices and worst practices that brand managers should be aware of. Sometimes the lines of good and bad get blurry, and even though a brand might simply be trying...

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