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Ecommerce: Internet Retail Challenges & Opportunities for 2013

Internet retailers are finally now able to celebrate the holiday shopping season, but the savviest are already positioning themselves for success in 2013. Here are a few key market trends, challenges and opportunities to be aware of...

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Top Ecommerce Posts of 2012

Internet retailers will start 2013 with one of the best years in recorded digital history immediately behind them. 2012 brought many new and exciting developments to the e-commerce industry yet many Web merchants are still struggling...

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Look Out Below! 15 Fabulous Footer Designs

One of the most literally overlooked aspects of website design are footers, the area at the very bottom of a page that provides information and links to other areas of the site or outside Web properties (such as social media profiles...

Optimize Native Apps With A/B Tests

Most Web workers know the importance of testing usability features when building a website, however, this same strategy should also be implemented when building mobile applications. Luckily, a new service from mobile experience management...

Ditch Your Yellow Pages for the Web

By Kelly Meeneghan, Manager, 1&1 Internet, Inc. There used to be a time where a phonebook was America’s number one source of information. Whether you needed a plumber, an electrician or to find any other business, the hard...

Social Technologies for the New Year

Over the last few years social networks have made a huge impact on how businesses operate (to say the least), and Web workers should know that there are no signs of this trend slowing down anytime soon. Not only do most businesses...

United States of Gamers

Ever wonder what people in our Nation’s capital are up to or even the person in line ahead of you at the store? According to Jumptap ’s MobileSTAT December report released today, they are gaming – big time. In fact...

Turn Local Eyes into Global Sales

By Michael Ni, CMO/SVP, Marketing and Products for Avangate Growing businesses often struggle when expanding internationally, finding themselves entering into new markets without a clear strategy to plot out their infrastructure and...

The Future of Search: SEO Trends for 2013

Two weeks from today marks the New Year (assuming the world doesn’t end on Friday). And while the Web has changed dramatically over the last half-decade, there remain a handful of constants that seem as if they will always, in...

Are Return Shipping Fees Scaring Away Your Customers?

Apparently, I’m not the only one who finds return shipping fees kind of annoying, because according to a new survey by ShopRunner , 81 percent of online shoppers are “not likely” to make repeat purchases from retailer...

Facebook Jumps into Local Search

Facebook just took a giant leap into local search. This is because the world’s largest social network has updated the “Nearby” feature in the company’s iOS and Android applications. The update makes it easier...

Lessons Learned From this Holiday E-Season

By: Mark Layton, Chief Executive Officer, PFSweb The holiday shopping season is no longer relegated to in-store shopping on Black Friday; rather, it has snowballed into an entire weekend where consumers demand both mega-deals and convenience...

Five Post-Holiday Strategies for Merchants

It's safe to say, the 2012 holiday season has proved to be profitable so far, as c onsumers spent $33.8 billion online as of Dec. 16, which is a 13 percent increase compared to the same time last year according to comScore . Moreover...

Power Strategies for Transactional Email

Transactional emails, the emails that are sent once a user has completed some conversion (i.e. sale, lead, signup, etc.), are a powerful way to meet customer expectations and drive greater interaction. While it may be a little too...

Visual Stimuli and Product Selection

Web-based retailers in operation today must find new and unique ways to make products stand out to potential customers as those prospective buyers sift through ever-greater amounts of information. And it may be as simple as tweaking...

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