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A Dramatic Start for E-commerce Sales this Holiday

The holiday season is in full swing and few things better represent this than the surge in spending e-commerce sites saw during the Thanksgiving weekend. comScore has released their findings on consumer e-commerce spending for Thanksgiving...

Pass the E-Commerce Please - Thanksgiving Revenue Increases

Thanksgiving has quite a bit of ground to make up if it wants to compete with the likes of Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but that’s not to say it didn’t have an impressive retail showing. In fact, the Custora E-Commerce...

Fastest Mobile Sites this Black Friday

Forget Thanksgiving – or even Black Friday – holiday shopping started very early on Wednesday evening, according to Dynatrace , which is closely watching online retail site performance across the United States. Shopping...

Amazon Webstore Merchants Can Now Verify Gated Discounts

While not necessarily expected, exclusive discounts for students, teachers and military sure are welcomed and, for retailers, could mean the difference between sale or no sale. Traditionally, however, retailers have been unable to...

"Out of Stock" No Longer an Issue

Retailers may have dozens (or even hundreds or thousands) of links across the Web. The problem, however, is that those links may be promoting or directing Web surfers to landing pages that have out-of-stock products. Two Tap , a universal...

Is Live Chat the Key to Conversion for Holiday Shoppers?

A new study reveals that the number one reason consumers avoid online shopping is the lack of in-person assistance and proactive engagement from brands. The study, which was commissioned by Moxie Software and surveyed more than 2,500...

5 Tips for Online Holiday Retail Success

By Adam Forrest, Demandware The five-day holiday shopping bonanza is nearly upon us. It is the “official” start to holiday shopping that sets the tone for retail success for the rest of the season. The entire business is...

The Key to Negating Shopping Cart Abandonment

The holiday season has arrived and in order for merchants to maximize their profits they must understand consumer shopping tendencies. Visual Website Optimizer (VWO), a A/B website testing solution, has announced the release of a new...

Retailcommon Makes Its U.S. Debut

Popular social shopping network Retailcommon has arrived in the U.S. just in time for the holiday retail season. The Toronto based platform enables retailers to connect with customers’ mobile devices while they are shopping online...

Google Shopping Updates for Black Friday (and Beyond)

Google announced several major updates to their Shopping program for online merchants and retailers last week in advance of Black Friday (and the entire holiday shopping season). Let's take a closer look at what the additions and...

Get Diagnostic with Google Merchant Center

A new diagnostics tab has been added to the Google Merchant Center, providing online retailers with consolidated issue reporting for accounts, feeds and items. Accurate product data will likely prove to be a key differentiator for...

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Value of Online Reviews

A new study from Trustpilot is shedding light on the value of online reviews, revealing that 79 percent of businesses believe that online reviews play an important role in influencing consumer decision making. The study, which is drawn...

Amazon Grows SKUs 43 Percent in Q3

Who's ready for the holiday shopping season? That's right... Amazon. According to the newly released CommerceHub Product Assortment Index, Amazon added four times as many SKUs to its website between July and September than...

5 Image-Rich E-Commerce Sites

Retailers only have a few seconds (if that) to make a good impression once a visitor arrives at their site. One sure-fire way to grab the attention of site visitors and create a lasting impression is by prominently featuring visual...

Are You Ready for the Holiday Rush? [Infographic]

As the holiday season quickly approaches and consumers start crossing off items from their lists, it’s vital that merchants understand what consumers want most in an online store. Invesp Consulting , a conversion rate optimization...

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