Amazon Business, the B2B marketplace, has more than 45,000 active sellers and more than 10 million products with bulk purchase options or business discounts. Many B2B merchants aren’t sure whether... Read More »
The announcement that Amazon is buying Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion, or $42 a share, generated an enormous amount of commentary, with financial and technology analysts chiming in on... Read More »
After an ecommerce power-up that included acquiring a string of online retailers, including Jet.com, Walmart took a major swing at Amazon by offering free 2-day shipping for qualified orders of... Read More »
Here is a list of new ecommerce books for your summer reading. There are titles on podcasting, video marketing, entrepreneurship, disruption, global ecommerce, and valuing digital businesses.
I compiled this list... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-June from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on shipping solutions, artificial intelligence, email campaigns, product... Read More »
Online retailers, particularly mid-market and larger, are really in three businesses: selling products to consumers; software; and publishing.
Retail commerce has become the convergence of in-store and online shopping. Regardless of a... Read More »
From the 1950s when they were initially built, through the early 2000s, shopping malls were the backbone of retail shopping — attracting consumers with convenient parking and a wide selection... Read More »
Card-not-present fraud leads other types of payment fraud in countries that have migrated to the EMV standard. That is according to U.S. Payments Forum, a nonprofit organization that includes global... Read More »
Ad blocking software doesn’t just block ads. It also blocks most tracking beacons used by analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, Adobe Analytics, and others.
Jason Packer, with Quantable, an optimization... Read More »
Fraud continues to impact online merchants. Some experience chargebacks, while others experience various forms of return fraud. Fraud hurts not only merchants but also consumers, as merchants often increase prices... Read More »
Online shoppers expect to receive their orders quickly, with little-to-no added cost.
There are many ways for ecommerce merchants to decrease fulfillment and delivery times. One area of the supply chain that... Read More »
Implementing a ship-from-store fulfillment program may help mid-market multichannel retailers better serve customers and earn more profit.
This year, about one of every three brick-and-click, omnichannel retailers will have adopted a... Read More »
Conducting market research can help you pinpoint what your prospects actually want, or even discover if a product will be successful before you launch it.
Here is a list of online... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates for late-May from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on shipping solutions, electronic payments, security, voice-activated shopping,... Read More »
What follows are our 10 most popular articles for May 2017, recognizing that articles we published earlier in the month are more likely to make the list than later ones Read More »
Many ecommerce retailers desire to expand internationally. Understanding the preferred payment methods in other countries is a key component.
In this post, I’ll explore some of the issues involved with accepting... Read More »
Consumers and ecommerce merchants often take the complexity involved in buying a product online for granted. But behind the ease of the one-click checkout and free shipping is 65 years of... Read More »
If small and mid-sized online retailers cooperated, they may be able to develop a fast and reliable shipping network competitive with what Amazon, Walmart, and other industry-leading merchants can offer.
Online... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates for May from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on automated marketing, shipping, Instagram promotions, mobile shopping,... Read More »
While marketers are preoccupied with satisfying the needs of millennials, another demographic group with enormous spending power is nipping at their heels: teenagers.
There are about 26 million teens in the United... Read More »
The concept of “endless aisle” has been discussed in ecommerce for years. Many online merchants have watched Amazon’s rise to market domination and believe their own path to success lies... Read More »
Many B2B merchants have avoided ecommerce because they believe their customers will not do business in that manner. Merchants often have concerns about payments, as B2B customers pay in different... Read More »
In my experience, most merchants feel that their credit card account provider is more likely to increase their rates or invent new fees rather than offer an unsolicited rate reduction.
The... Read More »
May 2017 marks the one-year anniversary of the implementation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission of Regulation CF crowdfunding for non-accredited investors. Some observers believe it is a disaster while... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates for late April from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on a subscription marketplace, artificial-intelligence-based marketing and... Read More »
What follows are our 10 most popular articles for April 2017, recognizing that articles we published earlier in the month are more likely to make the list than later ones.
Google Analytics:... Read More »
Your ecommerce business is growing. You need developers, marketers, and customer service representatives. But how do you find the best employees? It’s simple: hire remote workers.
Often ecommerce businesses start small.... Read More »
The process of creating satisfied customers starts with providing a level of service that’s greater than their expectations. For ecommerce, shipping is customer satisfaction’s frontline, and online sellers should aim to... Read More »
Big changes are coming to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, and some may have ramifications for ecommerce merchants. With the appointment of Ajit Pai as the chairman of the F.C.C.,... Read More »
Reduce the amount of time it takes for an online retail order to be picked, packed, and given to the package carrier, and your ecommerce business will have gone a... Read More »