The right set of WordPress plugins can help create content that engages readers and drives traffic.
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If you need help launching a business or bolstering your entrepreneurial skills, access free online courses from leading universities and industry experts.
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One of the biggest challenges ecommerce merchants face is rising shipping rates. Thanks to Amazon, consumers expect fast, free delivery. Because niche merchants do not typically have the sales volume... Read More »
Here is a list of ecommerce-related product releases and updates for late-January. There are updates on local transactions, payment chatbots, affiliate marketing, and online appointments.
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The increasing dominance of Amazon has many merchants scratching their heads, wondering how exactly to work with that company, and how that company will impact their own businesses.
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Despite concerns that political turmoil would dampen holiday spending, ecommerce sales made a strong showing in 2016. Even with a sluggish November start, revenues increased by 11 percent over 2015,... Read More »
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Sell-through rate is a retail inventory key performance indicator that can help stores track product sales, strike a good inventory balance, and, ultimately, earn relatively more profit.
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Integrating a B2B company’s ecommerce site with internal systems can streamline operations and simplify customers’ buying experiences. Integrations offer significant benefits, but they are often difficult to get right.
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Here is a list of recent ecommerce-related product releases and updates for late December. There are updates on video chat, shipping, automated data analysis, and payment gateways.
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As the year draws to a close, we’ve compiled a list of the 25 most popular articles published during 2016, based on the number of page views.
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Here are my favorite new mobile productivity apps of 2016. There are news apps, tools for photos and videos, tools to help your financial and mental well-being, a better keyboard, and... Read More »
2016 was a tough year for initial public offerings of venture-capital-backed ecommerce companies. However, it was a year of notable acquisitions of ecommerce companies by large retail chains and consumer... Read More »
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Shopping on smartphones and tablets is convenient for consumers and provides merchants with increased revenue streams. It also changes the payment fraud landscape.
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Here is a list of recent ecommerce-related product releases and updates for mid-December 2016. There are updates on chatbots, the Internet of Things, equity funding, digital assistants, and robotic fulfillment.
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Without U.S. Robotics, the pioneering modem manufacturer, there arguably would not be a World Wide Web.
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With the end of 2016, many B2B companies are reviewing this year’s ecommerce performance and planning for next year.
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Here is a list of recent product releases and updates for late-November from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on personalized shopping, fraud prevention, live chat,... Read More »