B2B merchants often consider ecommerce as a tool for existing clients. Acquiring new customers is expected to happen through the sales team, not the Internet. The website becomes a way... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates for October from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on shipping, mobile returns, voice-activated commerce, payments, and... Read More »
Looking for an easy way to supercharge your workflow? Keep productivity tools close at hand by loading your Chrome browser with useful extensions.
Here is a list of extensions for productivity... Read More »
“Ecommerce Briefs” is my occasional series on news and developments from online merchants. In this installment, I’ll address: Amazon’s new partnership with Kohl’s; activity in the U.S. online food delivery... Read More »
The Internet is buzzing with how blockchains can solve problems and disrupt multiple industries. But what exactly is a blockchain and how can it benefit merchants?
A blockchain is a “distributed... Read More »
The United States Postal Service is a popular shipping solution for American ecommerce businesses. It stacks up well against other carriers in several situations.
The USPS may be particularly effective when... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates from late September from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on advertising, visual search, artificial intelligence, multimedia... Read More »
What follows are our 10 most popular articles for September 2017, recognizing that articles we published earlier in the month are more likely to make the list than later ones.
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It’s been an eventful year for Miva, the pioneering ecommerce platform. Its longtime president became C.E.O. and the company raised $18 million of private equity, which is the first such... Read More »
The theory behind experiential retailing is that people are bored with buying tangible goods; what they really crave is experiences. When shoppers really need things, they can buy them online... Read More »
During the 2017 holiday shopping season, expect weather, mobile commerce, and self-gifting to contribute to an 18 percent growth in U.S. digital retail sales.
For the last few years, I have... Read More »
Magento, the ecommerce platform, launched in 2007, grew dramatically, and was acquired by eBay. When eBay divested PayPal in 2015, it also sold Magento, to a private equity firm. Magento’s... Read More »
Ecommerce businesses, like all businesses, have tasks or jobs that need to be done. Organizing tasks into priorities may help ecommerce owners and managers improve how their companies operate and... Read More »
September 18, 2017 • Sig Ueland
Fall is here, and with it comes a new batch of ecommerce books. There are titles on podcasting, invention, global ecommerce, creating a brand message, and using data for success.
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September 17, 2017 • Sig Ueland
Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-September from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on advertising, productivity apps, payment solutions, and live... Read More »
One economic sector’s implosion is another sector’s lucky break. Physical store closures are disproportionately occurring in the apparel category, pushing more consumers to online clothing shopping. Seizing the opportunity for... Read More »
The rise of ecommerce is impacting shopping malls. Traffic and sales are down significantly. 2017 has been a particularly bad year for brick-and-mortar retailers, with hundreds of announced store closures.
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There is no question that service providers like Amazon must constantly be on guard against nefarious third party sellers who might use their service for unlawful means. In order to... Read More »
Practical Ecommerce periodically asks industry insiders to share a great, innovative idea that could help an ecommerce company. Here’s what 10 of them had to say for the September 2017... Read More »
What follows are our 10 most popular articles for August 2017, recognizing that articles we published earlier in the month are more likely to make the list than later ones.
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In spite of what you may have heard, not every retailer is selling online, not every physical store is closing, and some successful brick-and-mortar shops have real concerns about getting... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates for late August, from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on daily deals, instant pickup, voice-based shopping,... Read More »
Internet service providers provide online access with a variety of technologies, speeds, and prices. For consumers, that means plenty of choices. Here is a list of large ISPs in the... Read More »
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies cost nothing to process, are almost immune to fraud, and keep customers’ financial information safe. So why aren’t more online shoppers using them? And why aren’t... Read More »
The Middle East, long a laggard when it comes to online shopping, caught the attention of the industry earlier this year when Amazon purchased Souq, a local online marketplace. New... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-August from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on customer reviews, same-day delivery, fraud protection, digital... Read More »
In 2012, BigCommerce launched an integration fund, which lead to hundreds of third-party apps for its platform. Recently BigCommerce launched an expanded partner program with new certification tiers —certified, premier,... Read More »
“Ecommerce Briefs” is my occasional series on news and developments from online merchants. In this installment, I’ll decipher Amazon’s Q2 2017 financial results and its recently-announced returns policy for certain marketplace... Read More »
An efficient drop-shipping program requires a seamless integration between a retailer and its drop-ship suppliers. Inventory levels, prices, fulfillment details, and order and payment info are types of data that should... Read More »
I recently had a terrible customer service experience when purchasing from a well-known ecommerce company. The experience was so bad that it compelled me to write not just one poor... Read More »