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 »
Business-to-business ecommerce can be complex. There are often restrictions on who can purchase products. Frequently buyers need assistance in finding the right item. But a key to success in B2B ecommerce... Read More »
Given the ease with which brands and manufacturers can sell their products directly to consumers, many observers believe the future of resellers is limited. Ori Greenburg, an ecommerce veteran and... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates for late July from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on shoppable images and video, ecommerce personalization,... Read More »
What follows are our 10 most popular articles for July 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 “The Growing Adoption of Voice Commerce,” my previous post, I addressed how Amazon’s Alexa is the leading voice-based assistant.
I mentioned in the post that Amazon now offers Alexa Voice... Read More »
In the United States, ecommerce is mature and sophisticated. That is not the case in Saudi Arabia, where it’s new and challenging. Hamza el Bayed is co-founder of a Jeddah,... Read More »
Remote employees can supercharge a company. Remote workers are often happier, more loyal, and more productive than their office-bound counterparts. But a business needs to manage remote employees differently and... Read More »
Perhaps as many as 4,000 brick-and-mortar stores have closed in the United States since last year, creating what some are calling a “retail apocalypse.” This would-be industry-wide meltdown can teach... Read More »
Amazon held its third annual Prime Day on July 11. The event actually began the evening of July 10 and offered 30 hours of deals instead of the 24 offered... Read More »
Here is a list of marketplaces to buy and sell websites. There are full-service brokers to oversee the entire process, vetting the parties, determining market value, and ensuring secure transactions.... Read More »
Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-July from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on shipping services, coding, ecommerce personalization, challenging Amazon,... Read More »
The Amazon marketplace contains nearly 500 million products, from about 2 million sellers. That’s a lot of competition for businesses that sell items there.
In fact, being competitive on Amazon is exactly what... Read More »
While domestic online sales in the United States and the European Union will continue to increase — taking sales away from brick-and-mortar stores — growth rates will flatten out over... Read More »
Credit card chargebacks — wherein shoppers purchase products with a credit card and then contest the charge from the credit card issuer — are an always-present threat to ecommerce merchants.
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An ecommerce content audit may help a retail businesses identify valuable assets, discover new content or product ideas, improve site design or navigation, generate more site traffic, and even earn... Read More »
Here is a list of ecommerce-related product releases and updates for late June. There are updates on shipping solutions, influencer marketing, payment processors, text analytics, marketing research, and Amazon’s newest... Read More »
Protecting against knockoffs on Amazon can be a problem for ecommerce merchants. Thankfully, Amazon recently instituted its Brand Registry program, which is intended to protect the brands of marketplace sellers... Read More »
The summer months are slow for many ecommerce merchants. It is an excellent time to do some housekeeping and prepare for the upcoming busy season. Take a few days to... Read More »