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Fear the Phone: Amazon Fire Phone Will Drive Amazon’s Mcommerce  Aug 03, 2014 3:49 PM By Tim Parry

Could Amazon’s Firefly be an experiment? In other words, is Amazon using the Fire Phone to learn more about how to turn the entire world into an Amazon store? UserTesting set out to answer that question. Here’s what they discovered, and what it means for merchants.

eBay: 79% of Global Shoppers Prefer PayPal  Jul 31, 2014 8:58 AM By Tim Parry

PayPal’s global business generated $986 million in revenue in the second quarter, and international revenue grew at a rate of 19% year over year. Here’s a look at what’s sparked the 11th consecutive quarter of global growth for PayPal.

Amazon and Flipkart Increase Investments in India  Jul 31, 2014 7:33 AM By Tim Parry

Amazon and Flipkart announced this week that they will separately invest U.S. $3 billion to support rapid marketplace growth in India. See why they – and the U.S. Government – believe India is the hotbed for economic growth.

How the Retail Industry Uses Shoppers’ Data  Jul 30, 2014 6:26 AM By Tim Parry

Based on a recent Alteryx and RetailWire survey of nearly 350 retailers and brand manufacturers, this infographic illustrates the top three ways progressive retailers are using shopper insights to drive marketing and merchandising decisions, and more.

Apple’s Sales Growth in India is Great for Global Ecommerce  Jul 25, 2014 7:21 AM By Tim Parry

While India is seen as an emerging economy, it is still an immature global ecommerce market. Here’s why Apple’s iPhone and iPad sales there should help it grow.

Families Following an Omnichannel Back-to-School Shopping Path  Jul 23, 2014 11:02 AM By Tim Parry

Back-to-school shoppers are taking advantage of all the options offered to them in today’s omnichannel environment, and toggling between channels and devices to facilitate different parts of the shopping experience.

How an Ecommerce Presence Helped Tacoma Screw Grow  Jul 23, 2014 10:27 AM By Tim Parry

An ecommerce presence has given Tacoma Screw a dive into a bigger market than it had. It once had a traditional footprint in the Pacific Northwest, and now it does orders in all 50 states.

More than 70% of Mobile Visitors Have No Intention to Buy  Jul 22, 2014 4:21 PM By Tim Parry

Moosejaw, the outdoor retailer known for its quirky marketing, recently surveyed over 19,000 visitors on their mobile shopping habits. So what did they find out?

7 Ways to Increase Your Ecommerce Conversion Rate  Jul 22, 2014 4:09 PM By Tim Parry

Every brand needs converts: people who make the transition from browsers to buyers. In ecommerce, conversion is also a key metric by which to analyze your store’s performance. If your marketing strategy is working you’ll have plenty of traffic, but what percentage of those visitors make a purchase—the conversion rate—is the true measure of success. […]

TruST Urges Senate Not to Attach “Flawed” MFA to ITFA  Jul 21, 2014 8:27 AM By Tim Parry

Here’s why TruST believes the Marketplace and Internet Tax Freedom Act does a severe disservice to both bills, threatening to stall ITFA and derail a productive House debate over the future of remote taxation.

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