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Idea of Apple Pay Growing on American Shoppers  Nov 19, 2014 1:32 PM By Tim Parry

Four out of 10 US online buyers like the idea of using a phone for payment instead of carrying around a wallet, according to The Bizrate Insights Apple Pay and Payment Security Study #1. But whether or not Apple Pay becomes the standard for wallet-less payment systems still remains to be seen.

MCM Thursday: In Today’s Issue  Nov 19, 2014 12:53 PM By Tim Parry

Small Businesses Face Big Challenges this Holiday Season
Top 5 Holiday Shopping Trend Predictions
Is Amazon Using Product Listing Ads?
The Best and Worst Catalog Copy of 2014
Big Data a Big Omnichannel Driver

Bullseye: Target Adds Mobile In-Store Features  Nov 18, 2014 5:16 PM By Tim Parry

A week after Walmart announced enhancements to its mobile app to make holiday shopping easier for its in-store customers, Target announced that several new in-store navigation features are now live in its mobile app. Here’s how Target hopes its app overhaul will help its in-store customers.

Tick-tock: Just 20 Days to Perform This Holiday Season  Nov 18, 2014 3:23 PM By Tim Parry

In the 20 days that retailers have to perform this holiday season, retailers will see a 30% increase in conversion rate and 5% increase in average cart size.

Lessons Learned From Alibaba’s $9.3 Billion Singles Day  Nov 18, 2014 1:17 PM By Tim Parry

Purchases made via Alipay on 11.11 topped $9.3 billion, a 60% jump thanks to Alibaba’s efforts to globalize Singles Day. In this video, Scot Wingo, the founder and CEO of ChannelAdvisor, shares his views on Alibaba’s efforts, and what lessons U.S.-based merchants can carry over into the holiday season.

Amazon is Looking for a Few Good Drone Pilots  Nov 17, 2014 12:28 PM By Tim Parry

Can you pilot a drone? Then Amazon Prime Air wants you! Amazon is looking for flight operations and certification personnel for flight testing its UAS technologies. Here’s a look into Amazon’s next step toward making same-day delivery by drone a reality.

Global Payment Growth Fueled by Cross-Border and Mobile  Nov 17, 2014 11:09 AM By Tim Parry

Payment by credit card continues to predominate worldwide, but alternative payment methods such as e-wallets are on the rise and outpace the growth of credit card use.

ShopRunner Partners with Alipay  Nov 15, 2014 9:56 PM By Tim Parry

ShopRunner has announced a new partnership with Alipay which will pave the way for Chinese online shoppers to buy directly from U.S. retailers’ ecommerce sites. Here’s why the ShopRunner-Alipay strategic partnership solves historic pain points for both Chinese consumers and U.S. retailers.

European Engineers Embrace Digi-Key for Online Component Sales  Nov 15, 2014 9:24 PM By Tim Parry

Digi-Key, a full-service provider of electronic components, has announced an enormous spike in web traffic and online orders placed by design engineers in Europe. Here is why engineers in Germany, the UK, France and Italy, among other regions of Europe, are rapidly embracing Digi-Key as their go-to resource for electronic component selection and availability.

11 Steps to a Successful B2B Email Marketing Campaign  Nov 14, 2014 1:42 PM By Tim Parry

Balancing the logistics and creativity required for effective B2B email marketing is both a science and an art. In this video, you’ll discover proven strategies for running successful B2B lead-generation campaigns.

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