If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them: Online Marketplaces

| Ian Goldman

Retailers tend to view online marketplaces such as Amazon or Walmart as threats; however, savvier retailers are shifting their mindset and starting to look at these conglomerates more as opportunities. Here is what you need to know about selling on a marketplace.

West Elm and Leesa Announce Partnership

| Dina Binney

West Elm announces its partnership with Leesa mattresses. The Leesa brand will be in 80+ West Elm locations in the U.S. and online. See what initiatives the brand is putting in place with this new partnership.

The Cloud Enables Smooth Billing in Subscription Services

| Jean Lawrence

A major shift to “Everything as a Service” gives customers current versions of what they need, when they need it and at a predictable price. Subscription services also help businesses create recurring revenue streams, strengthen customer loyalty and provide differentiated offerings. Learn how cloud-based services are helping power the subscription boom.

Consumer Expectations Rise with Websites and Apps

| Daniela Forte

Today, consumers are more demanding when it comes to the way they expect a website or app to work. In fact, they will leave a site if it doesn’t meet their criteria. This infographic by Apica reveals what customers expect and what they will find disappointing when it comes to a website or app.

Alexa, Order Me Browserless Commerce

| Greg Zakowicz

Voice assistants appear to be poised to be the next big thing. After all, outside of emojis, speech is the most natural way to communicate. See what voice ordering means when it comes to browsing for items today.