The Shopping Habits of the B2B Buyer

| Erin Lynch

When it comes to the buying preferences of B2B shoppers, suppliers need to start creating an online shopping experience similar to those in the B2C world. Translation: B2B websites need to be easy to use.

Free Shipping for First Timers

| Erin Lynch

One of the hot topics on the tip of many retailers’ tongues this year is mastering the art of free shipping. It is not only a great tool to get your company to standout against your competitors but it can also help lower your shopping cart abandonment rate.

4 Tips For Launching a New Website

| Daniela Forte

Launching a new site doesn’t have to be a headache, but sometimes it can be. Robert Glazer, founder and managing director of Acceleration Partners in a phone interview provided tips on how to make launching a new website much easier.

China Consumer’s Go Mobile

| Erin Lynch

If you are thinking about bringing your brand to China in the near future, the most effective way to engage Chinese shoppers is through mobile, according to an infographic from the Alibaba Group. The use of mobile is so high that while sales in China are predicted to hit $15.7 billion in 2013, by 2015 it will skyrocket to nearly $42 billion.

Abandoned Carts: Who Does it and How Can it Be Stopped

| MCM staff

Shopping cart abandonment is a major ecommerce concern, especially when nearly 72% of website visitors add items to their carts but never complete their purchase. In this infographic from SeeWhy, you will learn why customers buy online, why some do not, and you will walk away with key takeaways for significantly reducing the shopping cart abandonment rate within your ecommerce site.

How Instagram and Twitter Can Affect Your Brand Engagement

| Erin Lynch

When it comes to brand engagement, which is better Instagram or Twitter? In a February report by Simply Measured, it has been declared a toss-up depending on which social media platform you decide to use. According to this infographic from DNA, Instagram photos that are shared by brands on Twitter decrease engagement while brand activity on Facebook and Instagram increase engagement. What does that mean for retailers? It might be time to adjust your photo sharing strategy.

The Shopping Trends of the Working Consumer

| MCM staff

Online shoppers are finding more and more ways to shop than ever before. They are using smartphones, tablets, traditional PCs, and most often, a combination of the three. This modern shopper is ready to buy whenever and wherever they chose, even if it means while at work. In this infographic from Monetate, the ecommerce personalization company, you will see the various trends of this shopper including the days and times of the week they shop, and the types of devices they use to make online purchases.

Social Q & A For Online Shopping

| MCM staff

Social Q & A connects shoppers to past customers through questions and answers. So how does it work? Products are for sale on an ecommerce site, according to this infographic by TurnToNetworks.com. Shoppers submit questions about the product. The questions are e-mailed to a selection of past customers who actually bought the product. Those customers return to the store site to answer the shopper questions. Answers are added to the product page and emailed to the shopper.