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Ecommerce ARCHIVE

Here’s How B2B Ecommerce will Change in 2016  Jan 16, 2016 4:04 PM By Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson, CEO of Four51, believes this year could be pinned as the year of the B2B customer, and as such, a customer-centric strategy is the key to a successful year. Keeping these five B2B ecommerce trends in mind will be critical to ensuring success.

How to Protect Digital Identities by Reducing Botnet Attacks  Jan 16, 2016 3:51 PM By Alisdair Faulkner

As data breaches become more sophisticated, cybercriminals are finding new ways to increase the efficiency of attacks aimed at gaining confidential information such as login and payment data. One way they are doing so is by using Bots, a software application that runs automated tasks. There are several ways you can reduce Botnet attacks while maintaining a balance between security and convenience.

Ecommerce Trends and Statistics  Jan 13, 2016 10:29 AM By Daniela Forte

Several customers stall before making a purchase for a variety of reasons, including having to add a new account, hidden shipping costs, payment security concerns among others.

Mobile Shoppers Move from Browsing to Buying  Jan 12, 2016 3:24 PM By Brett Bair

The 2015 holiday shopping season underscored the importance of mobile as a purchasing channel, with mobile shoppers shifting their behaviors this year from browsing to buying.

Finish Line Supply Chain System Issues Hit Q3 Numbers  Jan 11, 2016 11:56 AM By Mike O'Brien

Supply chain issues tied to new OMS and WMS systems led to inventory shortfalls and poor third quarter results for sporting apparel retailer Finish Line.

Retail Payment Trends: What to Expect in 2016  Jan 11, 2016 11:50 AM By André Malinowski

The payments landscape is changing fast –and much of this fast-paced change is being driven by today’s digitally empowered consumers, whose expectations have been transformed by the smartphone and the services these supply. Which means that more than ever before, consumers expect payments to be fast, convenient and hassle-free.

Adopting New Payment Technology For Your Business  Jan 11, 2016 10:55 AM By Alon Feit

Over the last several years, the introduction of new payment solutions has risen dramatically, yet consumers are ultimately reliant on retailers actually implementing these new solutions at the point of sale to enjoy the benefits these technologies provide.

Week in Review: Macy’s Downfall Sends an Omnichannel Message  Jan 07, 2016 3:06 PM By MCM Staff

Despite all the doom and gloom news that came out of Macy’s, Inc. on Jan. 6, chairman and CEO Terry Lundgren said its omnichannel investments are paying off.

It’s hard to argue against that: In November and December, the company filled nearly 17 million online orders at macys.com and bloomingdales.com.

But Macy’s really has the same problem other omnichannel retailers are experiencing. They are sacrificing store-level salespeople at the expense of technology, and not finding a happy medium to make the omnichannel experience a positive one.

Sales From Smartphones up 53%, but Online Retailers Struggle to Find Growth  Jan 07, 2016 8:25 AM By Tim Parry

Maybe the year of mobile commerce FINALLY arrived. Retailers said sales from smartphones grew 53% year-over-year, according to the State of Retailing Online 2016, conducted by Shop.org, Forrester Research, and Bizrate Insights. But there’s a catch: despite increased investments in mobile technology, more ecommerce retailers said they are struggling to find growth.

5 B2B Ecommerce Trends that will Shape 2016  Jan 05, 2016 2:07 PM By Suchit Bachalli

It was a great year for B2B e-commerce, and a Frost & Sullivan report claims that the U.S., along with China, will be the largest B2B e-commerce market by 2020, with sales reaching $1.2 billion that year.






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