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Ecommerce ARCHIVE

Mobile Apps are Springboard for the Holiday Shopping Season  Nov 08, 2015 8:41 AM By Oren Levy

Despite the proliferation of shopping channels, a recent study published by Oracle and Edison Research indicates that last year Christmas sales via smartphones and tablets were up 55%, and 37% of all online sales (or 8.9% of all total retail sales) were made directly via a mobile device.

Industry Changes Pave Way for Mobile Payment Boom  Nov 07, 2015 9:45 PM By Erik Burckart

Last month, PayPal launched a new chip-card reader that will accept contactless mobile payments including Android Pay and Apple Pay. Simultaneously, credit card companies like Visa and MasterCard are changing fraud protection policies to favor chip-embedded cards over those with traditional magnetic strips. As of October 1, point of sale (POS) systems that aren’t upgraded […]

Don’t Be That Retailer on Cyber Monday  Nov 04, 2015 5:19 PM By Meera Murthy

For ecommerce marketers, preparing for the holidays is old hat. But, with November upon us and the unofficial start of the holiday season behind us, it’s time for some straight talk about Cyber Monday.

Retailing in a Post-Liability Shift World: 5 Questions (and Answers) about EMV  Nov 04, 2015 11:55 AM By Xin Ge

The EMV liability shift in the U.S. has finally taken place. Depending on how aware and prepared they were, businesses are experiencing varying levels of impact on their day-to-day operations.

5 Innovative Mobile Wallet Uses for the Holidays  Nov 03, 2015 4:38 PM By Judy Chan

The next wave of mobile innovation to grow and sustain direct customer relationships is finally here; and unlike apps, the mobile wallet opportunity is one any business can seize.

3 Holiday Retail Trends and 1 Keyword: Marketplaces  Nov 01, 2015 5:35 PM By Josh Neblett

In 2015, we have seen new marketplaces, increased loyalty, and additional membership opportunities. As we head into the holiday season, here are three retail trends to be thankful for and how to make them work for you.

Who’s in Charge of Ecommerce Technology?  Nov 01, 2015 8:13 AM By Ryan Donovan

Brick-and-mortar retail companies are evolving into ecommerce technology companies by introducing new tools to interact with consumers or developing platforms to streamline internal operations.

Holiday Selling Tips: Creating the One-On-One Experience  Oct 31, 2015 8:23 AM By Ken Burke

Until recently, merchants could succeed during the holiday season with a one-size-fits-all approach. But merchants can succeed at one-to-one selling during the holiday season by putting systems in place now to deliver personalized messages at opportune junctures on the path to purchase.

The EMV Shift Has Arrived: What Now?  Oct 31, 2015 7:37 AM By Monica Eaton-Cardone

The merchants who will be most affected by the country-wide switch to EMV cards will be card-not-present merchants. Here’s why.

Week In Review: REI Says No to Black Friday  Oct 30, 2015 2:23 PM By MCM Staff

Instead of shopping on Black Friday, outdoor clothing and equipment retailer REI wants its customers to #OptOutside. Won’t REI lose a lot of money? Probably not, and here’s why. Also, here’s a look at the news, commentary and events that shaped the direct-to-customer world last week.

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