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Ecommerce ARCHIVE

3 Predictions on How Omnichannel Will Be Omnipotent in 2016  Mar 08, 2016 2:30 PM By Rob Gonzalez

Omnichannel enjoyed buzz-worthy status in 2015, but that was just the beginning. This will be the year that omnichannel becomes “omni-essential,” driven by the increasing need to meet customers when, where and how they shop. Here are 3 reasons why this phenomenon is taking place.

Big Opportunities Remain to Optimize Ecommerce Sites for Cross-Border Shoppers  Mar 07, 2016 3:42 PM By MCM Staff

Cross-border sales are expected to account for about 15% of total global ecommerce sales by 2018, according to a recent study by PYMNTS.com. See what other opportunities there are for cross-border shoppers.

Week in Review: Wayfair Just Had the Best. Week. Ever.  Mar 04, 2016 9:05 AM By MCM Staff

Between posting 98% growth in Q4 direct sales, plans for Canadian and European expansion and a new analytics-driven catalog, Wayfair had a pretty good week. The company also announced plans to open its fourth customer service center in Bryan, TX. See what other news and events transpired this week in the world of direct-to-customer retail and ecommerce.

Hayneedle Acquisition an Opportunistic One for Jet.com  Mar 03, 2016 4:25 PM By Mike O'Brien

The acquisition of home goods seller Hayneedle by Jet.com was a matter of right place, right time, not the result of an active pursuit in that category. Find out more about what Hayneedle brings to the table from Jet.com’s perspective, and about Jet’s performance and growth seven months after its launch.

The Rise of B2B Mobile Decision Making  Mar 02, 2016 9:49 AM By Jonny Dixon

There are some pretty big changes afoot in the B2B sector when it comes to purchasing decisions. Here are some tips that will provide this digital, mobile-savvy group with the kind of experience they expect.

Jet.com Acquires Home Goods Seller Hayneedle  Mar 01, 2016 12:48 PM By Mike O'Brien

Startup and Amazon challenger Jet.com has massively expanded its inventory of home furnishings, acquiring ecommerce seller Hayneedle for an undisclosed sum. The move adds millions of new items like patio furniture and pet supplies to a Jet.com inventory that is heavily skewed toward everyday consumer goods.

The Consumer Shopping Experience is Changing B2B Ecommerce Forever  Feb 29, 2016 5:14 PM By Adrien Nussenbaum

The online shopping experience has never been better, thanks in large part to Amazon. The company’s unparalleled focus on delivering first-class customer experience has given consumers greater expectations in terms of service, delivery, choice and price transparency.

How to Build Your Own Ecommerce Empire  Feb 29, 2016 4:56 PM By Stephanie Gifford

Think you have what it takes to start an ecommerce empire? If so, be sure to build a strong foundation and do some research first. Here are six useful tips to get the ball rolling on your ecommerce empire.

A 2016 Digital Commerce Forecast: Tiny, Frictionless, Everywhere  Feb 29, 2016 3:15 PM By James Gagliardi

A quiet revolution is taking place in how we exchange money for goods. From mobile payments to pay buttons in social media, to action-less payments and subscription services, nothing will remain as it was. To help you make sense of it all, here is a digital commerce forecast for 2016.

Wayfair Cites Healthy Customer Growth, Cyber Weekend as Q4 Sales Drivers  Feb 26, 2016 1:42 PM By Daniela Forte

Wayfair announced last week that its fourth quarter direct sales grew 98% to $686 million in the fourth quarter compared to 2014, during its earnings call Wayfair CEO Niraj Shah explained how Wayfair has grown its direct business, which is 93% of total net revenue. On top of that, Wayfair announced the launch of its new catalog, which will marry its online and offline business together. See what else Wayfair has cooking in the months ahead.






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