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Ecommerce ARCHIVE

How Digital Catalogs are Changing Ecommerce Behaviors  Mar 15, 2013 5:29 AM By MCM staff

Ben Choi, co-founder and CEO at Coffee Table, sits down with Tim Parry, senior content manager at Multichannel Merchant, at NEMOA directXchange 2013. In this video, Choi discusses the role catalogs – digital and paper – are playing as ecommerce drivers, the habits of cross-device shoppers, and how insight and data about mobile shoppers can be applied toward the catalog industry.

Ecommerce in U.S. Could Grow to $370 Billion by 2017  Mar 13, 2013 4:01 PM By Daniela Forte

Forrester expects ecommerce in the U.S. to grow to $370 billion by 2017, reflecting an annual growth of 10%. The result of the growth will outpace brick-and-mortar stores, and they will continue to lose wallet share to web retailers.

Tips on Going Global with Your Supply Chain  Mar 13, 2013 12:56 PM By Erin Lynch

If you are an ecommerce company who buys from suppliers internationally, you are more than likely facing pressures from the competition to delivery faster and cheaper. But if there is the slightest problem in the shipment, it can lead to major problems within your business. In order to reduce those pressures, Small Business Trends has compiled the following tips on going global with your supply chain.

Webgistix Releases Inventory Placement Products  Mar 13, 2013 11:16 AM By MCM staff

International leader in ecommerce order fulfillment Webgistix announced this week the unveiling of SmartShip for ecommerce retailers. SmartShip will help make strategic approaches to inventory placement by leveraging Webgistix’s nationwide network of fulfillment centers to offer consumers faster and more economical shipping, according to a press release.

5 Tips for Choosing an Ecommerce Technology Provider  Mar 13, 2013 7:58 AM By Raj Kumar Waghray

For ecommerce merchants to succeed and grow exponentially, one of the catalysts is a deep relationship with their technology providers. Here are five tips that will help ecommerce merchants easily and effectively address this challenge.

Consumers Expect Cross-device Synergy  Mar 12, 2013 10:25 AM By Tim Parry

Dan Darnell of Baynote talks with Tim Parry of Multichannel Merchant about retargeting, showrooming, cross-device user experiences and other eye-opening game changers he saw in ecommerce marketing during the 2012 holiday season. The interview took place February at eTail West 2013.

How Site Search Can Save Money, Improve SEO  Mar 11, 2013 2:34 PM By Terry Costa

If upgrades to your site search and navigation systems can help solve your current ecommerce challenges, then you may be able to postpone a costly and disruptive replatforming purchase indefinitely.

Abandoned Carts: Who Does it and How Can it Be Stopped  Mar 08, 2013 1:18 PM By 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.

Legally Gathering Emails at the POS  Mar 06, 2013 7:40 PM By MCM staff

In this video taken at eTail West 2013, Scott Cohn of Chinese Laundry, formerly of Bakers Shoes, talks about the issues merchants with bricks-and-mortar locations face when they want to capture their customer’s email address. Not only are there personnel issues to deal with, but legal ramifications as well.

How to Optimize Customer Service Across Touchpoints  Mar 04, 2013 4:18 PM By Ken Burke

Meeting consumers’ high expectations can reap substantial rewards: shoppers who use social networks for customer service are three times as likely to recommend a brand after a successful interaction. Here’s how you can deliver fluid, user-driven customer service to boost both sales and loyalty






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