This year the retail industry will see major shifts take place, whether it is the convergence of ecommerce with brick-and-mortar retail, the rise of digital currency like PayPal and Bitcoin at the checkout, or the integration of wearable data to help consumers make smarter choices at the checkout.
The terms omnichannel and multichannel are more often than not used all too frequently and often interchangeably in the ecommerce world. However, have two completely different meanings. Here is a breakdown of what they mean and how you can use both, separately, to execute them flawlessly in order to create the best ecommerce brand.
Online retailers are always on the lookout for ways to drive additional revenue, accept during the holiday time, when merchants are generally focused on securing sales. But the smartest retailers are also concentrating on website performance and how to use the holiday shopping season to derive data. Here are 5 things you can do, right now, that will help increase conversion rates throughout 2014.
Cyber Monday proved to be the biggest online sales day in the history of Walmart. In fact, according to the retailer, from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday was the highest five-day stretch in online sales for the retailer in its history with over one billion page views processed.
Jay Henderson, Strategy Director for IBM Smarter Commerce, talks with Multichannel Merchant’s Tim Parry about ecommerce’s role in Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday 2013 shopping.
IT firm Compuware said it say a very large spike in Thanksgiving Day mobile commerce traffic. However, retail websites performed slightly slower this year.
China’s largest shopping event, Single’s Day, topped nearly $6 billion in sales in just 24-hours, making it the largest single shopping day event in the world.
For online retailers, the holiday selling season is critical to their financial strength and even survival. That’s why it’s imperative to keep your IT operations up and running and to recognize and repel cyber-attackers. While it’s probably too late to take major actions this holiday season, retailers can still take some steps to minimize such disruptions.
Regardless of where you are in your ecommerce journey – just opening your first web store or upgrading your current platform to gain new functionality – Magento probably has an option for you. Magento has experienced great success and growth in recent years, which has led to a 26% share of the top 1 million […]
As smartphones and tablets catch up to the desktop as a popular shopping device for consumers, more and more retailers are revamping their marketing strategies and ecommerce websites to include responsive design. But is that a good thing?