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The Top 5 Ecommerce Tests You Should be Running Right Now  Dec 04, 2013 10:17 AM By Ryan Lillis

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.

Walmart Sees One Billion Pages Views Over Cyber Weekend  Dec 03, 2013 4:07 PM By MCM Staff

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.

IBM’s Jay Henderson Talks About Black Friday Showrooming  Nov 30, 2013 4:14 PM By Tim Parry

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.

Mobile Commerce Rises on Thanksgiving Day, but Pages Load Slower  Nov 29, 2013 4:41 PM By Tim Parry

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 Single’s Day Breaks World Record with $5.7 Billion in Sales  Nov 13, 2013 4:21 PM By Erin Lynch

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.

Avoiding IT Outages During the Holiday Season  Nov 06, 2013 12:54 PM By Carl Meadows

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.

Which Version of Magento is Right for You?  Aug 07, 2013 11:57 AM By Lisa Steinhart

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 […]

Responsive Design: Friend or Foe?  Jul 31, 2013 10:49 AM By Erin Lynch

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?

7 Tips for Selecting Your Next Ecommerce Platform  Jul 18, 2013 10:39 AM By Erin Lynch

With so many choices available, how do you decide which ecommerce platform best suits your company’s needs?

Can Social Login Really Make a Difference?  Jul 02, 2013 3:17 PM By Erin Lynch

Logging on a retail site should be fast, easy, and stress-free but it can be more of a juggling act for consumers who can’t remember their passwords and ultimately leaving a site. In fact, according to a recent survey, of those users who do not remember their information, 70% will leave. But retailers and shoppers found a new and faster way to stay engaged: the social login.






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