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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.

Video Adds Value to Ecommerce Marketing  Jul 01, 2013 12:48 PM By Dr. Melody King

Video can be used to promote products after people have visited your site and/or placed an order, with an incentive to make another purchase. It can also be used to attract visitors to your site as they’re surfing the web or conducting web searches for specific items.

Performance Testing Key to Cyber Weekend Success  Jun 17, 2013 7:57 PM By Tim Parry

Want to get your site ready for the Holiday season? Test, test and test.

Facebook Remains Popular Among Merchants  Jun 17, 2013 4:45 PM By Daniela Forte

The use of Facebook and Twitter may have peaked over the past year, with Facebook remaining the most popular social media site used by merchants at 86.9% followed by Twitter at 71.4%, according to results from Multichannel Merchant’s MCM Outlook 2013 report on Ecommerce. Both of these percentages are flat compared to the 2012-13 survey figures.

Retailers Looking to Spend Big on Tech  Jun 17, 2013 4:04 PM By Daniela Forte

Retail executives are expected to spend capital in 2013 to expand growth in some key areas including technology over the next year. Furthermore, social media, mobile along with online promotions and coupons are the technology-related trends having a significant impact on the retail industry in 2013, according to the 2013 Retail Outlook Survey by KPMG LLP.






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