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Technology ARCHIVE

Amazon Launches Gift Card Program with Facebook  Jun 19, 2013 11:55 AM By Erin Lynch

Amazon has teamed up with Facebook and launched a new program that allows users of both services to band together to surprise friends on their birthday with an Amazon gift card.

5 Misconceptions About the Marketplace Fairness Act  Jun 18, 2013 11:05 AM By Daniela Forte

While many businesses small and large are talking about and worrying about the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), what do you really know about it?

Small Merchants Strike Out with Mobile Optimization  Jun 18, 2013 10:51 AM By Erin Lynch

While mobile traffic is becoming a major player when it comes to ecommerce, nearly half of the small retailers out there are unaware of exactly how much traffic is coming from smartphones or tablets.

RetailMeNot Files for $230 Million IPO  Jun 17, 2013 8:43 PM By Multichannel Merchant Staff

RetailMeNot announced Monday that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Series 1 common stock.

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.

Live Chat and Order Updates a Major Focus for Retailers  Jun 17, 2013 3:39 PM By Erin Lynch

When it comes to revamping their ecommerce sites in 2013, retailers are focusing on keeping the consumer in the loop from the moment an order is placed right until the packaged is delivered to the doorstep.

Cyber Weekend Customers Come Ready to Buy  Jun 17, 2013 3:13 PM By Tim Parry

Even if you don’t sell products geared toward the Black Friday-Cyber Monday crowd, you need to have your ecommerce site in top shape ahead of the holiday rush. Shoppers who come to Party Supplies Delivered come ready to buy, and that leads to its highest conversion rates of the year.

The Secret Fix for Mobile App Customer Retention  Jun 17, 2013 2:44 PM By Bob Moul

The first step in fixing the mobile app retention problem is acknowledging the situation and understanding why it exists. Few, if any apps are perfect on day one, but the rush to bring an app to market, and an inability to know precisely how audiences will respond, both put pressure on companies to launch apps whether they are ready or not.






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