Executive ARCHIVE

Will Mom-and-Pop Sites Be Affected if the Marketplace Fairness Act Passes?  Dec 04, 2013 10:44 AM By Jonathan Barsade

If the Marketplace Fairness Act were to pass, will it really have a serious impact on mom-and-pop online merchants? Jonathan Barsade, CEO of Exactor, dives into the complicated and highly debated online sales tax issue and discusses how proper compliance software will ease the possible burden for small ecommerce shops.

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.

comScore: Cyber Monday Desktop Sales Reach $1.735 Billion  Dec 03, 2013 7:47 PM By MCM Staff

Cyber Monday reached $1.735 billion in desktop online spending, up 18% versus the same day in 2012, representing the heaviest online spending day in history, according to comScore.

Don’t Worry, Thanksgiving Weekend Retail Spending is Down 3%  Dec 01, 2013 5:22 PM By Tim Parry

During a conference call on Dec. 1, neither NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay or Prosper’s Consumer Insights Director Pam Goodfellow seemed to be alarmed by the drop-off in Thanksgiving weekend sales figures.

comScore: Thanksgiving Non-mobile Ecommerce Up 21%, Black Friday up 15%  Dec 01, 2013 2:14 PM By Tim Parry

comScore says Thanksgiving Day ecommerce sales made on non-mobile devices reached $776 million, up 21% from 2012, while Black Friday’s $1.2 billion sales day was a 15% increase over last year.

Branding Brand Says Mobile Commerce Grew on Black Friday  Nov 30, 2013 9:38 PM By MCM Staff

[CLICK HERE for Multichannel Merchant's Cyber Weekend 2013 coverage] Mobile Visits Grow, but Revenue Explodes: Thanksgiving Day Sales on Smartphone-optimized Websites up 258% (via PR Newswire) PITTSBURGH, Nov. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Branding Brand, the leading mobile commerce platform to top retailers, today announced the results of its Mobile Commerce Index for Thanksgiving Day, which […]

Mobile Commerce Response Times Slower Than Cyber Weekend 2012  Nov 30, 2013 9:17 PM By MCM Staff

While many merchants optimized their ecommerce sites for growing Cyber Weekend demand, Compuware APM questions whether they have been prepared for the mobile commerce onslaught.

Adobe: Black Friday Ecommerce Sales Just Miss $2 Billion  Nov 30, 2013 7:48 AM By Tim Parry

Ecommerce sales reached $1.93 billion on Black Friday, an increase of 39% over Black Friday 2012, according to Adobe Digital Index 2013 online shopping data.

IBM: Thanksgiving Day Ecommerce Sales Up 19.7%  Nov 29, 2013 11:04 AM By Tim Parry

Thanksgiving Day ecommerce sales were up 19.7% over the same period in 2012, according to the online sales trends compiled for the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark. Sales were moderate, and then boomed around the same time retailers opened their doors Thanksgiving night.

Back Atcha: Men’s Wearhouse Makes a Play for Jos. A. Bank  Nov 26, 2013 9:39 AM By Tim Parry

Less than 7 weeks after Jo.s A. Bank looked to acquire troubled apparel merchant Men’s Wearhouse, Men’s Wearhouse made an offer Tuesday to acquire Jos. A. Bank for $1.2 billion.






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