Executive ARCHIVE

Ecommerce in U.S. Could Grow to $370 Billion by 2017  Mar 13, 2013 4:01 PM By Daniela Forte

Forrester expects ecommerce in the U.S. to grow to $370 billion by 2017, reflecting an annual growth of 10%. The result of the growth will outpace brick-and-mortar stores, and they will continue to lose wallet share to web retailers.

Tips on Going Global with Your Supply Chain  Mar 13, 2013 12:56 PM By Erin Lynch

If you are an ecommerce company who buys from suppliers internationally, you are more than likely facing pressures from the competition to delivery faster and cheaper. But if there is the slightest problem in the shipment, it can lead to major problems within your business. In order to reduce those pressures, Small Business Trends has compiled the following tips on going global with your supply chain.

Webgistix Releases Inventory Placement Products  Mar 13, 2013 11:16 AM By MCM staff

International leader in ecommerce order fulfillment Webgistix announced this week the unveiling of SmartShip for ecommerce retailers. SmartShip will help make strategic approaches to inventory placement by leveraging Webgistix’s nationwide network of fulfillment centers to offer consumers faster and more economical shipping, according to a press release.

5 Tips for Choosing an Ecommerce Technology Provider  Mar 13, 2013 7:58 AM By Raj Kumar Waghray

For ecommerce merchants to succeed and grow exponentially, one of the catalysts is a deep relationship with their technology providers. Here are five tips that will help ecommerce merchants easily and effectively address this challenge.

How to Deliver a Better Experience to Today’s Multi-touch Shopper  Mar 11, 2013 2:20 PM By Jonathan Levitt

Instead of fearing the omnichannel consumer, retailers should embrace them to deliver the type of shopping experience they want. Here’s why ignoring or fearing omnichannel shoppers will only result in lost sales.

6 Things to Keep in Mind When Replatforming  Feb 25, 2013 8:46 AM By Mark Simpson

If you’re considering a replatform, it’s likely because your ecommerce site is highly complex and dynamic, with rich content, targeted merchandising, interactive customer support and advanced search capabilities. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be tricky. Here’s a checklist of six things to help ensure a smoother process.

5 Tips For Building Online Trust  Feb 25, 2013 8:33 AM By Guy Mucklow

Although a number of factors come into play when a customer makes a decision to buy online, none other is more important than trust. Here are five tips to help avoid those common mistakes and develop a website that is secure and trusted.

Best Buy Plans to Put an End to Showrooming with Its Low-Price Guarantee  Feb 21, 2013 8:08 AM By Daniela Forte

Best Buy said it plans to put an end to showrooming with a low-price guarantee online and in stores beginning March 3. They electronics retailer promises to match all local retail competitors and 19 major online competitors in all of its product categories.

3 Ways to Simplify International Expansion with Global Marketplaces  Feb 19, 2013 4:09 PM By MCM staff

International e-commerce presents many challenges, and selling across borders requires careful consideration of cultural differences, government regulations and operational infrastructure. This article outlines the various marketplaces and fulfillment tools that are available to help retailers tackle this growing International opportunity.

Storch Out as Toys R Us CEO, Rubin in at Michaels  Feb 14, 2013 1:41 PM By Tim Parry

Following a slow fourth-quarter, Jerry Storch has decided to step down as CEO at Toys R Us. Meanwhile, Chris Vickers has been named president and CEO at Vermont Country Store, Victor Luis will eventually replace Lew Frankfort as Coach’s CEO, and Ulta Beauty president and CEO Chuck Rubin has been named CEO at Michaels Stores.






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