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Retailers are finding various ways to address the issues that surround the “multichannel problem” and executing the omnichannel experience that best fits the consumer.
Before heading out for summer recess, the U.S. Senate made plans to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which bars states from levying taxes on internet access.
There are ways to phase in an implementation, simplify the learning curve, and accelerate the ROI. Many technology solutions today are built in a modular fashion, which makes it possible to add incremental functionality while mitigating the risks that can come with technology upgrades and modifications.
Traditional algorithms like “bought this, bought that” and “viewed this, bought that” are getting old. And, although Amazon has branched out from this strategy a bit with different wording, it’s the same idea.
It’s time for forward-looking companies to capitalize on social and mobile behaviors, glean customer insights and lay the groundwork for the benefits of predictive analytics. These investments may not pay dividends immediately, but over time will define truly great and personalized customer experiences.
Retailers can unlock the latent power of social to drive SEO rank of their website by employing these 4 strategies.
But despite the growing percentage of traffic, ecommerce conversion rates remain much lower on mobile devices and tablets, signaling a greater need to focus on an omnichannel user experience for all visitors, regardless of device.
Rue La La has hired JP Morgan Chase to seek strategic alternatives, including finding a buyer, and Gilt Groupe is seen as the leading contender.
During a keynote panel discussion at the eTail East 2014, attendees were introduced to the acronym “STS” better known as “Straight to Smartphone.” Panelists recognized that mobile is fundamentally different than ecommerce. And while so many shoppers are gravitating to their smartphones, conversions are lower than other channels.
As retailers look ahead to the holiday selling season, ecommerce platform provider Volusion predicts that online sales during the holiday season will grow 9% compared to last year for small- to medium-size businesses. Here’s why Volusion believes this ecommerce growth will happen.