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Ecommerce ARCHIVE

SMS Still Rules Retail’s Reach  Mar 26, 2013 7:47 PM By Brendan O'Kane

Even with the rise of IP-based messaging apps such as iMessage, WhatsApp and, SMS remains ubiquitous largely because of its interoperability. It doesn’t suffer from the device and operating system fragmentation that beset the messaging apps. So, even though the IP-based apps are expected to catch up with their older cousin this year, SMS […]

The Looming Disruption of B2B Marketplaces  Mar 26, 2013 4:02 PM By Steven Kramer

The launch of AmazonSupply last April was touted by some industry experts as a win for B2B brands eager to claim their share of the online marketplace.

How Retailers Can Fight Fraud  Mar 26, 2013 1:53 PM By Erin Lynch

Shopping online is more popular than ever with consumers. Unfortunately, based on a 2012 LexisNexis “The True Cost of Fraud Study,”

Mobile Puts E-Tailers Right In Your Hands  Mar 25, 2013 5:54 PM By Daniela Forte

A recent study by Flurry showed that consumers’ use of various apps have increased by 132% over the course of a year.

3 Crosschannel Trends You Have to Know in 2013  Mar 22, 2013 3:56 PM By Steve Wellen

Five short years ago, brick-and-mortar stores were pumping away quite solidly. Sure, they were feeling some of the changes that ecommerce and a little mobile shopping brought on, but it was hardly the explosion that we are seeing today. Here we take a look at three trends retailers should be aware of, along with the […]

“Made in USA” Message is Strong for World of Leggings  Mar 22, 2013 2:17 PM By Daniela Forte

In light of last week’s recall of yoga pants made in Taiwan and distributed by Lululemon Athletica, World of Leggings CEO Danny Alex is emphasizing “Made in the USA” as a part of its merchandising strategy.

Using Content as a Primary Retail Sales Driver  Mar 20, 2013 7:06 PM By Scott Matthews

That content, when presented clearly and purposely when requested by the consumer can be a powerful driver of sales. The more elaborate the content, the more it engages consumes and leads to higher sales.

Price and Reliability are Top Concerns for Global Shoppers  Mar 19, 2013 2:32 PM By Erin Lynch

Move over fast or free shipping, an international survey by Rakuten has found that when it comes to the shopping experience of consumers worldwide, the price of an item and the consumers trust in the merchant are the two most important deciding factors when making a purchase online.

How eBay is Growing its Share of the Marketplace  Mar 18, 2013 10:39 AM By MCM staff

Scot Wingo, CEO and founder of ChannelAdvisor, sits down with Tim Parry, senior content manager at Multichannel Merchant, at NEMOA directXchange 2013. In this video, Wingo discusses the growth of the eBay marketplace, why merchants should not waste time building mobile apps, and how couch commerce is changing shopping trends.

More Payment Options Will Increase Global Sales Online  Mar 18, 2013 10:39 AM By Erin Lynch

Ecommerce retailers need to break out of the conventional payment options, such as traditional credit cards, if they want to see a boost in online sales especially in the international market.

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