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Ecommerce ARCHIVE

Senate Approves Internet Sales Tax  May 07, 2013 2:05 PM By Erin Lynch

The Senate has approved the long-anticipated internet sales tax proposal, which would require shoppers to pay sales tax for most of their online purchases, and it has earned mix reviews from retailers across the country.

How the Perfect Checkout Page Can Deter Cart Abandonment  May 06, 2013 8:55 PM By Erin Lynch

Shopping cart abandonment is a major concern in the ecommerce world. To help manage the problem, check out this infographic from Monetate for several tips on avoiding lost sales.

Mobile Ready Contact Centers Gaining Speed  May 06, 2013 7:44 PM By Erin Lynch

Is your contact center ready to go mobile? With smartphone use continually growing, more and more shoppers are going to look for a mobile ready contact center.

Best Buy to Sell its Stake in Europe  May 06, 2013 6:15 PM By Erin Lynch

Best Buy has entered into an agreement to sell 50% of its interest in Best Buy Europe, according to a statement issued by the electronics retailer, back to Carphone Warehouse.

Consumers Stretch Their Budgets This Mother’s Day  May 06, 2013 5:27 PM By Daniela Forte

Consumers are expected to spend an average of $168.94 on mom, this Mother’s Day. This is an 11% increase from last year’s $152.42 and total spending is expected to reach $20.7 billion, according to the National Retail Federation’s Mother’s Day spending survey conducted by BIGinsight, in a press release.

Make Mom Happy in 3 Seconds  May 06, 2013 5:22 PM By Daniela Forte

Make mom happy in three seconds this Mother’s Day. This infographic by Pythian, looks at online spending for Mother’s Day, why website speed matters and what an online retail site must do in under three seconds to avoid cart abandonment. According to the infographic, $152.52 is the average Mother’s Day order value. There are 121,951,299 Mother’s Day orders and $18.6 billion in online sales for Mother’s Day.

Near Flawless Creative Execution  May 06, 2013 3:19 PM By

In our rush to embrace all things related to mobile, omni-channel, and social media, Bill LaPierre of Datamann keeps seeing a total disregard for good execution of basic catalog creative elements.

Adam & Eve Experiences 37% Sales Increase  May 03, 2013 6:37 PM By Erin Lynch

Adam & Eve announced that 1st quarter 2013 sales were up a whopping 37% over 1st quarter 2012. First quarter profits for 2013 were up as well.

7 Different Types of Free Shipping You Can Offer Today  May 03, 2013 2:28 PM By Erin Lynch

Did you know that there are several types of free shipping that you can offer your customer? As you can see in this infographic by freeshipping.org, there are multiple ways you can offer this delivery option while keeping your product prices low.

How to Optimize Search for Mobile Customers  May 02, 2013 8:28 PM By Erin Lynch

Nearly half of the mobile users that visit ecommerce sites on their phones are smartphone users, according to SLI Systems. Which means that your site and, and more importantly, your search functions need to be mobile and tablet ready.






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