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Mobile commerce has arrived. A surge in tablet adoption – with one-third of American consumers expected to own one by 2015 – and the near ubiquity of smartphones has created a tipping point for mobile retail. By the end 2017, mobile retail sales in the U.S. will reach $31B, up from $8B this year.
Retailers including Amazon, American Greetings, and Ralph Lauren earned spots on the 2013 Online Trust Alliance Honor Roll report for their high scores in privacy, security, and consumer protection on their ecommerce sites.
CEO and chairman, Hiroshi Mikitani, explained the non-traditional business model at Rakuten during the IRCE conference this week and reminded attendees while it’s easy to get stuck in the technology of your business, it really is all about your customers.
Amazon has officially launched Amazon.in in India, making it the tenth marketplace for the global ecommerce company.
Amazon launched it’s latest marketplace in India this week, making it the 10th marketplace for the ecommerce goliath. In this infographic from Amazon, you will get a glimpse into the countries it serves, how many fulfillment centers it has worldwide, and it’s third-party seller growth.
With access to over one million testers, UserTesting.com now offers usability testing designed for large businesses and retailers, complete with advanced targeting, expanded recruiting, live intercepts, moderated testing, quantitative metrics, and research and reporting services.
A new trend that is building steam throughout the ecommerce world is allowing fans and followers of your brand to log on to your site with their Facebook or Twitter profiles. In this infographic from the Social Annex you will learn how social logins are quickly becoming the backbone to onsite engagement and boosting conversion rates for many online retailers.
When it came to standing out and in front of their competitors over the 2012 Cyber Monday holiday, a new Innotrac report has found that retailer’s main focus was free shipping.
Going green is a major focus for many consumers and more and more are responding favorably to brands who are conscious about their carbon footprint. But going green isn’t just about selling eco-friendly products, according to this infographic from Storage Solutions, retailers can also look into running energy efficient warehouses which can reduce operational costs and increase customer engagement.
A new study by Acquity Group has revealed that Gen Y B2B buyers are more likely to shop online than their older counterparts. The study also found that 40% of buyers purchase frequently from Amazon Supply.