eCommerceDec 03, 2013 6:51 AM By MCM Staff
If showrooming was a holiday trend to watch in 2012, then webrooming – wherein consumers do their research online and then head to the store to actually make a purchase – is the one to watch this holiday season. Here’s how consumers responded to a pre-Cyber Weekend Harris Poll on the two retail trends.
eCommerceDec 01, 2013 8:37 PM By Klaus Enzenhofer
This holiday season, businesses must focus extensively on application performance and usability, in order to get users to increase transactions. Compuware has compiled the following five suggestions for improving performance and boosting sales.
eCommerceNov 30, 2013 9:38 PM By MCM Staff
[CLICK HERE for Multichannel Merchant's Cyber Weekend 2013 coverage] Mobile Visits Grow, but Revenue Explodes: Thanksgiving Day Sales on Smartphone-optimized Websites up 258% (via PR Newswire) PITTSBURGH, Nov. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Branding Brand, the leading mobile commerce platform to top retailers, today announced the results of its Mobile Commerce Index for Thanksgiving Day, which […]
eCommerceNov 30, 2013 9:17 PM By MCM Staff
While many merchants optimized their ecommerce sites for growing Cyber Weekend demand, Compuware APM questions whether they have been prepared for the mobile commerce onslaught.
eCommerceNov 29, 2013 4:12 PM By Tim Parry
Thanksgiving Day became a $1 billion ecommerce sales day. Actual sales came in at $1.062 billion, according to the Adobe analysis based on 180 million visits to more than 1,000 U.S. retail websites.
eCommerceNov 21, 2013 2:23 PM By Tim Parry
Williams-Sonoma Inc.’s direct-to-customer revenues for the third quarter were more than $511 million, a 14% increase compared to the same period in 2012. Direct made up 49% of all revenues for the comapny.
eCommerceNov 18, 2013 5:37 PM By Tim Parry
Social commerce is much more than a Facebook store or attributing a sale to an inbound channel like Twitter, Google+, or Pinterest. According to this infographic from Monetate, you should consider social login and social sharing to increase conversion, engagement and other metrics.
eCommerceNov 10, 2013 10:57 AM By Tim Parry
Building 19 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and hired Gordon Brothers to liquidate the 10 remaining locations. The irony of New England off-price closeout retailer Building 19′s demise is that it started off in 1964 as a merchant that took advantage of other merchant’s misfortunes and failures.
eCommerceNov 06, 2013 12:54 PM By Carl Meadows
For online retailers, the holiday selling season is critical to their financial strength and even survival. That’s why it’s imperative to keep your IT operations up and running and to recognize and repel cyber-attackers. While it’s probably too late to take major actions this holiday season, retailers can still take some steps to minimize such disruptions.
eCommerceNov 06, 2013 11:38 AM By Matthew David
To successfully integrate mobile strategies into your holiday plan of attack, you must first understand how your customers shop and then strive to make that process quicker, easier, and more efficient. And while retailers have been prepping for months for the upcoming shopping season, there are still steps that can be taken now to ensure success on Black Friday and beyond.