How Did Shopping Carts Fare on Cyber Monday?

| Tim Parry

Actually, shopping carts for the National Retail Federation’s Favorite 50 of 2013 fared pretty well, according to Cyber Monday shopping study conducted by UserTesting.com. Here’s the grades its 100 testers gave these 50 ecommerce sites.

Best Add to Cart Button Features

| Tim Parry

The add-to-cart button is probably the most important thing on a shopping site – so how do you get shoppers to drop products into their cart? Volusion took a look at the add-to-cart buttons of the top 50 ecommerce sites (i.e. Walmart, Zappos, eBay, Amazon) to see how they’ve designed their buttons to entice shoppers to do just that. So what color, wording and design work best?

Getting a Handle on Shopping Cart Abandonment

| Tim Parry

Shopping cart abandonment remains a major challenge for merchants, with the average online shopping cart abandonment rate at 75%. But that doesn’t mean you can’t win a cart abandoner back and convert him into a buyer.

4 Tips to Increase International Sales

| Erin Lynch

Selling internationally for U.S. based retailers can be tough especially since international shoppers tend to abandon their shopping carts at higher rates compared to their American counterparts. In fact, according to this snapshot of the international shopper, 37% avoid buying online because of the shipping costs alone. But don’t let that discourage you from selling and shipping globally, here are a few steps you can take to snag that sale.

The Shopping Habits of the B2B Buyer

| Erin Lynch

When it comes to the buying preferences of B2B shoppers, suppliers need to start creating an online shopping experience similar to those in the B2C world. Translation: B2B websites need to be easy to use.

Free Shipping for First Timers

| Erin Lynch

One of the hot topics on the tip of many retailers’ tongues this year is mastering the art of free shipping. It is not only a great tool to get your company to standout against your competitors but it can also help lower your shopping cart abandonment rate.

4 Tips For Launching a New Website

| Daniela Forte

Launching a new site doesn’t have to be a headache, but sometimes it can be. Robert Glazer, founder and managing director of Acceleration Partners in a phone interview provided tips on how to make launching a new website much easier.