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.

China Consumer’s Go Mobile

| Erin Lynch

If you are thinking about bringing your brand to China in the near future, the most effective way to engage Chinese shoppers is through mobile, according to an infographic from the Alibaba Group. The use of mobile is so high that while sales in China are predicted to hit $15.7 billion in 2013, by 2015 it will skyrocket to nearly $42 billion.

Abandoned Carts: Who Does it and How Can it Be Stopped

| MCM staff

Shopping cart abandonment is a major ecommerce concern, especially when nearly 72% of website visitors add items to their carts but never complete their purchase. In this infographic from SeeWhy, you will learn why customers buy online, why some do not, and you will walk away with key takeaways for significantly reducing the shopping cart abandonment rate within your ecommerce site.

How Instagram and Twitter Can Affect Your Brand Engagement

| Erin Lynch

When it comes to brand engagement, which is better Instagram or Twitter? In a February report by Simply Measured, it has been declared a toss-up depending on which social media platform you decide to use. According to this infographic from DNA, Instagram photos that are shared by brands on Twitter decrease engagement while brand activity on Facebook and Instagram increase engagement. What does that mean for retailers? It might be time to adjust your photo sharing strategy.