Add another cart abandonment headache. A new Baymard Institute study shows 18% of shoppers have abandoned a checkout in the last three months because they didn’t trust a site with their credit card information. Visual upgrades underscoring a perception of security and trustmarks were two suggested remedies.
1-800-Flowers is acquiring PersonalizationMall.com from troubled retailer Bed, Bath and Beyond, which has been in the midst of a major turnaround effort, for $252 million. The deal includes a newly renovated 360,000-square-foot production/distribution center, a database of B2B and B2C customers and its website and mobile platform.
So-called Grinch bots buy up popular toys in bulk at Christmas and resell them at a profit. They affected as much as 97% of traffic to ecommerce sites in the week ending Cyber Monday, Radware claimed. Now Congress is considering legislation for the third time to combat the threat. Will a new law or technology solve the problem?
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take up a South Dakota case this term that could reset the balance between online and physical store sellers by requiring taxation of goods sold by out-of-state merchants. However the high court rules, it will have a dramatic effect on retail and ecommerce taxation for years to come.
Technology is the beating heart in ecommerce, and a strong heart builds endurance. Read how Touch of Modern’s in-house technology platform enabled it to build operational software around a single data warehouse, and how an accounts payable automation solution tracked 20,000+ supplier payments per year globally without a single headcount dedicated to AP.