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Monoliths vs. Microservices: Decision Time for Ecommerce Brands

| Derek O'Carroll

Monolithic architecture is notoriously inflexible and difficult to scale, as any business that has tried to integrate it with other tech platforms and APIs can attest. Increasingly, brands are growing tired of big bills for relatively small changes, slowdowns and crashes and other disruptions, leading many to explore the option of microservices.

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Creating a Powerful Digital Shelf to Stand Out Online

| Maria Chatzidakis

Online spending in 2020 accounted for 21.3% of total retail sales, up from 15.8% in 2019 and 14.3% in 2018. These totals far outperform expert predictions. In the ongoing global pandemic, consumer shopping habits have changed, so your brand’s ecommerce strategy must adapt, and that includes amplifying your digital shelf strategy.

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Voice Commerce: Coming Soon to a Device Near You

| Deepak Gupta

Although voice tech isn’t new, using it for ecommerce is a relatively recent development. The hands-free approach is novel, but consumers remain skeptical. When voice tech was first introduced, there were obvious capacity limits. Now, there have been significant improvements to enable voice commerce thanks to machine learning and AI.

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No-Code App Development for Mobile Commerce

| Regina Wheeler

As an ecommerce owner running your business, you haven’t had time to learn to code. Fortunately, there are many tools that allow you to build a professional app with no coding required. No-code app development is booming, and these intuitive platforms provide all the features you need to start converting leads.

5 Ways to Improve the Mobile Payment Experience

| William Dawsey

Mobile payment has never been more important, with an estimated 70% of all ecommerce sales to come from it by 2022. However, just implementing that option isn’t enough. It’s crucial to make the mobile payment experience as seamless as possible. Here are 5 of the most effective ways to improve the mobile payment experience.

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Four Views on Retail, Ecommerce Entering 2021

| Mike O'Brien

You may have read somewhere that 2020 was an extremely disruptive year in every aspect of the retail industry. Ecommerce, already on a rapid trajectory, took off into the stratosphere as consumer flocked online. To take a look into what we can expect in 2021, four experts offer their views and some bold predictions.

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Luxury Retailers: Are You Ready for the Holidays?

| Rafael Lourenco

This holiday season, we may see pent-up demand from earlier in the year channeled into even more ecommerce purchases and larger order values. Luxury retailers can take a few steps now to make sure they’re positioned to meet this demand.

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Mobile Apps in 2021: TikTok, Ad Spend and Livestreaming

| Mike O'Brien

Cyber Weekend 2020 presented yet more evidence of the the monster that is mobile commerce: 40% of Black Friday sales were from smartphones, Adobe said. As mobile apps going hand-in-glove with this phenomenon, we talked to Lexi Sydow of App Annie about mobile app trends to follow in 2021, including TikTok and livestreaming.

TikTok Testing Addition of Social Commerce URLs

| Douglas P. Clement

Short-form mobile video app TikTok is expanding its ecommerce footprint by testing a new feature allowing users to add a shoppable URL to their bios or videos, creating an online store where consumers can shop in the app. TikTok is also reportedly talking with Sony and Warner about licensing deals for a new streaming music service.