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E-Commerce Growth: Emerging Markets Are Key

| Mario Shiliashki

There has never been a better time to be in e-commerce. Multiple factors have combined to bring us to the tipping point for e-commerce adoption, resulting in more opportunities than ever before for online and omnichannel merchants.

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The Critical Role of Ecommerce Marketplaces

| Jed Danbury

Those who only think of ecommerce marketplaces of major American and Chinese operators when they consider the global platform economy overlook opportunities this business model also offers SMBs. Merchants with complementary offerings can learn from the big players and serve their customers better together.

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PayPal Acquires Happy Returns

| Mike O'Brien

Looking to create more of an end-to-end ecommerce solution and move beyond the perception that it’s a payments platform only, PayPal has acquired Happy Returns, which consolidates returns for retailers via a national network of mall and store collection points. PayPal had led a 2019 funding round of $11M into Happy Returns.

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Subscription Ecommerce Payment: 7 Key Considerations

| Krish Subramanian

Subscription ecommerce is complicated, and brands that jump in unaware may find themselves taken aback by a number of challenges, with payment at the top of the list. Yet building a successful subscription ecommerce business is worth the effort. Here are 7 thing to consider in order to help your program be a winner.

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The Shrinking Gender Gap in Shopper Preferences

| Mike O'Brien

While there may not be as many women buying drills and crosscut saws at Home Depot these days, it appears that men and women have a lot more in common these days in terms of shopping preferences. Rodney Mason, CMO of daVinci Payments, breaks down the implications for marketers in the latest MCM CommerceChat podcast.

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4 Ways Ecommerce Brands Can Drive Engagement, Sales

| Chemi Katz

With online trends set to outlive the pandemic itself, ecommerce brands are reckoning with an increasingly competitive online landscape in which consumers are more than willing to change their brand loyalties if it means a better customer journey. Here are four ways to drive sales and engagement in the current environment.

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Fast Raises $102M in Series B Round

| Mike O'Brien

Fast, a startup that provides one-click checkout for ecommerce sellers a la Amazon and has expanded into identity and other areas, has raised $102 million in a series B round led by major payments provider Stripe and Addition, bringing the company’s total raise to $124 million. The COO and co-founder from Uber described the business.

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Digital Revolving Credit: Increasing AOV, Reducing Cart Abandonment

| Tim Harris

As consumers of all ages becomes more comfortable with ecommerce, savvy merchants need to develop strategies that capitalize on its unique advantages. Understanding the nuances of various web-based payment solutions will translate into increased sales, reduced cart abandonment and a boost in customer loyalty.

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Payment Gateways 101: Examples, Benefits and Drawbacks

| Burkhard Berger

If you’re selling anything online, odds are that part of your sales funnel is dependent on a payment gateway of some sort to accept payments through a bank card or third-party service. Here’s a primer on who the major providers are, types of payment gateways, what they do and how they work and their pluses and minuses.

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AI Can Resolve Chargeback Challenges for Merchants, Banks

| Monica Eaton-Cardone

One key reason friendly fraud is such a problem is that merchants and banks lack the capacity to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate dispute claims. AI-based tools sending transaction data would allow for more accurate analysis of industry trends and consumer preferences, freeing up resources and reducing overhead.