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Date: 2017-11-07


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Date: 2017-10-24


Maximize Your Amazon Sales This Holiday Season
You want to make the most of the holiday selling season. Competition is fierce and you can’t afford to miss out on opportunities. At the same time, there’s only so much time for research.


Date: 2017-10-10


Get instant visual feedback from your website visitors
Incoming Feedback by Hotjar is a new and easy way for people to leave their feedback and highlight specific elements on a page.


Date: 2017-10-03


To Compete with eCommerce, Retail Must Adapt
The number of eCommerce businesses has doubled in the past five years. The rise of the industry has admittedly caused less foot traffic and some brick and mortar businesses to suffer closure. But contrary to popular belief, retailers are not going out easily. Studies have shown that the majority of shoppers still prefer to go to physical establishments.


Date: 2017-09-22


Amazon-Microsoft AI Assistants Collaboration
Usually, tech companies keep each other at arm’s length, unwilling to share new technologies with the hope of besting their competitors. However, it appears that Microsoft and Amazon, two of the major players in the AI digital assistant arena, are bent on bucking the trend. Apparently, both companies want their respective assistants, Cortana and Alexa, to get friendly with each other.


Date: 2017-09-05


Considering Influencer Marketing? 3 Important Tips
Companies have to fight tooth and nail to get their message across these days. And while content marketing still has its place, influencer marketing is the new trend, particularly with the ubiquitousness of social media.


Date: 2017-08-31


Trump’s NAFTA Proposal and eCommerce
With the renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) almost at hand, various groups within the three members of the trading block– Canada, Mexico, and the United States– are already busy lobbying their diverging positions on anticipated issues to be discussed. One potential flashpoint in the coming talks, which commences this August 16, 2017, is the Trump administration’s proposal to increase the cap on duty-free online purchases, a move that is viewed to have a tremendous impact not only on the eCommerce industry but the American economy as a whole.


Date: 2017-08-15


14% Surveyed Says Guaranteed Fraud Protection Is Key
Since the advent of e-commerce, fraud prevention has been a critical element for retailers to ensure the safety and success of their business. And for many, it has been difficult to keep up. As the e-commerce world evolves, so does the sophistication of criminals and the incidents of fraud.


Date: 2017-07-27


Robots Have Started Changing The Way Warehouses And eCommerce Do Their Business
Automation has always provided immeasurable benefits to businesses and economies alike. It paved the way for the industrial revolution and the rapid rise of production plants. These days, a new type of automation is making its presence felt – intelligent warehouse robots. These robots have started changing the way warehouses and eCommerce do their business.


Date: 2017-07-15


eCommerce Getting Prepared for Amazon PrimeDay
With the July 4th eTail and retail sales currently in high gear, many eCommerce sites and small businesses will continue riding the revenue wave into next week with the third annual Prime Day on Tuesday, July 11 with hundreds of thousands of deals exclusively for Prime members around the world.


Date: 2017-06-30


Buy An eCommerce Website Or Start One
Over the last few years, the eCommerce model has been giving brick-and-mortar retailers a run for their money. A recent forecast estimates the eCommerce market will surpass $2 trillion in revenue for 2017 and increase its worth to $6.7 trillion by 2020. The eCommerce market has gained such a massive following


Date: 2017-06-18


Trends That Are Dominating E-Commerce in 2017
The U.S. currently has too many shopping malls. Studies have shown that the country has 24 feet of retail space per capita. However, it seems as if the retail bubble has burst and it’s now time for e-commerce to step forward and fill in the vacuum to satisfy the consumers’


Date: 2017-05-28


Facebook Continues to Develop AI Chatbots to Aid E-Commerce and Retail Companies Grow Their Businesses
Facebook continues to develop AI chatbots to aid e-commerce and retail companies grow their businesses at a minimum cost to tech innovations. Chatbots are certainly not new. People who dial 1-800 numbers have talked to these smart assistants at one point or another. However, innovations in this technology have made


Date: 2017-05-08


Etsy Fails to Reach Quarterly Revenue Goal, CEO Gets the Boot
E-commerce site Etsy had to cut its workforce by 8% and fired its CEO, Chad Dickerson, after failing to hit its first quarter revenue targets. The statement on the first quarter earnings reported revenues of $96.9 million, just below the projected earnings of $98.4 million. A slowdown in consumer spending


Date: 2017-04-30


Shopify’s Newest Product Announcement Can Be Described As Their Certainty of eCommerce and Retail Becoming One
“Retail is not the same. Shopify is enabling merchants to do everything, from anywhere.” – Lynsey Thorton, Shopify Director of User Experience Design at Unite 2017 Conference Shopify’s newest product announcement by Satish Kanwar, VP of Product, can be described as their certainty of eCommerce and retail becoming one.


Date: 2017-04-21


Study Reveals What Kind of Video Content Drives eCommerce Sales
As the eCommerce industry has matured in sales and reach, it has realized it still has obstacles….namely engaging and persuading real people. To take this on, successful brands have embraced digital content to add a pop to their product presentation. But as recent survey from Episerver found, 98% of shoppers


Date: 2017-03-29


AdWords Updates To Improve Click-to-Call Sales
In an announcement on their blog, Google outlined three new changes to their click-to call ads. The updates aim to streamline ad creation, improve ad quality and call performance measurement


Date: 2017-03-09


Are We Seeing The End of Retail As We Know It?
UPDATE: After years of huge losses and store closings, Sears warned investors that it has “substantial doubt” it will stay in business. Sears also owns Kmart. As noted here recently, the well-established retail giants have seen significant loses the past few years. This downward trend hit a breaking point at


Date: 2017-02-28


Prime Was Huge for Amazon This Season, Over 1 Billion Items Shipped for Free to Prime Members Worldwide
Amazon had a record Christmas and its own Alexa devices, Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablet and Amazon Echo, lead the way. Sales were up over last year’s holiday season an amazing 9 times. “Echo and Echo Dot were the best-selling products across Amazon this year, and we’re thrilled


Date: 2017-01-03


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