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$73 Billion Spent Online Over the Holidays

$73 Billion Spent Online Over the Holidays

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That's up 12%, according to Adobe, and represents nearly one third of annual Internet retail sales.

Amazon Didn't Toy With Prices This Christmas

Amazon Didn't Toy With Prices This Christmas

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Both Walmart and Toys R Us dropped prices after Black Friday and raised them after Super Saturday. But Amazon held steady throughout.

Christmas Day Online Sales Up 8 Percent Over Last Year

Christmas Day Online Sales Up 8 Percent Over Last Year

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Mobile transactions rose 20% and were four times more likely to be made on iOS devices versus Android.

Will DMA's Big Day in Court Produce a Welcome Precedent for Remote Sellers?

Will DMA's Big Day in Court Produce a Welcome Precedent for Remote Sellers?

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A favorable review of DMA v. Brohl from the Supremes could serve to relieve some interstate tax headaches for Internet retailers and catalogers.

The Mobilization of Cyber Monday

The Mobilization of Cyber Monday

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Average order sizes fell 3.5% on the biggest day of the year for Web sellers, but legions of consumers willing to buy via mobile sent total sales up nearly 9%.

Top 10 Cities for Online Purchases

Top 10 Cities for Online Purchases

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New York and LA top the list. Warm weather cities show a proclivity for mobile purchases.

Scaling the Great Firewall of China

Scaling the Great Firewall of China

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You do know that your Web pages take as long as four seconds to load over there, right? And you do realize that at that point you may as well mail catalogs, yes?

IBM: Shoppers Will Buy More, Pay Less Online This Thanksgiving

IBM: Shoppers Will Buy More, Pay Less Online This Thanksgiving

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Consumers will take greater advantage of digital deals, while retailers will see more click-throughs thanks to improved application of data analytics.

Cruz Slams GOP Colleagues Who'd Pass Internet Tax Act

Cruz Slams GOP Colleagues Who'd Pass Internet Tax Act

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The senator from Texas charges they would penalize catalogers and Internet retailers to support big brick-and-mortar retailers.

Walmart Stores May Match Online Prices

Walmart Stores May Match Online Prices

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The move would accompany a focus on Internet sales, which the retailer intends to grow by as much as 40% over the next four years.

Marketers Are Still Novices When it Comes to Experiential Commerce

Marketers Are Still Novices When it Comes to Experiential Commerce

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Despite e-commerce's advantages, marketers still have a hard time understanding how to provide better customer experiences.

Amazon to Open Retail Store in New York

Amazon to Open Retail Store in New York

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The e-commerce king will hit the bricks for the holidays, just a stone's throw from Macy's.

DHL's Parcelcopter to Become First Drone to Fly on its Own

DHL's Parcelcopter to Become First Drone to Fly on its Own

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The pilot project without a pilot will deliver prescription drugs to the North Sea Island of Juist.

Will E-Coms Ignore Mobile This Holiday Season?

Will E-Coms Ignore Mobile This Holiday Season?

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Though they lack confidence in their mobile strategies and apps, retailers list mobile commerce ninth on their Christmas to-do lists, an eBay study reports.

Will American Wallets React to Jack Ma's "Open Sesame"?

Will American Wallets React to Jack Ma's "Open Sesame"?

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Observers pooh-pooh Alibaba's chances to challenge Amazon and eBay, but the boss of China's e-commerce giant vows rapid U.S. expansion following his IPO.

B2Bs and B2Cs Are Breaking Bad e-Com Habits [Infographic]

B2Bs and B2Cs Are Breaking Bad e-Com Habits [Infographic]

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Why this last season was the most memorable yet.

Good Descriptions Rate More Than Good Reviews

Good Descriptions Rate More Than Good Reviews

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Price still rules as an online purchase influencer, says a new survey, but basic brand assets should not be ignored in online product presentations.

Sitecore Adds Commerce Solution to Its Experience Platform

Sitecore Adds Commerce Solution to Its Experience Platform

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The experience management company aims to decrease time-to-market and accelerate growth for e-commerce companies.

This Company Doesn't Collect Data. Here's Why.

This Company Doesn't Collect Data. Here's Why.

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Stock image site 99cimages has a new vision for e-commerce—and it doesn't include a username and password.

Marketers Need to Address UPS, FedEx Rate Changes

Marketers Need to Address UPS, FedEx Rate Changes

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A leading shipping industry expert warns that size-based rates will affect marketing and pricing decisions when the rates take effect next year.

Father's Day Mobile Sales Increase 37%

Father's Day Mobile Sales Increase 37%

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iOS users lead the charge, spending $30 more per order than Android users. Pinterest tops Facebook for purchase influence.

B2B Companies Should Care About e-Commerce Too

B2B Companies Should Care About e-Commerce Too

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New research shows that e-commerce may be just as valuable to B2B as to B2C.

Magento Intros Mobile, Payment Upgrades

Magento Intros Mobile, Payment Upgrades

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It promises its e-commerce customers up to 18% increases in sales with the addition of PayPal's Bill Me Later service.

CoreMedia Launches Next Gen Experiential E-com Tool

CoreMedia Launches Next Gen Experiential E-com Tool

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A new tool aims to combine personalized content and online shopping into a visually appealing package that focuses on experience over mere transaction.

Slow Mobile Websites Equal Instant Death

Slow Mobile Websites Equal Instant Death

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Get a load of this—or not, as the case may be. A new study finds that the average load time for the top 100 e-com sites is nearly double what Google recommends.

MTPS 2014 Video: J.Hilburn Re-creates the In-Person Experience Online

MTPS 2014 Video: J.Hilburn Re-creates the In-Person Experience Online

There's nothing so personalized, so one-to-one, as the in-person customer experience. Or is there? Just ask J.Hilburn.

News Byte: Amazon Ups 'Prime' Rate

News Byte: Amazon Ups 'Prime' Rate

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The Internet retailer increases the fee of its popular membership plan by $20 to stimulate revenues.

Origin Sourcing Takes a Beating at Congressional Hearing

Origin Sourcing Takes a Beating at Congressional Hearing

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Remote sellers' hopes for paying a single tax rate based on their business locations may have been dashed in a House Judiciary Committee hearing.

Seven Rules to Tax By

Seven Rules to Tax By

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Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) sets requirements for a remote sales tax law.

You Wouldn't Put the Wrong Info on Packaging, So Why Do It Online?

You Wouldn't Put the Wrong Info on Packaging, So Why Do It Online?

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Inaccurate digital product information is a serious turnoff for consumers. Loyalty is built on trust.

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