E-Commerce

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.

The Metrics That Really Matter in E-Commerce Marketing

The Metrics That Really Matter in E-Commerce Marketing

Optimize on-site performance and you'll drive better user engagement—which has a domino effect on conversion and revenues.

News Byte:  IBM Debuts 'Smarter Commerce' Ecosystem

News Byte: IBM Debuts 'Smarter Commerce' Ecosystem

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Working with partners, IBM expects to deliver 150 digital marketing solutions that aim to accelerate campaign deployment and maximize ROI.

eTail Blog Insights: How Warby Parker Went From Online Novelty to Multichannel Sensation

eTail Blog Insights: How Warby Parker Went From Online Novelty to Multichannel Sensation

The eyeglass seller's director of online experience, Tim Riley, talks about the company's explosive growth.

J.Hilburn's Customer Experience Is Made to Order

J.Hilburn's Customer Experience Is Made to Order

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Say what you will about direct selling, for custom men's luxury clothier J.Hilburn, direct-to-consumer is the perfect fit.

eTail Blog Insights: Slow Network Speed Equals Bad Brand Perception

eTail Blog Insights: Slow Network Speed Equals Bad Brand Perception

A recent study shows that customers don't like to "wait in line" when online.

Beyond the Search Box

Beyond the Search Box

Search is like the e-commerce version of your store window. It's one of the most crucial elements of the commerce experience, and yet it's often overlooked.

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