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Embracing eCommerce in 2017

Big Commerce reported in 2016 that more than half of consumers in the U.S. would rather purchase items online than walk into a brick-and-mortar store. This number assures the sustainability of eCommerce strategies and sites for retailers. Industries that could see maximum growth and penetration in eCommerce would be luxury, apparel, consumer electronics, health, homeware […]

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Creating Personalized Commerce Experiences That Surprise + Delight

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, your birthday or even a non-holiday, most people like to be made to feel special. Many times this satisfaction comes from a simple and thoughtful gesture, when someone else knows exactly what will make you smile. In our always-on-the-go daily lives, how do you feel when your favorite brand or store […]

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What the Future Looks Like for B2B Commerce

Nearly two years ago, Forrester published a report that sent shockwaves through the B2B industry, forecasting that nearly 1 million B2B salespeople will lose their job to self-service eCommerce by 2020. Just this week on a webinar by Internet Retailer, I learned that Forrester is going to release an update to its 2015 report, “Death […]

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Crafting Well-Built Commerce for Jordan’s Furniture

The retail industry across the board understands the importance of delivering an omni-channel customer experience. Even the furniture industry is feeling the effects as pure-play eCommerce retailers like Wayfair and Overstock.com chip away at market share. However, most consumers want to be able to see finished products in a retail setting, especially when it comes […]

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Three Trends Impacting Your eCommerce Business in 2017

According to Internet Retailer, eCommerce sales in the U.S. continues to outpace brick-and-mortar stores – as of Q3 2016, digital commerce sales grew by 15.6%. It won’t be long before we know the final eCommerce growth numbers for 2016. Judging by reported sales from the 2016 holiday shopping season, eCommerce businesses finished strong. (Conservative estimates […]

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Look Before You Leap: Choosing Your Next Commerce Platform [Infographic]

Making the jump to a new commerce platform is a huge undertaking from evaluating technology options to implementation and maintenance. Think you’re alone in this endeavor? You’re not – in fact, you’re in good company. Most businesses re-platform every two to three years, according to Forrester. Before you make the leap, check out this infographic […]

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Platform Scalability + Hosting Environments: 3 Questions to Ask

As a savvy eCommerce business, you’re fully aware that website performance matters in the digitized, instant-gratification world in which we live. Improved web performance impacts an increase in pages viewed, products viewed, cart conversions, and revenue. Take a moment to consider this – 53% of mobile users abandon sites that take longer than 3 seconds […]

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Transforming a Holiday Tradition for the Digital Age

This holiday shopping season is anticipated to be one of the biggest yet for online sales – an anticipated 11% year-over-year growth that’s estimated to reach $96.1 billion. In fact, 66% of Americans did some last-minute shopping this past weekend – deemed Super Saturday because it’s the last full Saturday to shop before Christmas. What does all of […]

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5 Steps to Build a Business Case for Re-platforming: Part 5

When evaluating any technology solution for your business, the two biggest questions to address with the decision maker(s) are: “How much is this going to cost, and when will see a return on our investment?” As you build the business case for your eCommerce re-platforming project, you’ll need to look at the big picture to […]

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