Commerce | Perspectives on Commerce Strategies, Key Drivers and Tools - Part 2


Perspectives on Commerce Strategies, Key Drivers and Tools

Integration: Why It’s a Top Priority for Commerce Re-platforming

If you’re making plans to re-platform your commerce business in 2017, you’re not alone. Fifty-four percent of eCommerce executives stated that re-platforming is a top priority over the next 12 months, according to Forrester. Choosing a feature-rich commerce platform that will help you achieve current and future business goals is important. However, you also need […]

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Infographic: Your Blueprint to eCommerce Re-platforming

Whether you’re building a house or a skyscraper, the blueprint is essential. You must have a plan in place so you’re building the structure on a solid foundation.  (Of course, you also have to have the right team in place to execute on the plan.) This analogy is also applicable for your digital commerce business. […]

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Top eCommerce Trends to Watch in 2017

By 2018, eCommerce will surpass 10% of total retail sales in the U.S., according to Internet Retailer, and this steady growth is expected to continue to 2020. In a recent webinar hosted by Magento, one of our digital commerce partners, I learned about the top trends that are influencing eCommerce growth: mobile, social, and global. […]

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5 Steps to Build a Business Case for Re-platforming: Part 4

When evaluating digital commerce platforms, it’s important to establish baseline metrics around your customers, sales, and capacity. Setting these benchmarks will support another aspect of your business case – defining success metrics and key performance indicators. Step 4 – Outline success metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) Success isn’t defined by time, costs, or how […]

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Magento Gaining Ground Among eCommerce Platforms

Internet Retailer recently released its report, 2017 Leading Vendors to the Top 1000, which ranked Magento among the top eCommerce platforms in 30 technology categories. Most notably, Magento was ranked the number one vendor in the following categories: eCommerce platform Content management Mobile commerce Order management Additionally, Magento is the platform of choice among B2B […]

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Six Commerce Platform Capabilities You Need to Evaluate

Whether you’re upgrading to a new commerce platform or choosing one for the first time, you need to closely evaluate the technologies that will help you achieve your objectives and grow your business. In a previous blog, we outlined the importance of establishing clear goals and objectives that focus on your customers and their experience. […]

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Is Your Commerce Platform Ready for Black Friday + Cyber Monday?

Many retailers are tuning and testing their commerce platforms to make sure that their commerce sites are secure, free of vulnerabilities and can scale for the biggest shopping days of the year — Black Friday + Cyber Monday. I recently spoke with a senior commerce project manager on our team, Chris Durfee who talked about […]

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5 Steps to Build a Business Case for Re-platforming: Part 3

When deciding to invest in a digital commerce platform, you have to take your future business growth into consideration rather than focusing solely on the technology to fill your current feature gaps. If you base your decision 100% on technology, how will this affect business goals, such as increasing revenue, reducing service costs, or improving […]

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Webinar: Four Best Practices When Choosing a Commerce Platform

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” I’m not talking about the upcoming holiday season – I’m referring to budget season! As you’re making plans for next year – especially around investing in your digital commerce platform – this is the perfect time to think strategically about the future of your online commerce. 54% of […]

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Creating The Path Forward for eCommerce Re-platforming

How is your eCommerce business doing? Has your business matured and you’ve realized your existing technology can’t meet your future business growth? Or, is your platform provider(s) making the push to upgrade to a new release? Either way, most businesses re-platform every two to three years, according to Forrester. In this same study, eCommerce executives […]

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