E-commerce News & Analysis
| Friday Jan 17, 2014
In its first salvo in the information management space this year, OpenText has closed the deal to buy GXS for $1.065 billion. The acquisition will give OpenText cutting edge business-to-business cloud integration technology, which will compliment the investments OpenText has made in cloud computing in recent years.
| Wednesday Jan 15, 2014
Guess what? New research from IBM shows customers are willing to share their personal information, especially if they get something in return.
Excuse us while we yawn ... But doesn't it seem like anyone who ever signed up for something as innocuous as a store loyalty card could explain the same thing? How many people registered for a website during the heady dot-com days, just to get a free water bottle?
And don't even get us started on the phenomenon of too much information on social media, where everyone shares just about everything, for nothing but 15 seconds of fame in return.
So let's overlook the obvious, and see if there are any deeper insights in the research IBM released this week at the National Retail Federation's 103rd Annual Convention and EXPO in New York City.
| Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
Microsoft is using the National Retail Federation's 103rd Annual Convention and EXPO in New York City this week to announce a number of enhancements to its Dynamics AX 2012 product and its Dynamics for Retail, which will reportedly provide retailers with better ways to manage their customer experiences. Microsoft is also using the convention to announce an extended partnership with IBM, Sitecore and Vantiv.
| Friday Nov 8, 2013
The holidays are here. There are only 47 days until Christmas. And this year, the first full night of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving coincide for the first time since 1888.
For the holiday shopper, time is of the essence. For the retailer, if you're not prepared to handle Black Friday sales, Cyber Deals and last-minute shopping, you'll be hard-pressed to meet the needs of your customers. Most of them expect to find what they want, when and where they want it.
| Monday Oct 21, 2013
Brands have traditionally built separate brand experiences and e-Commerce shops, hidden behind the familiar “shop” link. But this divide makes customers choose between content and commerce and creates one more hurdle to jump through. How many get lost on the way?
| Friday Oct 11, 2013
IBM is the top B2B e-commerce vendor, according to the first-ever Forrester Wave report on the field.
| Thursday Oct 10, 2013
Fewer consumers made the transition from browsers to shoppers last month, according to metrics released today by San Francisco-based Euclid, a company that specializes in in-store retail analytics.
| Thursday Aug 15, 2013
According to a recent report mobile shopping is about to become more socially integrated through a new Facebook feature.
| Friday Aug 9, 2013
Do you know the four trends shaping the Mobile E-commerce landscape?
| Friday Aug 2, 2013
With about one-fifth of the Earth's population, China is the e-market that cannot be ignored. Some recent news put a spotlight on how e-commerce is shaping up there, for both homegrown and foreign players.
| Thursday Aug 1, 2013
By the end of the year, the number of mobile-connected devices will surpass the total number of consumers, globally, and by 2017, there will be nearly 1.4 mobile devices per person.
| Thursday Aug 1, 2013
As Pinterest moves toward more of a business-friendly model, new features and capabilities are being added. As of today, the content sharing website will start sending members emails when their pinned items drop in price.
| Tuesday Jul 23, 2013
Pinterest marketing and analytics company Piqora today expanded its analytics platform to capitalize on the use of hashtags and trending data from two other visually-based social networks: Instagram and Tumblr.
| Thursday Jul 18, 2013
The big post-turkey shopping day is fast approaching and chances are you’re already preparing your e-commerce site for Cyber Monday. But what are you doing to optimize the shopping experience for your mobile users?
| Wednesday Jul 10, 2013
Analytics patterns are always changing, so instead of relying on a daily summary report that’s only available in a desktop format, marketers need to be able to track this data from anywhere and on any device.
This is where KISSMetrics’s My Analytics could prove useful. Designed to track Google Analytics, the new app is an iOS alternative to Google’s own mobile analytics app for Android.