E-commerce News & Analysis
| Thursday Apr 18, 2013
B2B commerce is trending towards the B2C model, an Oracle report has found, and companies are looking to expand their online sales because customers' expectations have changed in the face of those consumer buying practices.
| Thursday Apr 11, 2013
Developers working on in stream payment apps be warned. Twitter will close off your service if you try to set up shop on their turf without proper authorization as the company has done with a startup called Ribbon.
| Wednesday Mar 27, 2013
Commerce products provider, hybris has released latest version of its hybris Commerce Suite that gives B2B and B2C marketing companies omni-channel capabilities. More specifically, this new update is centered on the cross-channel consumer and in-store business tools.
| Sunday Mar 24, 2013
An e-commerce website without social features is like a chocolate sundae without the chocolate sauce -- plain boring. Check out 3 ways that social media is shifting e-commerce.
Your Take: SharePoint vs Yammer
Microsoft has revealed a bit of its SharePoint-Yammer roadmap, but questions still remain. Is it a question of SharePoint or Yammer? Or is SharePoint finally dead?
Google Hangout: Universal Social Standards
Business needs a way to value interactions across social media. Join us on March 28th at 9am PDT, 12pm EDT, 1600 GMT when we discuss the opportunities and challenges of universal social standards. Get your #CXMHangout details here.
Around the Web
| Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
Recently I came across a telling statistic: according to a recent survey by PriceWaterhouseCooper seven out of ten people never use social media sites to purchase items or services, even though almost half of the respondents check those sites on a daily basis.
| Tuesday Mar 19, 2013
Pinterest marketing and analytics solution, Pinfluencer has rebranded. Now named Piqora, the rebranded company also introduced a new tool: Gallery, a social e-Commerce product.
| Wednesday Mar 13, 2013
There is a fundamental change going on in e-commerce -- and we’re seeing it happen right before our eyes.
| Wednesday Mar 6, 2013
Nearly three-quarters of online customers expect to get help within five minutes when they are trying to make an online purchase -- and half will abandon the purchase right away or after one attempt to find help, if help is not forthcoming. That is one of a variety of findings in a new report from online help provider LivePerson that paints a picture of the attitudes and behaviors of online customers.
| Wednesday Feb 27, 2013
Real-time live chat software tool, LiveChat, which provides sales and support for eCommerce sites has updated its flagship product. This update is centered around a design change that helps with seamless chat adoption, as well increased speed and workflow for customer service representatives.
| Wednesday Feb 27, 2013
The world of e-commerce can be a tricky environment in which to do business.
| Tuesday Feb 26, 2013
Let’s say you’re a retailer with both physical stores and a Website. What are the key trends in retail technology that you need to keep in mind?
| Monday Feb 25, 2013
Having worked with a number of digital marketers over the years, I've noticed a recurring challenge among those eager to make positive change -- their momentum is broken when it comes to getting buy-in. This is especially true of launching testing programs. Multivariate testing is often uncharted territory for many, so they don’t understand it or its potential benefits. Why would they get on board? And why would they spend the money?
| Tuesday Feb 19, 2013
Despite the fact that converting existing customers is less expensive than attracting new ones, many online marketing budgets are still disproportionately allocated to traffic-driving strategies.
| Thursday Feb 14, 2013
A media ad spending report from Aggregate Knowledge has placed social media at the top of the buying heap, above other channels like exchanges and networks.
| Wednesday Feb 13, 2013
It’s a buyer’s world. According to a new Constellation Research report, buyers are rulers served by channels galore, a fleet of payment technologies, supply chains ready to do their bidding, and Big Data tracking their every whim. To keep up, the report said, sellers need to align themselves with this new environment, which it dubs Matrix Commerce.