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Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages of pure responsive design versus hybrid?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of pure responsive design versus hybrid?
Terri Hunsinger, Owner, WebUndies.com
A: Hybrid means some variation of a site is being decided on the server, before content is delivered.
With pure responsive design, the server sends the same markup to every type of device. Based on a web browser’s characteristics, the pure site’s layout and behavior is adjusted to ...
Founder, Gravity Department
The online marketplace introduced new rules for sellers last month. It’s crucial that sellers understand ... 0Here’s the part about the cloud online marketers need to know
There are some basic concepts and strategies that online retailers need to know—even if they’re ... 0Global e-commerce: Big opportunities, but not in all markets
The CEO of an online retailer that’s actively marketing in 17 countries, with more to ... 0Google Shopping: What you don’t know can hurt you
Among other things, advertisers can’t see the search terms that don’t lead to their ads ... 0Mobile sites better than responsive design for shopping
Dedicated mobile commerce sites for smartphones and tablets and mobile apps are unparalleled in providing ... 0What do Chinese online consumers want to buy from the U.S.?
Yes, they want luxury goods, but they also want baby formula and skin lotions. The ... 0Three simple steps to reducing shopping cart abandonment
Payment options, a shopping cart that holds a customer’s items while she ponders the purchase ... 0eBay and Russian Post accelerate cross-border deliveriies
EBay and Russian Post have signed a memorandum of cooperation aimed at reducing the time ... 0Can Tencent win the mobile commerce battle with Alibaba?
The two Chinese Internet giants are increasingly encroaching on each other’s territories. A Beijing-based marketing ... 0What you do today will pay off during the holidays
A close look at last year’s data can give an online retailer an edge in ... 0
Retailers face potentially heavy costs if a proposal for changing Internet address rules goes through. ... 6Social selling or simply annoying?
Nearly every day I get a new announcement about a service that helps e-retailers set ... 5Daily deal overload
Deals should be tailored to their audience. 5No m-commerce site? You're losing sales—big time
A prominent e-commerce figure tells how to figure out your mobile revenue. 5The future of social commerce isn’t on Facebook
The social network wants retailers to integrate its features into their sites. 5Bye bye, BlackBerry
The smartphone operating system continues to sink. Why bother? 5Executing the basics
There were no secret ingredients that turned Diapers.com from a category leader into a category ... 4Here comes social media—ready or not
One of the most frequently mentioned topics the 2010 Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition in ... 4Which is more important: a site or an app?
No question: an m-commerce site. 4Welcome e-mails are hit or miss
Welcome e-mails offer retailers a prime opportunity to present a unique deal. 4
Director of content, CPC Strategy
Source: E-CommerceJuly 1, 2014, 1:16 PM
When Amazon handles fulfillment, it mixes together products it deems identical. While that can cause ... Read More
Partner, Web Presence in China
Source: E-CommerceJune 27, 2014, 12:46 PM
Western retailers hear much about the gray market and copycats on Tmall, but not enough ... Read More
CEO, Tompkins International
Source: E-CommerceJune 26, 2014, 5:05 PM
Alibaba isn’t just planning an IPO in the United States—it’s also planning to invest a ... Read More
Co-founder and CEO, RJMetrics
Vice president, Insights powered by Bizrate, a division of Connexity
Director of social media, Zog Digital
Vice president of e-commerce, Sealed Air’s Product Care Division
Marketing Director, Ripen eCommerce
Chief research officer, High-Tech Bridge
Source: E-CommerceJune 18, 2014, 11:06 AM
Many small and midsized retailers assume hackers won’t bother with them. But criminals have figured ... Read More
CEO and president, Avangate
Chief editor, East-West Digital News
Source: E-CommerceJune 2, 2014, 4:54 PM
It appears the government will not heavily tax e-commerce imports, reports East-West Digital News. Read More
Video consultant, CDW
Source: E-CommerceMay 29, 2014, 2:17 PM
How much can a brand say in a 6-second video? Plenty, says Twitter's Stacy Minero ... Read More
Head of marketing and partnerships, BloomReach
Source: E-CommerceMay 12, 2014, 5:01 PM
Every time a customer searches for a color, a style, an article of clothing, a ... Read More
Vice president of sales, Chicago Tag & Label
Vice president, international business development, Hermes
Source: E-CommerceMay 11, 2014, 5:43 PM
Studies show consumers will buy more often and buy more when they’re confident that they ... Read More
President, Hedges & Co.
Source: E-CommerceMay 8, 2014, 9:40 AM
It’s a question online marketer Jon Hedges get asked a lot. He provides two case ... Read More
Chief technology officer, Ugam
Source: E-CommerceMay 7, 2014, 8:40 PM
While many retailers are prepared to deal with the high volume of data they can ... Read More
Manager, consumer goods & e-commerce, Germany Trade & Invest
Source: E-CommerceMay 5, 2014, 5:00 PM
German consumers are confident and spending more, especially online. But they shop somewhat differently online ... Read More
Analyst, Forrester Research
Vice president of marketing, Pythian
marketing content associate, MobStac
Source: Mobile CommerceApril 28, 2014, 10:41 AM
Many retailers are taking advantage of knowing where a shopper is to offer her coupons ... Read More
Head of marketing, Savings.com
Source: E-CommerceApril 11, 2014, 11:07 AM
Consumers who make it to the shopping cart are interested in buying. The chief strategy ... Read More
Vice president of paid advertising, Zog Digital
Source: E-CommerceMarch 27, 2014, 4:03 PM
For starters, find affiliates likely to attract consumers interested in your products, says Kim Giroux ... Read More
Executive vice president, client services & business development, Fluid
CEO, Mercent Corp.
Source: E-CommerceMarch 24, 2014, 10:41 AM
Google’s Shopping Campaigns, announced late last year, ultimately will let retailers more precisely target top-performing ... Read More
Vice president of marketing, 360pi
Source: E-CommerceMarch 14, 2014, 5:19 PM
Amazon doesn’t always offer the lowest price, but it is the most aggressive in changing ... Read More
Chief editor, East-West Digital News
Source: E-CommerceMarch 14, 2014, 5:12 PM
Ozon, often called Russia's Amazon, could be in line to raise $100 million, reports East-West ... Read More
Partner, Alston & Bird
Source: E-CommerceMarch 10, 2014, 11:25 AM
Patent trolls are companies that buy patents and make money by demanding licensing fees from ... Read More
Founder and CEO, Minimus.biz