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Q: How do I choose from among the many e-commerce shopping carts?
I'm looking for a new shopping cart. My problem is there are so many to choose from and some I may have missed. How do I know which one it ...
A: Start by listing your requirements in order of importance.
This is a pretty common problem that many retailers face; with so many technologies that span such a wide range of costs how do you figure out what's right for ...
E-Commerce Analyst, FitForCommerce
As the race to faster shipping continues, many online retailers are now shipping online orders ... 0A 2014 holiday preparation checklist
Here are six things to do now to get ready for the 2014 holiday season, ... 0Thinking inside the box about packaging material
Proper packaging ensures a product arrives intact while minimizing shipping cost. Too much can be ... 0On Facebook, the kind of image matters a lot
Which kind of image generates more Likes, shares and comments: one prettied up with graphics ... 0Five best practices for B2B mobile commerce
Companies must design mobile sites specifically for the use cases and needs of B2B customers. 0Why don't they check out?
Online retailers often wonder why so many shoppers make it to the shopping cart—and then ... 0"Gamification": a strategy for building engagement
Consumer brands are creating games that people can play on their mobile devices, inserting the ... 0How many e-commerce companies are there?
It’s a question Internet Retailer editors get asked all the time. By crunching a variety ... 0Why U.S. retailers need to pay attention to Alibaba
Alibaba isn’t just planning an IPO in the United States—it’s also planning to invest a ... 0Why Western brands entering China should start with Tmall
Western retailers hear much about the gray market and copycats on Tmall, but not enough ... 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
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