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Opening Your Ecommerce Store: What To Do Before Day One

September 23, 2022

Via: Lightspeed

The following checklist will help you to be prepared for your big moment. Your launch day is certainly a memorable one, full of both excitement and hard work. By ensuring that you are ready beforehand, you can reduce stress on […]


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Online sales tumble for the 17th month in a row in August

September 20, 2022

Via: Charged

Online retail sales tumbled by -4.1% year-on-year (YoY) in August 2022, marking the 17th month in a row of negative growth since May 2021, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index. This decline reverses the positive progress seen […]


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Analysis: Why Boots is embracing a marketplace model

September 16, 2022

Via: Charged

“Marketplace” seems to be the buzzword in ecommerce at the moment, and why not? The widespread success of the model is there for everybody to see, with marketplaces currently accounting for around 40% of the UK’s total online spend. Pureplay […]


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4 Ways to Optimize Retail Media Ads

September 16, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

With 12 to 24 million online retail sites available worldwide, the growth of ecommerce has not happened in a vacuum. Brands are responding to the demand from consumers and the potential revenue to be made. It is estimated the ecommerce […]


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Amazon to give away shipping software to merchants for free

September 16, 2022

Via: Charged

Amazon has announced that it will give ecommerce merchants free software for managing shoppers’ orders on and off its platform, as the retailer extends its reach. The company will be ending monthly fees for Veeqo, a shipping software firm it […]


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How to Sell on Instagram with Shopping Tags

September 13, 2022

Via: Lightspeed

As a business owner, you know the importance of using social media to promote your products or services. Instagram is the perfect place for that—being a visual platform, it makes it easy to showcase your products and services. To step […]


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How to Use Facebook to Sell Online

September 13, 2022

Via: Lightspeed POS

Facebook has over 2.9 billion monthly active users, making it one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. With such a large potential customer base, it’s no wonder that businesses are using Facebook to sell their products […]


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How to Use TikTok for Your Ecommerce Business

September 13, 2022

Via: Lightspeed

TikTok is a social media app that allows users to create and share short videos with others on the app. Since the platform has been growing in popularity, you may be wondering if it is a good platform for you […]


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JCPenney Aims to Boost Beauty Inclusivity with New AR, AI Tools

September 12, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

JCPenney is doubling down on its inclusivity efforts in the beauty space through a new partnership with Revieve, offering a collection of AR- and AI-powered beauty and skincare experiences. The new digital experiences have launched a little over a year […]


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How Shopify is betting on social commerce to increase growth

September 7, 2022

Via: Charged

When Charged sat down to chat to Shopify director of EMEA expansions and partnerships Deann Evans, she said was “really keen” to join the company in August 2021 on its “mission to help more and more merchants.” However since then, […]


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Alibaba launches ‘Super September’ B2B sales event

September 1, 2022

Via: Charged

Alibaba.com has announced the launch of ‘Super September’, its largest B2B sales event of the year. Super September will connect more than 40 million buyers and 200 thousand suppliers from around the world to help them discover new products, services, […]


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Why Consumer Electronics E-tailers are Betting Big on Commerce Personalization

August 30, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Consumer electronics is a rather crowded space with a swarm of brands trying to make their presence felt in every category — from wearables to televisions and headphones to laptops. Unless a shopper knows exactly what they’re looking to buy, […]


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How Retailers Can Prevent Buy Now Pay Later Fraud

August 29, 2022

Via: Independent Retailer

Apple recently announced its big move into Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL). This new payment method will attract more purchases and allow customers to spread costs over several payments interest free, but buying now and paying later also attracts fraudsters […]


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Why Headless Commerce? Why Now?

August 26, 2022

Via: Retail TouchPoints

Put simply, headless commerce is an ecommerce system that decouples the front-end web system from the ecommerce back-end engine. Most digital stores are built on ecommerce engines that provide both the product offering and processing engine, which is directly integrated […]


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Five keys to success in an ‘unboxed retail’ and ‘omnichoice’ world

August 15, 2022

Via: RetailWire

Through a special arrangement, presented here for discussion is an excerpt of a current article from the blog of Dave Wendland, VP, strategic relations at Hamacher Resource Group and Forbes Council Member. The article first appeared on Forbes.com. With today’s […]


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US online retail sales to reach $1.6 trillion by 2027: report

August 8, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

While the COVID-19 pandemic drove the rapid rise of e-commerce in 2020, some of the retail growth shifted from online to offline in 2021, Forrester noted. Brick-and-mortar retail sales rose 14% in 2021 compared to 2020, according to the report. […]


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Facebook to shut down live shopping feature

August 4, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

At the start of the year, there was a lot of talk regarding the potential for livestream shopping to become popular in the U.S. — a commerce format already successful in China. Meta doesn’t appear to share that confidence, at […]


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Next online shopping ‘grounds to a halt’

August 4, 2022

Via: Charged

High street retailer Next has revealed its online shopping has grounded to a halt, whilst in-store retail has had a “renaissance”. As retail sales recovered from the Covid-19 pandemic, online growth reverted back to its longer term trajectory, the retailer […]


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As inflation bites, retailers cut guidance

August 2, 2022

Via: Retail Dive

Inflation is breaking records — and retailers’ forecasts. Consumer behavior has shifted so swiftly since the beginning of the year that major retailers are faced with clearing excess inventory and recalculating financial expectations as prices continue to rise. Target is […]


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Will the ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ model overcome economic and regulatory challenges?

July 28, 2022

Via: RetailWire

“Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) services, such as Affirm, Afterpay, Clearpay and Klarna, saw explosive adoption as e-commerce upshifted into a higher gear during the pandemic, but are now facing questions over their sustainability against a tide of rising interest […]