Ecommerce Weekly Round Up (12/21-12/25)

The Web in 2016: Long Live Responsive Design 

Source: TNW News

Responsive Web Design, or RWD for short, is an oft talked about and frankly invaluable discipline in the context of today’s design industry.
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8 Ways to Increase Website Conversions 

Source: Small Business Trends

If you run a business, you need a website. There’s simply no way around it. But have you given any thought as to why?
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5 Brilliant Ecommerce Christmas Ideas to Use in 2016 

Source: Growth Hackers

Need inspiration or ready-to-use marketing ideas? Here are 5 ecommerce tips based on buyers psychology that will help you reach out to your customers in 2016.
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10 Festive Infographics About the Holidays 

Source: Ecommerce Platforms

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the holidays are important for everyone, it is time for everyone to relax and spend time with their families, the time for frantic shopping for presents is over as stores prepare for the sales in January.
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Happy Holidays from the SD Team!

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Ecommerce Weekly Round Up (12/14-12/18)

8 Responsive Web Design Trends that Defined 2015

Source: TNW News

In the short timespan since, responsive web design has gone from an interesting new idea to the industry-wide accepted approach to multi-device design.
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How Retailers Can Keep Christmas Music from Driving Shoppers Crazy

Source: AdWeek

As global senior vp of programming and production for Mood Media, he spends much of his time listening to music, thinking about music and, most importantly, figuring out the best music for his retail clients to play.
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Web Pros Share How, When, and Why to Maintain Your Website

Source: Rackspace

A website is your business’s face to the world, but too many small business owners get their site online, only to leave them unattended.
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Mobile Payments Growth Exceeds Ecommerce 

Source: Banking Exchange

A survey by CAN Capital Inc. concludes that the growth of mobile payments technology is overtaking ecommerce as the largest trend impacting the spending habits of today’s retail consumers.
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Social Ecommerce Platforms are Changing the Fashion Industry 

Source: Huffington Post

With the introduction of online companies like apliiq and custom ink, the fashion industry is very different today than it was ten years ago. Crowdfunding eCommerce platforms like Viralstyle have made marketing and selling clothes intrinsically different and new for consumers and distributors.
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4 Steps to Optimize Your Ecommerce Referral Program 

Source: Optimizely Blog

If you’re running a successful e-commerce store, you’d already have staked out multiple marketing channels – email marketing, PPC ads, social media content, retargeting, YouTube videos.
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How Buy Buttons Will Enable Social Commerce During the Holidays 

Source: Multichannel Merchant

eMarketer predicts that holiday retail sales in the US will reach $885.7 billion this year, a 5.7% year-over-year increase.
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Ecommerce Weekly Round Up (12/07-12/11)

What is Guerrilla Marketing and How Can It Work for Ecommerce?

Source: Ecommerce Platforms

There are many ways to optimize your site and focus on delivering the most impeccable customer experience, all of which are incredibly important for a successful ecommerce business.
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5 Web Design Techniques to Make Your Website Search Engine Friendly

Source: Business 2 Community

Your web design should be SEO friendly. This is the first criteria that you should keep in mind when developing a website. You can try out many things to make your website search friendly. But here are the top five things that you should begin with in your website design.
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3 Ways to Build B2B Relationships with Ecommerce 

Source: Practical Ecommerce

When it comes to building relationships, B2B ecommerce is different than B2C. There is still an individual relationship — there’s always a person on the other side. However, in B2B that person is doing a job, typically as a buyer or a distributor.
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10 Interesting Ecommerce Trends for 2016 and Beyond 

Source: Ecommerce Platforms

Ah yes, the end of 2015 is approaching and so is the speculation about what the ecommerce world has in-store for us in the future.
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How To Keep Mobile Shoppers Engaged

Source: Internet Retailer

On Cyber Monday of this year, we witnessed the biggest online shopping day in history with over $3 billion in sales. Even more impressive was how much of this came via mobile devices over the holiday weekend.
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More Ecommerce Sales Now Made via Mobile Devices 

Source: Internet Retailing

Forty five per cent of online sales were made via smartphones and tablets in the third quarter of 2015, new IMRG figures suggest.
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Ecommerce Weekly Round Up (11/30-12/04)

The Most Overlooked Aspect of UX Deign Could be the Most Important

Source: Tech Crunch

I’m not much of a designer. In fact, I’m awful at it. I am, however, interested in how it’s done. I read and write plenty about customer success; along the way, (somehow) I found Samuel Hulick’s site UserOnboard.
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2015 Retail & Ecommerce Security Report: Web Application Security Issues…

Source: PR Newswire

SecurityScorecard, the leading security-risk benchmarking company, announced today findings from its 2015 Retail & eCommerce Security Report which details security trends and problem areas affecting both businesses and consumers this holiday season.
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Reports: Social Play a Growing Role in Holiday Shopping

Source: Mobile Commerce Daily

Social media played a leading role in shopping during this year’s Thanksgiving weekend, dominating influence surrounding sales and brand sentiment.
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5 Ways to Engage Affiliates for Final Holiday Sales

Source: Practical Ecommerce

Before you close the books Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are a few more ways to maximize affiliate revenue through the rest of the year.
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6 Leading Practices for Sale-Boosting Product Descriptions

Source: Ecommerce Platforms

Product descriptions that simply describe the details of an item, giving a few technical specifications and having a couple of mediocre pictures are a common case for a lot of web stores. It’s no wonder that such methods don’t work so well, and frankly – they are boring.
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Ecommerce Weekly Round Up (11/16-11/20)

Project Management Tips for Creating an E-Commerce Site 

Source: business.com

The thing about e-commerce sites is that they are continuously evolving and becoming broader in terms of scope, that not even general digital and marketing literacy can suffice in handling its growth.
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Why Microsoft Corporation Will Win the Cloud Wars 

Source: Motley Fool

The day before announcing fiscal 2016 Q1 earnings Oct. 22, Microsoft stock was sitting at $47.20 a share.
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Retailers Can Learn from E-commerce Gains Last Holiday Season

Source: Internet Retailer

The day after Thanksgiving is becoming less an in-store, discount-driven event where shoppers line up in the cold, run into stores and fight over the last $29 tablet computer or coveted Barbie doll, and more of an online phenomenon driven by shoppers using smartphones, a study finds.
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17 Ways to Boost your E-commerce Conversion Rates

Source: MarketingProfs

One tip is to include trust seals on your site. “48% of visitors rely on them,” states Template Monster. Trust seals uplift conversions by 40%.
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Successful Launch! – Jack Rogers

Jack Rogers shoes were stet on the isle of Capri by the First Lady Jackie Kennedy. Jackie discovered a whipstitched and rondelle flat leather sandal which she took to a local cobbler in Palm Beach. It was there the iconic Classic Jack Rogers Sandal was born. Today Jack Rogers offers a full collection of footwear, handbags and accessories. Their designs exude a confident, born-with-it sense of style.

Jack Rogers on laptop

Congratulations to the SD team for successfully implementing Magento v1.14! Jack Rogers’s new responsive design adheres to best practices and encourages conversion across all devices.

Jack Rogers on iPhone

Ecommerce Weekly Round Up (11/09-11/13)

SD Launches a new Magento Site

Source: Something Digital Blog

Congratulations to the SD team for successfully implementing Magento v1.14!
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Ecommerce Outlook, part 2: Online Payments Poised for Take-Off

Source: zacks.com

The demand for online payment systems depends primarily on the speed, convenience, broad availability/acceptance and security of payments systems at the lowest possible cost.
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5 Survival Tips for Launching Ecommerce Sites in Global Markets

Source: Multichannel Merchant

More and more retailers are discovering the wisdom of “going global” with their ecommerce strategies, and are launching localized websites into new international markets.
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The state of e-commerce in 2015

Source: TNW News

The way consumers are finding products, interacting with brands, and making purchase decisions is changing.
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The Best Black Friday Deals We Already Know About

Source: The Motley Fool

Though it’s no longer the unquestioned start of the holiday shopping season, the Friday after Thanksgiving still stands as a sort of sales holiday.
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Tis the Season for Multi-Channel Commerce

Source: Huff Post Business

Statistic Brain’s compilation of data from the U.S. Commerce Department, Internet Retail, ComScore, Inc. and Forrester Research revealed that 87 percent of online users have made purchases online, which could explain projected figures that have U.S. online purchases moving from nearly $350 billion in 2015 to $440 billion by 2017.
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5 Problems Small Ecommerce Retailers Could Face in 2016

Source: Practical Ecommerce

Ecommerce continues to grow, representing an increasing share of total retail sales. As more and larger online stores open, small sellers may face new business-threatening problems in 2016.
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Ecommerce Weekly Round Up (11/02-11/06)

6 SEO Tips for Content Marketing, for Ecommerce

Source: Practical Ecommerce

Content is king. Search engine optimization professionals have been preaching this for years. However, content needs to be created and integrated carefully to actually drive organic search performance.
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Get a Responsive Website Design With These 5 Tips

Source: Business 2 Community

How does your website look on a tablet or smartphone? An increasing number of customers are using mobile devices to browse, shop and engage with brands, with almost half (48 percent) of Google traffic coming from mobile users.
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Engage People With Interactive Content With These 7 Cost-Effective Strategies

Source: Entrepreneur

We all love a good story. It dates back to the Neanderthal days, when that species enjoyed sharing hunting tales and illustrating adventures on cave walls.
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E-retailers get ready for the holidays

Source: Internet Retailer

Holiday promotional information trickled out in late October, and many campaigns will start in earnest after Halloween.
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The 4 Elements of a Winning Ecommerce Ad Strategy

Source: Entrepreneur

There is no denying it, mobile is the new norm. Two in three American adults own a smartphone. Tablet users will surpass one billion worldwide this year.
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How On-premise, Open Source and SaaS Ecommerce Technologies Handle PCI Compliance

Source: Business 2 Community

Publicity can be absolute gold for a business, or it can be a death knell — it all depends on what the press has to say about you.
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11 mistakes e-commerce companies make on mobile

Source: The Next Web

If you’re an e-commerce site considering launching on mobile, there are a few best practices you need to know.
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Six Reasons Why Business-to-Business e-Commerce Simplifies Your Supply Chain

Source: Supply Demand Chain Executive

Throughout the past 15 years, business-to-consumer (B2C) websites exploded everywhere on the web as companies realized the benefits of online shopping for their business.
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Ecommerce Weekly Round Up (10/26-10/30)

SD is throwing a Sweet 16 Party!

Source: Something Digital

Join Something Digital as we celebrate 16 years in business!  Enjoy a variety of food, drinks, and music!
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Promoting SUPEE-6788 to production?

Source: Something Digital

Patch the patch to catch any issues with APPSEC-1063
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Rethinking customer service this holiday season

Source: Tech.co

The difference between a business website and an e-commerce site lies with design. For online stores, it is not enough to have a ‘beautiful’ website.
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E-Commerce Horror Stories: Halloween Edition Part 2

Source: Huffington Post

Running an online retailer, just like any other job can be extremely stressful, especially when having to rely on the internet for success.
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4 Ways Pinterest is Useful for Non-E-Commerce Brands

Source: Search Engine Journal

Just because your business doesn’t sell products online doesn’t mean you should be ignoring Pinterest.
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How Phones Are Taking Over Ecommerce

Source: Mobile Insider

Just a couple of years back, few would have believed that smartphones could emerge as the ecommerce channel of choice among most consumers.
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No Detail Too Small For Cart Abandonment Mitigation

Source: PYMNTS.com

Retailers that neglect facilitating customers along the path to purchase might not see more significant results of their inattention than in shopping cart abandonment.
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