Ecommerce Weekly Round Up (08/03- 08/07)

Magento, Backed By Fanatical Support, Delivers Secure, Scalable Ecommerce

Source: Rackspace

It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday e-commerce. Ignore current heat indexes and think traffic spikes, instead. Are you prepared? Is your network infrastructure properly set up to handle peaks? If not, Rackspace can help.
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3 Reasons Why Ecommerce Startups Are Moving Offline

Source: TechCO

Some of the most funded, fastest growing startup brands, including Warby Parker, Bonobos, Birchbox, Etsy, Rent the Runway, and Harry’s, who all started online-only, are moving their stores offline and opening up independent brick-and-mortar locations.
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[Webinar Recording] Optimizing Payments for the Holiday Season

Source: Something Digital Blog

A seamless and convenient payment process is key to maximizing conversion in your Magento store. You want to provide a clear and usable check out experience, offer multiple ways to pay, and address your shopper’s security concerns.
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5 Things to Know About Ecommerce

Source: Business to Community

Years ago, if you wanted to set up an eCommerce site, you would have had to raise capital and hire expensive designers and programmers. Today, the situation is much different. Thanks to helpful tools and software platforms, just about anyone can set up an online store. Rather than spending months in preparation before developing your product or service, you now have the opportunity to launch a quality eCommerce site at any time.
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4 Ecommerce Pricing Strategies You May Not Have Considered

Source: HubSpot

When determining prices for your commerce store, you’re likely to consider traditional methods: markup, anchor, and luxury pricing. There is absolutely nothing wrong with these strategies, especially if you’re hoping to set it and forget it—until sale time, of course. However, these three traditional methods aren’t the only strategies you can employ. If you’re willing to shake things up a little, consider some of these edgy techniques that have seen success.
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Be Sure to Balance SEO and User Experience in Your Web Page Design

Source: Entrepreneur

On Google’s list of philosophies, the very first one is “focus on the user and all else will follow.” But in the past, many SEO professionals have ignored this advice, crafting web pages designed primarily for Web crawlers, and crammed with keywords.
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Why Does User Experience Matter?

Source: Business to Community

User Experience, commonly simplified as UX is more than a concept, it is an approach which has in recent years become known to the digital industry as intelligent approach to website design. UX designers traditionally think more strategically than a general web designer, thinking more scientifically behind psychology, and ethnography to build personas. Cognitive science supports UX designers to build frameworks for websites, assisting the transition between users’ needs to their requirements and expectations from websites.
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Global e-commerce set to grow 25% in 2015

Source: Internet Retailer

Market research firm eMarketer projects e-commerce sales will eclipse $3.5 trillion within the next five years. The web will account for 7.3% of global retail sales this year, growing to 12.4% by 2019, eMarketer says.
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