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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