Ecommerce Weekly Round Up (07/13-07/17)

E-commerce accounts for 40% of Grainger’s total U.S. sales

Source: Internet Retailer

Online sales continue to account for a larger share of total revenue at distributor W.W. Grainger Inc., with e-commerce accounting for 40% of total sales in the first half, the company said in a podcast about its second-quarter earnings Friday.
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4 Big Tips for E-Commerce Sites to Maximize Affiliate Marketing Success 

Source: Business 2 Community

Customer acquisition has always been and continues to be one of the greatest challenges facing any business of any size in practically any industry. It can be very difficult to target just the right people and it can be even more difficult to commit them to a sale. This is equally true with e-commerce sites as it is with more traditional brick-and-mortar businesses.
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eBay sells its eBay Enterprise e-commerce technology business 

Source: Internet Retailer

When eBay Inc. acquired e-commerce technology company GSI Commerce in 2012 for $2.4 billion, its senior executives said the acquisition would enable eBay to compete against Amazon.com Inc. and others as a technology provider, as well as a mass market online retailing company.
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Black Friday 2015 set to see demand quadruple, compared to last year

Source: Internet Retailing

Four times as many shoppers plan to buy online on this year’s Black Friday than took part in the promotional event last year, new research suggests. eDigitalResearch questioned 6,371 consumers in June as part of an ongoing Have your Say study commissioned by Yodel. It found that while 8% of those surveyed had bought on Black Friday 2014, 30% said they would do so on Black Friday 2015, set to fall on November 27.
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Tech Learning: Developing a Mobile Website Strategy

Source: Marketing Watch

More than fifty percent of all local web searches are performed on mobile devices. To help businesses prepare to engage mobile site visitors so they don’t risk losing targeted prospects to more tech-savvy competition, LRS Web Solutions is hosting a technical learning session on the latest mobile approach, responsive web design (RWD).
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Simple, Efficient Ways to Collect Your Customers’ Data

Source: B2Community

However you like to construct your marketing campaigns one thing will always remain a crucial part – the data. The life of a marketing campaign either lives or dies by the data – so what’s the best way to collect your customers’ details?
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6 Usability Mistakes You Should Not Make on Your Next Web Design Project

Source: Techcabal

Usability mistakes — they have become a routine for web designers and developers. Though the web has revealed the importance of website usability, web designers and developers rarely get with the programme.
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Something Digital – Foo Fighters 

Source: Something Digital Team

Something Digital took some of our clients and prospects to the Foo Fighters concert last week we all had a rockin’ time!
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