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Is This The Future Of Ecommerce? Googles Experiments With YouTube Stores

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When Google bought Youtube we knew it was an acquisition to further cement their stake in the online video industry. An average of 72 Hours of video are uploaded to youtube every 60 seconds ranging from all different subjects. One of the most popular categories has been instructional how-to videos which has been led by […]

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Meet Helpouts, Google’s Secret Project That Turns Hangouts Into A Commerce Platform (Techcrunch.com) “While its roots lie in search, today, Google wears many hats. From self-driving cars and wearable technology to social networking and mobile operating systems, there are few industries where the search and advertising giant has yet to make its presence felt. Lately, […]

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6 Tips To Prepare Your Ecommerce Site For The Back To School Shopper

In a survey done by PriceGrabber, almost 80% of shoppers said they plan to shop for school supplies online, while nearly 50% also said they except to increase their purchases for supplies the following year. Back-to-school shopping has not been appealing to parents, who often have to deal with long checkout lines at brick and […]

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An E-Commerce Giant Reveals Its Strange Strategy: Sending Customers To Competitors (Forbes.com) “Wayfair is really good at selling things online. The Boston-based company sold $600 million worth of home décor products last year, and CEO Niraj Shah says that revenues are growing at 40% quarter-over-quarter. At that rate, the company could close in on $1 […]

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Christmas in July: Why You Should Prepare Your Online Store for the Holidays Now (Volusion.com) “In the middle of July you’re consumed with sunny days, barbecues and beach vacations. Sleigh bells, snowflakes and gift wrap are probably the last things on your mind, and that’s understandable. As an online business owner, though, you need to […]

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Why are there so many fields in Ecommerce checkouts?

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The Ecommerce checkout process has had little change over the years but with third party services such as Amazon, Paypal, and Google wallet, it has become a much faster purchase path. However, many companies have been slow to adopt this quicker, simpler process. Checkouts usually have multiple steps you must go through and fields to […]

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80% Of The Top 15 Pinterest Categories Are Connected To Ecommerce

Pinterest gets approximately 1.5 billion page views a month and with a staggering figure like that there are plenty of reasons your ecommerce business should join the wave. The average order value when  a user purchases a product they found on pinterest is $179.36 compared to facebook whose average is less than half of that. […]

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E-commerce Success Story: How Bertie’s Closet turned a Hobby into a Goldmine (Pretashop.com) “I see hundreds of PrestaShop stores launch every day but when I came across Bertie’s Closet their beautiful site and unique products left me in awe. Selling original handmade laptop, tablet and kindle cases, Bertie’s Closet illustrates how two imaginative individuals sewing […]

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Fab ditches flash sales emails, unveils ‘following’ system to help shoppers discover new deals (thenextweb.com) “Fab, the e-commerce startup dedicated to design products, has made a significant move today after it stopped sending its signature flash sales emails in favor of a more personalized approach that lets users ‘follow’ categories of interest, a la Pinterest” […]

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