Five Considerations for Opening Your Offline Store, Online

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Taking your offline business, online, is a big decision. But with eCommerce sales expected to make up 17 percent of all U.S. retail sales by 2022, there’s no reason not to get in on the action and potentially increase your profit. Nevertheless, there are some fundamental decisions that must be made before purchasing a domain, […]

How To Be Safer On Your Mobile Phone in 2018

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It’s difficult to imagine life without having your phone to hand, which is why it’s more important than ever to make sure it’s protected. The more reliant on phones we become, the more opportunities hackers have for stealing our information or spreading viruses — but you can stay one step ahead. Here’s a guide to […]

BigCommerce Now Offers Akamai’s Image Optimization Tool to Merchants

BigCommerce announced this week that it is providing Akamai Image Manager to more than 55,000 merchant stores around the world using its platform. Sellers will now be able to utilize Akamai’s image compression tool at no additional cost and reduce the loading time of their site. “Retailers are constantly in search of ways to improve […]

Volusion Brings Apple Pay to its eCommerce Platform

Small business merchants using Volusion to power their eCommerce stores got a big boost today when the company added Apple Pay as a payment option to the platform. The new integration is available to all Volusion clients and includes the addition of a Buy Now button. The primary benefit of using Apple Pay is that […]

Consumers Won’t Likely Complete Purchases on Smartphones

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Cart abandonment is a reality for online shopping. Just as it is easy to purchase, so it is easy to leave without completing a purchase. A recent study has found that cart abandonment is more likely to happen when people are using smart phones and tablets. The study was made by the University of East […]

eCommerce Traffic Went Up During The New Year

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While Black Friday and the holidays have seen more online shopping, the New Year has continued this trend. The trend for each year seems to be going up, which shows that more people are now using online shopping than ever before. The entry of 2018 saw an increase in online shopping. eCommerce and online shopping […]

BigCommerce Partners with Visa to Offer Expedited Checkout

BigCommerce announced they have partnered with Visa to provide Visa Checkout to its 55,000+ small and medium-sized retailers. Visa Checkout stores customers’ payment and address information and enables enrolled users to checkout in just a few clicks. The service already has over 28 million users that routinely shop online with Visa Checkout. Visa Checkout is […]

Smartphone Sales Make Up Half of All eCommerce Sales In UK

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Smartphones are everywhere, and they are increasingly playing a bigger role in eCommerce. For the first time, purchases using smartphones have been greater than that coming from tablets. This marks a big step as mobile eCommerce is becoming more dominant. Purchases coming from smartphones now represent around 49.7 percent of all eCommerce sales. That is […]

New Forecast for U.S. Online Holiday Sales Expects Jump to Over $100 Billion

Adobe released their forecast for this year’s U.S. Holiday season, and it includes some staggering numbers. Based on data from the Adobe Analytics product, the company expects online retail sales to reach $107.4 Billion, which is a 13.8 percent increase! Cyber Monday is anticipated to become the largest online shopping day in history with $6.6 […]

American Express Announces SafeKey 2.0 to Improve Mobile Commerce

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Mobile commerce, or mcommerce, shows staggering growth around the globe, so financial payment firms are all looking for making it easier, safer, and more secure. American Express Safekey 2.0 is specifically designed with mobile commerce in mind. Here is the Press Release from American Express. American Express today announced SafeKey 2.0, the next generation of […]