BigCommerce Partners With DEITY Providing Mobile Experiences for Enterprise Brands

BigCommerce, the leading open SaaS eCommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, today announced that its new partner and microservice-oriented architecture platform DEITY has launched DEITY Falcon for BigCommerce. A Progressive Web Apps (PWA) front-end that will give BigCommerce merchants the ability to use PWAs to deploy highly-engaging, native app-like experiences on desktop and mobile […]

Clearpay To Launch “Buy Now Pay Later” App For UK

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Clearpay, part of global payments innovator Afterpay Touch Group, is to launch an app allowing UK consumers to use its ‘buy now pay later’ service on their mobile phones. The move follows a nationwide study for Clearpay by YouGov, showing that UK Millennials want more innovation in retail and financial services. Available from the App […]

81% Of Merchants Will Soon Start Using Unified Commerce Platforms by 2020

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At least 81% of merchants will soon be using unified commerce platforms by the end of 2020. According to a survey done by Boston Retail Partners, the merchants’ move is essential to support commerce across an omnichannel environment. The recent survey entitled “2018 POS/Customer Engagement Benchmarking Survey” evaluated how retailers are managing to meet consumers’ […]

6 Ways Digital is Helping Fashion Flourish Online

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In 2017, online fashion sales in the UK reached 16.2 billion. By 2022, this figure is expected to grow by a huge 79%. Compare this to the poll which found that 50% of retailers had experienced a drop in in-store sales and it’s clear that digital offers the greatest area of opportunity for fashion retailers. […]

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 […]

Instacart Buys Canadian Grocery Services Platform Unata

Instacart Inc. announced they agreed to acquire Toronto-based Unata, an eCommerce platform that offers both grocers and customers ways to communicate digitally. The recent acquisition now gives the grocery-delivery company access to several new eCommerce tools and an opportunity to expand its market in Canada. Unata is a cloud-based eCommerce platform that lets grocers create […]