May 23, 2017

eCommerce Sees Smart Growth With Facebook AI Chatbots

May 9, 2017 EcommNewz

Facebook continues to develop AI chatbots to aid e-commerce and retail companies grow their businesses at a minimum cost to tech innovations. Chatbots are certainly not new. People who dial 1-800 numbers have talked to these smart assistants at one point or another. However, innovations in this technology have made […]

Consumer Spending Slowdown Means Leadership Changes for Etsy

May 4, 2017 EcommNewz

E-commerce site Etsy had to cut its workforce by 8% and fired its CEO, Chad Dickerson, after failing to hit its first quarter revenue targets. The statement on the first quarter earnings reported revenues of $96.9 million, just below the projected earnings of $98.4 million. A slowdown in consumer spending […]

Shopify Announces Chip & Swipe Payment Reader

April 21, 2017 EcommNewz

“Retail is not the same. Shopify is enabling merchants to do everything, from anywhere.” – Lynsey Thorton, Shopify Director of User Experience Design at Unite 2017 Conference Shopify’s newest product announcement by Satish Kanwar, VP of Product, can be described as their certainty of eCommerce and retail becoming one. The […]

eCommerce Getting Edge With More Information

April 18, 2017 EcommNewz

Today’s consumers have become so reliant on eCommerce for every stage of the buying process that shoppers are simply going to retail stores a lot less often. But when shoppers do find themselves in stores, their trusty mobile device is still helping to determine what they buy and how they […]

Video Content Can Drive eCommerce Sales Doing This

April 4, 2017 EcommNewz

As the eCommerce industry has matured in sales and reach, it has realized it still has obstacles….namely engaging and persuading real people. To take this on, successful brands have embraced digital content to add a pop to their product presentation. But as recent survey from Episerver found, 98% of shoppers […]

2017 Will See a Fundamental Shift in Retail Says Ebay CEO

March 24, 2017 EcommNewz

UPDATE: After years of huge losses and store closings, Sears warned investors that it has “substantial doubt” it will stay in business. Sears also owns Kmart. As noted here recently, the well-established retail giants have seen significant loses the past few years. This downward trend hit a breaking point at […]

Email Personalization Drives Online Revenue for Large Retailer

March 10, 2017 EcommNewz

There is no other digital marketing medium more powerful for retailers and businesses in general than email. Besides the one-on-one setting that email provides, the growth of marketing data tools has made email the ultimate personalized bond between businesses and both their “today customers” and “tomorrow customers”. Retail TouchPoints featured […]

eCommerce Kicks Another Major Retailer to the Curb

March 6, 2017 EcommNewz

Due to what has been coined as The Amazon Effect, 61 year old electronic retail behemoth H.H. Gregg is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this week. After announcing last week the closing 40% of it’s retail locations (88 mega-stores) and 3 distribution centers for profitability restructuring purposes, sources […]

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