e-Commerce Platforms

How to Find an E-Commerce Platform That Grows With You
October 22, 2020 at 1:53 pm

E-commerce was taking the retail world by storm long before COVID-19. However, once the pandemic hit, brick-and-mortar stores closed their doors in a matter of weeks to protect customers and employees — a move that made e-commerce a business necessity. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to set up an e-commerce platform. However, what’s important to some retailers…

Is Too Much Choice Killing Retail?
September 15, 2020 at 10:15 am

Have you ever found yourself browsing Netflix in search of the TV show or film that fits perfectly with your mood? Even with nothing at stake, it’s often difficult to decide what to watch. We’re so overwhelmed by the plethora of options that we end up paralyzed — unable to get up off the sofa,…

E-Commerce Can Be a Lifeline for Recently Unemployed
September 9, 2020 at 4:08 pm

It can be hard to find the silver lining when the world around us looks as dire as it has these last few months. At the time of this writing, the COVID-19 death count was headed toward half a million worldwide. Many businesses have shuttered, and more are on the brink. Tens of millions of…

Re-Platforming Project Helps JTV to Integrate Live TV and E-Commerce Data
September 7, 2020 at 8:58 pm

In episode 263 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Chris Meystrik, chief technology officer of JTV, one of the largest jewelry retailers in the United States offering live TV programming to customers across the country. Listen in as Meystrik discusses the company's history, JTV's recent re-platforming project, and the goals the company wanted to achieve…

How B-to-B Wholesaler T3 Micro Shifted to D-to-C Seller During the Pandemic
August 25, 2020 at 10:46 am

T3 Micro sells 40 different hair and beauty products, from blow dryers to curlers to flat irons and brushes. The brand traditionally relied on manufacturers in China for its products, but it began experiencing supply chain interruptions earlier this year with the spread of COVID-19. As the pandemic forced business shutdowns in the U.S., T3…

E-Commerce Platform Change Boosts Plain Jane Hemp's Fortunes
August 3, 2020 at 11:56 am

In episode 258 of Total Retail Talks, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan interviews Evan Marshall, co-founder and chief technology officer of Plain Jane Hemp, a CBD brand selling smokable hemp products. Listen in as Marshall discusses the inspiration behind starting the company, why launching via an e-commerce site was the right choice for the brand, and the…

E-Commerce Pricing Glitches: The Revenue-Sapping Culprit
July 6, 2020 at 12:56 pm

It’s estimated that 25 percent of the world’s population already shops online, and with more customers participating in e-commerce daily, that number is expected to reach 2.14 billion people by 2021. Therefore, it’s unsurprising that a typical e-commerce platform processes hundreds of thousands of transactions every day. E-commerce platforms also undergo a host of other…

5 Ways to Secure Your E-Commerce Site From Client-Side Malware
June 29, 2020 at 8:09 pm

Of the numerous malicious attacks that significantly affect your e-commerce business, client-side malware is one of the most lethal because it comes from the customer’s computer and isn't easily detectable. Its core goal is to interfere with client traffic on your website by redirecting them to other online stores. If not dealt with, client-side malware…

How to Get Started in E-Commerce
April 8, 2020 at 1:06 pm

In a continued effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, local and state governments have issued orders for nonessential businesses and establishments to close their doors. These orders, combined with the lack of consumers shopping in physical stores, have had a major impact on small businesses across the country. For brick-and-mortar small businesses that suddenly…