e-Commerce Platforms

Unleashing the Business Backend for Digital Retail
September 10, 2018 at 10:57 am

With the expansion of digital access and retail choice, consumers are continuing to adjust their purchasing behaviors — and retailers are under mounting pressure to not only accommodate this shift, but alter some of the fundamental ways they do business. “While most retailers understand that it's important to establish a digital commerce presence, the time…

Luxury Fashion Brands Are Failing to Adapt to a Digital Future
August 20, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Despite the success of early trailblazers such as Net-A-Porter and Farfetch, the luxury sector has lagged behind the rest of the fashion world when it comes to adapting to a digital future. The luxury sector’s hesitancy in embracing e-commerce is understandable. It's an area of retail that has relied on a sense of exclusivity, as…

The Robots Are Not Coming: E-Commerce Automation is Here to Augment Our Jobs, Not Take Them Away
August 15, 2018 at 10:54 am

I have a lot of conversations about automation, and I feel like we can’t shake the nagging perception that automation means robots are coming to take human jobs … In fact, it’s actually the opposite. The goal of automation, specifically in commerce, is to offload the demands, complexity and monotony that high-volume businesses experience, freeing…

To Build or to Buy: Determining the Right E-Commerce Solution for You
April 26, 2018 at 3:36 pm

Last year, global e-commerce sales reached $2.3 trillion, a nearly 25 percent increase vs. 2016, comprising 10.2 percent of total retail sales worldwide. As more consumers are turning to online platforms instead of brick-and-mortar stores to make purchases, it's critical that retailers have the necessary omnichannel components and functionalities in place to increase traffic and conversion…

Amazon Launches App Feature Targeting International Shoppers
April 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm

Amazon.com has launched a new feature within its shopping app for iOS and Android users to cater to international customers shopping for U.S. goods, according to a report from Reuters. The feature, which was announced late on Tuesday, will enable users to shop in five languages, including English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, German, and Brazilian Portuguese, and will be…

Google Launches Shopping Actions to Help Retailers Compete With Amazon
March 20, 2018 at 3:22 pm

Google announced yesterday a new service designed to help retailers take on Amazon — and give Google a cut of their sales in the process. The service, Shopping Actions (formerly known as Google Express), gives consumers an easy way to shop for retailers’ products on the Google Assistant app and search via Google Search with…