e-Commerce Platforms

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…

What Retailers Need to Know About Retail 4.0 in 2020
January 9, 2020 at 2:44 pm

Heightened brand experience. Systemic integration. Ultra-efficient inventory and fulfillment. Sales associates turned sales superstars. This is retail 2020. The question is, will your organization be ready? Retail has experienced tremendous evolution since the inception of new technology, increasing consumer demands, and rapidly shifting economic conditions. The latest iteration of digital transformation in retail has already…

Amazon Planning to Launch a Luxury Fashion Platform
January 9, 2020 at 12:53 pm

Amazon.com is reportedly planning to launch a luxury fashion platform, according to Business Insider. This new platform will reportedly work similarly to a concession in a high-end specialty store, and unlike with Amazon's current marketplace, the upscale brands will have more control over what their online store will look like as well as what items…

Alibaba Breaks Singles Day Record With Sales Topping $38.4B
November 11, 2019 at 1:07 pm

Alibaba's 2019 Singles Day generated $38.4 billion in sales, a 26 percent increase over last year's total of $30.8 billion and and a record for the day. The day got off to a strong start for Alibaba, according to the company. Sales hit $12.01 billion in the first hour. Within an hour and a half, Alibaba’s…

Top Tips for Ranking High on Amazon
November 4, 2019 at 12:33 pm

Amazon.com is one of the world’s largest online retail platforms. In the e-commerce industry, it isn’t unusual to hear comments such as: “There’s e-commerce, and then there's Amazon.” With Amazon enlisting over 1 million new sellers in 2019 alone, how can new entrepreneurs and startups compete? The following are some useful tips that will help businesses…

5 Things to Know Before Building an E-Commerce Platform From Scratch
October 29, 2019 at 2:29 pm

We don’t need to tell you that having an e-commerce platform is table stakes if you’re in the business of selling anything. Shopping has fully moved online, and with the advent of omnichannel retailing, consumer behavior is changing. People have grown to expect benefits like fast shipping and accurate stock updates offered by the world’s…