Q1 Fastest Ecommerce Websites Announced

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Catchpoint Systems has released its Ecommerce Web Performance Benchmark report for Q1 2016, ranking desktop websites based on load time. Catchpoint Systems is a digital performance analytics company based in New York City. The top three webpage load time performers were Target (1.03 seconds), Apple (1.38 seconds) and Walgreens (1.45 seconds). The rest of the top ten included Systemax (1.66 seconds), Best …

Google Announces New Payment App

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Google announced it is piloting a new payment app called Hands Free with South Bay residents. The goal is to let users pay in stores in completely hands-free fashion. The app is available for both Android and iOS and works at a few McDonald’s, Papa John’s, and local eatery locations in South Bay. Those lucky enough to be able to …

What Shoppers Do and Don’t Do Online

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Nielsen recently released some findings from its Global Connected Commerce survey looking at what connected shoppers are doing (and not doing) online. One big takeaway is that shoppers are not only “showrooming” (browsing in stores to buy online), but are also “webrooming” (researching online and buying in stores). As Nielsen says, online shopping is a “two-way street”. “Conducting online research …

2015 Seller Stats from Amazon

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Amazon released some stats about how sellers did in 2015. Sellers received orders for over 23 million items on Cyber Monday, and Fulfillment by Amazon delivered over a billion items worldwide throughout the year. Sponsored products grew by over 100% in 2015, Amazon says. “Sponsored Products adoption by sellers worldwide grew more than 100 percent year-over-year as sellers advertised their …

Squarespace Launches Mobile App for Squarespace Commerce

Chris Crum Uncategorized

Squarespace launched Squarespace Commerce nearly three years ago, giving customers a way to manage and sell products on their websites. Now, they’ve finally launched a mobile app for this. With the new Squarespace Commerce app for iOS and Android, you can fulfill orders, manage product inventory, and resolve customer issues from your phone. The app automatically adds a tracking number …

Amazon Launched Its Black Friday Deals Store

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Halloween is over and November has begun, so that can only mean one thing. Black Friday is getting closer, and Amazon has launched its Black Friday Deals Store and Electronics Holiday Gift Guide. “Shoppers come to Amazon to discover the best deals on the best gifts and this year, we’re pulling out all of the stops,” said Steve Shure, Vice …

Ultimate SEO Checklist for E-Commerce Companies!

Navneet Kaushal SEO

  Optimizing different pages on a particular e-commerce website is extremely important. It is crucial to do this to highlight the key areas that can improve the SEO of a company and meet the needs of diverse group of people visiting the site. Here is an insightful infographic by SEMrush on what the e-commerce companies need to do to be …

The eCommerce Tester’s Checklist

Keith Hagen Ecommerce

Timing your tests is just one of the critical factors involved in running a test and getting accurate results. I created a checklist that covers the timing and participant factors and much more. Let’s look at two very important and closely related items on the checklist and break down the answers:  • ‰‰Are results being looked at within full-week cycles? …

Etsy’s High Volume Sellers Tend To Benefit More From The New Seller Account Management Program

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Etsy announced the launch of a new Seller Account Management Program, which it is positioning as another option, in addition to its phones, email forums, and Seller Handbook, for seller support. The program offers what the company calls “tailored, high-touch support” to the marketplace’s most active sellers. It initially started as a pilot with a few sellers, but now they’re …