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B2B Funding Firms Banking on Embedded Finance

Embedded finance is on the rise in both the business and consumer payments markets. Analysts project its revenue will reach $1.91 trillion as adoption expands by 2028. This steady acceptance is opening fintech operations to a wide range of marketplace opportunities.

Many business owners believe they have done their best by releasing a mobile website or online store. However, more goes into creating a riveting online shopping experience that attracts the right customers, converts casual browsing to sales, and engages shoppers long term so they are drawn to an e-...

The state of Florida has amended its Telemarketing Act, creating what is being called the “Mini-TCPA.” Florida’s new law changes electronic and telemarketing in significant ways — even if you’re not in Florida.

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Zoho Consolidates Marketing Functions

Zoho Marketing Plus is an attempt to bring things back into focus so that SMBs can do the same things in marketing that larger companies do with more labor. You might call this the second democratization of information.

Expect to see a permanent evolution of brick-and-mortar retail omnichannel shopping in 2022. This milestone will effect retailers and shoppers alike. Consumer in-store spending is down, inflation is skyrocketing, and several other factors that developed under the pandemic are contributing to a sea c...

The simplest way to define the difference between customer success and what many companies call customer service is that customer success is about taking care of your customers by providing proactive guidance to help them achieve their desired business outcomes.

It's no secret that consumers flock to Amazon for their online shopping needs; last year, the e-commerce giant accounted for more than 40 percent of all digital revenue, while overall sales have grown year after year. Let's look at three questions every brand should ask to help determine if selling ...

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How To Value an E-Commerce Business

Nowadays almost anyone can launch a business online. If you have a great product and an effective marketing strategy, you're on track to build a large customer base and make profits. At some point you might need to carry out a valuation of your business. Let's explore what that involves.

Digital retailers are ramping up their social media advertising budgets to pitch products where shoppers gather socially. But brands need to employ automation strategies to replace traditional manual steps and add multi-platform approaches to remain successful, according to a report on the growing a...

A surge in using the new marketing channel called social commerce requires online retailers to adapt their selling strategies to succeed. For that new marketing platform to get results for sellers, however, brands must recognize that traditional e-commerce and social media marketing are not the same...

Market watchers expect social commerce to grow exponentially over the next few years. As businesses prepare their strategies to move forward in 2022, they should consider the impact of these five important social commerce trends.

While retailers aren't happy with rising return rates, in the current environment, they are a reflection of success. "When you have the kind of growth we've seen in the online channel, that's how you get an overall high return rate," Peter Madden, a director in the retail practice of AlixPartners, a...

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4 Tips To Attract a Younger Customer Base

Attracting and engaging with a younger target audience is no longer optional; it is an essential marketing goal. The big question is: how to do it? Marketers and online retailers who have found useful answers to that question shared their insights with the E-Commerce Times.

Supply chain issues have haunted businesses during the past several months. Given the status of the pandemic and other challenges, they probably won't be resolved any time soon. We spoke with several experts to get their perspective on what's going on with supply chains and how online sellers can ad...

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