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.

Shopping cart and checkout abandonment occurs millions of times daily for online retailers. Let's cover how to measure and improve these e-commerce abandonment issues using 'cartalytics'.

For many newcomers to crypto investing the learning curve can be steep. There may be hesitancy if people do not feel comfortable with the level of security on a given crypto platform. Accordingly, there needs to be a level of trust built by the platforms to ease the minds of people just getting star...

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Managing Google’s Algorithm Updates

With the majority of searches happening on Google, updates to how Google is serving results could put a complete halt to new customer acquisition, leads, sales, and ultimately revenue. Here are some ways your business can best manage the latest core update to Google's algorithm.

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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...

It is safe to say that all e-commerce platforms should feature trendy product offerings, crawlable and mobile-friendly site architecture, and ensuring 24/7 customer service. But above all else, having a strong on-site search could be one of the biggest factors in retaining customers and boosting rev...

Product returns are an unavoidable part of running an e-commerce business. They can't be eliminated, so offering the option to return items can be a vital part of a business's strategy. As the adage goes: "If you have too few returns, you're not selling enough." Still, most e-commerce businesses wou...

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How Merchants Can Better Battle Chargebacks and Fraud

Cash flow concerns and fraud are going to be a menace to both retailers and consumers this holiday shopping season. One of the biggest shopping headaches this year will be a much earlier start to the chargeback cycles. Jeff Wixted, vice president of marketing and client solutions at Accertify, discu...

Closing physical storefronts in favor of internet-based direct-to-consumer selling options is not necessarily the best approach for typical store owners, according to Mark Delaney, retail industry consultant at Zebra Technologies. The E-Commerce Times heard more from Delaney in a wide-ranging conver...

What draws the consumer to a D2C brand over traditional businesses? Two words: customer closeness. That is, the ability for organizations to feel directly connected to the users of their products or services -- understanding their motivations, lifestyles, opinions, and attitudes. Let's first explore...

Supply chain chaos has sellers and shoppers on edge, with no relief in sight anytime soon. To better understand how marketers should navigate this unusual holiday shopping season, we spoke with a variety of experts to get tips on what makes for successful holiday e-commerce marketing -- and why plan...

The holiday season is big business for e-commerce, but this year will be very different across every platform. Brands should focus on profitability over sales volume, because even though Amazon will again see record sales, the game has changed more so than any previous year. Let's examine why the ke...

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