There are many ways to ensure your customers have a good onsite experience, and one of the most talked-about factors in recent years is website performance, the speed at which a website loads. Studies by major sites have shown that slow page load times lead to increased abandonment rates, fewer product views, and poor user...

Customizing the shopping experience can help you stand out from your competition and increase Customer Lifetime Value, site conversion, and revenue. A Bain & Company survey of 1,000+ online shoppers found 25-30 percent of consumers are interested in customization options. Below are five ways Magento merchants are getting creative with customization. 1. Understand Customer RequirementsWidely known...

Whether you only ship products in the US or globally, understanding who your customers are and when they celebrate things is an important factor when planning around the holidays. In the U.S., Mother’s Day is on the second Sunday of May along with the majority of countries, but what if you cater to Spain, Romania,...

It’s easy to sit back and convince yourself that the holiday season is too far away to worry about just yet, but the reality is that, for online retailers, it’s a lot nearer than you may think. According to eMarketer, US retail eCommerce sales are set to grow 15.8%, so now, more than ever, it's essential to ensure...

Ikea is famous for affordable furniture, meatballs, and cryptic assembly instructions. Who hasn’t struggled for hours to build a “FJÄLKINGE” shelving unit, only to find five mystery screws left over at the end?Those days might soon be over. This month, the Ikea Group acquired TaskRabbit, an on-demand services platform that connects consumers with skilled ‘taskers.’...

The countdown to the holiday season has begun and social media can have a significant influence on a consumer’s purchasing decisions. If you want to position your eCommerce business for maximum holiday spending, then your social media plan needs to be strong. Here are four tips to drive more sales from your social media campaigns...

Holidays are a double-edged ‘blessing’ for those in eCommerce. It’s known for being one of the busiest trading periods of the year, but also one of the most harrowing. This is what a holiday hailstorm looks like: aggressive competitors coming in from all angles, many anxious shoppers needing help all at once within a short,...

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Amazon’s world continues to expand rapidly. The retail giant reportedly sold “hundreds of millions of products” to customers over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend. If this leaves you concerned about your own retail business, you’re not alone.Adam Morris, the CEO of Magento Solution Partner, Redstage, presented expert insights on Thriving in an Amazon...