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Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: iPad Users Ready to Spend
eCommerce, Getting Advanced, Home Page Blog
Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: iPad Users Ready to Spend
28 August 2013

In case you needed any more convincing that your website should be mobile- and tablet-friendly, a study from TodaysiPhone. com shows the iPad leads in online commerce traffic. The iPad gets a whopping 89.3 percent of tablet website traffic, while Android tablets get 8.3 percent of tablet website traffic, while Android tablets get 8.2 percent and the Kindle gets 2. Read more…

    6 Secrets to Decreasing Shopping Cart Abandonment
    Customer Service, eCommerce, Getting Advanced
    6 Secrets to Decreasing Shopping Cart Abandonment
    26 August 2013

    Is your ecommerce site suffering from too many abandoned shopping carts—and too few completed sales? Here are 6 steps you can take to improve the odds that customers check out. Provide shipping costs and other price information upfront. Many customers abandon their carts after adding up their purchases and discovering that shipping costs or taxes are prohibitive. Read more…

      3 Ways Email Can Boost Your 2013 Holiday Sales
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      3 Ways Email Can Boost Your 2013 Holiday Sales
      24 August 2013

      Are you prepping your ecommerce website’s marketing strategy for the 2013 holiday shopping season? Don’t get caught scrambling—this year’s online shopping environment is going to be more competitive than ever, but if it’s anything like last year’s, email marketing will be a crucial part of the mix. To help you get a head start on your marketing plans, here’s a look at what worked for marketers last year. During the 2012 holiday shopping season, Experian Marketing Services tracked the email activity of 40 primarily retail brands between September 9, 2012 and January 5, 2013 to uncover themes, popular mailing times and dates, and frequency trends. Read more…

        Is Your Ecommerce Site Making These 5 Fatal Mistakes?
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        Is Your Ecommerce Site Making These 5 Fatal Mistakes?
        19 August 2013

        The world of ecommerce is becoming more competitive by the day. If you hope to not only attract customers to your ecommerce site, but also get them to stay, browse and buy, here are some common website design mistakes it’s essential to avoid. Don’t be inconsistent with your branding. Read more…

          What Ecommerce Categories Are Growing Fastest?
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          What Ecommerce Categories Are Growing Fastest?
          17 August 2013

          Overall, the outlook for overall U.S. retail ecommerce spending is bright. This year, eMarketer estimates U.S. retail ecommerce sales will reach $259 billion, an increase of 14. 8 percent increase compared to 2012. Read more…

            Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Get Ready for the Mobile Shopper
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            Web.com Small Business Tip of the Day: Get Ready for the Mobile Shopper
            15 August 2013

            Even with all the evidence that consumers are increasingly doing their shopping on mobile devices, 82 percent of commerce merchants still don’t track whether purchases on their websites are made from a mobile device or a PC, according to a new report from TransFirst and ControlScan. What’s even worse, 49 percent of ecommerce merchants said their websites are not currently optimized for mobile devices. That means businesses are missing out on a lot of sales opportunities: A recent Google Survey showed 72 percent of consumers want mobile-friendly sites. Read more…

              Should Your Online Store Expand Into Brick & Mortar?
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              Should Your Online Store Expand Into Brick & Mortar?
              12 August 2013

              It used to be that business owners started brick-and-mortar retail stores, then added ecommerce capabilities to expand their markets. In some cases, they even closed down their retail stores altogether to focus solely on their online stores. But now, a new trend is taking hold: Formerly ecommerce-only retailers are testing the waters with brick-and-mortar locations.Why this seemingly backwards step? Although online retail is growing, reaching $58 billion in the first quarter of this year, it’s still only a tiny slice of the retail pie, accounting for just 5.5 percent of total sales in the U.S., according to the Census Bureau. Read more…

                Is Your Ecommerce Site Ready for Holiday 2013?
                Customer Service, eCommerce, Getting Advanced
                Is Your Ecommerce Site Ready for Holiday 2013?
                10 August 2013

                If you’re an ecommerce retailer, you know it’s not too early to start preparing for the holiday shopping season. Here are some tweaks you can start making now to fine-tune your site for maximum holiday sales. Make like Santa’s elves. Read more…

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