Four People-Centered Trends to Watch for in E-Commerce

To succeed in e-commerce, look for new ways to serve basic needs - David Mattin from TrendWatching told about 200 digital professionals at the Handelskraft conference in Munich, Germany. A seemingly simple statement, but as the lead trend spotter went on to show, innovation is about how we deal with emerging expectations. Look at how Uber has led us to expect one-touch service for getting from point A to B.

Mattin outlined four trends in e-commerce in his lively talk. Here they are in the order that the audience rated as important for their businesses.

Real-Time Payments Key Driver for $3.3 Billion Rise in Technology Spend by North American Commercial Banks

San Francisco, 05 December 2017 - New research from Ovum, the market-leading research and consulting firm, reveals that North American commercial banks are continuing to increase their investment in real-time payments (RTP). The report “The rise of real-time payments in North America”, commissioned by Icon Solutions is based on responses from more than 7,000 CIOs and other senior IT decision makers. The study shows that while implementing RTP infrastructures later than global peers, U.S.

Retail Rankings: Apica’s Web Performance Index Reveals Black Friday and Cyber Monday Winners and Losers

New York - December 4th, 2017. One week on from Cyber Monday, Apica - the leading provider of comprehensive software testing and monitoring solutions - has unveiled the 2017 Apica Web Performance Index (WPI). The annual index evaluates and ranks the web performance of some of the 200 top e-commerce websites in the US and Europe, during one of the busiest retail periods on the calendar.

Four Reasons Why Your Business Needs an App

With a large majority of the global population increasing their smartphone and tablet usage when it comes to browsing for and buying products online, it makes sense to build your business a functional and easy to use mobile app. Providing a mobile app for your customers not only gives them another platform in order to buy products from your company, it will also help your reputation and give your business a more professional and up to date appearance. If you’re considering developing an app for your business, here are just some of the potential benefits you might experience.

Two-thirds of UK public want merchants to heighten security measures for online shopping

LONDON, 19 October, 2017 – More than half (52 percent) of UK consumers think fraud is an inevitable part of shopping online, according to new research conducted by Paysafe, a leading global payments provider. In a wake-up call for online business, the Lost in Transaction report contradicts the widely-held belief that consumers value convenience and experience over security when shopping online.

Searchmetrics Study: Did Google Shopping Really Gain an Unfair Advantage over its Competitors in the EU?

London, U.K., September 28, 2017 - With Google now agreeing to concede to the EU’s antitrust action by creating a standalone unit for its shopping services and allowing rivals to bid for ads shown there, a new study examines whether Google Shopping did in fact gain an illegal advantage over other price comparison sites. And does the search company have a legitimate case in appealing the EU decision?

What Amazon Sellers Should Try to Keep in Mind Regarding Keyword Research and SEO

Even though virtually everyone knows the importance of search engine optimization (SEO) for sellers on e-commerce platforms like Amazon, it helps to have a list of handy tips to refresh the memory. It is not unusual for even seasoned SEO practitioners to forget the crux of certain vital points over time, hence a quick checklist of the most important issues:

RiskIQ Researchers Track Ecommerce Threat, Discover Network of Threat Actors Reshipping Items Purchased with Stolen Cards

In October of last year, the RiskIQ Threat Research team released "Compromised E-commerce Sites Lead to 'Magecart," a report profiling the e-commerce threat they discovered and dubbed 'Magecart,' which injects JavaScript code into e-commerce sites running outdated and unpatched versions of shopping cart software from Magento, Powerfront, and OpenCart. By logging consumer keystrokes, these attackers capture large quantities of payment card information. 

Retailer Alert: The EU data privacy landscape has already changed RealWire Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:53

With less than a year to go before organisations which process, use or exchange consumers’ personal data within the EU need to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), eCommerce systems integrator Tryzens has highlighted how this new directive will impact retailers, and what key steps brands will need to take to mitigate the impact when the regulation becomes enforced from 25th May 2018.

Ecommerce Survey: Evidence of retailer growing pains

London – 19 June 2017: Business is booming for e-commerce retailers according to a new global* market study announced today by Peoplevox, a leading expert e-commerce Warehouse Management System (WMS) provider.

Peoplevox’s “The 2017 E-Commerce Fulfilment Report” found sales of 82% of the e-commerce and multichannel businesses taking part had increased in 2016, with only 6% reporting a decrease in orders. While many voiced concerns over increasing competition, Brexit and currency fluctuations, the majority (88%) expected a further increase in orders during 2017.