Management & Finance

Ecommerce Product Releases: August 15, 2019

Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-August from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on augmented reality, subscription billing, fraud protection, product photography, real-time payments, autonomous deliveries, and packaging. Got an ecommerce product release? Email [email protected] Ecommerce Product Releases Ordergroove introduces Essentials for recurring revenue experiences. Ordergroove …

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Miva CEO on Thriving in an Amazon-dominant Market

The rise of Amazon has prompted some observers to suggest independent ecommerce merchants are threatened. Rick Wilson, CEO of Miva, the ecommerce platform, disagrees. He says independent ecommerce is robust. His new book “Dragon Proof Ecommerce,” offers a roadmap for continued growth. I recently spoke with him about the book, Amazon, and the outlook for …

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Blockchain Is Transforming the Retail Supply Chain

Retailers worldwide are now applying blockchain technology to their supply chains to verify the origin and traceability of goods, among other uses. Of all the areas in which blockchain applies to commerce, supply chain applications are the furthest along in development and usage. This stems primarily from the database-like features of blockchain combined with traceability …

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‘California Consumer Privacy Act’ Impacts Ecommerce Businesses

The California Consumer Privacy Act raises the bar for privacy protection in the United States. The act serves up penalties for businesses that fail to comply or that incur a data breach. Passed and amended in 2018, the CCPA takes effect on January 1, 2020. The law has been called “GDPR lite” for its similarities …

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Prioritize Ecommerce Tasks with the Eisenhower Matrix

A simple, two-by-two matrix can help ecommerce business owners and managers prioritize tasks and become more effective. The Eisenhower Matrix organizes your to-do list based on each task’s relative importance and urgency. The model requires you to think about how a task can impact the overall business. It can also encourage long-term planning. Decision-making Matrices …

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9 Ways to Reduce Apparel Returns

Apparel returns can be huge for online merchants. Quality product photos with accurate depictions are among the ways to reduce returns. Four triggers cause apparel returns. Three are related to the products: appearance, quality, and fit. One trigger is related to the overall customer experience. The appearance is the first thing customers see after opening …

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