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15 ways to improve your email marketing campaigns

Email marketing pros share their top tips on how to craft emails that will get opened and acted upon.

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6 cloud services for growing your small business

Small business technology and ecommerce experts discuss how investing in the right software and/or cloud-based services can help small online and bricks-and-mortar companies successfully scale.


Pitney Bowes bets on digital logistics and APIs to move beyond meters

Like many companies of a certain age, Pitney Bowes is banking on software to bolster lagging sales in a world where ecommerce is gaining steam.

Payment processing's virtual Visas are burner debit cards that keep online shoppers safe lets you create one-time use and merchant-specific debit cards to limit the use of your actual credit and debit card numbers.

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Apple Pay could help you buy stuff on the Web this year

With Apple Pay for the web, typing in credit card details on your phone could soon become unnecessary.

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13 ecommerce spring cleaning tips

Website developers, ecommerce experts and SEO pros discuss some simple ways to dust off, declutter and freshen up your Web or ecommerce site.

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Amazon goes after patent so you can pay by selfie

Amazon filed a patent application for a technology that would enable users to pay for purchases using a selfie.

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What makes good content in ecommerce

Taking a look at some great examples of ecommerce stores getting their content creation spot on in 2016.

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Websites’ automatic-renewal policies can lead to trouble

Take steps to avoid being targeted by a class-action lawsuit.

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5 ways ecommerce businesses can improve customer service

Ecommerce and customer experience experts discuss how mobility and younger consumers have changed the nature of online customer service – and how companies have responded.

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Amazon's free shipping minimum cost is now $49

The company is nudging more Amazon shoppers toward becoming Prime subscribers with this not-so-subtle move.


Butterfly Labs can't afford the $39M fine to settle charges it duped bitcoin hopefuls

Butterfly Labs and two employees have settled charges they deceived thousands of people by keeping payments for bitcoin mining systems that were never delivered.

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Valentine's Day Gift Idea: Amazon Has Discounted Devices Through Feb 13

The online retailer is currently offering discounts on Kindle, Fire, and other models until February 13th, hoping to create an attractive option for last-minute shoppers.

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More ecommerce predictions for 2016

This article is the second part of my ecommerce predictions piece, providing more trends that I think we'll see this year.

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This is why Amazon will open physical bookstores

Brick-and-mortar bookstores are a great idea for Amazon. Here's why.

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12 lessons ecommerce businesses learned this holiday season

Ecommerce, retail and marketing pros share their insights into the recent holiday shopping season and discuss how online retailers can apply their experiences to the 2016 holiday shopping season.

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Ecommerce predictions for 2016

An overview of trends I believe we'll see in and around enterprise-level ecommerce in 2016.

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Critical vulnerabilities patched in Magento e-commerce platform

The latest patches for the Magento e-commerce platform fix critical vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to hijack administrative accounts.

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