Amidst this year's back-to-store shopping trend, as large companies try to work through e-commerce mishaps, musical instrument and pro-audio retailer Sweetwater has seen an increase in online sales. The company attributes much of its success to top-of-the-line experiences both online and through its...

One way retailers can minimize supply issues and strengthen supplier relationships is by automating accounts payable. AP provides a key interface with suppliers and is the lynchpin to getting those suppliers paid on time. Slow, tedious AP interactions will lead to difficulties with suppliers.

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Managing Google’s Algorithm Updates

With the majority of searches happening on Google, updates to how Google is serving results could put a complete halt to new customer acquisition, leads, sales, and ultimately revenue. Here are some ways your business can best manage the latest core update to Google's algorithm.

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4 Tips To Attract a Younger Customer Base

Attracting and engaging with a younger target audience is no longer optional; it is an essential marketing goal. The big question is: how to do it? Marketers and online retailers who have found useful answers to that question shared their insights with the E-Commerce Times.

Supply chain issues have haunted businesses during the past several months. Given the status of the pandemic and other challenges, they probably won't be resolved any time soon. We spoke with several experts to get their perspective on what's going on with supply chains and how online sellers can ad...

It is safe to say that all e-commerce platforms should feature trendy product offerings, crawlable and mobile-friendly site architecture, and ensuring 24/7 customer service. But above all else, having a strong on-site search could be one of the biggest factors in retaining customers and boosting rev...

Product returns are an unavoidable part of running an e-commerce business. They can't be eliminated, so offering the option to return items can be a vital part of a business's strategy. As the adage goes: "If you have too few returns, you're not selling enough." Still, most e-commerce businesses wou...

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How Merchants Can Better Battle Chargebacks and Fraud

Cash flow concerns and fraud are going to be a menace to both retailers and consumers this holiday shopping season. One of the biggest shopping headaches this year will be a much earlier start to the chargeback cycles. Jeff Wixted, vice president of marketing and client solutions at Accertify, discu...

Closing physical storefronts in favor of internet-based direct-to-consumer selling options is not necessarily the best approach for typical store owners, according to Mark Delaney, retail industry consultant at Zebra Technologies. The E-Commerce Times heard more from Delaney in a wide-ranging conver...

What draws the consumer to a D2C brand over traditional businesses? Two words: customer closeness. That is, the ability for organizations to feel directly connected to the users of their products or services -- understanding their motivations, lifestyles, opinions, and attitudes. Let's first explore...

Supply chain chaos has sellers and shoppers on edge, with no relief in sight anytime soon. To better understand how marketers should navigate this unusual holiday shopping season, we spoke with a variety of experts to get tips on what makes for successful holiday e-commerce marketing -- and why plan...

The holiday season is big business for e-commerce, but this year will be very different across every platform. Brands should focus on profitability over sales volume, because even though Amazon will again see record sales, the game has changed more so than any previous year. Let's examine why the ke...

The term "social commerce" is the trend du jour for marketers, yet there's confusion in many circles about what that really means. Some people equate social commerce with capital-I "Influencer" marketing. Others think of social commerce as the process of marketers reaching consumers directly via soc...

Are you looking for a way to reinvent the traditional vendor marketplace? Consider adding composable commerce to your bag of tricks. This marketing approach enables businesses to bring to their brands a distinct method to continuously optimize their customers' experiences.

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