Why did I use Magento for my new eCommerce website?
Why did I use Magento for my new eCommerce website?
#blockchain technology is bringing the power back to shoppers
Blockchain technology is bringing the power back to shopperseCommerce marketplace giants such as Amazon, which alone takes up to near 50% of the U.S. #ecommerce market share, have transformed the way people shop: empowering shoppers to easily make cross-border purchases, compare and select goods from multiple vendors on a single platform.Consumer behaviour has also shifted in this evolution of the digital environment, with 64% of respondents in a global Amazon and Pymnts.com survey stating that they begin product searches at marketplaces, citing product variety and price as key motivators.With the evolution of the eCommerce industry and more discerning shoppers with no lack of choices, this presents a new set of challenges and opportunities for industry players. In this competitive (...)
Founder Interviews: Jed Ng of #rakuten RapidAPI
Learn how Jed Ng and his team built the world’s largest #api marketplace, scaling Rakuten RapidAPI to over 8,000 APIs and 500,000 developers.Davis Baer: What’s your background, and what are you working on?My name is Jed Ng. I work on building and scaling new tech ventures. I’m especially attracted to the ‘0–1’ of creating new market segments. I also work by bridging corporate/startup partnerships.I’m currently the Head of Rakuten RapidAPI- a venture born from a deal that brought A16Z-backed RapidAPI and $10BN+ eCommerce giant Rakuten together.Rakuten RapidAPI is an API Marketplace. Our mission is to empower software developers to build game-changing applications through web APIs. We’re building a single platform to unify the fragmented Developer experience (DX) when it comes to web APIs. This (...)
The World’s Five Largest #ecommerce Companies
The entire landscape of trade has transformed in the last two decades. It had long ago shifted from the grudging offline experience to the easier and comfortable e-commerce experience — where everything could be bought or sold by a click of button.I am quite certain that most of us are pretty much aware of that. It is also safe to assume that almost every one of us might have either heard of or used some of the services of the companies mentioned in this list.The eCommerce landscape is dominated by the worlds’ elite — Billionaire businessmen like Jack Ma, Jeff Bezos, and others, are in a relentless race to dominate the eCommerce realm.After all, the eCommerce industry is without a doubt the most lucrative business of the 21st Century.Now, one might assume that he or she knows pretty much (...)
Top #ecommerce Development Companies
Ecommerce is not the future of retail — it is its reality. According to a Pew Research Center survey, eight in ten Americans prefer shopping online, which means that online stores have become a powerful tool in the hands of go-getting business owners. This fact means that the idea of opening your own online store is not bad at all.But however bright the idea of your new online business, it needs to be turned into reality to start generating profit. And this is where ecommerce development companies come to the rescue: they analyze your business demands, design and develop the future ecommerce website, and provide technical support for it.There are hundreds of such companies, all of them claiming that they deliver the best services on the market. Without seeing the big picture, it might be (...)
4 Must-Have Technical Requirements for an #ecommerce Website
So you are looking to develop your own eCommerce Store and confused between choosing either #laravel eCommerce packages or CMS like Magento, WooCommerce, Shopify etc.Building an eCommerce store is one hell of tasks and is a complicated endeavour.It’s not just about choosing the right language or framework for development, major complications come in defining right data workflow and technical specifications to be involved.Below are few tech-specs you should consider to ensure your website is functional, successful, and secure.Database Model/Technique/PatternOf all the things, the most crucial part is how your eCommerce website is storing and accessing product information.Let us understand this with an existing problem:Suppose you are a retailer who wants to store simple product information (...)
The 4-Point Design Checklist to Build a Successful E-commerce App
The 4-Point Design Checklist to Build a Successful #ecommerce AppEcommerce AppAn e-commerce site can be considered as an effective tool for any business to showcase its portfolio of products and services. To fulfill this purpose it must have a responsive design, robust security, guest checkout feature, and optimal site performance and knowledge of the target audience.Starting a business from scratch is a huge thing to tackle. But the rewards that a complete fully functional website brings with it is worthy of all the pains and efforts. But the challenges do not launch here. There are many more issues to be dealt with in order to grow, diversify and sustain.Things to Know before Creating the First E-commerce ApplicationIt is essential to have a clear strategy to attract the right (...)
Why #chatbots Are Critical to Driving Enterprise Value
Photo by James Pond on UnsplashOver the last couple of years, there’s been a lot of buzz around chatbots and how they can help (especially eCommerce websites) drive real enterprise value. Fast-forward to 2019, and there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll be interacting with an artificially intelligent chatbot (at least half of the time).However, it’s still early days, and most of us can distinguish the difference between a chatbot and a human. But you can’t deny the fact that chatbots are quickly becoming ubiquitous across industries.Companies are leveraging chatbots for marketing activities, to generate leads, to entertain their target audience, and for customer service. Consumers are also aware of the benefits of interacting with smart bots.Why Are Enterprise Chatbots Important?Chatbots (...)
The Link Bar, an Ecommerce Mobile Homepage Navigation Alternative (to the Hamburger Menu)
“Recent AB tests we’ve done suggest that many ecommerce sites could see an increase in mobile conversion rate by adding a “bar” of navigation links at the top of their mobile homepage, instead of relying solely on the hamburger menu.”
Top 10 #seo Tips for #ecommerce Websites — 2018
If you own an ecommerce website and want to optimize it for SEO, Well! This article is your guide. If your customers can’t find you online, how will you make a sale? Getting visibility on search engines and ranking higher for searches is very crucial for making sales.SEO for an ecommerce website is not same as SEO for other types of websites. We’ll help you to reach your potential customers along with improving revenue as well as your brand visibility. If you have an ecommerce Store then you’ll agree that:You have tons of pages.Many auto-generated URLs are added to your website every day.There might be many pages with same content on your website.You can’t go and optimize each and every page because it can become an unending task.Not to worry, we are here with some amazing tips that will help (...)
10 Best Selling Online Personalized Recommendation Engines
Online Product Recommendation Engine — What Is It?An online product recommendation engine is an artificial intelligence technology based #ecommerce tool that enhances shopping experience for customers and key metrics for online store owners. An ecommerce product recommendation engine has larger applications in the fashion industry where visuals direct the buying decision of a customer.What Does an eCommerce Personalization Engine Do?An online product recommendation engine also known as an ecommerce personalization engine, gives product cues that are visually related to their current product choices. It helps customer pick the right fashion apparel with a slightly different cut, model, color, pattern or size from their original choice.Tailor Made for Each Individual CustomerOnline stores not (...)
Know Why You Should Use Open Source for Your Business
There are many open source software in the market and they can be used for different purposes.Like liferay can be used for content management but Magento must be used for eCommerce sites.