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- eMarketer ecommerce forecast: What does double-digit growth in ecommerce sales mean for retail overall?
- How are innovative retailers responding to the convergence of digital and physical shopping?
- How do tablet and smartphone usage differ, and what does it mean for digital shopping and buying?
What’s it saying Newspaper about it ?
Remember when the future of retail was online? Now it seems that online retailers have decided they can’t get by without bricks and mortar.
Amazon raised eyebrows in November when it opened its first brick and mortar extension – a bookstore in Seattle’s University Village. The online giant’s rise, after all, is blamed for laying waste to independent bookshops across the country.
But Amazon is only among the latest, if largest, e-commerce players to take a stab at traditional retail after starting life online.
Amazon boldly goes where no internet bookseller has gone before: the real world
In the last few years, some 20 online companies in the US have launched a physical presence to better market their wares, forge closer customer relations, and yes, boost online traffic and sales. Amazon aside, these include mostly specialty and clothing stores such as Warby Parker, Bonobos, Birchbox and Casper. [more linked]
Safety, it is the word for you eCommerce solution
To ensure the security, privacy and effectiveness of e-commerce, businesses should authenticate business transactions, control access to resources such as webpages for registered or selected users, encrypt communications and implement security technologies such as the Secure Sockets Layer and two factor authentication.
History do not move your future.
The beginnings of e-commerce can be traced to the 1960s, when businesses started using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) to share business documents with other companies. In 1979, the American National Standards Institute developed ASC X12 as a universal standard for businesses to share documents through electronic networks. After the number of individual users sharing electronic documents with each other grew in the 1980s, in the 1990s the rise of eBay.
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