Tag: online retail

What Does the Future Hold for Databases?

It is not an exaggeration to say that the online retail industry is at perhaps its most critical juncture since it first began gathering steam near the beginning of the 21st century. For years, scale-up relational databases were sufficient in the market, as online merchants dealt primarily with structured data-like […]

Mobile Pay Rapidly Becoming a “Must Have” for Businesses

Gone will be the days of fumbling through dollar bills and loose change. No more waiting in line as the customer in front of you takes more time than necessary removing his or her credit card, swiping it, and typing in the pin. Mobile payment technology is here, and it’s […]

China Makes Major Change to E-Commerce Foreign Policy

For years, despite its massive population and rapidly expanding economy, China was a limited market for e-commerce merchants because its government would not allow full foreign ownership of these businesses. Recently, however, China loosened these regulations, announcing that it would allow some foreign merchants to own 100 percent of e-commerce […]

Top-Notch Website Performance is a MUST

If there is one certainty that contemporary online merchants can rely upon it’s that customers love shopping online. In fact, US online sales are forecasted to be $334 billion in 2015 with 69% of US adults participating (Forrester, Inc). But no matter how big the market opportunity becomes, online retailers […]

Did You Know That 35% of Web Sales Are Made During the Fourth Quarter?

Today is Cyber Monday and consumers around the world are taking to their laptops, mobile phones, and tablets to shop for the best deals online. Last year, e-commerce retailers hauled in an impressive $2.29 billion from the digital world’s answer to Black Friday. Industry pundits are envisioning even bigger things this […]