September 24, 2015

Life just got a little easier for merchants who sell goods on Shopify.

September 23, 2015

Shopify is looking for a few good entrepreneurs.

September 18, 2015

Shortly after expanding its e-commerce partnership with Facebook, the cloud-based multichannel Shopify platform is teaming up with another online giant. 

September 16, 2015

The London-based global specialty fashion retailer Topshop is  helping customers pin down their favorite colors.

September 16, 2015

The 175,000-plus retailers who sell through the cloud-based multichannel Shopify platform will soon have a new sales channel more easily available.

August 31, 2015

How do social influencers discover the latest hot retailers and products?

August 20, 2015

According to the latest Retail Social Media Benchmark results from eDigitalResearch, Amazon tops both the Facebook and Twitter social media rankings.

August 7, 2015

Twitter is reportedly planning to expand the pilot of its buy button feature, and not by a small amount. 

July 28, 2015

Social media and search engines are two of the most popular online destinations, but are heading in different directions when it comes to customer satisfaction.

July 21, 2015

While paid search and email marketing still top retailers’ list of effective customer acquisition channels, social media has moved up the ranks to become an important tool for engaging with and attracting new customers.

July 17, 2015

According to BuzzFeed, Facebook has begun piloting online storefronts located within the pages of a number of retailers.

July 2, 2015

Pinterest is rolling out its “Buyable Pins” feature, which allow consumers to purchase items directly from Pinterest visual displays, to users of its iPhone and iPad apps.

June 30, 2015

Pinterest on Tuesday officially started its foray into e-commerce.

June 23, 2015

Mondelez International has renewed its global strategic partnership with Facebook, with a focus on creating and delivering creative video content and driving impulse snack purchasing online.

June 23, 2015

Consumers are turning to user-generated social media images and videos to help them make purchasing decisions.

June 15, 2015

There are three implications of Facebook’s latest effort to serve as a commercial platform. 

June 12, 2015

The Shopify e-commerce platform is expanding a beta test of the Facebook “buy” button with select U.S. retailers, by invite only.

June 9, 2015

Facebook is expanding the availability of its Place Tips in-store mobile promotion service, and also expanding Place Tips’ reach with free Bluetooth Low Energy beacons. Facebook initially launched a trial of Place Tips in January 2015 and is now rolling it out nationwide.

June 8, 2015

My latest retail IT-related travels took me to the Retail Experience Center at Microsoft headquarters (in Redmond, Washington), where I toured a simulated shopping mall environment that demonstrated a variety of innovative ways the company is using technology to enhance customer engagement for retailers.   Here are the three most interesting solutions from that visit:

June 2, 2015

Fabric and craft specialty retailer Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores is one of the partners for Pinterest’s new Buyable Pins, which is the social networking site’s first crack at e-commerce.

June 1, 2015

Consumers are predominantly using social media as a tool to give positive feedback, according to eDigitalResearch.

April 22, 2015

While Amazon is winning the battle for smartphone shoppers in America, it has yet to achieve the same dominance in at least 10 other countries internationally.

March 19, 2015

Facebook Inc. is adding a new feature to its popular Messenger instant messaging service that will give users the ability to send money to friends.

March 16, 2015

Facebook has purchased personalized shopping engine, with the intent of making its ad more relevant to individual users.