Showing posts tagged with 'News & Trends'

May 19, 2015

2Checkout Announces New Partnership with FreshBooks

Posted by Jenny Comisford Category IconNews & Trends

​2Checkout constantly strives to make seamless payments accessible and convenient for merchants all around the world. Our mission is to make accepting global online payments as simple as possible so merchants can focus on running their business, which is why we are happy to announce a new partnership with Freshbooks.  With this partnership, Freshbooks’ rapidly growing international customer base will be able to accept payments...

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November 18, 2014

Introducing: Account Updater

Posted by Janeesa Hollingshead Category Icon2Checkout Category IconNews & Trends

At 2Checkout, we’re devoted to providing you with the best payment tools so you can focus on growing your business. Today, we’re launching Account Updater to help you minimize avoidable lost recurring sales when your customers’ credit card information changes. Account Updater automatically refreshes credit card data to...

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June 24, 2014

How to Stand Apart From the Crowd: Differentiation in E-Commerce

Posted by Janeesa Hollingshead Category IconConversions & UX Category IconInternational Category IconNews & Trends


E-commerce websites currently comprise 10-12% of the Internet; by the time this blog is posted, there will roughly be 

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June 23, 2014

Wearable Tech: Fashion Meets Function in E-Commerce

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconNews & Trends Category IconTechnology


Last year, wearable technology grew from a mere 200,000 wearable devices to 1.6 million, according to a report by Credit Suisse. By the end of June 2014, Net-a-Porter will be carrying its own Google Glass collection, which proves that even a computer for your face can be made fashionable.

While Google Glass devices range from $1,500...

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June 20, 2014

E-Commerce & Main Street Hybrid: 11Main

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconInternational Category IconNews & Trends Category IconTechnology

Alibaba launches 11 Main to grow U.S. presence.

China’s e-commerce super marketplace, Alibaba, is bringing the US a new and more personalized online shopping experience with, an online marketplace that aims to create the feeling of walking down the “Main Streets” of American towns and browsing their local boutiques and specialty shops. Thus far, the 11...

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June 13, 2014

E-Commerce & Gamification: Increase Your Sales Like These 3 Pros

Posted by Janeesa Hollingshead Category IconConversions & UX Category IconMarketing Category IconNews & Trends


Let’s face it: it can be all too easy for your brand to get lost in the constant stream of chatter on the Internet. Many companies rely heavily on their customer base to act as a digital megaphone: sharing, liking, and otherwise evangelizing for the brand in order to elevate brand awareness and prospect activity naturally. The key to effectively...

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June 10, 2014

Skype Translate Breaks the Language Barrier

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconNews & Trends Category IconTechnology


There are few barriers left to break through when it comes to digital communication, but spoken language remains one of the last hurdles for both technology and innovation to surpass. We have the means to talk to anyone, anywhere — as long as all parties involved speak the same language.

An obvious impasse arises when two different...

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June 9, 2014

Biometrics: The Next Stage in E-Commerce Fraud Prevention

Posted by Janna Leyde Category IconNews & Trends Category IconTechnology


There are firewalls and secure socket layers to install, AVS settings to choose from, and PCI standards to uphold. After all that, there are still security codes for customers and security training for employees. All of these activities are executed in the name of preventing cyber criminals from breaching the system and committing e-commerce fraud — be it against an...

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June 6, 2014

E-Commerce Newsflash: How Social Curation Is Replacing the Dressing Room

Posted by Faith Albert Category IconConversions & UX Category IconNews & Trends
Fitbay help customers finds clothes that fit.

I am a shopper. Repeat after me: shop-per. I am one of those women who will scour as many sites as it takes to find the perfect shirt. However, there is nothing more frustrating than receiving what you think is the most glorious shirt in the mail, only to find you need to return it. This is one of the main reasons I am...

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May 20, 2014

The New Pop-Up: Less Inventory, More Buzz

Posted by Faith Albert Category IconConversions & UX Category IconNews & Trends

Welcome to the pop-up shop. You may be familiar.In this model, retail stores that can’t afford rent for a full year open a store room for only two to three months, maximizing revenue and decreasing overhead. These operations are usually seasonal shops that might tout Christmas decorations or Halloween costumes. But with some recent innovations, this scenario has become old hat (pun intended).


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