6 Ways E-Commerce SMBs Can Offer Great Customer Service on a Tight Budget


Keeping customers satisfied is the No. 1 priority of any retail business. Technological advances such as interactive voice response systems, chatbots, omnichannel accessibility and robotics have helped many large e-commerce companies improve customer satisfaction rates. However, these options require financial and manpower resources that small and mid-sized firms often don’t have, so SMBs have to look at other options. Here are some budget-friendly solutions e-commerce SMBs can employ.

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Naval architect predicts 3D-printed yachts and superyachts by 2030

Rapid technology advances will result in 3D-printed yachts by 2025 and superyachts by 2030, according to naval architect Greg Marshall. Titanium 3D-additive printing will produce light weight, fireproof marine vessels.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/14/naval-architect-predicts-3d-printed-yachts-and-superyachts-by-2030.html

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The 5 coolest military innovations of 2016

From “Star Wars”-style speeders to an inescapable surveillance drone, many of the futuristic advances seem straight out of science fiction or Hollywood blockbusters.

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Nvidia wants its new Drive PX 2 supercomputer to drive your next car

Nvidia Drive PX 2 shown in action
Deep learning is clearly the hottest technology driving the rapid advances in self-driving cars. Nvidia aims to make it practical, and enable the deployment of commercially-viable fleets of cars that can not just see, but navigate, for themselves.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/220339-nvidia-wants-its-new-supercomputer-to-drive-your-next-car

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Four new military aircraft took to the skies in 2015

It was a big year for military aircraft advances. Here’s a look back at four of those – the F-16 Viper, Marine Corps’ King Stallion Helo, a new stealth bomber and fifth generation fighter F-35.

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Samsung unveils new 'Stripe' batteries, representing a major breakthrough for mobile devices

As advances continue in the realm of mobile devices and wearable gadgets, we always come back to the same handful of barriers that impede progress. Chief among them, of course, is battery technology. Component makers spend millions on research and development in an effort to make the most power-efficient parts possible, but the majority of smartphones still only last a day at most per charge. Where wearables are concerned, these tiny devices come in a wide range of flexible shapes that often severely limit vendors’ options when it comes to battery size and placement.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/10/23/samsung-unveils-new-stripe-batteries-representing-major-breakthrough-for-mobile-devices.html

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Argument over strong encryption reaches boiling point as Apple, Microsoft rebuff court orders for data access

A long-running debate concerning recent advances in consumer data encryption came to a head this summer when Apple rebuffed a Justice Department court order demanding access to iMessage transcripts, causing some in the law enforcement community to call for legal action against the company.

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3 cool new military helicopters, plus an amped up Apache

2014 was a year that yielded many of advances in military aviation. Here is a look back at the public debut of three exciting new helicopters as well as the U.S. Army’s reveal of breakthrough tech for a tried and true favorite, the Apache.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/01/05/3-cool-new-military-helicopters-plus-amped-up-apache/

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