6 Ways to Boost Your Mobile Commerce Performance


One thing the latest holiday sales season made crystal clear is that mobile commerce is on the rise. On Cyber Monday — which set an all-time-high overall sales record of $6.6 billion — mobile shopping totaled 47.4 percent of visits to retailers’ websites, according to Adobe. However, etailers could do much more to milk the mobile shopping cow. Revenue per visitor is 56 percent lower on mobile than on desktop. “Traditional mobile sites aren’t designed for the way people want to discover new products,” said Graham Cooke, CEO of Qubit.

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Amazon sold 'tens of millions' of Alexa devices this holiday season

Amazon has shown off some stats for the holiday season, and as usual it hasn’t held back with the superlatives. Among the data we learn that one of its smart speakers was its biggest seller this holiday season.

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5 Ways Etailers Can Fight Chargeback Fraud


This holiday selling season may have been a good one for retailers, but every silver lining has a cloud. In this case, one shadow will be cast by chargeback fraud, which can occur when shoppers request credit card chargebacks from the issuing bank instead of from the merchant. “Merchants bleed $227 for every dollar lost to e-commerce fraud,” said NuData’s Robert Capps. Etailers are “more susceptible to chargebacks, as they deal in card-not-present transactions,” observed Monica Eaton-Cardone, COO of Chargebacks911.

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Top last-minute holiday gifts for gamers

The holiday shopping season is almost over, but a lot of folks are still getting their gifts together, while others rely on the last minute to get all their shopping done. So if you’re still stuck for gift ideas for the gamers in your life, we have a few suggestions.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/21/top-last-minute-holiday-gifts-for-gamers.html

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'Grinch bots' ruining Christmas for kids asking for high-demand toys

High-tech software is the latest holiday Grinch, making it tougher than ever for parents to find that must-have toy at a regular retail price.

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3 ways to score big holiday discounts online

Surveys suggest that more than half of holiday shopping takes place online, and that figure grows every year. But as blissful as online shopping is, the internet is a sterile environment. Unlike your local shopping mall, you can’t land an online discount by asking for a deal or “knowing a guy.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/26/3-ways-to-score-big-holiday-discounts-online.html

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This little gadget turns any headphones into wireless headphones

Apple just reported its financial results for the holiday quarter this past week, and it confirmed that it sold more iPhones during that three-month period than it has ever sold before.

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10 top kitchen tech holiday gift ideas

Your holiday season shopping might include gifts for someone who enjoys cooking or being in the kitchen. With that in mind, we tested a number of items that could make it onto your gift list.

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Microsoft Trumpets Stellar Surface Sales


Microsoft on Monday announced robust sales of its Surface line ahead of the holiday season.
November was the best month ever for consumer Surface sales, according to Brian Hall, CVP of Microsoft devices marketing. The sudden surge follows this fall’s unveiling of the Surface Studio and the Surface Dial, which provide new creative tools to users, and the Surface Book with Performance Base, which delivers twice the graphics power as its predecessor, along with 30 percent greater battery life.

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Digital gate: Smart lock acts as your personal doorman

With over 23 million Americans falling victim to package theft last holiday season, ‘holiday porch pirates’ are projected to be at an all- time high and the old-fashioned lock and key might not be keeping up with the job.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/12/06/digital-gate-smart-lock-acts-as-your-personal-doorman.html

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Beware of Wildly Inconsistent Online Shopping Rules


Before you sit down at your kitchen table and lose money shopping for Christmas and holiday gifts, you’d be well advised to learn the rules of the online shopping road. They can be very different from one vendor to another, so shop carefully. Some companies do a great job with customer care. Others don’t. I have been both delighted and burned several times, and I’d like to share some of my personal experiences to help you shop more safely. Amazon, the leader in online shopping, does it right from the customer perspective.

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Cyber Monday Is Bigger Than One Day


Although online retailers on Monday offered deals to jumpstart the online holiday shopping season, Cyber Monday as a one-day event could be losing some of its attraction. Many retailers jumped the gun, and have been offering special online deals for days. Cyber Monday in recent years has ranked as the third largest holiday shopping day, following Super Saturday and Black Friday. However, many online-only retailers, including Amazon, have started to offer pre-Cyber Monday sales to compete with traditional Black Friday in-store shopping madness.

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