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5 User Experience Tips for Online Shops

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Here are 5 things that will make the user experience on your e-commerce website better. There are small things that you may not even notice until you are stuck on a website that doesn’t do them. These may not directly relate to increasing the conversion rate or pumping up sales. Look at it as you […]

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11 Aug, 15

The Netherlands Payment Methods: iDeal is on Top

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The Dutch have a clear payment method of preference in the bank transfer option iDeal.  100 million transactions have been paid via iDeal in the first six months of 2015. This is 23% increase over the same period last year. 54% of all e-commerce purchases are paid using iDeal. The following chart displays the breakdown […]

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30 Jul, 15

3 Ways Negative Reviews Help Online Sales

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There’s no question that most of Alternative Payments merchants would say they love positive product reviews. Is it possible that they might see a value in the occasional negative review? Here are 3 reasons to consider how they can be turned in your favor. 1. Believe-ability Negative reviews make the positives one more believable. You […]

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11 Jul, 15

Mobile Shopping: Buying or just Browsing? – Part 2

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Online shopping via mobile devices (mobile shopping with smart phones) is now the holy grail of e-commerce. The device usage statistics clearly show that we must focus on mobile, however, the purchase statistic point to a big gap between browsing and buying. This is the second post in a 2 part series. (Part 1 can be found […]

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03 Jul, 15

Mobile Shopping: Buying or just Browsing? – Part 1

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Online shopping via mobile devices (smart phones) or mobile shopping is now the holy grail of e-commerce. The device usage statistics clearly show that we must focus on mobile, however, the purchase statistic point to a big gap between browsing and buying. We’ll look at this in a 2 part series. Part 1: Is it love […]

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23 Jun, 15

Find Local Language Keywords Using Google’s Global Market Finder Free Tool

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Google’s Global Market Finder is a free tool that will help you  find local language keywords. It is a necessary step if you are translating your website or product information into a foreign language. It’s important to take the time to determine the keywords you want to emphasise for search engines or pay per click advertising […]

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22 May, 15

United Nation Trade and Development Report 2015

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The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development has released its Information Economy Report 2015.  This UN Trade and Development Report provides a look at many facets of global e-commerce including regional factors, internet accessibility, and other factors that affect e-commerce potential such as payment options and postal delivery networks. The report provides an “e-commerce […]

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13 Apr, 15

What is TTIP & Why Should US SMEs Care?

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Ask most US small or medium sized businesses if they’d like to open up their business to the European marketplace and you’ll hear a resounding “yes”. Why wouldn’t they; half a billion citizens, many speak English, good internet penetration, and a desire for US goods. However in practice, the wheels of the great global e-commerce […]

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12 Mar, 15

Europe’s DESI Scorecard: The Digital Economy and Society Index

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The European Commission has released it’s latest DESI or Digital Economy and Society Index. The scoreboard measures progress of the European digital economy. The accompanying press release offered the following highlights: – A majority of Europeans use the Internet on a regular basis: 75% in 2014 (72% in 2013), ranging from 93% in Luxembourg to 48% in Romania. […]

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01 Mar, 15