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July 14, 2015 11:15 AM

Following Up from Future Stores Part 1: Macy's Go

Late last month I attended the Future Stores 2015 conference in Seattle. If you haven't heard of Future Stores before, here's some brief background: it's held by Worldwide Business Research and brings together retail operators, omni-channel, customer experience and IT execs to focus on in-store innovation and how to bridge the digital and physical retail environments. As Chief Strategist of Commerce at Akamai, I was excited to learn how future-thinking

Akamai

Akamai

May 19, 2015 3:00 AM

Trend driving eCommerce in India: 'Offline-Online In ...

Move over SMAC! The eCommerce Industry in India has already adopted Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) in a big way and even the smaller players are well aware of their massive benefits. In fact today these have become a necessity to stay competitive and some of the innovations are coming from the smaller players.

Akamai

Akamai

March 11, 2015 9:00 AM

Notes from eTail West: Part 1 - The Prioritization o ...

From February 17-20, I left the frigid east coast to visit Palm Springs for eTail West, the premier online retail conference attended by many eCommerce innovators. I have been attending this event for many years and I was glad that it was once again in Palm Springs - not just because of the great weather and palm trees but it is where my mind associated with the event and the

Akamai

Akamai

December 31, 2014 9:27 AM

Top 5 Questions to Ask Yourself after Cyber Monday - ...

In our last blog post, we discussed aesthetics, and online and mobile merchant site responsiveness. Here is the second and final half of our installment: Did the site make as much revenue as it could have?

Akamai

Akamai

December 30, 2014 11:03 AM

The Top 5 Questions to Ask Yourself After Cyber Mond ...

Part 1 of a 2-Part Blog Series The peak holiday online shopping season is in full-force now. Most eCommerce merchants spent months preparing their sites for an onslaught of the web traffic they both hope for - and fear, depending on their role in the organization. If you are in business management (i.e., CIO, CMO or VP of Ecommerce) you'll want to encourage as much traffic as possible to

Akamai

Akamai

December 19, 2014 10:00 AM

Shoppers flock to mobile on Thanksgiving 2014, turn ...

While eCommerce certainly continued to grow year-over-year this holiday season, reports about growth numbers are a mixed bag, depending on who you ask. One thing is for certain, though: Mobile commerce hit its stride this year.

Akamai

Akamai

November 24, 2014 3:04 PM

The 2014 Shopping Season is Here: What's to Come?

And so it has begun. Thanksgiving and the busiest days of the holiday shopping season are upon us - and that means massive online traffic growth. Last year at this time, Akamai's Lorenz Jakober reviewed ecommerce and holiday spending predictions, and hypothesized that our Akamai Retail Net Usage Index (NUI) could top 10 million page views per minute during the 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, and he

Michael Gooding

Michael Gooding

November 21, 2014 10:00 AM

Using real time monitoring insights from the holiday ...

You've spent countless hours readying your eCommerce site for the holiday season. It's time to sit back, sip some eggnog and watch the traffic roll in, right? Wrong. The holidays are the perfect time to analyze your shoppers' movements and learn how to optimize for better user experiences in 2015.

Margaret Kuchler

Margaret Kuchler

March 11, 2014 12:00 PM

eTail West: Post Show Report

Another eTail West in the Books I look forward to the eTail West Conference every year as a chance to spend time with our industry peers, stay up to date with best practices, and learn about emerging opportunities and technologies in the online retail community. I was inspired by the conference as a whole and impressed with the caliber of attendees and valuable information shared by over 200 retailer speakers. The