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Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

September 13, 2018 11:25 AM

Mobile Device Access Predicted to Surpass Desktop Th ...

By Chris Wraight and Charles Choe The U.S. back-to-school shopping period is a hectic time when parents are busy purchasing items for their children such as pencils, books, electronics and new clothes; back-to-college is just as important and is now tracked separately. According to the National Retail Foundation, the 2018 total back-to-school and back-to-college spending for K-12 schools and college is projected to reach a combined $82.8 billion (back-to-school $27.5b

Anthony Larkin

Anthony Larkin

September 12, 2018 9:23 AM

The holiday shopping surge is going global: How to k ...

Big promotional days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday that got their start in the U.S. are now major online shopping days for consumers around the world. Here are some tips for catering to global shoppers, and preparing for the surge of traffic to retail websites from all sources.

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

September 12, 2018 9:19 AM

Mobile matters: How to ready your apps for the holid ...

https://www.digitalcommerce360.com/2018/08/30/mobile-matters-how-to-ready-your-apps-for-the-holiday-shopping-spike/ While more consumers now shop on smartphones, retailers have a lot of work to do to make mobile shopping easy. Developers must account for the wide variety of mobile hardware and software, take into account how consumers use their phones in stores and ensure easy checkout.

Chris Wraight

Chris Wraight

September 4, 2018 9:12 AM

Three tips to prepare for peak traffic

Peak shopping season is just around the corner. Is your website prepared? Some websites slow down, and others simply crash, driving users (and revenue) away. Your website needs to accommodate a multitude of devices that will be accessing it, along with the potential for malicious attacks such as Bots and DDoS.

Anthony Larkin

Anthony Larkin

September 4, 2018 9:03 AM

You bet your mobile app consumers are willing to pay ...

For almost 10 years, there has been a debate over mobile app versus mobile web. Which strategy is right for your business and will consumers really ever buy something with a mobile device? Some of these questions have been clearly answered with time, but some aspects of the debate continue.

Lauren Younger

Lauren Younger

April 16, 2018 6:00 AM

The Recipe for Web Performance Starts with the Right ...

You can't manage what you can't measure. As devices grow in capacity and innovations allow us to do more with web apps, the complexity of our pages has grown, too. It becomes a balancing act to increase functionality while maintaining a performant and responsive site. Just like a great recipe, too much of any one ingredient can throw it off.

Anthony Larkin

Anthony Larkin

April 16, 2018 6:00 AM

Measure What Matters: Your Competitive Advantage May ...

Attracting and retaining customers lies in your ability to offer an exceptional digital experience. Now that digital channels are increasingly preferred over channels of the past, the climate is increasingly competitive -- and businesses are fighting to maintain loyalty and keep users engaged online. The cost of switching is low, consumers are transient, and user expectations for how digital experiences should perform have never been higher. So how do

Rich Salz

Rich Salz

December 7, 2017 9:00 AM

Good News from Singapore

The IETF had its 100th meeting the week of November 13. It was held in Singapore. I want to report on two pieces of good news.

Shantanu Kedar

Shantanu Kedar

November 21, 2017 11:56 AM

What to expect for this year's Black Friday and Cybe ...

Last year during holidays, US online sales surpassed $122 billion. This represented a 12 percent increase over the previous year. But beyond the overall growth, what's more interesting is that sales at physical stores dropped by 10 percent, the result of ongoing consumer comfort with and adoption of e-commerce buying behavior. Given the performance of holidays so far this year, it seems clear that this trend will continue in 2017.