Brace yourself: the holiday shopping season is coming. If you are in the ecommerce industry you must be prepared for the influx of seasonal traffic as more and more people begin to shop online. We focused this Hangout on information we hope viewers will find beneficial as they prepare for one of the busiest times of the year. In addition to posting some of the highlights from the show below, I have embedded the entire video of the Hangout at the bottom of this post.
This year’s holiday retail season is a week shorter than last year’s,according to the National Retailer Federation (NRF). How will you get the most out of your ecommerce website this holiday season? You can start by attending the free Early Planning is the Key to Online Holiday Success webinar.
For the third consecutive year, InternetRetailer.com has named Rackspace the No. 1 hosting provider to the top 1,000 retailers in the US; a recognition that shows Rackspace is a true retail hosting specialist.
Next week, Rackspace will head to Chicago to attend one of the largest retail conferences of the year. With over 9,500 retail executives from all over the world, the Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) will feature exhibitors, speakers and workshops highlighting the latest innovative retail technology. Rackspace will demonstrate how we work with all types of retailers on all sorts of platforms. Creating an enjoyable customer experience is our goal for our customers and your customers.
Mobile isn’t just revolutionizing how we communicate, but also how we shop. Mobile transactions from the ever-increasing number of smartphones and tablets now account for one out of every 10 ecommerce dollars spent. This shift from ecommerce to mobile commerce, or m-commerce, means online and offline merchants need to take note and adjust their IT strategies to compete. Cloud-based services can help. The infographic below details the mobile ecommerce trend with some advice to help you win the click (and the sales).
Last week my colleagues and I attended the National Retail Federation (NRF) 102nd Annual Convention & Expo in New York. We walked the expo floor and met with many of our customers, prospects and partners – we had a number of great conversations. The most popular topics of discussion for us and our customers were Internet Retailer’s “Top 1000” and “Hot 100,” lists that highlight the vendors to the top retailers in the country.