July 23, 2014
Although credit cards definitely rule e-commerce, there are some country-specific payment methods you should have in your cart. Serving local markets with methods familiar to customers increases your conversion rates.
Customers around the world have their favorite ways to pay, whether it’s Konbini in Japan, real-time banking in Europe or credit card installments in Brazil. “Payment preference is always based on culture,” says Robin Blume, product manager of payments at cleverbridge. “You have to recognize payment...
July 16, 2014
Independent software vendors and e-commerce managers are always looking out for conversion optimization tactics. At a recent cleverbridge Networking Event, Fabian Rothe, Client Development Manager at cleverbridge, illustrated three such opportunities. His suggestions require merchants to remove certain barriers to conversion which create ways for increasing revenue. Ultimately, this path to e-commerce success is driven by improving the customer experience.
In general, there are three barriers that typically cause customers to refrain from purchasing your product.
Customers are required to create an account
Customers are presented...
June 23, 2014
This infographic from AmeriCommerce, a provider of e-commerce software, tells the tale of a large and growing global e-commerce market, and illustrates what online merchants can do to improve their conversion rates and revenue. For example, the $220 billion in sales the U.S. retail e-commerce market is about eight percent of the overall retail market, while in the U.K., 13 percent of retail sales are made online. In both regions, overall sales and the percentage...
June 2, 2014
Did you know that 35 percent of marketers said that their online shopping carts are the hardest landing page to optimize on their site? This infographic is perfect for e-commerce managers of software products or people who design e-commerce focused landing pages. It is from Unbounce and Killer Infographics, and it is chock-full of landing page optimization information.
What Is Landing Page Optimization?
Technically, any and all of the pages on your site are landing pages if a...
February 14, 2013
I was recently shopping for a new Wi-Fi ready television and during the checkout process Amazon suggested that I might like to purchase a LAN adapter to connect the TV to my home network. In business lingo, this suggestion is known as the cross-sell. Cross-selling is when a company sells a customer a product or service related to their primary purchase, like when Amazon cross-sold me the LAN adapter to complement my television.
Similar to a...