Research conducted by IMRG, eDigitalResearch and Portaltech Reply found
companies that sell using multiple platforms expect sales from online and
mobile portals to account for 45 per cent of their total revenue by 2014. By
this time, sales from brick-and-mortar stores will drop to 40 per cent of a
typical firm's income.
The study indicated that having multichannel capabilities is vital in the
current trading environment. 98 per cent of businesses surveyed are already
running two or more customer touchpoints - a 12 per cent increase from 2011,
while there has also been significant growth in the number of firms operating
ecommerce and m-commerce solutions, with use of these platforms up by eight
However, it was noted that organisations looking to improve their sales
options need to focus closely on making sure their various services are
integrated. This ma... (more)
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Magento has made its name in the world of e-commerce for these reasons. It is
supported by some of the biggest names in online retailing, from Paul Smith
to Olympus and Nestle.
The Linux (PHP)-based platform has become the e-commerce solution for
choice companies of all sizes. While its free and Magento Go versions are
preferred by small businesses for their low cost and powerful out-of-the-box
features, large retailers tend to prefer Magento's enterprise version
because of its customisable look and functionality - as well as its
impressive reporting and analytical tools.
With online retailers around the UK readying their systems for the annual
Christmas hike in sales, anything websites can do to create a competitive
advantage to differentiate them from their rivals will undoubtedly be
But while many firms may consider ramping up their marketing with special
offers and promotions, one area that could prove especially fruitful may be
embracing mobile commerce. This is no longer a niche technology, but one that
should be a serious part of a firm's ecommerce strategy.
Ensuring that ecommerce hosting solutions include provisions for users ... (more)