In its recent annual merchant survey, E-Tailing Group reported that 36% of retailers expect to invest in ecommerce technology this year. Last Fall, the 2008 Cross Channel Tech Trends Study produced by AMR Research and RIS News indicated that two-thirds plan to upgrade their platform by the end of 2009.
Together, this data suggests most online retailers upgrade their ecommerce platform once every 3 years. They may not change vendors. But it’s still a good bet that they are planning a major ecommerce upgrade now or very soon. Why so frequently? There are seven conditions that trigger a new look around the market. [click to continue…]
Leading up to Holiday 2008, firms were predicting double digit growth online — despite the economy. Now we’re on the other side of holiday, and actual results are pointing in all directions. Why the confusion? Which numbers can we trust? Let’s examine the findings. [click to continue…]
There is a suit in my wardrobe I’ve had awhile now. I picked it up before attending an event, when I was a few pounds lighter and a few inches leaner. The suit was tailored for a more svelte me. Today, it no longer flatters my form. It’s not about the suit’s design. It’s a size thing. Such is the case with some prominent ecommerce sites this holiday season. [click to continue…]
Another one bites the dust. LaGarde has filed for Chapter 11 bankrupcy protection — months after launching Phoenix, its new software-as-a-service platform. This is another example of the market consolidation that is underway among ecommerce technology vendors. [click to continue…]
Bill Mirabito will present how to select the right fit for your business
Kingston, Mass. – October 30, 2008 – B2C Partners (www.b2cpartners.com) announced today that its founder and principal analyst Bill Mirabito will present a webinar, “Choosing the Right Ecommerce Platform in a Tough Economy” on Thursday, October 30 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern. With credit markets tightening, many technology vendors face an uncertain future, and nowhere is this risk greater than in the crowded market of ecommerce platforms. In this one hour session hosted by Venda, analyst Bill Mirabito of B2C Partners will share his method to identify the eCommerce platform that is the best fit, regardless of economic conditions. [click to continue…]