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Client Feature: Mary Maxim   Who is Mary Maxim?   Mary Maxim is a family-owned craft and needlework mail-order company with a long history in North America. It’s the largest such company in North America and has American and Canadian offices. Its roots can be traced back to Sifton, Manitoba, Canada, where Willard and Olive McPhedrain began a mail order company titled...

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The Rise of Shopatainment   Coined by Connie Chan, of the venture capital firm Andreesen Horowitz, Shopatainment is a combination of entertainment, commerce and content. Much like the shopping channels you (or your parents!) used to watch on TV, shopatainment includes similar elements – a host or influencer who is personable and adds a human element to the experience while...

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Why Store Speed Matters in eCommerce

Why Site Speed is Crucial to Your Store’s Success   How many times have you visited a slow-loading website, only to leave prematurely because it was taking too long to load? We’ve all been there. Slow loading times mean fewer conversions and dissatisfied visitors that are unlikely to return. This can be devastating to an eCommerce business!   The Google recommended page...

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Should Your Store Offer Split Payment Options?   Your customers expect and deserve options. Not only when it comes to products, but how they pay for those products as well.    Split payment options have long been the norm in traditional in-person shopping settings such as physical stores and restaurants. Who doesn’t remember the confusion that sometimes arises when a group of...

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How Has the Pandemic Affected the eCommerce Industry in the Past Year?   While the entire retail industry has seen many unprecedented changes in the past year due to the global pandemic, eCommerce has experienced unparalleled growth among experienced online shoppers and those that have not shopped online before. On a global scale, eCommerce evolved rapidly to meet the new needs...

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Current eCommerce Trends Roundup   The pandemic changed the world of online shopping in profound and rapid ways. According to the Salesforce Shopping Index, global online sales skyrocketed 71% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2020. More growth is projected still. With these unprecedented changes, retailers and the technology they use to run their online stores have been adapting and...

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