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Ethan Morgan


The Future of Retail Lies with Omni-Channel

There have been many discussions about brick and mortar stores versus online commerce, pros and cons for each sales channel and what each sector should do to overtake the other.

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eCommerce Round-up: February 9th 2017

Welcome back once again for our third ecommerce roundup of 2017, this week featuring an array of news including a bunch of fulfilment-based stories, a sprinkle of peak period information, and more than a hint of general marketplace updates. We're bringing the most important news to ecommerce retailers, suppliers and workers.

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Web Best Practice, Part 5: Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

So far, our Web Best Practice series has taken you through designing a great site for mobile, tablet and desktop users, making sure their experience is consistent and useful, tuning up your order process with a smart order confirmation page, and writing the best copy about your product. Now it's time to draw in the audience by adopting the Best Practices for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).

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The Biggest Trends for Online Retail in 2016

According to the latest report released by IMRG, online retailers saw sales grow by 11.3% in December 2016 compared with the same period of the previous year.

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Website Best Practice, Part 4: Writing Content

We touched on the topic of creating content last week in our order confirmation page blog. Sometimes, customers may want to know more about a product than its on-site description can give them. Writing about your products in other media can help to increase sales, as you appeal indirectly to the customer.

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eCommerce Round-up: January 23th 2017

The last week of January has arrived, and that means it's time for the second Volo eCommerce Round-up of 2017. This week's edition features plenty of big players from Trump to Alibaba & Amazon to eBay.

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Amazon – Driving Growth for Online Merchants

According to Amazon’s recent report, British online merchants have set a new record in exported goods in 2016 - over £1.8 billion.

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What Did British Shoppers Buy in December - and When?

December 2016 was a successful month for Volo’s customers with trading growing by 13% compared with the previous month.

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Website Best Practice, Part 3: Order Confirmation

It's not the most intriguing bit of a webstore, but you could be missing a vital opportunity if you believe the order confirmation page is the end of the line on an ecommerce site.

Sure, you’ve got the customer to purchase goods - which is after all the purpose of your site - but could they have bought additional items? What could help them to become a returning customer too?

Here are some helpful tips to get the most out of the confirmation.

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BigCommerce Vs. Magento – What’s right for your business?

This week we're featuring a guest blog from Mothercloud's Catherine Durham. Mothercloud are our go-to integration solution for ecommerce retailers. Their any-point integration provides Volo users with a near real-time integration for Magento, BigCommerce and and many more.

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