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eCommerce Today: A Brief Overview

The eCommerce landscape is rapidly changing and in order to better understand these changes, we’re taking a look at the “eCommerceToday” infographic, by CueCommerce

The “eCommerceToday” infographic contains stats and tips in relation to eCommerce websites, eCommerce integration, eCommerce marketing, and so forth.
Topics covered in this infographic include devices used to shop online, the growth of mobile internet over the years, the most popular eCommerce platforms used across the top 1 million eCommerce websites, eCommerce spend globally, cart abandonment, what people buy online, marketing tips, eCommerce integration and social commerce.
Below are the main findings in relation to each of the above topic areas.
It was found that 82% of those who shop online still do so through the traditional method of a desktop pc or laptop. However, over the past couple of years, mobile shopping has seen increases year after year with 18% now shopping either through their mobile phone or portable tablet device. This figure was as low as 2% back in 2010.
Global spending on eCommerce in 2012 reached just over $1 trillion. The US market spent the most, totalling roughly $384 billion. The US market spent significantly more than other countries with the closest spender being China who spent just over $180. The UK and Japan spent just over $140 billion while Belgium spent $53 billion.
Three of the top reasons for cart abandonment were change of mind (61%), comparison shopping (57%), and checkout process being too long (44%).
Based on their findings, CueCommerce has put together a list of practical eCommerce marketing tips that you can apply to your eCommerce business that will increase sales and help your overall search engine optimization. Tips include article writing, on site SEO, guest blogging, infographics, and videos.
Finally, the CueCommerce infographic covers the growing trend of eCommerce integration and its benefits to those who adopt it into their business structure and systems such as cost savings, streamlining of operations, and reduction of human error.
Today, Mobile eCommerce plays a big role in an online business, that’s why it’s crucial for web owners to have a responsive website that can be easily accessible from all mobile and smart phones. Mobile users are increasing rapidly so it would be smart move if we have a responsive web design on a website.
It’s not at all surprising to see eCommerce sales crossing $200 Billion in 2013. If we see the past trend of eCommerce business we see that it’s rapidly rising and achieving new heights in matter of sales and good user experience.
To learn more, be sure to check out the full infographic below.
ECommerce Today
This article was originally published by The Mail
Published: June 9, 2014

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Murray Newlands

Murray founded The Mail in 2013, an angel-funded start up publication covering performance marketing and mobile marketing. Murray is also editor of www.moneymakerdiscussion.com and is best known for his video reporting. Murray is an advisor to a number of Bay Area startups. In 2011 Wiley published his book Online Marketing: A User's Manual. Born in England, Murray moved to the USA in 2011, being recognized by the US government as an alien of extraordinary ability.

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