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AisleBuyer Is Nixing Checkout Lines And Receives $7.5 Million

June 14, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team AisleBuyer, a startup that is aiming to kill those annoying and tedious checkout lines, received a $7.5 million series E round of funding. The round was led by the venture capital firm Old Willow Partners LLC. They also led the first round of funding for the ecommerce solution last year. The company, ... Read More »

Cyber Hackathon: Citibank Bank Card Holders Exposed

June 10, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team 2011 might be the year of the security breach as a number of high profile companies have fallen prey to a string of well-planned cyber attacks, exposing private account information from bank account numbers to other unsettling personal information. The latest to fall victim to a major security breach is one of ... Read More »

Link Between Rising Gas Prices and Online Shopping?

May 12, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Research suggests that increases in revenue for ecommerce solutions may be connected to the rise in gas prices. According to a recent study conducted by global marketing research firm Synovate, nearly 30% of U.S. consumers say that rising gas prices are keeping them from leaving home. Instead they opt to shop online. ... Read More »

Small Businesses: Embrace Ecommerce Solutions or Else!

May 9, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team A recent survey conducted by Newtek Business Services showed some startling results. Of 1200 small business owners surveyed, up to half didn’t have an ecommerce solution and/or a website or were unhappy with the one that they had. This number breaks down to about 15% with no site at all and about ... Read More »

Real World Stores Go Cold – Online Shopping Carts Stay Hot

April 11, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team A variety of factors have led to a less-than-spectacular March for brick-and-mortar retailers, which ecommerce retailers showed improved numbers. Analysts pointed to higher gas prices as one possible reason why consumers might have chosen to stay home and fill digital shopping carts from their computers instead of driving to a real store. ... Read More »

Australian Retailers Charge ‘Fitting Fees’ To Make Up For Ecommerce Losses

April 11, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Brick-and-mortar retailers are lashing back at free-loading consumers by charging a fee for trying on clothing. Customers at some Australian ski shops are now being slapped with a $50 “fitting fee” to try on ski boots. The charge, which is refunded if the customer buys a pair of ski boots in-store, is ... Read More »

A Quick Guide: 5 Best & Worst States for Online Shopping

March 24, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team As ZippyCart last reported, the rise of ecommerce will not be seeing a slow down anytime soon, as confirmed in a report by technology research firm, Forrester, who projected US ecommerce sales will grow to $279 billion by 2015. What this means is that people enjoy putting online merchandise into their shopping ... Read More »

US Named Top in Online Fraud Against UK

March 18, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team  In an ecommerce report by payment management company, CyberSource, it has identified Nigeria, Ghana and the United States as the top online fraud perpetrators in attacking United Kingdom merchants. As a result, UK merchants have been forced to turn down orders from these three countries, among others, as fraud levels are at ... Read More »

Walmart to Focus on Smaller Stores, Ecommerce Solutions

March 15, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team After several quarters in a row of declining sales at its U.S. stores, Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is looking to jump-start its revenue with two new concepts: Walmart Express and Pick Up Today. Just in case the rest of America cannot get to a Walmart, Walmart will now be coming to ... Read More »

Will Apple Favor Ecommerce Solutions and Its Own Stores by 2014?

March 8, 2011 By the ZippyCart Content Team Ruslan Kogan is making tech headlines in the Australian media for his recent comments that a major electronics retailer, JB Hi-Fi, will not have any Apple products on its shelves by this time in 2014. He claims that Apple is and will be switching to a business model based more heavily on ... Read More »