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Headless Ecommerce Leap of Faith

Headless eCommerce sounds like a great topic for Halloween, when it might conjure up ghostly images of a “headless horseman” rampaging through a graveyard under a full moon.

Despite its unusual moniker, headless eCommerce systems are worth taking seriously as they represent an important advance in eCommerce systems architecture, that comes with a host of benefits.

Read how three leading BuyeRecommended eCommerce vendors clearly define headless systems, enumerate their strengths and weaknesses, and explain why you might just want to make that “headless” leap of faith…

January 26, 2020 / by / in ,
Why eCommerce Site Security is So Critical

There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds, but multi-factor authentication and encryption are the biggest hacker obstacles.  These are just two of the 40 alarming hacking statistics cited by Hosting Tribunal in their recent post.  Ecommerce sites are particularly vulnerable to hacking because as Bill the Kid explained about why he robbed banks robbing “that’s where the money is”.  How can you protect your eCommerce site against such attacks?

Three BuyeRecommended vendors share their expertise on how to harden your site against hacking and fraud, covering everything from technical solutions to management best practices…

January 13, 2020 / by / in ,
The Search is On(site)!

We all know the importance of Search Engine Optimization for driving traffic to our online stores, but how do we ensure that customers will find what they want once they get there? Onsite search is now more critical than ever for a successful customer journey resulting in a purchase.

Customers who use an onsite search box result in an average conversion rate of 2.4% against the 1.7% rate of customers who don’t, according to Allyson Tremblay of SDL Fredhopper.  This should be enough reason to pay close attention to onsite search.

Three BuyeRecommended vendors share their perspectives and tips on how to make onsite search work for you

December 16, 2019 / by / in ,
Loyalty Trumps Royalty with eCommerce

A lucky brand can experience a tremendous bump in sales when a Duchess like Meghan Markle sports their fashion at a public event.  Royalty is great, but for most eCommerce brands Loyalty is better and far more accessible.

According to BigCommerce, it costs 5 times as much to acquire a new buyer than to retain an existing customer – and loyal customers spend up to 67% more than new ones.

Loyalty programs are a proven method for generating repeat business from existing customers.  Three BuyeRecommended eCommerce vendors share their secrets on how to make the most out of loyalty programs and which loyalty tools to consider…

December 9, 2019 / by / in ,
Need for Speed

Is your eCommerce business sacrificing sales on the alter of poor site performance?  According to the Web Analytics Hub, eCommerce sites lose an average of 7% of revenue for every 1 second increase in load times.  Slow speeds impact every step of the purchase process from the landing page exits to cart abandonment.

Fortunately, as explained below by three of BuyeRecommended’s design and development vendors there are many ways to improve your site performance.  You might start by testing your site speed with one of the 11+ tools suggested be The Thrive Agency, many of which are free.  Don’t stop there -improving performance could drop straight to your bottom line!…

November 11, 2019 / by / in