The New Era of Cashless, Invisible Payments | E-Commerce

By Jack M. Germain Jan 21, 2021 5:00 AM PT With the continuing pandemic further short-circuiting the global economy, businesses and consumers are finding more convenient ways of paying their dwindling financial resources. The pandemic jump-started a shift to online buying. That, in turn, helped to accelerate the adoption of digital, contactless, and invisible payments. […]


Coffee Sales 2.0 | E-Commerce

Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the U.S. and worldwide. Americans consume 400 million cups per day, making the U.S. the world’s leading consumer of coffee. E-commerce and coffee go hand-in-hand. As the market grows — and becomes more competitive — coffee companies are coming up with more creative ways to […]


Pet Products and Services Market Takes a Fancy to E-Commerce | E-Commerce

Pets and e-commerce are a natural combination, and that’s been especially true during the pandemic. More than two-thirds of American households own at least one pet. As pet owners increasingly opt to shop from home, pet-related companies are stepping up their game to grab a share of industry expenditures forecasted for 2020 to reach approximately […]


Acquiring and Retaining Customers in an Era Without Brand Loyalty | E-Commerce

The retail landscape has been turned on its head since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, spurring five generations to live, work, and shop online simultaneously for the first time. E-commerce is now at an all-time high, with global sales figures projected to reach $4.1 trillion in 2020, almost doubling since 2015. While the spectrum […]


FTC’s Zoom Deal Signals Commitment to Security Enforcement | Government

By John K. Higgins Dec 29, 2020 5:00 AM PT The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is making good on a resolution to strengthen its enforcement of security deficiencies occurring in e-commerce transactions. The agency’s recent action involving allegations of improper activities by teleconferencing provider Zoom Video Communications is a notable example. In a settlement with […]


E-Commerce Working Beautifully for the Cosmetics Industry | E-Commerce

Cosmetics companies traditionally have relied on in-person retail sales to attract new customers and maintain existing clientele. The pandemic, however, has upended the cosmetics industry, bringing new challenges as well as a host of opportunities for companies that are agile and creative enough to take advantage. The E-Commerce Times spoke with experts in cosmetic sales […]

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