Mark down 2016 as the beginning of the online supershopper era. This is the year savvy shoppers (and savvier marketers) really began to embrace the power of online and mobile shopping. The tide first changed in the summer, when an annual survey found shoppers had begun making the majority, of their purchases online. Even when buying at local stores, more shoppers than ever are using their phones to discover new brands and find the best prices. To get on their radar and influence their final purchases, here's what you need to know about these holiday supershoppers:
Ready to launch an online store? There are dozens of e-commerce solutions to choose from and many things to take into consideration before choosing one. On the surface, your choice may appear simple, as the goal tends to be the same: present a product and entice buyers to make a purchase. There are, however, key differences between systems; from hosted vs. self-hosted, to ensuring speed and ease of checkout, each platform offers its own unique set of benefits. Read this before deciding which e-commerce platform is the best choice for your online store and make sales soar.