e-commerce

Simons Launches New App as Company Focuses on E-Commerce

Simons department store chain is launching a new app as a part of its initiative to expand and focus on its e-commerce business. In a statement, the president of the Quebec-based company Peter Simons said: “We really felt the need to close that gap between e-commerce and our physical and digital footprint.” The app includes...

Smartphones Account for 45% of Web-Shopping Traffic in Q1 2016

According to a study from an e-commerce software provider Demandware, smartphones have surpassed computers as the top e-commerce traffic source, accounting for 45.1% of web-shopping traffic in Q1 of 2016, while the computers accounted for 45% during the same period (via The Globe and Mail). The firm is now predicting that by the end of next year, smartphones will...

U.S. Mobile Shopping Sees Large Growth from iPhones and iPads

According to a report from Custora, mobile shopping in the U.S. has grown over 19 times in the past four years.  The majority of customers in the U.S. who shop using their mobile devices either use an iPhone or iPad. Approximately 54 percent of online shopping done using a smartphone comes from iPhones, and about...

Apple.com Gets Perfect Score in Safeguarding Your Password Says Study

Apple tops the best 100 e-commerce websites that protect customer passwords, according to an in-depth study conducted by a password manager company between January 17 and January 22. Apple.com does more than just protect your password: It follows policies that break the cycle of poor passwords -- such as "12345" or "password." These policies enable...