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Solve your eCommerce problems like a 6-year old

When I was a kid, my sister and I built a massive town out of Legos on our bedroom floor. You couldn’t step into the room without almost crushing a mini resort, town bank, or prison. It was intense. But as the building continued, we ran into problems. We didn’t have a giant to crush the bank robbers. There wasn’t rope for a tightrope walker and the Lego people needed pillows. My sister found the solution. We didn’t have to only use Legos. Soon action figures, office supplies, and mini marshmallows all played their part in the construction of Legotopia. We used whatever we needed to solve our creation issues. And it was a masterpiece.

When solving problems in commerce, it’s easy to think like I once did – that you can only used the approved parts. Offline problems should have offline solutions and vice versa. But developers are finding unique fixes in other areas of their field. The toy box is changing.

Yahoo acquires Tumblr

A picture’s worth a thousand words, right? But to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, the photo-centric site Tumblr was worth 1.1 billion words… and every last one of them was “dollar.”

Yahoo’s all cash, 10-figure acquisition of the burgeoning microblog community is not wholly surprising. The aging web portal company has been making moves to revamp its audience and content, and Tumblr’s vast, active user base offers both.

eCommerce Site Speed: Is sloppy code slowing you down?

In eCommerce, blazing site speed isn’t just a nice-to-have; it’s one of the biggest factors deciding whether or not your audience sticks at all. In fact, Amazon reported that for every 0.1 seconds of latency their customers experienced, the company lost 1% in sales.

If you run an eCommerce site, it might be your first instinct to quicken load times by switching to more expensive hosting. But often cleaning up code and reorganizing your site’s files are significantly more effective methods at accelerating your store. Here’s a look at some of the best options available for increasing your site’s speed.

Tips to Improve Your Mobile User Experience

In 2012, we witnessed the largest rise in mobile commerce thus far. For example, there was a 22% increase in the amount of time people spent on mobile websites. Mobile sales saw a 128% year-over-year gain on Black Friday sales, and total of $1.5 billion of mobile sales on Cyber Monday. And with the evolution of transaction apps like PayPal and Google Wallet, purchasing from a smart device is also becoming easier than ever. There’s no doubt about it: mobile commerce is on the rise.