How Connection Links to Conversion: Converting the Shoppers of Today Into the Buyers of the Future Requires a New Twist

Artificial intelligence was once an aberration found in the most sinister of sci-fi novels and cinema – how could you ever forget Hal? Today, AI is a part of our everyday lives and even invisible to most of us. There is big business in what many believe is predictive selling, targeting of buyers vs. shoppers, […]

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Amazon: Friend, Foe or Frenemy?

Retail analysts and industry experts have debated for years now: Is Amazon a friend or foe to e-commerce merchants? It’s not so black and white, according to our data.

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5 Steps to Creating an Excellent E-commerce User Experience

Creating an excellent e-commerce user experience can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. In this article we’ll outline an evaluation and review process that highlights some of the most important and effective ways to create a unique user experience. These five tips will push you to rethink your site design and navigation with […]

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To Combat Retail Disruption, Win the Micro-Moments in a Search-Driven World

In a recent Forbes article, Retail Strategy and Innovation Consultant Steve Dennis provides a very compelling reason for brick-and-mortar retailers’ recent misfortunes. While he acknowledges the rapid and transformative impact of e-commerce, he believes those who blame e-commerce for the record number of store closings are wrong. Instead, he says: “A far more profound dynamic […]

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The One Word That Can Boost E-Commerce Sales

Research shows more and more shoppers choose to conduct site searches with just a single word. For its recent E-commerce Performance Indicators and Confidence Report (a.k.a. EPIC Report), SLI recently analyzed a global sample of more than 1.5 billion search queries during the last 4 years and found more than half of searchers only use […]

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Survey Says . . . Amazon More E-commerce Foe Than Friend

Whether friend or foe to your online business, Amazon marketplaces are shaking up retail norms globally – from personalization to fulfillment. Even with Walmart and Jet.com encroaching on Amazon’s discount market share, the online mega mall added “tens of millions” of new Prime subscribers in 2016, reports investor site Motley Fool. Add consumer expectations for […]

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New SLI Report Finds E-commerce Confidence Strong Globally

I am excited to share SLI Systems’ debut E-commerce Performance Indicators and Confidence (EPIC) Report with you. The Q1 2017 EPIC Report includes findings and analyses from an in-depth survey of retail professionals worldwide and a look at consumer behavior trends based on more than 1.5 billion site search queries. Survey findings in the first-quarter […]

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Tips for Creating a Personalized Home Furnishings Shopping Experience Online

E-commerce is rapidly growing, with double-digital growth expected to continue through 2020, and sales reaching an impressive $4 trillion. As this growth continues, so does an increased interest in purchasing home furnishings online, from throw pillows to blankets to a variety of larger furniture offerings. In fact, by 2019, the global market for furniture and […]

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Jerome’s Furniture Wins eTail Best-in-Class Award with SLI

  Every year eTail honors the best of the best retailers with eTail Best-in-Class Awards, recognizing extraordinary achievements in omnichannel, search, email, social media and mobile commerce. This year SLI customer Jerome’s Furniture took home the Best-in-Class Omnichannel Retailer Award for reinventing the furniture-buying experience and offering its shoppers a seamless omnichannel experience with two […]

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Do’s and Don’ts of E-commerce Personalization for Home Furnishings

The e-commerce industry today is at a critical point of transition. Consumers are demanding unique, customizable online shopping experiences. At present many online retailers are struggling to capitalize on this desire. This is particularly true in the home furnishings sector, which has a number of unique challenges catering to online customers. In the past, home […]

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