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Porch Piracy Is Growing | Practical Ecommerce

Porch piracy is on the rise, with 43 percent of American consumers surveyed saying they had an ecommerce delivery pilfered from their front porch in 2020, according to a recent report. C+R Research asked 2,000 self-reporting shoppers about delivery theft in November 2020. Some 58 percent of the respondents resided in single-family dwellings, 29 percent…

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Online Fraud in 2021 Is Booming

Fraud-prevention expert Uri Arad will give an exclusive, live-stream presentation to the CommerceCo by Practical Ecommerce peer-to-peer community on Thursday, January 21, at 2:00 pm Eastern Time. Arad is co-founder of Identiq, a privacy-protecting, network-based service that helps merchants identify legitimate consumers the first time they shop. It’s critical, as fraudsters are increasingly sophisticated and…

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17 Free Design Tools for 2021

Here is a list of free tools to design a website, social media ad, logo, infographic, and more. There are editing applications, resource libraries, and tools to find the right font and color palette. All of these are free, though several also offer premium plans with extended features. Pixlr Pixlr Pixlr is a free photo…

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Print-on-demand Services Create Sourcing Opportunities

Technology, software, and business innovation are enabling the print-on-demand industry to expand from second-rate t-shirts, mugs, and wall art to quality manufacturing-as-a-service solutions. Print-on-demand services haven’t always had the best reputation. When these services first sold online several years ago, some vendors would take a single, relatively low-resolution image from the customer and stretch it…

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Ecommerce Product Releases: January 17, 2021

Here is a list of product releases and updates for mid-January from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on delivery services, loyalty programs, social media management, payment solutions, and headless commerce. Got an ecommerce product release? Email releases@practicalecommerce.com. Ecommerce Product Releases Bringg partners with Uber for same-day delivery. Bringg, a delivery…

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2020 Holiday Sales Wrap-up | Practical Ecommerce

Challenged by a pandemic and an unstable economy, online and brick-and-mortar retailers scrambled to salvage the 2020 holiday shopping season. Most merchants started offering discounts much earlier than in previous years to accommodate the changed shopping dynamics. This is my third consecutive holiday sales wrap-up, following installments in 2018 and 2019. Research firms defined the…