Ecommerce Trends 2017: Kleiner Perkins’ Top 3

Kleiner Perkins partner Mary Meeker took to the stage at Code Conference to deliver the “most anticipated slide deck of the year”, a 355-page report on Internet trends for 2017. Buried among those slides were nuggets of key ecommerce trends: e-tailer success found through customer-first, omnichannel experiences.

Here are the top 3 ecommerce trends from Mary Meeker’s Kleiner Perkins Internet Trends 2017 Report, and how you can harness them to innovate an omnichannel brand experience of your own.

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Miva Town Hall: You’re Invited

Join us for the inaugural Miva Town Hall on Thursday, June 29 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT. In this free webinar event, you’ll learn how to leverage the power of Miva to optimize your site, develop all new sales channels, and chart a course for spectacular growth. We will be taking your questions live, so this Town Hall event is one you won’t want to miss.

RSVP for free today!

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G2 Crowd Results Rank Miva #1 Ecommerce Platform

Some days you get really good news; this week was no exception. G2 Crowd, the world’s leading business software review platform, named Miva the top-ranked ecommerce platform for the highest overall Results score. In its Summer 2017 Ecommerce Platform Results Index report released this week, the 15 products assessed received an average Results score of 8.01 out of 10.

And Miva? A chart-topping 9.03.

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Internet Trends 2017 Report: Top 4 Takeaways

The Internet’s abuzz about Apple’s WWDC keynote, but we’re still reeling over the rapid-fire Internet Trends presentation from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Delivered by partner Mary Meeker, the “most anticipated slide deck in Silicon Valley” dove into 355 slides of data affecting business, ecommerce, consumer behavior, and the global marketplace.

Here are the top four most buzzed-about Kleiner Perkins Internet trends and what they mean for your business.

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IRCE: 4 Insider Tips to Optimize Your Visit

Every year, industry leaders and business owners convene in Chicago for four days of insight, discovery, and connection. With over 200 speakers, 600 vendors, 16 tracks, and hands-on workshops, the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) will leave you with a head, and goodie bag, full of information.

And though the crowd of 10,000 may overwhelm, it just takes the one—one insight; one discovery; one connection—to propel business forward. Optimize your time with these four tips to get the most out of IRCE 2017.

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Google Lens Gives Glimpse to Contextual Commerce

Last week, Google CEO Sundar Pichai took the stage at the I/O developer conference to unveil a new development in augmented reality: Google Lens. Point your smartphone at an object and Google will help you identify it right from your screen. And though it’s too soon to tell how wide Lens will truly spread, it does give a look into the future of customer-first commerce.

Find out the implications of augmented reality to see how you may soon harness it to connect with customers like never before.

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How to Make Free Shipping Work for You

Last week, major retailers Target and Wal-Mart made waves with changes to their free shipping thresholds. Online retailers have long deferred free shipping, considering the cost of “free” as anything but. As consumer demands grow and threshold wars rage on, free shipping is no longer optional but essential for business to thrive.

Competing with consumer expectations can feel like a game of catch-up, but shipping for free does not have to come at such a high cost. Read on for six strategies you can test to maximize profits from free shipping.

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The 12 Best Ecommerce Sites of 2017

For the first time in history, manufacturers can take to the Internet to compel a customer experience unique to their brand, driving higher conversion rates and loyalty. But where ecommerce once meant pinning product to a dotcom just to be online, advancements in technology and consumer expectations have paved the way for industry leaders to innovate the digital marketplace.

Recognized at the 2017 Blades Awards for excellence in design, functionality, customer experience, branding, and efficiency, these sites—built upon the Miva Merchant platform in 2016—are bound to inspire your storefront.

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3 Reasons We’re Excited About Apple Pay on Miva

Recently we announced the release of Miva Merchant 9.00065, bringing Apple Pay to our 10,000+ customers who rely and thrive on our Enterprise Ecommerce Platform. With the release of this new streaming update to Miva, Apple Pay will transform mobile payments and allow easy, secure, and private transactions for your customers around the globe.

Read on for three ways Apple Pay will enhance the shopping experience for your customers—and your bottom line.

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