Electronic commerce or eCommerce is becoming the most popular way of trading in today’s marketplace. Users prefer online purchasing because it has no time or distance barriers, unlike a traditional store. Another reason is the competitive price that most eCommerce platforms offer. That’s why an online presence is a must for businesses of any type, from small consumer-based retail shops to large corporations.
The way people shop now is changing drastically. Due to the expansion of eCommerce, retail is undergoing tremendous shifts, as many people prefer online shopping to visiting a physical store. Worldwide eCommerce sales are predicted to increase threefold, from $1.3 trillion in 2014 to $4.5 trillion in 2021.
Online trade has been driving out traditional commerce that has historically relied on brick-and-mortar shops and stores. Indeed, between 2014 and now, eCommerce has been showing a tremendous growth of 107%. The tendency is predicted to continue, with an approximate annual 30-percent increase. That makes trade companies choose proper eCommerce solutions that streamline their sales, improve customer interaction and enhance business efficiency.
A long-time provider of content management services, SaM Solutions is pleased to inform that SDL has recently launched SDL Tridion DX (Digital Experience). The vendor has taken this measure to revitalize its web content management system (WCMS) that more than 3,600 of websites currently use all over the world. Also, they intend to provide keen and tough competition to permanent leaders of the content management market – Sitecore and Adobe.
Nowadays, people prefer mobile applications to desktops, as they offer more convenience, speed and adaptability. Consumers can shop anywhere, even on the go. This has resulted in a tremendous growth of the number of mobile applications.
Equipped with endless personalization capabilities, Sitecore content management system (CMS) has become the choice of thousands of businesses within past 15+ years. Amidst the diversity of products for content management, Sitecore certainly stands out as it provides an integrated platform for more than just information administration. It provides experience management and handles content, commerce, data and delivery.
SDL Web 8 was an important release that replaced the SDL Tridion web content management product. The new system included digital media management and experience optimization products that were previously sold separately. It often takes a while before businesses upgrade to the next version of an enterprise system. There’s a lot of investment that comes with updates of customization and infrastructure, and so it has to be done reasonably and carefully with many variables kept in mind. We have great experience working with Tridion and have been encouraging our clients to upgrade for the following reasons.
A growing number of companies tend to skim the cream off endless opportunities the Internet offers to businesses and go digital. Statista proves that online sales gain an increasing power: the number of digital buyers worldwide will reach $1.9 billion by 2018, compared to $1.32 billion in 2014. Also, online sales are expected to increase 60% over this period.
Among the multiple data visualization products in the market, there is one solution that certainly stands out – Tableau Software. An application for translating raw data into valuable insights, it has provided an unparalleled user experience for 14+ years. While there are pros and cons of Tableau software, Gartner’s 2017 Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms rates it as a leader for five consecutive years.
With a heavy increase in eCommerce sales in recent years, more and more businesses recognize the great opportunity eCommerce websites offer for trade. Indeed, online shopping is predicted to reach about $2,356 trillion by 2018 worldwide, which is twice as much as in 2012. While it seems obvious that a site is a must for every brick-and-mortar retailer, why not all of them have already gone online? Probably, the major reason is the high website development cost.