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The Truth About Guest Checkout: A Surprising Finding

The Truth About Guest Checkout: A Surprising Finding

Shop online, and you’re likely to come across the following choice: sign in or use the guest checkout. Guest checkout is quick and convenient. Logging in requires more commitment – and (gasp) the sharing of your personal information. In exchange, you get convenience and more personalized shopping experiences. It makes sense that someone who opts to...
PayPal: Convenient Tool or Conversion Killer?

PayPal: Convenient Tool or Conversion Killer?

Shopping on your smartphone has never been more convenient. With just your thumb and a few taps and swipes, you can find just the item you need and add it to your cart. Then comes the checkout process and the ultimate buzzkill to your in-the-moment shopping spree: you have to pull out your credit card and start thumbing in your payment and shipping info. Or you can...
Why Venture Capitalists Should Invest in Mobile Web

Why Venture Capitalists Should Invest in Mobile Web

As an experienced venture capitalist, I believe there is no investment more exciting than mobile technology and the mobile internet industry. Smartphones and other mobile devices have changed the way we live and interact, and they are evolving on a daily basis. It’s truly rewarding to be part of an industry that is full of innovation, promise, and creativity, and I...
Mary Meeker on Mobile: the Highlights

Mary Meeker on Mobile: the Highlights

Internet whisperer Mary Meeker recently delivered her annual Internet Trends report. At 355 slides in length, it’s full of valuable data points and insights that we all need to know and most of us don’t have time to read. So what’s the biggest takeaway for retailers when it comes to mobile? Get ready for distributed commerce. Distributed commerce–turning every...