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Avoiding Cart Abandonment

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Avoiding Cart Abandonment

Cart abandonment happens all the time in the world of eCommerce. Users visit your site, start shopping and then close the tab before checkout. Shopping cart abandonment is one of the most crucial problems for online business to overcome. The average rate at which the average consumer abandons their cart before making a purchase is 81%. Unfortunately, it’s also impossible to mitigate against entirely-some people will just inevitably abandon their carts before finishing their purchase. That said, it is not impossible to improve your eCommerce experience to reduce shopping cart abandonment. How to Reduce Shopping Cart Abandonment Build Trust in...

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NCR Counterpoint Version 8.5.6 has been released!

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NCR Counterpoint Version 8.5.6 has been released!

Great News! NCR Counterpoint Version 8.5.6 has been released! You can download the latest version from the NCR Counterpoint User Portal if you have an active Counterpoint Subscription Service Contract.Please contact our support department before upgrading.Below are some of the issues that are addressed in this release:CP-7852 91436990 Labels in Counterpoint 8.5.5 are rounding to the nearest dollarCP-7363 000000090596380 In TSTE, Sales rep line gets shifted down if SALES REP User is longer than 7+ characters. This happens when Screen resolution is low. CP-7250 000000090322651 Totals section of Voucher Receivings report does not include miscellaneous charges.CP-7241 000000090302336, 000000090993680, 91245026, 91441069 "Grid...

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Lessons Learned from Small Business Saturday

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Lessons Learned from Small Business Saturday

Everyone loves to "love local" and America is leading the way with 91% of the US feeling loving towards small business this year. Small businesses are the core of our cities. The restaurants, boutiques, clothing stores, coffee shops, bars, even the service providers bring personality to our towns. Small Business Saturday is an important day and a success! Store owners in some cases report to doubling traffic levels across the weekend  with peaks in traffic hitting on the Saturday before the weekend winds down.  But is it really enough to just have one day a year dedicated to supporting small...

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How To Prepare for Google Algorithm Updates

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How To Prepare for Google Algorithm Updates

Each year, Google changes it’s search algorithm around 500-600 times. While most of these changes are minor, Google occasionally will roll out a major algorithm update such as Google Panda and Google Penguin that affects search results in significant ways. There was one update in 2017 that caused many sites to see a massive decrease in traffic, the update was known as “Fred” the name was jokingly given to the update by Google webmaster Gary Illyes. What Was the Google Fred Update? Many SEOs believe that the primary factor behind Fred was quality- specifically how aggressive monetization tactics used by...

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Tax Free Weekend: August 10th-12th

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Tax Free Weekend: August 10th-12th

During this annual sales tax holiday you can buy most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks (sold for less than $100) tax free from a Texas store or from an online or catalog seller doing business in Texas. This is a 19-year tradition in Texas and a break from the 8.25 percent sales tax people pay every day on school supplies, shoes and clothing. The sales tax may sound like a trivial amount, but if you’re spending $500 to get two or three kids back in school, that’s $40 for lunch at the mall. Texas Comptroller’s office has predicted shoppers...

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