Don’t be out of the loop. Staying on top of industry news is important for any e-commerce business. Changes in the industry can disrupt business as usual, present new opportunities, and put you ahead of the competition.
We’ve compiled some of our favourite sources for news to make sure you can stay in the know.
The National Retail Federation features news stories and informative posts on every major e-commerce topic. This is a one-stop-shop for everything from consumer trends to supply chains. Because of their advocacy work, this is one of the best sources to stay updated on federal public policy issues affecting e-commerce.
TechCrunch is known for their coverage of the latest tech trends, gadgets, and closing following which companies are raising money. Their eCommerce category does this very well for industry related tech and business.
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Practical Ecommerce publishes articles for every department. This is a solid source for information about marketing an e-commerce business, management, and conversion optimization.
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The E-Commerce Times publishes daily about essential industry news. Covering topics from e-commerce relevant laws, enterprise IT, social media, and the big e-commerce players, this blog has long been a staple for keeping up with the industry.
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BigCommerce is in the business of helping people create their online stores and get them running quickly. Their popular blog features stories of real businesses and the challenges they faced. They also share more technical help with running an e-commerce business, marketing tips, and more.
Get Elastic have amassed more than 20,000 readers due to research-focused content that ranges in topics from testing navigation, to getting more email opt-ins, to how mobile usage and social networks increasingly drive traffic and sales.
Kissmetrics has been known for their reliable analytics, marketing and testing services for years. It follows that the the KISSmetrics blog is worthy of equal praise. It encourages marketing in smart ways that respect your audience and keeps a strong focus on the lifeblood of most businesses: the customer lifecycle.
What are your favorites?
We know we've only scratched the surface of the available e-commerce content on the web. Do you have a favourite source that missed our list? Let us know in the comments!