Alfred Angelo closes, David's Bridal offers impacted brides some help

Posted by admin on Jul 14, 2017 3:32:03 PM

The Washington Post reported today that Alfred Angelo, a bridal gown chain with stores across the U.S. and partnerships with over a thousand retailers, has suddenly closed operation. The store locations, which had closed without warning, has left brides across the U.S. wondering whether they'll receive their dresses at all, or even a discount. The Wall Street journal published an article alongside the report after discovering the company filed for bankruptcy protection, which led to the closures of all their stores.

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Topics: online catalogs

Consumers shifting toward mobile e-commerce

Posted by admin on Jun 6, 2017 12:17:04 PM

Mobile e-commerce has grown at such a fast rate that economists have given the specific brand of online shopping its own name: m-commerce. According to an article recently published by Forbes, m-commerce spending is projected to reach $284 billion by 2020 and account for nearly half of all e-commerce.

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Topics: online catalogs, e-commerce

Rise in e-commerce exemplifies change in consumer habits

Posted by admin on Jun 5, 2017 11:33:15 AM

In this year's first quarter, U.S. consumers spent a collective $106 billion and drove e-commerce sales up 14.7 percent from a year ago, according to a recent article published in U.S. News. The article includes the Quarterly Retail E-Commerce Sales report for Q1 2017, as published by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The study includes data from 2007, wherein retail e-commerce sales made up only 3.5 percent of all retail sales, having now increased to 8.5 percent in 2017.

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Topics: online catalogs, e-commerce

Browser market shares show online catalogs where compatibility matters

Posted by admin on May 17, 2017 1:04:53 PM

In a world of devices that often creates a digital bubble, wherein users grow comfortable with specific browsers and operating systems, two specific players are managing to separate themselves from the pack. Chrome continues to grow its web browser market share (now 61.2 percent), and Android is even more dominant among mobile operating systems than before (65.19 percent).

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Topics: online catalogs, Adobe Flash, HTML5

E-commerce sales grow for online catalogs customer MSC Industrial Supply

Posted by admin on May 9, 2017 11:15:12 AM

Recently, MSC Industrial Supply announced strong Q2 results highlighted by increases in net sales (2.9% year-over-year), operating income (7.6%) and diluted earnings per share of $0.93, which exceeded expectations. A majority of this revenue, 57.8% of it, was accounted for by e-commerce operations.

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Topics: online catalogs, B2B Catalogs

An online catalog suited for a global economy

Posted by admin on Jan 19, 2016 2:23:02 PM

Many B2B catalog providers do business in a variety of countries, cultures and languages. Without the translated catalog, a lot of business could be lost in translation. That is why we think it is important to support a wide selection of languages in our online catalog product.

Among our customers, one of the best practices is use a toggle to switch between languages supported by the print catalog. Industrial metalworking manufacturer, Kennametal, is a prime example, whose online catalog supports 14 languages under one URL. Canadian industrial tools supplier Acklands Grainger has a drop-down toggle to choose between English or French.

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Topics: online directories, online catalogs, product feature

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Dirxion is a leading provider of online catalogs, magazine and newspaper e-Editions, and online directory solutions. Using primarily HTML5, Javascript and CSS, Dirxion publishes an interface that is compatible with all browsers and mobile devices — there is no Adobe Flash in Dirxion's products. Through a customized, hands-on approach, Dirxion uses the interactivity of online media to connect print publications to e-commerce platforms and create sales and marketing tools that deliver.

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