Category ecommerce

Small Business Tip: Pay it forward weekly livestream

Just noticed Verizon is starting a weekly livestream giving small business advice. https://www.verizon.com/pay-it-forward-live/ “#PayItForwardLIVE is a weekly livestream starring the biggest names in entertainment supporting small businesses. Let’s tune in together every Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm PST/8pm EST to watch our favorite artists stream live from their living rooms.” Nothing to do with Google, […]

How agile is your ecommerce site?

As Coronavirus news continues to dominate the headlines, I found it interesting to see how China coped with change (since they had to face the issues first), such as asking whole cities to suddenly work from home. Many of the big name apps have added new sections with updates on the virus, online tools to […]

Sunday musings: The Future of Physical Retail Experiences

I have read a number of articles on retailers experimenting moving their stores to focus on delivering great customer experiences, not stock levels. For example, have a smaller volume of products in stock, but improve the opportunity to experience those items. Then ship the products to the person’s home. That way you can have less […]

Do all these cloud services make designing e-commerce platforms easier?

Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure… its never been easier to spin up a new server. Then comes the raft of managed services: databases, message queues, scheduling, and more. And this is before you get to Kubernetes orchestration and automatic restarts or serverless programming models. But using these tools is it easier to build an […]

Web Components for e-Commerce

TL;DR: In previous posts I described common web storefront performance issues and provided a quick introduction to web components. This post continues the series by exploring applying web components to the field of web e-commerce. So what are some of the benefits of using web components on an e-commerce site? (Many of these benefits are […]

Web Custom Elements for Content Markup

TL;DR: Custom elements (a web standard for extending the set of HTML tag names) provide an interesting way to support rich content markup while decoupling presentation from content, but still have challenges in search engine support. Custom Elements (a key technology underpinning web components) allow developers to extend HTML with their own set of tags […]

Common Web Storefront Performance Problems

TL;DR: This this the first in a series of blog posts related to improving the performance of e-commerce web storefronts. This post runs through some of the more common performance problems sites experience, laying the groundwork for later posts. A recent Think With Google article rated retail websites as the slowest category of all web […]