6 Tips to Launch your mCommerce Business – Tip #5

Last week’s “6 Tips to Launch your mCommerce Business” blog post told us 75% of shoppers research products 50% of the time which is why you should select necessary information from your eComm site to use on your mobile site for a consistent mobile experience.  This week, we look more closely at the checkout process for the shopper. See Tip #5 below.


If you’re an internet retailer, have you seen shopping cart abandonment go down when you have fast checkout available to your customers?

Download the full 4th Annual Mobile Mystery Shopping Study to see more data.


3 Tips for Staying Productive During Your Snow Day


For those of us living in New England, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’ve been hit with yet another snowstorm- making this the second storm this week, with one more on the horizon. According to various weather reports on Monday and Tuesday, we were expecting an accumulation of anywhere between 6-14 inches of snow. A big portion of the US is getting hit with Nika! Regardless, everyone left the office on Tuesday night prepared to work from home on Wednesday, just in case the threat of the wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain complicating our commute into work came true. Who would turn down the opportunity to work from home, in your pajamas anyway? – Not me!

So here we are, snowed in and working from home. For the sense of timeliness, I thought I would share some tips on how to stay productive, in the midst of working from your couch, watching the Today Show, coffee in hand.

  1. Stick to your To-Do list. I like to list out all the things I need to get done for the day and cross them off as I go. Creating a list of tasks will help keep you on track and reduce your ability to procrastinate. Another trick is to schedule out each hour of the day on your calendar so you know what you need to do when. The additional reminder alerts from Outlook are a nice nudge 😉
  2. Stay connected. When I’m working from home, I’m always on email and our company instant messaging service. But in addition to being available online, staying connected by using online meeting tools such as join.me can help you collaborate with co-workers, or anyone for that matter, whenever and from wherever. join.me makes it possible to hold that meeting to review the planning presentation you had scheduled for after lunch. You can share your screen, use the built in conferencing,  and even pass the presenter role if you needed to.
  3.  Give yourself breaks. Take a time out and let yourself indulge. Whether it is catching up on the Wall Street Journal or the latest post on Buzzfeed, it is ok! It will clear your head, and give your eyes a break from staring at a computer screen. We won’t give away your guilty pleasures, just keep them to yourself!

These should help you stay productive during your snow day. Do you have any other tips for staying productive when working from home? Please share with us in the comments below!

Until the next snowstorm…


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