Adverse weather conditions in many regions and the ease of ordering via mobile devices contributed to record-setting U.S. digital sales for the 2019 Thanksgiving weekend. This is my fifth annual “Sales Report” for Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday.

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The right set of icons can help a shopper navigate an online store and enhance its overall design. Plenty of icon sets are available from talented designers for no cost. Here is a list of free icon sets for ecommerce stores.

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Here is a list of product releases and updates for late November from companies that offer services to online merchants. There are updates on shipping, customer support, website builders, artificial intelligence, and shoppable videos.

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Practical Ecommerce publishes roughly 45 articles each month.  What follows are the most popular articles that we published in November.  Articles from early in the month are more likely to make the list than later ones.

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Dark mode, accessibility, and simple layouts with plenty of white space may be among the most popular ecommerce design trends for 2020. Most of the more than 20 ecommerce professionals contacted for this article believed that 2020 held few significant design-specific trends.

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Facebook Pay is the latest entry into the world of digital payments, joining Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, WeChat Pay, Alipay, PayPal, Amazon Pay, Venmo, Masterpass, and Visa Checkout. It’s time to demystify all of these “pays” and to create a strategy that will advance your ecommerce business.

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With 2.45 billion monthly users, Facebook is the largest social network worldwide. It’s also an essential marketing platform for many businesses to reach new and existing customers. And there are plenty of free tools for marketing on Facebook.

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The Black Friday weekend is near. Many merchants will lower prices, add promotions, and compete in one of the biggest retail days of the year. By analyzing prior year results, merchants can estimate current-year sales and profits and the impact of promotions.

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