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05.29.14 Alibris builds a tablet site centered on search
Internet Retailer
Mobile book buyers often have a title or author in mind, and searchers convert at a far higher rate, Alibris says, hence the prominence of search. 10% of the e-retailer's traffic stems from tablets; the bookseller expects tablet visits to grow 5-10 times in the next two years. [more]
12.20.12 Alibris Plugs in Simularity to Power On-Site and Email Recommendations
PR Newswire
Alibris, a division of Monsoon Commerce and the premier online marketplace for new and used books, textbooks, music, and movies, and Simularity, the best-in-class provider of similarity analytics for big data, announced today that Alibris is using the Simularity technology platform to bring shoppers the joy of discovering products that are destined to become new favorites. [more]
08.22.11 Alibris Marketplace Runs Contest to Encourage Textbook Rentals
Alibris officially launched its textbook rental program this month and is encouraging students to rent textbooks with a new contest. All shoppers who rent through Alibris from July 28 through September 15, 2011, will be automatically entered in the "Rentstravaganza giveaway" for a chance to win a grand prize of an iPad 2 or up to $250 in cash. [more]
05.23.11 New Alibris Book-Rental Program Available to Third-Party Sellers
Monsoon Commerce announced the first online textbook-rental marketplace open to independent booksellers. Monsoon Commerce CEO Brian Elliott said sellers have wanted to participate in the rapidly growing book rental market, which it estimated at nearly 15% of the online textbook market. [more]
05.20.11 Monsoon to Add Textbook Rental Market
Publishers Lunch
Monsoon Commerce is joining the fast-growing online textbook rental market, which has attracted a lot of venture capital and fast-growing players such as Chegg and BookRenter. [more]
04.18.11 Retailers Retool Sites to Ease Mobile Shopping
Retailers who once envisioned a vast new market of mobile shoppers eagerly hitting "buy" on their cellphones have run headlong into a harsh reality: their customers are all thumbs. [more]
04.05.11 Monsoon Commerce Acquires Stone Edge Technologies
Monsoon Commerce acquired Stone Edge Technologies, a leading order and customer management software company, in an all-cash transaction. The Stone Edge tools enable merchants to integrate shopping cart, order, and supply chain management with over 50 demand-driving web properties, including web stores hosted by eBay ProStores, Magento, Miva, Volusion, 3DCart, and Yahoo Stores. [more]
04.04.11 Monsoon Commerce buys Stone Edge Technologies
Monsoon Commerce Inc., which sells technology to help retailers manage sales on online marketplaces, announced today it has bought order and customer management software company Stone Edge Technologies Inc. in an all-cash transaction. The purchase price was not disclosed. [more]
03.31.11 Alibris closes the book on high mobile bounce rates with an optimized site
Internet Retailer
Alibris, a used book e-retailer that sells 120 million items from thousands of sellers worldwide, had a problem. The creators of its e-commerce site didn�t design it for mobile use and that meant there were high bounce rates and low conversion rates when consumers accessed the site via mobile phones.
02.16.11 A CEO explains how to get a redesign approved by the CEO
Internet Retailer
Brilliant design concepts will never pay off if a retailer's CEO doesn't give the go-ahead to implement them. With that in mind, an e-retail CEO explained today how to get top-level approval for a web site redesign in a session at the Internet Retailer Design & Usability Conference in Orlando. [more]
02.07.11 Half Price Books Goes with Monsoon
Publishers Weekly
Now HPB, which specializes in used and bargain titles, is partnering with Monsoon Commerce Solutions and Alibris to offer more than 120 million items—including new and used books, music, movies, and textbooks—from independent sellers. Based on the first month's data, this new tack seems to be working.
02.03.11 ABA & Monsoon Form Alliance to Help Booksellers Compete Online
Bookselling This Week
Monsoon Commerce Solutions (MCS), a provider of online marketplace-based solutions for sellers and retailers, and the American Booksellers Association have announced a strategic partnership that will provide booksellers with increased opportunities to grow their online sales. [more]