M Ryan

M Ryan (105)

M Ryan is an ecommerce consultant with twenty years experience working with retailers, consumer brand manufacturers and other consumer-facing businesses helping them to develop their ecommerce strategy, implement ecommerce technology and improve their ecommerce operations. He works extensively throughout US and Europe, with clients including global brands, large retailers and household names in consumer goods.

News - VTEX acquires Workarea and WebLinc

February 10th, 2021. VTEX, the São Paulo-based B2C, B2B and marketplace ecommerce platform vendor, has announced the acquisition of Workarea, owners of the Philadelphia, PA-based WebLinc Commerce platform which itself is a B2C ecommerce platform, with emerging B2B capability, with an open source core. The…

Continue reading...

News - novomind announces Focus Discount AG as new customer win

February 10th, 2021. novomind has announced Basel, Switzerland-based Focus Discount AG as a new customer win for its novomind iSHOP ecommerce platform and novomind iPIM product information management system. The current ecommerce store of Focus Discount is at https://www.focusshop.ch/ and the go live of the…

Continue reading...

News - Ferguson has selected multiple Salesforce platforms

February 8th, 2021. Salesforce has announced that Ferguson, the $21.8bn revenue US-based, but London Stock Exchange-listed, distributor of plumbing and HVAC equipment and supplies, has selected multiple of its platforms to power an upcoming digital transformation program. The selected platforms include Salesforce Sales Cloud, Salesforce…

Continue reading...

US retail website performance study 2021

In February 2021, I conducted a study into the performance of US retailer websites, measuring their response times, page load speeds and web vitals. The list of retailers surveyed in this study is: 2019 Worldwide Revenue, $bn Source: NRF Data captured in the study included:…

Continue reading...

News - Sitecore appoints Nick Malone as COO

February 5th, 2021. Sitecore has announced the appointment of Nick Malone as Chief Operating Officer. Malone was previously with SAP in the role of SVP Sales Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa and brings experience of building a software business in emerging markets. His new…

Continue reading...

News - Instacart appoints Asha Sharma as COO

February 2nd, 2021. Instacart has announced the appointment of Asha Sharma as its new Chief Operating Officer. Sharma will be responsible for the operation and growth of Instacart's key services including: Sharma was previously with Facebook, since 2017, most recently as its VP Product &…

Continue reading...

News - Mirakl software underpins $3.1bn sales in 2020

January 28th, 2021. Mirakl CEO Philippe Corrot has announced that its marketplace software was used to transact $3.1bn of B2C and B2B sales (GMV) through 2020, up from $1.5bn in 2019. Mirakl also announced that it: Mirakl is a member of our ecommerce platform shortlist…

Continue reading...

News - Episerver will rebrand as Optimizely in Sep 2021

January 27th, 2021. Following its acquisition of Optimizely in October 2020, Episerver has decided to rebrand under the name of its acquisition. Explaining the change, Alex Atzberger, CEO of Episerver, said "the future of digital is all about the seamless combination of creation and optimization…

Continue reading...