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Inc. has a story about a report identifying thee trends that online retailers need to watch during the coming year, as e-commerce sales continue to grow but it becomes harder for the players to differentiate themselves.

They are:  Counterfeit Detection A.I. … Visual Search … and the Next Iteration of Voice Shopping.

Laura Kennedy, the lead retail analyst who compiled the report for CB Insights, tells Inc. that it is critical to consider these and other trends through the prism of a specific question:  "Is it going to increase conversion?"

The story can be read here.