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August 29, 2014




Database Guru Arthur Hughes Dies

Database marketing pioneer and author Arthur Middleton Hughes passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 20 at age 86 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Hughes was the founder and vice president of The Database Marketing Institute, and crafted email and database marketing strategies for Fortune 500 …

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In Data & Analytics, Must Reads

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August 28, 2014




Federal Court: FedEx Drivers are Employees, Not Contractors

On Wednesday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled that 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground in California from 2000-2007 and Oregon from 1999-2009 were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

According to FedEx, the model that the …

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In Must Reads, News

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August 28, 2014




Assessing the Challenges of Going Global

It will be scary, it will be difficult, but going global with your business is definitely an opportunity that retailers should be considering, attendees were told during a session at eTail East 2014.

So what should you know when it comes …

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In Ecommerce, Global

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August 28, 2014




Newegg Launches Same-Day Delivery in Los Angeles

Online marketplace Newegg this week rolled out same-day delivery service to customers in the Los Angeles area, joining the ranks of giants like Amazon, Google and Walmart.

Newegg customers who live within 50 miles of the company’s City of Industry, …

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In Marketplaces, Must Reads

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August 27, 2014




Building a Global Ecommerce Brand in Time for the Holiday Rush

Money may make the world go round, but the world likes to spend that money with businesses that speak their language. Research from Common Sense Advisory found that 56.2 percent of consumers consider in-language information more important than price when making …

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In Global, Must Reads

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August 27, 2014




Approach Latin America Country by Country, Merchants Told

Merchants should avoid the temptation to view Latin America through a single consumer lens, as each country has its unique flavors, challenges and opportunities, attendees were told during a panel discussion at Multichannel Merchant’s recent Growing Global conference.

Working …

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In cross-border, Ecommerce

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August 27, 2014




Best Buy Sees Online Spike in Second Quarter

While Best Buy saw its domestic revenue decline by 2.4%, its online revenue increased by 22% or $581 million in the second quarter, the company said in a press release.

Best Buy attributes this increase to substantially improved inventory availability made possible by …

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In Ecommerce, News

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August 27, 2014




Why Customers Still Shop Offline

While online retail has seen rapid growth, an overwhelming majority of U.S. retail sales take place offline (92%) according to Forrester Research. A survey done by Ripen eCommerce took a look at why consumers would most likely make the purchase …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

ecommerce, OMS, OMS systems, online retail, online retailer, online security, order management, Order Management Systems, point of sale, point of sale system, POS, POS system, retailers

August 26, 2014




Complying With PCI Standards and Protecting Consumer Data Takes a Token Effort

With the drumbeat of bad news about online credit card breaches continuing, retailers must do all they can to protect their valued customers from theft and themselves from massive exposure, losses and brand damage.

As hackers devise new and better …

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In Ecommerce, eCommerce

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August 26, 2014




Decluttering the marketing channels with personalization

With consumers dictating how, when and where they engage with retailers, marketers have less control over brand communication than ever before, making personalization key to delivering the most effective customer experiences at every touch point. Amazon has been a leader …

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In Channel Integration, Marketing

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