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September 17, 2014




FedEx Beats Quarterly Expectations

FedEx today reported first-quarter revenue and earnings that beat analyst expectations, while announcing plans for more than 50,000 seasonal hires to deal with holiday shipping volumes, compared with 20,000 announced in 2013. The company ended up hiring twice that many to handle greater-than-expected …

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In Ecommerce, Holiday 2014

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September 16, 2014




3 Strategies to Convert More Mobile Traffic

Smartphones and tablets are the ultimate business tools, the coolest technologies and the biggest distractions any of us have ever seen. In the United States, 42% of American adults own a tablet computer; 58% of all adults carry smartphones, and they often …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 15, 2014




Apple Pay, Same-day Delivery Highlight Macy’s Inc.’s Omnichannel Rollouts

Macy’s, Inc. has today outlined its latest advancements in omnichannel strategy and technology as the company continues to add new dimensions for attracting shoppers and serving the needs of individual customers.

Here are examples of emerging omnichannel strategy and …

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In News, Omnichannel

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September 16, 2014




5 Ways Retailers can Add Value to their Customers

Since the beginning of the global recession, retailers have increasingly relied on discounting to drive sales and encourage money-conscious shoppers to browse and make purchases in-store and online. While discounting can be a very effective tactic for shifting stock, it …

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In Ecommerce, Marketing

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September 11, 2014




What Data Can a Beacon Actually Collect?

Buzz continues to build around beacon technology worldwide, an innovation with the potential to transform real-time marketing for nearly every industry, especially retail, events, entertainment and travel. But, to date, there’s been little conversation about the implications of the …

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In Data & Analytics, Omnichannel

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September 11, 2014




Why Millennials Aren’t Loyal to Your Retail Brand

Some Fortune 500 companies are waking up to discover that millennials no longer care for their products. And unfortunately, some companies have also misdiagnosed why they are alienating this demographic.

Millennials are not averse to brand loyalty, as some executives have …

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In Branding, Campaign

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September 9, 2014




Focus on the Ecommerce User Experience

Back before the web, when customers were required to actually travel to a physical location in order to complete a purchase, retailers could craft an in-person sales experience, one that merchandised the store with the newest products and biggest sales.

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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September 9, 2014




Retail Experts Skeptical about Twitter’s Buy Button

Twitter announced Monday that it is testing a Buy button, which allows tweeters to buy merchandise from retailers via Twitter, without leaving the social media platform. But retail experts who recently spoke with Multichannel Merchant say they are skeptical about …

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In Ecommerce, Mobile

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September 8, 2014




Social Media is About Discovery, Personalization and ROI

Social media has become more than just a channel today.  Retailers are finding innovative ways to leverage their brands using social media platforms.  With customers married to their mobile devices, it is imperative that retailers step up their social media …

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In Ecommerce, Must Reads

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September 8, 2014




Social Media Gets Visual for Merchants

Reaching the shopper today is not just about engagement through conversation, but it is about how a consumer is visually stimulated when engaging with a brand on social media that could eventually lead them down the path to purchase.

There …

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