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How to Improve Social Marketing Automation  May 22, 2013 3:23 PM By Daniela Forte

Using social media as a marketing strategy is important for both B2B and B2C companies. Without a social media manager, social marketing can become a challenge, according to blog post on ExactTarget.com. According to the blog post, marketing automation has been criticized as being impersonal and is directly at odds with the concept of personally interacting with your audience using social media.

Tips for Effective Email Marketing  May 22, 2013 2:30 PM By Daniela Forte

Email marketing is the most effective tactic according to 55% of marketing professionals and plays an important role for ecommerce merchants, according to a whitepaper by Listrak. Since it is known to return more than $40 per dollar spent, makes its cost effectiveness undeniable.

Google Checkout to Retire In November  May 21, 2013 8:26 PM By Daniela Forte

Google announced this week it would be retiring its Google Checkout in November of this year as the company transitions to Google Wallet, a platform enabling merchants to meet the demands of a multi-screen world where consumers shop in-store, at their desks and on their mobile devices, according to blog post by Google.

Choosing the Right Fulfillment Strategy  May 21, 2013 5:21 PM By Daniela Forte

Finding the right fulfillment method is important. Many shouldn’t ask whether fulfillment is a good idea, but rather which kind of fulfillment is good for them, according to an article on Auctiva Corp. If you don’t choose the right fulfillment that is appropriate for you and your circumstances, you are going to be unhappy.

Mobile Expected to Skyrocket  May 21, 2013 4:09 PM By Daniela Forte

It is expected that by 2015, mobile internet usage will surpass desktop internet usage. Yesmail Interactive created this infographic displaying how mobile have impacted consumer shopping patterns and the interaction between brands and social media.

Rodale Launches Eco-Luxury Online Retail Store  May 20, 2013 8:22 PM By Daniela Forte

Rodale Inc., launches its first eco-luxury online retail store specializing in handpicked luxury and sustainably sourced goods, according to a press release. Rodale’s will offer items across most retail categories that include apparel; accessories and beauty; kitchen and garden; fitness; bed and bath; gifts and books and general care.

Accenture to Acquire Acquity Group  May 20, 2013 7:44 PM By Daniela Forte

Accenture entered into an agreement with Acquity Group Ltd., where Accenture will acquire Acquity Group, a digital marketing and ecommerce company, according to a press release on Acquity Group’s website.

Implementing the Right Shipping Strategy  May 20, 2013 6:50 PM By Daniela Forte

Are you charging your customers too much for shipping or not enough or is free shipping right for you? These are the questions being asked by merchants, according to an article on Forbes.com.

Regulatory Climate Among Risks for Retailers  May 20, 2013 2:46 PM By Daniela Forte

Government deficits, payroll, tax increases and internet sales tax legislations are among retailers top reglatory worries, according to this infographic by BDO, a U.S. professional services firsm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publically traded and privately held companies.

YouTube Makes Video Channels Shoppable  May 17, 2013 6:21 PM By Daniela Forte

YouTube is connecting people with products in a new initiative where they can now shop for products while viewing videos on YouTube channels. According to blog post by Google, which owns YouTube, people use the video site for entertainment, learning a new skill, find new information, and shop for products.

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