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10 Weird Things I Think I’m Buying with my Amazon Gift Card  Dec 24, 2013 12:40 PM By Tim Parry

I figured I’d look for a few suggestions. That’s when I found Amazon Oddities and Weirdness: The Inexpensive Strange Stuff Want to see the 10 weird items I think I’m buying with my Amazon gift card? Then check out the following pages.

Is “Last Chance” a Powerful Sales Phrase?  Dec 23, 2013 4:58 PM By Tim Parry

Back in mid-October, I was surprised to see Halloween merchandise on sale at my neighborhood Walgreens. And I was kind of surprised over Black Friday weekend to see bright orange shelf tags on holiday merchandise.

These Merchants Have the Best Return Policies  Dec 23, 2013 12:13 PM By Tim Parry

No matter how much thought goes into a gift, however, sometimes shoppers miss the target — which is why something as dry as a store’s return policy can be the redeeming factor when it comes to unwanted gifts.

Target Confirms Unauthorized Access to Payment Card Data in U.S. Stores  Dec 19, 2013 7:06 AM By Tim Parry

Target has confirmed it is aware of unauthorized access to payment card data that may have impacted certain guests making credit and debit card purchases in its U.S. stores.

Green Monday Sales Grow 10%  Dec 18, 2013 12:15 PM By Tim Parry

For the first time ever, the most recent workweek saw five individual days eclipse $1 billion in spending, led by Green Monday with $1.4 billion.

IBM Predicts an Omnichannel Shopping World  Dec 18, 2013 8:04 AM By Tim Parry

In five years, new innovations will make buying local du jour once again, according to IBM’s 8th-annual IBM 5 in 5 list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and interact during the next five years. Here’s why IBM predicts the decline of ecommerce and the rebirth of the in-store shopping experience.

6 Videos That Will Make Your Christmas Complete  Dec 17, 2013 7:10 PM By Tim Parry

Okay, in a way, this is a little off-topic, but there is some ecommerce stuff going on here. So take a break and check out these five videos that will make your Christmas complete.

How Effective Promotions Affected Cyber Weekend Sales  Dec 06, 2013 4:34 PM By Tim Parry

Ecommerce sales grew considerably over the Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday weekend, and the channel itself took a bigger slice of the pie when compared to in-store revenues. In this video, Adobe Digital Index principal analyst Tamara Gaffney talks about some of the holiday sales trends to date.

Merchants are Creating a Better Ecommerce Experience  Dec 06, 2013 3:20 PM By Tim Parry

In this video interview, MarketLive chairman and founder Ken Burke talks about some of the reasons the ecommerce channel is seeing such tremendous growth.

Contact Centers Were Up to Task This Cyber Weekend  Dec 06, 2013 1:58 PM By Tim Parry

Customer satisfaction is a huge issue for online retailers, especially during the holiday season. In this video interview, StellaService CEO Jordy Leiser talks about his company’s Thanksgiving Weekend findings.

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