Post By Tim Parry

The Effects of Online Credit Card Declines in the U.S.  Mar 09, 2014 8:34 PM By Tim Parry

An independent study of 1k consumers found that 17 percent of consumers report having had their credit cards declined during card not present (CNP) transactions and as many as one-third of these declines were unnecessary. The result is consumer aggravation, increased operational costs for banks and credit card companies and as much as $40 billion in lost revenue for online retailers. 41st Parameter, a part of Experian, released the data from its TrustInsight division.

Your 3 Step SEO Routine  Mar 09, 2014 8:28 PM By Tim Parry

To help you get on track, Volusion created this infographic to serve as your SEO personal trainer. From assessing your SEO health to building your personal workout plan, you’ll learn tips to help your ecommerce site get into the best SEO shape of its life.

3 Smart Ways Retailers Can Personalize the Ecommerce Experience  Mar 09, 2014 11:07 AM By Tim Parry

Personalization was one of the underlying themes of eTail West – and it seemed whatever track of sessions you attended, there was talk about how retailers are personalizing the ecommerce experience for their customers. Here are three examples that stood out.

Picture This: Day 1 of eTail West 2014  Mar 05, 2014 7:04 AM By Tim Parry

Day 1 of eTail West is in the books here in unseasonably-cold San Antonio. The folks at eTail West are running a photo contest via Twitter and Instagram. Here are some of the top Day 1 eTail West pics hashtagged #etailpics that we found via Storify.

It’s Here, It’s Here, the March 2014 Marketing & Ecommerce Guide  Mar 04, 2014 10:02 PM By Tim Parry

Multichannel Merchant’s March 2013 Marketing & Ecommerce Guide focuses on fraud and security, creating a global footprint and mastering mobile email. It also gives you a look at how to plan for Holiday 2014.

Congratulations on the Oscar, Jared Leto… Whoever You Are…  Mar 03, 2014 1:13 AM By Tim Parry

This may sound like something I’m making up… But I have never seen Jared Leto act. Nope, never saw a single movie or show he’s in, and I probably couldn’t tell you anything about the band he’s in. And I’m getting hell for it on Facebook. Really. How dare I say I never saw “Fight […]

Holiday 2014 Expectations are High  Feb 27, 2014 12:11 PM By Tim Parry

The 2013 holiday season showed excellent ecommerce growth. But thanks to some unforeseen consumer trends, the best laid plans of retailers went awry. By analyzing holiday 2013 customer shopping pattern, merchants should be all set for the 2014 holiday season.

JCPenney Makes a Commitment to Omnichannel  Feb 27, 2014 10:32 AM By Tim Parry

With sales of $1.08 billion for fiscal year 2013, an increase of 5.8%, it appears JCPenney has its ecommerce channel back on track. And on its Feb. 26 earning call, JCPenney chairman and CEO Mile Ullman said the retailer is ready to make ecommerce a part of an overall omnichannel sales strategy.

Sears Holdings’ FY Revenues Down $1.7 Billion  Feb 27, 2014 6:49 AM By Tim Parry

Sears Holdings’ domestic comparable store sales declined 3.8%, comprised of decreases of 3.6% at Kmart and 4.1% at Sears Domestic in fiscal year 2013. Here’s a full look at Sears Holdings’ full-year financial results.

Data Breach Affects Target’s 4Q U.S. Sales  Feb 26, 2014 8:05 AM By Tim Parry

What did the major data breach at Target mean for the merchant’s bottom line? It meant fewer consumers shopping at the mass merchant, as well as a $17 million net expense related to the data breach investigation. Target announced Wednesday that sales for its U.S. segment in the fourth-quarter decreased 6.6%.

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