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Study Shows Significant Cross-border Opportunities  Dec 11, 2014 7:05 AM By Tim Parry

New research from PayPal and Ipsos shows that cross-border trade is a driving force of the global marketplace, with cross-border shoppers, spending approximately twice as much as consumers who only shop domestically. Here’s a look at where customers prefer to buy cross-border, and what motivates them to buy.

How Omnichannel Can Fail at the Brick and Mortar Level  Dec 08, 2014 10:04 AM By Tim Parry

If you consider the entire month of November the holiday season, then (as a customer) I’ve had three instances of omnichannel fails this holiday season. And all three fails were at the brick and mortar level. Here’s the quick rundown: Walmart The outdoor trail shoe I wanted was in-stock in store, and I decided I’d […]

Tax Group Targets Alibaba in Campaign  Dec 04, 2014 10:51 AM By Tim Parry

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness launched a television advertising campaign against Alibaba this week to educate lawmakers on what it calls an imminent threat to U.S. retailers. But are AMSF’s claim against Alibaba true?

Cyber Weekend Proves Mobile Commerce Has Arrived  Dec 03, 2014 12:58 PM By Tim Parry

Mobile commerce has arrived, and proved to be a game-changer this Cyber Weekend. Here’s a look at what drove shoppers to their smart phone, and a look at some retailers’ mobile commerce success stories.

Rue La La Sees Continuing Mobile Adoption  Dec 03, 2014 6:39 AM By Tim Parry

Rue La La has a leadership in mobile penetration because of the very nature of its flash sales business. In this video, Rue La La CEO Steve Davis talks about why Thanksgiving shows the ongoing adoption of that channel by consumers, and why retailers need to step up to the plate.

Cyber Monday Still the King for eBags  Dec 02, 2014 3:17 PM By Tim Parry

Thanksgiving was a great day for eBags, and so was Black Friday. But eBags President and COO Rob Cassidy says Cyber Monday is still the king of cyber holidays. In this video, Cassidy talks about how eBags did this Cyber Weekend, and how he predicts the rest of the 2014 holiday season playing out.

What We Learned From Cyber Weekend 2014  Dec 02, 2014 8:51 AM By Tim Parry

There’s some there’s widespread panic in Overreactionland, as the online and in-store Thanksgiving weekend sales figures roll in. But it may be much ado about nothing, as Holiday 2014 is beginning to look a lot like Holiday 2013. Here’s a look at what we learned from Cyber Weekend 2014.

Cyber Weekend Email Marketing Sees a Shift  Dec 01, 2014 4:04 PM By Tim Parry

There was major mobile commerce momentum with Cyber Weekend shoppers. Was that represented in email marketing as well? How mobile-ready were merchants’ messages? In this video, Bronto Software director of research Jim Davidson discusses Cyber Weekend email marketing trends, including subject line selection and email frequency, as well as how the shortened holiday season changes consumer behavior.

Thanksgiving Fire Destroys Fannie May and Harry London Distribution Center  Nov 30, 2014 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

1-800-Flowers.com Inc.,reported a fire at its Maple Heights, OH warehouse which provided supplies for Fanny May Fine Chocolates and Harry London Chocolates. See what this will mean for both brands for the holiday season.

When Cyber Monday Becomes Cyber Sunday  Nov 30, 2014 9:51 AM By Tim Parry

A look at my Yahoo inbox shows Cyber Sunday is the new Cyber Monday. Or that Cyber Monday is now a two-day event.

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