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The number of paid clicks is way up, but the cost-per-click is down, according to the third-quarter financial report released last week by Google. Why has the cost-per-click dropped, and what does this mean for merchants as the fourth-quarter kicks into high gear? Here’s what three industry experts told Multichannel Merchant.
Walmart is getting into the same-day delivery service. Walmart, the nation
Adam Greenberg, CEO and founder of nutritional supplement seller LuRong Living, will get in the batter
L.L. Bean took advantage of its sponsorship of rain delays at Boston
The outdoor apparel retailer looked to reinforce its brand heritage and quality by offering a limited, hand-numbered edition of an historic garment; sell through the production run for this limited edition Scarlet Cruiser coat. Filson
Fairytale Brownies looked to generate $6.6 million in revenue from sales of brownie and cookie gifts from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011. Fall and holiday 2011 print catalogs, the brownies.com ecommerce site, email specials and affiliate marketing were used as tools to reach that goal.
Baudville wanted to increase its customer engagement by positioning itself as a reliable resource for year-end gifts in addition to the other products. Baudville also wanted to secure potential customers who are shopping differently during the holiday season. Baudville featured year-end gifts on its catalog cover, its Facebook homepage and marketing emails to drive sales.
Black Box looked to generate new sales and pipeline opportunities for AV/digital signage line with the goal of $500,000 in sales. They also wanted to create a sustainable lead generation campaign with the goal of 1,500 downloads, and identify 100 new channel partner prospects with the goal of signing 25 new partners.
The video game industry is seeing a shift from in-store sales to digital downloads. EA Sports looked to increase online sales with messaging via company-owned website origin.com, social media and certain retail store locations.