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Study: Men More Likely to do Social Shopping  Oct 30, 2011 10:58 PM By Tim Parry

Contradicting commonly held beliefs about gender and social behaviors, the study showed men more frequently research product information, read reviews, compare products, find product availability and get store information via social networks, shopping and deal sites; while women reign supreme when searching for deals, coupons and specials on similar sites.

Harry and David Names Craig Johnson CEO  Oct 27, 2011 10:47 PM By Tim Parry

Here’s to hoping Craig Johnson hadn

Vicki Cantrell Named Executive Director of Shop.org  Oct 25, 2011 6:30 PM By Tim Parry

More than a year after Scott Silverman stepped down as its executive director, Shop.org has found his replacement. Vicki Cantrell, a retail industry veteran who has held prominent positions at Tory Burch, Giorgio Armani and Gucci, was introduced to the Shop.org staff this morning as its new executive director and senior vice president-communities.

Is Geofencing Losing its Creepiness?  Oct 18, 2011 7:59 AM By Tim Parry

Geofencing was a hot topic Monday at the Mobile Shopping Fall conference. The tactic involves marketing to an opted-in mobile customer via SMS messaging based on the customer’s proximity to a certain location.

Is Facebook Commerce the Right Strategy for Your Business?  Oct 03, 2011 9:30 PM By Tim Parry

Ever since ecommerce pioneer 1-800-Flowers.com in July 2009 gave Facebook users a chance to initiate a sale via its page on the social network, the concept of F-commerce has generated a lot of buzz

Exclusivity Helps Keep Rue La La’s Cart Abandonment Low  Sep 15, 2011 9:04 PM By Tim Parry

There’s a reason Rue La La has chosen to shun social sign-ins such as Facebook Connect and remain an invite-only flash sales portal. And that

Catholic Company Does QR Code Correctly  Sep 03, 2011 9:11 PM By Tim Parry

Trinity Road vice president of ecommerce Nicholas Cole wanted to know what we thought of the QR code it used in The Catholic Company’s recent catalog. Here’s why we thought they did it well.

Hurricane Irene Not a Boon for Online Mattress Sales  Sep 01, 2011 10:29 PM By Tim Parry

As retailers release August sales figures today and say Hurricane Irene helped give them an ecommerce sales boost, at least one merchant says the storm that rocked the Atlantic coast this weekend caused a huge drop in traffic.

Study Shows Merchants Still Aren’t Multichannel  Aug 30, 2011 2:01 AM By Tim Parry

You may sell through multiple channels, but are you really a multichannel merchant? Most merchants aren’t, according to a study conducted in April by cross-channel commerce solution provider CrossView.

Express Launching Print and Digital Catalogs  Aug 25, 2011 10:53 PM By Tim Parry

Fashion apparel retailer Express is releasing its first catalog. The 48-page book is expected to be in mailboxes by the end of August.

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