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Surveys Indicate Slow Retail Growth This Holiday  Nov 10, 2011 9:39 PM By Tim Parry

A few weeks after the National Retail Federation projected a happy online holiday shopping season, a pair of surveys released yesterday show both retailers and consumers are proceeding with caution.

Survey Says Kohl’s is Top Fashion Retailer  Nov 10, 2011 2:11 AM By Tim Parry


Amazon Supports Marketplace Fairness Act  Nov 10, 2011 12:06 AM By Tim Parry

Ecommerce giant has come out in support of the Marketplace Fairness Act, a federal bill introduced this morning by U.S. Senators Richard J. Durbin (D-IL), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Michael B. Enzi (R-WY), that would create a constitutional framework for collecting sales tax online.

7 Tips for Partnering with Mommy Bloggers  Nov 08, 2011 1:47 AM By Tim Parry

Marketers routinely sign mommy bloggers to write about their products because of the exposure it can provide. If the product is a hit, the mommy blogger will be an excellent brand evangelist, and drive traffic

Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Grow in 3Q  Oct 31, 2011 10:45 PM By Tim Parry

According to the 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week, the online retail giant became the subject of eight patent infringement lawsuits in the third quarter.

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  Oct 25, 2011 6:30 PM By Tim Parry

More than a year after Scott Silverman stepped down as its executive director, 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 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 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

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