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Snapfish Catalog Drives Web Sales and Traffic  Jan 04, 2013 9:20 PM By Tim Parry

Old-school catalogers can learn a few lessons from an ecommerce pure-play’s annual holiday-season venture into print. Here are three key takeaways from this blog post about online photo printing and photo products seller Snapfish’s holiday catalog, written by Bill LaPierre for Datamann’s blog.

Potpourri Group Acquires Cuddledown  Jan 04, 2013 8:52 PM By Tim Parry

Potpourri Group announced yesterday that last month, it had acquired Cuddledown, Inc., a multichannel direct retailer of high-end bedding related products, for an undisclosed sum.

December Sales Results a Mixed Bag  Jan 04, 2013 12:01 AM By Tim Parry

Did the 2012 calendar year end on a high note for retailers? It depends on which retailers you ask. And in a case like Limited Brands, the answer could simple be “yes, no and maybe.” But indications are customers were buying from their desks during the workday or from their tablets in front of the television at night.

Last-minute Tips for Free Shipping Day Success  Dec 11, 2012 2:51 AM By Tim Parry

Free Shipping Day is Dec. 17, and more than $1 billion in ecommerce sales will be generated that day. To score sales wins on Free Shipping Day, merchants need to promote what discount they offer widely, while at the same time clearly communicating deadlines and limitations.

Editor’s Note: Everyone Needs a Backup Plan  Dec 01, 2012 10:30 AM By Tim Parry

Every merchant

MLB.com Shop Experience is Easy Like Cyber Monday  Nov 27, 2012 12:57 AM By Tim Parry

Baseball is a big sport, but you need tiny little fingers to navigate the MLB.com Shop on an iPad. The left-hand nav and the dropdowns are tough to maneuver if you have fat fingers, or are just clumsy like me. But once I got to where I wanted to be

Harry & David Hangs on Cyber Monday  Nov 26, 2012 11:58 PM By Tim Parry

Placing an order with Harry & David was as simple as you could expect. Getting a reminder that I haven’t completed my order was not. I signed in and purposely abandoned my cart with hopes Harry & David would send me some sort of reminder to buy. But that has not happened.

Ecommerce Sales Top $1 Billion on Black Friday  Nov 25, 2012 11:48 PM By Tim Parry

Online measurement firm comScore today reported U.S. retail e-commerce spending surpassed $1 billion on Black Friday, up 26% vs. Black Friday 2011. But Black Friday was not the only big day for ecommerce. comScore reported a 32% rise in Thanksgiving Day shopping to $663 million.

NRF: Black Friday Weekend Spending Rises 12.7%  Nov 25, 2012 11:33 PM By Tim Parry

Total Black Friday weekend spending online and in store reached an estimated $59.1 billion, up 12.7% from $52.4 billion last Black Friday weekend, according to a National Retail Federation survey conducted by BIGinsight.

Mobile Drives Black Friday Shopping  Nov 24, 2012 4:43 PM By Tim Parry

Overall, online sales were up close to 24 percent over 2011. But what really stood out this year was the impact of mobile. As retailers continue to deliver multi-screen experiences that connect customers with personalized deals across multiple screens including PCs, smartphones, and tablets, mobile traffic soared to 27.8 percent, with the number of consumers using a movable device to make a purchase reaching 14.4 percent.

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