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Survey: Daily Deal Sites Can Help Build New Business  Jun 30, 2011 10:10 PM By Tim Parry

Daily deal sites from Groupon to LivingSocial to Gilt are part of a major etailing trend. Consumers make their way to flash sales sites with hopes of finding major markdowns on items they either need, or pull the trigger because they’re getting a bargain. But does partnering with these daily deal sites make sense for merchants? According to a recent survey by ForeSee Results, it does, but it doesn’t help with customer loyalty.

Federal Reserve’s Swipe Fee Cap Set Higher Than Senate’s  Jun 30, 2011 3:14 AM By Tim Parry

The Federal Reserve Board issued a final rule Wednesday establishing standards for debit card swipe fees, but does not match what was previously approved by the U.S. Senate.

Upgrade to HTML5 to Bridge Online, Mobile and Retail  Jun 24, 2011 10:05 PM By Tim Parry

Customers are no longer just finding your Website on browsers line Internet Explorer, FireFox and Safari. They are coming in through smartphones and portable tablet computers, and your site may not be compatible with those devices. That’s why you may want to consider a redesign on an HTML5-based platform.

How RadioShack Connects With Foursquare Users  Jun 22, 2011 9:46 PM By Tim Parry

Several merchants with bricks and mortar locations have turned to location-based apps like Foursquare to help build a mobile following. But old-school electronics merchant RadioShack may have cracked the Foursquare code last fall.

Merchants Prevail In Swipe Fee Reform Vote  Jun 09, 2011 8:57 PM By Tim Parry

An amendment pushed by Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) that would have delayed implementation of swipe fee reform for two years did not get enough votes in Senate yesterday to break a filibuster. The amendment picked up 54 votes for and 45 against, but needed 60 yes votes to go into effect. Adds Catalog Channel  Jun 09, 2011 8:10 PM By Tim Parry

Plus-size women’s apparel marketplace dropped what it hopes is its first on many catalogs in the mail on May 31.

Shoes For Crews Launching Healthcare and Industrial Catalogs  May 28, 2011 1:04 AM By Tim Parry

Shoes For Crews, which makes and sells slip-resistant footwear for a variety of business-to-business industries, is expanding its healthcare and industrial product lines.

NRF Urges Tester to Drop Swipe Fee Repeal Fight  May 25, 2011 2:34 AM By Tim Parry

The National Retail Federation launched a radio ad campaign aimed at Senator Jon Tester’s attempt to stall swipe-fee reform.

Why Ebags Is An Exceptional Ecommerce Site  May 17, 2011 9:47 PM By Tim Parry is no stranger to Gold Award-winning entries

How to Use Facebook as a Prospecting Tool  May 17, 2011 9:04 PM By Tim Parry

Merchants are getting the hang of using Facebook as a way to engage their fans. But now the social media site can be used as an efficient prospecting tool, according to Susan Hanshaw, founder/CEO of ecommerce consultancy Inner Architect.

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