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Here Come Increased Online Shipping Costs of Patio Furniture  Jun 01, 2016 3:12 PM By Gary Colangelo

As increased shipping costs for bulky items mount, does this spell the end of the line for ordering big-ticket items online? Certainly not, and here are some options that shippers can consider to address the issue.

13 Questions to Consider When Weighing a New Distribution Center  Jun 01, 2016 11:17 AM By Curt Barry

To do battle with Amazon, many DTC companies are looking to expand their distribution center network. But how do you weight the variables in terms of location, facility costs, inventory, transportation and shipping time, local labor and more? Here are 13 key points to consider in your decision process.

Anniversaries Aren’t Just for Couples: Build Lifetime Value with Automated Offers  Jun 01, 2016 10:30 AM By Greg Zakowicz

Retailers are constantly looking for simple, automated lifecycle messages that not only contribute to their bottom line, but also re-engage subscribers. The usual suspects – birthday and re-engagement messages – are common. See what ways you can engage customers.

The Demise of the Twitter Buy Button  May 31, 2016 1:49 PM By Daniela Forte

With the demise of the Twitter “Buy Button” does it mark the beginning of the end for social shopping? See why Twitter may not have been the best social media platform for shopping.

It’s the End of Sears (and Kmart) as We Know It  May 28, 2016 10:39 PM By Tim Parry

It looks like the end is near for Sears and Kmart… Or at least Sears and Kmart stores and ecommerce sites. Here’s why Sears Holdings’ announcement that it would seek alternatives for its Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands is the death knell for the iconic retail stores.

Get Operations, Drop Ship Vendors Ready Now for Holiday Peak Prep  May 27, 2016 9:23 AM By Peter Zaballos

With the spring season underway, you are likely already executing on your 2016 ecommerce initiatives. For most retailers, the goal is to be ready by back-to-school season so you can test your advancements prior to the holiday season. So spring is perfect timing to assess holiday peak prep and readiness.

Why Retailers Should Capitalize on Global Online Marketplaces  May 26, 2016 8:02 AM By Megan Higgins

During the last few years, more online marketplaces have been emerging globally, offering retailers even more avenues to sell products, compete and expand their footprint internationally. To remain competitive in this changing landscape, there are three key considerations that U.S. retailers should take into account to help successfully optimize their international strategy and provide a positive shopping experience for consumers.

Smart Mobile Shopping Starts With User Experience  May 22, 2016 7:58 AM By Sam Cinquegrani

Smartphone operating systems have had the capability of promoting mobile commerce through such technologies as Google Wallet, Apple Pay and iBeacon, which have been around for years. Yet very little has been done to improve mobile commerce. Does it have to do with the limitations of the smartphone, and the lack of acceptable user experience?

How to Get Team Members to Buy Into Company Culture  May 22, 2016 7:12 AM By Angie Stocklin

How do you get your team members to buy into company culture? Whether you’ve been struggling with culture for a while, or you want to instill a new type of culture in your company, here are a few steps that can help guide you through the often tricky process.

Is Your ERP-Ecommerce Technology Disconnect Stunting Growth?  May 18, 2016 11:17 AM By Curt Barry

Many companies find their IT and ecommerce technology strategies are out of sync, which can stunt growth and cause operational roadblocks. It’s time to stop and assess your strategies, looking at current state and where you need to get to. Here are 6 major factors to consider as you evaluate your overall system and ecommerce technology strategy.






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