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The 3 Most Important Components for Selecting a 3PL Partner  Mar 06, 2013 10:13 AM By Daniela Forte

Location, technology and scalability are the three most important components when Karmaloop selects a third-party logistics partner. Renatta Hosein-Bishop, Inbound & Merchandising Operations Manager for Karmaloop will be talking about the “Best Practices in the Search & Selection of a 3PL Partner” at the Operations Summit in April in Columbus, OH.

How to Optimize Customer Service Across Touchpoints  Mar 04, 2013 4:18 PM By Ken Burke

Meeting consumers’ high expectations can reap substantial rewards: shoppers who use social networks for customer service are three times as likely to recommend a brand after a successful interaction. Here’s how you can deliver fluid, user-driven customer service to boost both sales and loyalty

Making the Most of your Post-purchase Emails  Mar 01, 2013 11:57 AM By Jim Davidson

You spend a lot of time trying to get shoppers to buy. You probably also deliver orders to customers in a timely fashion. As I’m preparing for my “Begin with the Buy: Enriching & Evolving the Post-Purchase Experience” webinar with Multichannel Merchant, it’s becoming clear that the gap between the customer submitting their order and receiving your product is a severely underutilized phase of engagement.

Tablet Users are Looking for the Physical World Experience  Feb 27, 2013 12:10 AM By Erin Lynch

Tablet users are now becoming one of the biggest forces to capture within the ecommerce world, but unfortunately only 7% of retailers are prepared to serve them. In this article you will learn a few tips from some of the speakers who focused on tablet use during the 2013 eTail West conference.

Amazon’s Customer Q&A Is Social Commerce Done Right  Feb 25, 2013 8:56 AM By George Eberstadt

Amazon now offers true social Q&A on most of their product pages. Amazon is not the first to introduce this, like they were with customer reviews. But this is why they have leapfrogged the competition with a beautiful execution of the concept.

6 Things to Keep in Mind When Replatforming  Feb 25, 2013 8:46 AM By Mark Simpson

If you’re considering a replatform, it’s likely because your ecommerce site is highly complex and dynamic, with rich content, targeted merchandising, interactive customer support and advanced search capabilities. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be tricky. Here’s a checklist of six things to help ensure a smoother process.

5 Tips For Building Online Trust  Feb 25, 2013 8:33 AM By Guy Mucklow

Although a number of factors come into play when a customer makes a decision to buy online, none other is more important than trust. Here are five tips to help avoid those common mistakes and develop a website that is secure and trusted.

6 Best Practices for Acquiring Mobile Shoppers  Feb 21, 2013 8:18 AM By Gregory Kennedy

In a highly competitive market with millions of apps in the App Store, how do you acquire the highest value shoppers for your mobile retail app? TapSense has put together six best practices that outline how retailers can acquire shoppers and not just users for their mobile apps.

Don’t Overlook Bing for Videos  Feb 20, 2013 12:28 PM By Dr. Melody King

The reason for the lack of attention to Bing is probably because Google occupies so much mindshare among SEO watchers. However, this doesn’t mean that Bing should be overlooked. Bing and Facebook recently announced that the search engine will power Facebook’s new Graph Search tool, which means that indexing your videos with Bing will help drive traffic to your site from Facebook.

How to Design Beautiful Online Shopping Experiences  Feb 20, 2013 10:15 AM By Terry Costa

Fashion, beauty and apparel brands selling online are quick to adopt innovative ecommerce technologies and tactics that assist in showing off their products to their best advantage. Here are some early-adopter best practices used to ratchet up satisfaction with the online buying experience, that any retailer looking to improve online conversions and average order value, can borrow from.






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