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Why won’t they give me the resources I need? They hired me to do a job, they give me all these goals, and then they won’t give me the staff/budget/IT/authority/fill-in-the-blank
What should you be measuring in your e-mail acquisition and retention campaigns? Click rates? Open rates? Revenue per e-mail? E-mail metrics have been
Recently e-commerce media buzz has focused around click-to-call technology, with Internet search giants Google and Yahoo! testing ways to enable immediate
If you’re seeking a system, we’re here to help with our annual review of order management software (OMS). Granted, wading through a list of companies
Determining how a company is going to transport product through the supply chain from the source to the customer is a complex challenge. It is more crucial than in the past, due to global sourcing and the multichannel nature of business. A multichannel merchant not only has to track inbound goods from offshore and domestic vendor, but it also has to handle outbound small-package delivery, often using zone skipping and vendor drop-shipping; replenish stores; cross-dock store receipts and in the warehouse to fill catalog and Web backorders; transport, consolidate, and process returns regardless of the channel where the customer purchased the product; and provide warehouse-to-warehouse transfers, inter-store transfers, and retail sends directly to the customer and receipt of goods at the warehouse closest to the vendor.
No one can argue with the need to keep a firm grip on costs, but indiscriminately moving customer traffic to a company’s Website or haphazardly outsourcing contact centers can make them less rather than more effective. The key is to develop a customer service strategy that successfully balances costs, revenue, and quality.
As a high-maintenance catalog shopper, I can be a customer service nightmare
Cooperative database models are becoming an ever-increasing share of catalogers
How do you go about finding great people to hire? Maybe you know some, maybe you can get referrals. But these go only so far.
List size is one of the strongest predictors of e-mail response rates, according to the 2005 Response Rate Study recently released by Indianapolis-based on-demand e-mail service provider ExactTarget: Open and click-through rates both decrease steadily as list size increases.
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