Technology ARCHIVE

Overstock.com Surpasses $1 Million in Bitcoin Transactions  Mar 05, 2014 3:16 PM By MCM Staff

Overstock.com announced that it has sold over $1 million in product to Bitcoin users since the online shopping site started accepting the cryptocurrency on Jan 9. According to Overstock.com, of the over 4,300 Bitcoin customers that made purchases with the site since January, almost 60% are new customers.

5 Ways Online Retailers Can Empower Frontline Customer Service Reps  Feb 24, 2014 11:37 AM By Chris Vodola

Every customer touchpoint gives you, the retailer, the opportunity to deliver a “wow” experience — one that keeps the customer coming back and telling their friends about the experience. Get back to basics with these five tactics for empowering your customer service employees while simultaneously ensuring your customers feel taken care of when they reach out for help.

Using Big Data to Improve Contact Center Operations  Jan 16, 2014 11:24 AM By Erin Lynch

While big data might seem like it generally falls into the silo of the marketing department, more and more merchants are finding out that not only is it just as beneficial in the contact center, but it could also give you an edge against your competitors.

How to Avoid the Post-Holiday Blues  Jan 14, 2014 10:43 AM By Maria Haggerty

In the weeks after the holidays, many retailers simply resign themselves to sluggish traffic and anemic sales totals. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Although you may not be able to replicate the fever pitch of the holiday shopping season, with the right strategy in customization, fulfillment, customer service, and discounts, you can stimulate retail activity and avoid the post-holiday blues.

Home Depot to Look Into Same-Day Shipping Initiative in 2014  Dec 12, 2013 4:19 PM By Erin Lynch

With the addition of three new distribution centers in California, Atlanta, and Ohio, Home Depot announced plans on Dec. 11 to develop same-day shipping capabilities.

Ecommerce & Marketing Trends: What Retailers Need to Know Now for 2014  Dec 11, 2013 10:55 AM By Ed Braswell

As we wrap up another year, merchants are now looking into what they can expect for 2014 in the ecommerce world. This article will look back at what was hot in 2013, and what merchants should focus on moving into 2014, including creating targeted, personalized and seamless shopping experience for consumers.

Omnichannel Crystal Ball: What’s Ahead in 2014?  Dec 10, 2013 2:39 PM By Jonathan Levitt

What will retail look like in 2014? Contributing writer Jonathan Levitt sees two major emerging trends occurring in the New Year: the rise of the ubiquitous shopper and wide-scale retail automation.

Apple Launches iBeacon App to Tailor In-Store Shopping Experience  Dec 06, 2013 1:22 PM By Erin Lynch

With the help of Bluetooth technology, shoppers can now tailor their shopping experience inside one of 254 Apple stores throughout the United States, through the new iBeacon mobile app.

Avoiding IT Outages During the Holiday Season  Nov 06, 2013 12:54 PM By Carl Meadows

For online retailers, the holiday selling season is critical to their financial strength and even survival. That’s why it’s imperative to keep your IT operations up and running and to recognize and repel cyber-attackers. While it’s probably too late to take major actions this holiday season, retailers can still take some steps to minimize such disruptions.

Why Omnichannel Fulfillment Matters  Jul 18, 2013 2:30 PM By Erin Lynch

Shopping habits, shopping devices, and shopping locations are interchangeable in the customer’s eyes, which is why it’s more important than ever for merchants to offer a wide variety of omnichannel fulfillment options, according to Bill Toney, senior vice president, Omnichannel Solutions at VendorNet.






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